HST student David Nguyen.
Founded more than 30 years ago, HST is one of the oldest and largest
biomedical engineering and physician-scientist training programs in the
United States and the longest-standing collaboration between Harvard
From the beginning, HST pioneered a new way of thinking about
the very processes that govern life and disease, breaking down barriers
that impede interdisciplinary education and collaborative research and
creating an environment that brings innovation from the laboratory
bench to the bedside, and clinical insight from the bedside to the
HST students work with eminent faculty from throughout the Harvard
and MIT communities; and are trained to have a deep understanding of
engineering, physical sciences and the biological sciences,
complemented with hands-on experience in the clinic or industry.
Students become conversant with the underlying quantitative and
molecular aspects of medicine and biomedical science.
HST's research enterprise leverages the extraordinary resources of
Harvard and MIT, as well as those of its affiliated teaching hospitals
and research centers, to train scientists who are committed to
exploring the fundamental principles underlying health and diseases,
and who are seeking new pharmaceuticals and devices to alleviate human
HST's research initiatives build on interdisciplinary areas that
focus on advancing improvements in human health. HST has three targeted
- Biomedical Imaging;
- Biomedical Infomatics and Integrative Biology; and
- Regenerative and Functional Biomedical Technologies.
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