Donald Elliot Ingber

Title:  Founding Director

Company:  Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Location:  Boston, MA United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • National Academy Of Medicine, National Academy of Inventors, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering
  • Mathletes Competition Award, Nassau County, NY (1973)
  • Mathematics Award, East Meadow High School, NY (1973)
  • New York State Regents Scholarship (1973)
  • Combined BA./MA Program, Yale College & Yale Graduate School (1973-1977)
  • Robert C. Bates Traveling Fellowship to Royal Cancer Hospital, Great Britain (1976)
  • Medical Scientist Training Program, MD/PhD Program, Yale University (1977-1984)
  • American Cancer Society Predoctoral Research Fellowships (1981, 1982)
  • Anna Fuller Postdoctoral Fellowship (1984-1986)
  • John F. and Virginia B. Taplin Award, Harvard-MIT HST Division (2000)
  • Finalist, M.I.T. 50K Entrepreneurship Competition (2001)
  • Selected as One of “The Best And Brightest”, Esquire Magazine (2002)
  • Appointed the First Incumbent Of The Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology Chair, Harvard Medical School And Boston Children’s Hospital (2004)
  • Talbot Lecture Medal in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (2005)
  • Medal of the Atheneum, University of Padova, Padova, Italy (2006)
  • Breast Cancer Innovator Award, Department of Defense (2008)
  • Robert A. Pritzker Award, Biomedical Engineering Society (2010)
  • Rous Whipple Award, American Society for Investigative Pathology (2010)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of In Vitro Biology (2010)
  • Robert A. Pritzker Award, Illinois Institute (2010)
  • Scientific Breakthrough of the Year, American Thoracic Society (2011)
  • Best Publication Award in Nanotoxicology (Society Of Toxicology) (2011)
  • Finalist, INDEX: Design for Life Award (2011)
  • The Top 100 Science Stories of 2010, Discover Magazine (2011)
  • Annals Of Biomedical Engineering Editor’s Choice Award For Highest Impact Publication (2011)
  • Holst Medal, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands (2011)
  • Top 20 Translational Researchers (Nature Biotechnology) (2012)
  • Richard M. Bachrach Award, American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2012)
  • Webby Award For Science, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (2012)
  • Thought Leader Award, Agilent Inc. (2012)
  • Award For Biotechnology, World Technology Network (2012)
  • Leading Edge Award, Society of Toxicology (2013)
  • NC3Rs Annual Award, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement, and Reduction of Animals In Research, London (2013)
  • New England’s Breakthrough Invention & Inventor Honoree, Boston Patent Law Association (2013)
  • World’s Most Innovative People Award, World Summit On Innovation & Entrepreneurship, NYC (2013)
  • Graeme Clarke Award, ICT For Life Sciences Forum, Melbourne, Australia (2014)
  • Special Honoree, Massachusetts Society For Medical Research (2015)
  • Winner, Product Design of the Year Award, London Design Museum, London, England (Organs On Chips) (2015)
  • Winner, 2015 Best Design of the Year Award, London Design Museum, London, England (Organs On Chips) (2015)
  • Emulate, Inc. (Formed to Commercialize Organ-On-Chips Technology) Honored by Nature Biotechnology as One of 2014’s Best Academic Startups (2015)
  • Royal Academy Of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Great Britain (2015)
  • Named Leading Global Thinker of 2015 (Foreign Policy Magazine) (2015)
  • Shu Chien Award, Biomedical Engineering Society (2016)
  • Max Tischler Lecture Award, Tufts University (2016)
  • Pioneer Award, University of Pittsburgh (2016)
  • Founder’s Award, Biophysical Society (2017)
  • Highly Cited Researchers List (Clarivate Analytics) (2018)
  • Merz Guest Professor, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2000)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2001)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1995, 2000-2001, 2003-2006)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-1998)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (1999, 2003-2006)


  • MD, PhD, Yale University
  • MPhil, Yale University
  • BA, MA, Yale University

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