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From Spain to Boston: a Road to Success 2015

Commemorating its first anniversary, the Boston chapter of Spanish Scientists in the USA(ECUSA, Españoles Científicos en Estados Unidos), in collaboration with MIT-Spain, is pleased to invite you to this free public program featuring introductory remarks overviewing ECUSA-Boston's achievement during this past year followed by an interactive presentation byMercedes Balcells, PhD, scientist at MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science and co-director of MIT-Spain. The event will conclud with a networking reception. Mercedes will share with us how her studies in basic science have enabled her to (1) promote fruitful collaborations between industry and academia, (2) create a start-up, and (3) establish international exchange programs such as the MIT-Spain Program.

Registration is required. Please click here. The program will be in English and refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you!

The ECUSA-Boston Team.



Mercedes Balcells, PhD

Scientist, MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science; Co-directorMIT-Spain

Mercedes Balcells earned her PhD in macromolecular chemistry from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Thereafter, at MIT Mercedes pursued biomedical engineering research at the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center, co-created the MIT-Spain Program and founded Regenear, a company that seeks to develop tissue-engineered cartilage to repair genetic facial malformations or accidental injuries. Mercedes's research focuses on understanding the role played by endothelial cells, a single cell layer that lines all blood vessel, in dictating health or disease states.



Monday, November 2, 6:15pm


MIT, building E-25 Room E25-111

45 Carleton Street

Cambridge, MA 02139


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