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Health Sciences and Technology (HST) - Archived


Founded more than 30 years ago, HST is one of the oldest and largest biomedical engineering and physician-scientist training programs in the United States and the longest-standing collaboration between Harvard and MIT. From the beginning, HST pioneered a new way of thinking about the very processes that govern life and disease, breaking down barriers that impede interdisciplinary education and collaborative research and creating an environment that brings innovation from the laboratory bench to the bedside, and clinical insight from the bedside to the bench.

HST students work with eminent faculty from throughout the Harvard and MIT communities; and are trained to have a deep understanding of engineering, physical sciences and the biological sciences, complemented with hands-on experience in the clinic or industry. Students become conversant with the underlying quantitative and molecular aspects of medicine and biomedical science.

HST's research enterprise leverages the extraordinary resources of Harvard and MIT, as well as those of its affiliated teaching hospitals and research centers, to train scientists who are committed to exploring the fundamental principles underlying health and diseases, and who are seeking new pharmaceuticals and devices to alleviate human suffering.

HST's research initiatives build on interdisciplinary areas that focus on advancing improvements in human health. HST has three targeted focus areas:

  • Biomedical Imaging;
  • Biomedical Infomatics and Integrative Biology; and
  • Regenerative and Functional Biomedical Technologies.

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Recent Submissions

  • Tramo, Mark J., M.D. Ph.D.; Cariani, Peter; Oxenham, Andrew (2004-06)
    Survey of perceptual and cognitive aspects of the psychology of music, with special emphasis on underlying neuronal and neurocomputational representations and mechanisms. Basic perceptual dimensions of hearing (pitch, ...
  • Pillai, Shiv; Anderson, Paul; Auchincloss, Hugh; Balk, Steven; Cherayil, Bobby; Davis, Benjamin; Hafler, David A.; Lichtman, Andrew H.; Ploegh, Hidde L.; Rajewsky, K., 1936-; Schmidt, Emmett Vance, 1952-; Sharpe, Arlene; Sykes, Megan; Andrian, Ulrich von; Walker, Bruce D., 1952- (2002-12)
    Covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation including molecular structure and assembly of ...
  • Delgutte, Bertrand; Brown, Merritt Christian; Guinan, John Joseph; Melcher, Jennifer R.; Oxenham, Andrew J.; Brown, M. Christian; Melcher, Jennifer R. (2003-06)
    Neural structures and mechanisms mediating the detection, localization, and recognition of sounds. Discussion of how acoustic signals are coded by auditory neurons, the impact of these codes on behavorial performance, and ...
  • Stevens, Kenneth N., 1924-; Perkell, Joseph S.; Shattuck, Stefanie Rumrill; Hanson, Helen M.; Slifka, Janet Louise Khoenle, 1964- (2001-12)
    Experimental investigations of speech processes. Topics: measurement of articulatory movements; measurements of pressures and airflows in speech production; computer-aided waveform analysis and spectral analysis of speech; ...
  • Rosow, Carl E. (Carl Elliott), 1947-; Standaert, David; Strichartz, G. R. (Gary R.), 1943-; Dershwitz, Mark; Di Salvo, Thomas; Ko, Dickens; Kufe, Donald; Langer, Robert S.; Lees, Robert S.; Rubin, Robert H., 1941-; Ruskin, Jeremy N.; Tepper, Robert; Walsh, Carol T.; Weinblatt, Michael E.; Zapol, Warren M., 1942- (2003-06)
    An introduction to pharmacology. Topics include mechanisms of drug action, dose-response relations, pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems, drug metabolism, toxicity of pharmacological agents, drug interactions, and ...