Bioinspiration: Driving Medical Innovation

Bioinspiration: Driving Medical Innovation

Dr. Jeffrey Karp discusses how his team, using bioinspiration, is studying porcupine quills to develop next-generation surgical staples and spiny-headed worms to construct a new type of adhesive tape for skin grafts.

Laboratory goals include training the next generation of bioengineers and developing technologies that can be rapidly translated to help patients suffering from a wide range of conditions.


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Brigham and Women's Physician Resource Center

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Jeffery Karp, PhD

Jeffery Karp, PhD

Dr. Jeff Karp is a leading researcher in the fields of drug delivery, medical devices, stem cell therapeutics, and tissue adhesives. He is an Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Principal ...