Lisa Freed

Biomechatronics
  • Research Scientist

I received my education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT SB’82, SM’82, and PhD’88) and Harvard Medical School (HMS MD’88, from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology). My work focuses on biomedical engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and rehabilitative medicine. I have been a Research Scientist at MIT since 1993 and I held dual appointments at MIT and Draper for seven years. My current research is in the MIT Media Lab with Hugh Herr and involves neural interfaces for persons with below knee amputations. Seeking to improve capabilities for motor control and sensory function of this population, the goals of our clinical trial, NCT 03913273, are to stimulate and sense communications between the human nervous system, limbs, and prosthetic devices. I also serve as a faculty mentor for IMPACT, a program in the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science that helps pre- and postdoctoral fellows working on health-related research in the Boston area to develop their capabilities to explain their work and its real-world impact to diverse audiences.

I received my education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT SB’82, SM’82, and PhD’88) and Harvard Medical School (HMS MD’88, from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology). My work focuses on biomedical engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and rehabilitative medicine. I have been a Research Scientist at MIT since 1993 and I held dual appointments at MIT and Draper for seven years. My current research is in the MIT Media Lab with Hugh Herr and involves neural interfaces for persons with below knee amputations. Seeking to improve capabilities for motor control and sensory function of this population, the goals of our clinical trial, NCT 03913273, are to stimulate and sense communications between the human nervous system, limbs, and prosthetic devices. I also serve as a faculty mentor for IMPACT, a program in the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science that helps pre- and postdoctoral fellows working on health-related research in the Boston area to develop their capabilities to explain their work and its real-world impact to diverse audiences.

LinkedIn: 

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National Library of Medicine Publication Listing:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/lisa.freed.1/bibliography/40371011/public/?sort=date&direction=descending