Scientific Director of MIT Center for Gynepathology Research
Departments of Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Linda G. Griffith is professor of biological and mechanical engineering and MacVicar Fellow at MIT, where she directs the Center for Gynepathology Research. She has pioneered approaches in tissue engineering and organs on chips, and now integrates these platform technologies with systems biology to humanize drug development. She has chaired numerous scientific meetings, including the Keystone Tissue Organoids Conference (2020) and the Signal Transduction by Engineering Extracellular Matrix Gordon Research Conference (2016), and has co-chaired the Open Endoscopy Forum at MIT annually since 2015. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Linda currently serves on the advisory board of the Society for Women’s Health Research, and has served on the advisory committee to the director of the National Institutes of Health. She received her BS from Georgia Tech and PhD from UC Berkeley, both in chemical engineering.