Glenn R. Gaudette, PhD, is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from SUNY – Stony Brook. He has over 75 publications, co-edited a book on Cardiovascular Regeneration, has 4 issued patents and founded a company based on the technology developed in his laboratory. His research, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, aims to develop a treatment for the millions of Americans suffering from myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular diseases. He has pioneered the use of plants as scaffold for heart regeneration. His work has been featured throughout the world including the BBC, The Washington Post and Fox National News. His work was named one of the top medical breakthroughs of the year by Boston Magazine and was the 7th Most Popular Stories of 2017 in National Geographic. Dr. Gaudette also teaches biomedical engineering design and innovation, biomechanics and physiology. He promotes the development of the entrepreneurial mindset in his students through support provided by the Kern Family Foundation. He was named the 2015 Faculty Member of the Year by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network. Dr. Gaudette also participates in multiple faculty governance committees at WPI and enjoys working with WPI students in the classroom, on projects and on research projects.
In the News
Glenn Gaudette, professor of biomedical engineering, was interviewed by New Food Economy for this article, a look at efforts to develop alternative food sources in the future.
WPI’s now-famous spinach leaf was named seventh in National Geographic’s “Our 21 Most Popular Stories of 2017.” The annual roundup noted that, “In a feat of science that captivated the attention of a million readers, a spinach leaf’s genetic material was replaced with that of a human heart, with far-reaching implications for future heart surgeries.”