Head shot of Maria Abou ChakraIf you missed our symposium on Dec. 5, 2017, don’t worry! Maria Abou Chakra, a research associate in Professor Gary Bader’s laboratory, has summarized all the talks in the following drawings, which she creates on an iPad using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. You can follow her on Twitter @PatternsNGames.


Dr. Donald Ingber, founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, delivered the keynote address.

Donald Ingber talk drawing

Symposium Talks

Our speakers included the following Medicine by Design-funded investigators:

The agenda also included talks by Darrell Irvine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) from Medicine by Design’s Scientific Advisory Board, and Paul Cubbon from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and the Creative Destruction Lab – West.

Patrick Bedford (CCRM) moderated a panel discussion on planning for a successful pathway to adoption. Panel members were Shahira Bhimani (MaRS EXCITE), Dr. Dion Neame (Sanofi Pasteur) and Shirlee Sharkey (Saint Elizabeth).