Design Museum Mornings with Indranil Sinha, M.D, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
How do you re-design the recovery of a traumatic injury? When it comes to creating solutions to complex injuries, the solutions can often be one dimensional. When the injury is severe, the body is unable to regenerate muscle and instead heals the area with extensive scarring. This results in a loss of muscle strength and function. For muscles to regenerate, the body requires a scaffold that acts as a guide within which muscle can grow. For the first time, technological advancements can create these scaffolds, allowing for successful regeneration of muscle post-traumatic injury. Dr. Indranil Sinha of Brigham and Women’s Hospital will speak about these recent advancements, particularly one game-changer in redesigning how the body can heal – a custom made pen-printer, a 3D printer of sorts which can directly add the healing scaffold to the injured muscle alongside helpful growth factors to aid in the regrowth process.
Join us in November for Design Museum Mornings at Optum for an eye-opening conversation about designing muscle!
Doors Open • 8:30 – 9:00am
Program & Q&A • 9:00 – 10:00am
Dr. Sinha completed his undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He then matriculated to University of Michigan Medical School. During his time there, he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, in which he served as president, and graduated with both academic and research distinction. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Sinha also received the Dean’s Award for outstanding research by a medical student and the C. Gardner Child award for top student entering Surgery.
He completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, in Plastic Surgery and joined the faculty in 2015 as an Assistant Professor. He primary clinical interests are in head and neck reconstruction and microsurgical breast reconstruction. He also performs basic science research in skeletal muscle regeneration in aging and volumetric muscle loss. His lab has received over 2 million dollars in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
About Design Museum Mornings
Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Boston. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Boston community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Boston area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.