Benjamin Boettner


Science Communication at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering


I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry Analysis of biomedical science for translational potential, scientific editing of primary research, science publishing in various formats (original research papers, review articles, bookchapters, BiteSize Bio), research grant design and execution; postdoctoral training in developmental and cancer genetics and cell biological and biochemical analysis of cell adhesion and cell migration

Latest Posts

Programmable mechanically active adhesive makes muscles stretch and contract, preventing and enabling recovery from atrophy

Wasting muscles built back better

A Janus-faced biomaterial that firmly adheres to injured tendons and helps them glide, also slowly releases drugs to tendon cells, which could improve repair in patients across multiple injuries

Towards more effective tendon repair with a multi-functional biomaterial

Harvard and the University of Zurich partner to create a next-generation heart valve that accurately functions upon implantation and regenerates into long-lasting heart-like tissue

Engineering heart valves for the many

A Harvard team quantifies significant metabolic energy savings gained from its wearable gait-improving robot

Soft exosuit economies: understanding the costs of lightening the load

A soft wearable robotic suit promotes normal walking in stroke patients, opening new approaches to gait re-training and rehabilitation

Post-stroke patients reach terra firma with exosuit technology