Lisa Freed

Biomechatronics
  • Research Scientist

I received my education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT SB’82, SM’82, and PhD’88 - Department of Applied Biological Sciences) and Harvard Medical School (HMS MD’88 - Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology). I am a Research Scientist working in the areas of biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, biomaterials, regenerative medicine, and rehabilitative medicine. While part of Bob Langer’s group at MIT (1990 to 2017) my work focused on preclinical biomedical engineering studies and I led grants in this area under NASA and NIH sponsorship. As part of Hugh Herr's group at MIT (2017 to present) I work on clinical and preclinical studies of neural interfaces that may help persons with below knee amputations more intuitively control and naturally coordinate virtual joints and novel prostheses. One of our trials is described on the public website ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03913273. I enjoy mentoring, contributing to the FIRST LEGO League and IMPACT, an MIT program for pre- and postdoctoral fellows seeking to improve how they can explain their research and defend its real-world impact.

I received my education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT SB’82, SM’82, and PhD’88 - Department of Applied Biological Sciences) and Harvard Medical School (HMS MD’88 - Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology). I am a Research Scientist working in the areas of biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, biomaterials, regenerative medicine, and rehabilitative medicine. While part of Bob Langer’s group at MIT (1990 to 2017) my work focused on preclinical biomedical engineering studies and I led grants in this area under NASA and NIH sponsorship. As part of Hugh Herr's group at MIT (2017 to present) I work on clinical and preclinical studies of neural interfaces that may help persons with below knee amputations more intuitively control and naturally coordinate virtual joints and novel prostheses. One of our trials is described on the public website ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03913273. I enjoy mentoring, contributing to the FIRST LEGO League and IMPACT, an MIT program for pre- and postdoctoral fellows seeking to improve how they can explain their research and defend its real-world impact.

LinkedIn: 

www.linkedin.com/in/lefreed2

Orcid ID:

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0720-8432

National Library of Medicine Publication Listing:

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