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Volume #1  Spring 2008

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Inventor Close-up: An Audio Profile

Putting Viruses to the Test: How A Young Girl's Commitment to Learn About a Disease Everyday Multiplied Into a Cross-Disciplinary Career

Angela Belcher Angela Belcher, MIT Germeshausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, discusses invention, research and the importance of outreach in her audio profile.

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Virus Battery
Virus-based battery
Photos courtesy of Belcher Group


Biomolecular Materials Group


Massachusetts Institute of Technology