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|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Istanbul Technical University|
|Awards||ASME YC Fung Faculty Award in Bioengineering, 1994; Whitaker Foundation Special Opportunity Award, 1995; Taplin Faculty Fellow Award given by Harvard and MIT, 1997; Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering,|
|Fields||Cryobiology, Biomedical Engineering|
|Institutions||Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Doctoral advisor||Ernest G. Cravalho|
|Notable students||Albert Folch, Sangeeta Bhatia|
Mehmet Toner is a Turkish biomedical engineer. A professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School and professor of biomedical engineering at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Toner first gained prominence for his theory of intra-cellular ice formation while finishing his PhD in Medical Engineering at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT). Toner has made contributions to the specific fields of cryobiology and biopreservation and to the wider field of biomedical engineering in the form of inventions, books, and journal publications.
Early life and education
Toner was born in Istanbul, Turkey in July, 1958. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Istanbul Technical University in 1983, and his master's degree and doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and Medical Engineering at MIT in 1989. Toner worked on his doctorate under Ernest Cravalho., and completed postdoctoral work under Martin Yarmush and Ronald Tompkins at MGH.
Toner's early work focused on understanding cellular injuries during cryopreservation and finding optimum strategies for cell preservation. As part of that work he proposed acetylated trehalose as a novel cryoprotectant. His later works include microfluidics, Bio-sensing and dry preservation of mammalian cells.
Toner serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Engineering in Medicine(CEM) located at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, as well as the Director of the CEM-affiliated BioMEMS Resource Center. Member of National Academy of Inventors (NAI)2016, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)2017
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