Creating Scientific Marvels that are Works of Art
Don is the Founding Director of Harvard’s Wyss Institute and a professor in its Medical and Engineering Schools, who also has had many of his scientific contributions exhibited in museums around the world. One of his creations was named Design of the Year in 2015 and is included in MoMA's permanent collection. He shares his personal path from an ‘Aha’ moment in an undergraduate art class that led to his discovery of how living cells are constructed to his most recent breakthrough - a Human Body-On-Chips - which promises to replace animal testing and advance personalized medicine. Don's pioneering work breaks down boundaries between science, engineering, art and design and demonstrates that there are no boundaries to creativity.