NEWDIGS Community

MIT Strategic Advisers

  • Deborah Ancona, PhD, Seley Distinguished Professor of Management; Professor of Organization Studies; Faculty Director, MIT Leadership Center
  • Charles L. Cooney, PhD, Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT; Faculty Director, Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
  • Elazer Edelman,MD, PhD, FACC, Thomas D & Virginia W Cabot Professor of HST, Health Sciences and Technology Program
  • Retsef Levi, PhD, J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management; Associate Professor of Operations Management
  • Andrew Lo, PhD Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance; Director, Laboratory for Financial Engineering
  • Ram Sasisekharan, PhD, Director, Harvard – MIT Health Sciences and Technology, Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Health Sciences & Technology and Biological Engineering, MIT
  • Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, Institute Professor, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
  • Anthony Sinskey, ScD, Faculty Director, CBI; Professor of Biology and Health Sciences and Technology, MIT

Affiliated Faculty and Researchers

  • Ramy Arnaout, MD, DPhil, Associate Director, Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Ernst Berndt PhD, MS, Louis E Seley Professor of Applied Economics,Sloan School of Management
  • Jeff Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Chester Drum, MD, PhD, Director, Translational Medicine, CBI, MIT; Director, NEWDIGS-Asia
  • Judy Maro, PhD, MS, Research Affiliate,  Center for Biomedical Innovation, Research Fellow in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
  • Kenneth A. Oye, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science and Engineering Systems; Co-Director, MIT Program on Emerging Technologies, MIT
  • Nitin R. Patel, PhD, Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation; Founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer, Cytel Statistical Software and Services
  • G.K. Raju, PhD, CBI Distinguished Fellow; Chairman, CBI Biomanufacturing Steering Committee; Executive Director, MIT Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Initiative
  • Mark Trusheim, MS, Visiting Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management; President, Co-Bio Consulting

Collaboration Partners


Program Development Office

Gigi Hirsch, MD
Executive Director, CBI and Program Director, NEWDIGS

Lynn Baird, PhD
Director, Regulatory Sciences

Chester Drum, MD, PhD
Director, NEWDIGS – Asia
Director, Translational Medicine

Kate Isaacs, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

Magda Papadaki, PhD
Research Scientist

Rinske Wijtmans
Administrative Coordinator