Talk:Robert S. Langer

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The information being disputed is taken from Robert S. Langer's Laboratory Web Site. I have contacted them to ask if they wish the information to be free content on this site. As soon as they respond, I will update the page according to their specifications and post any relevant statement about the copyright. Thanks. -cquan

There is nothing mentioned regarding Robert Langer's work with Dr. Joseph Vacanti.

Add maintenance category[edit]

Per Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2007 March 21#Category:Missing middle or first names, Category:Missing middle or first names has been added to this talk page.DomBot / ChiDom talk 09:13, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Wisdom of Wording?[edit]

This quote does not contribute anything, and is the personal opinion of the person who wrote it. Nothing else induces passion in young scientists more than feeling that their work is important.

I am not sure if this really belongs either. Could someone with more experience make a decision regarding it? The quote that probably everybody working in Langer Lab has heard.

Principal Investigators (PIs) are legallyand scientifically responsible to ensure the RCR (responsible conduct of research) and are expected to supervise their researchers (particularly those in earlier creer stages). This 'hands on' engagement likely becomes a motivational for younger researchers, who may not have received their first R01 grant.

Could this idea (if it can be documented) be succinctly stated in simply, embedding both ideas)?

--reportedly (citation needed) closely engages and motivates his researchers, whose early career stage requires direct supervision and guidance--

I've heard Langer on the radio and met him in Harvard's Longwood Medical Area (he's in an MIT-Harvard combined program in the LMA); IMO he IS truly very engaging and immediately and empathically lights up what others are doing, if they're "on the same page" MaynardClark (talk)

Broken Link[edit]

Link to "Robert S. Langer Faculty Page at MIT ChE" is broken. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MaynardClark (talkcontribs) 15:07, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Tone possibly due to COI edits[edit]

The article in its current form seems to be designed as an advertisement for how wonderful and inspirational Langer is. It is not broken into the standard sections for a biography; it scrambles for evidence to prove how influential he is; and it sources far too heavily from sites Langer controls. I suspect it of being edited by people at the LangerLab. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:30, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Agreed, it does seem to have a POV slant. I added a tag to hopefully attract more diverse contributers. Krushia (talk) 15:04, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Possible alternate image: higher resolution[edit]

A higher resolution photo of Langer is now available from Commons: Robert Langer MTMLecture 2008 09 25 portrait.JPG


Why no references to his parents? MaynardClark (talk) 19:38, 16 August 2017 (UTC)