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Congratulations to our Modeling Core Co-Lead, Dr. Douglas Lauffenburger, who recently received the 2021 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The Gordon Prize is presented by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to award those who develop engineering leaders through new methods of education. As the Ford Professor of Bioengineering and the founding head of the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, Dr. Lauffenburger was recognized for his significant contributions to biology-based engineering education.

As Co-Lead of the Modeling Core, Dr. Lauffenburger is developing machine learning methods to analyze datasets produced by CViSB. His laboratory’s focus on cell dysregulation, via both experimental and computational approaches, has applications in cancer, inflammatory disease, and the immune system.

As the recipient of the Gordon Prize, Dr. Lauffenburger and MIT were awarded with $500,000 to support further innovation and development in engineering education. Read more.