MIT’s Technology Review, the oldest technology magazine in the world (est. in 1899), has announced their annual list of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 (TR35). One of the few named to this list is Jacob Hanna of MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Hanna is being recognized for his research and experiments on reprogramming mouse skin cells into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to cure mice of sickle-cell anemia. George Daley, director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School had this to say of Hanna’s research:
Hanna’s work was a turning point for iPS research. It was a beautiful demonstration of a mouse model of a human disease, and really demonstrated the potential of iPS cells.
The honorees of this year’s TR35 were chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants by a panel of experts made up of technologists, inventors, and entrepreneurs. This award recognizes individuals whose superb technical work holds great promise to shape the future.
For more information on the TR35, please visit MIT’s Technology Review.
To learn more about Jacob Hanna’s work, please visit Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.