Linda G. Griffith, PHD, is Professor of Teaching Innovation, Biological Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Center for Gynepathology Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Griffith received a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech and a PhD degree from the University of California at Berkeley, both in chemical engineering. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
Her research encompasses molecular-to-systems level analysis, design and synthesis of biomaterials, scaffolds, devices and micro-organs for a range of applications in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and in vitro drug development. A central theme is connecting the experimental systems to systems biology measurements. Most projects are highly interdisciplinary and translational, involving basic scientists, clinicians, and engineers, often with industry partners, to solve important problems in medicine and biology.
The Griffith lab also leads a substantial program to build the “Human Physiome on a Chip,” funded by DARPA and NIH. In this program, 10 microphysiological systems, including liver, gut, lung, and reproductive systems, are interconnected in a physiologically relevant manner. Griffith is also a member of SWHR’s Estrogen-Driven Diseases Network as both an endometriosis patient and a researcher whose work in endometriosis has been recognized by NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health as well as the Endometriosis Foundation of America.