Giovanni Traverso / Koch Institute Research Affiliate

C. Giovanni Traverso, MB, BChir, PhD is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Traverso completed his PhD thesis on novel technologies for the non-invasive detection of colorectal cancer laboratory of Professor Bert Vogelstein at Johns Hopkins University.

For his post-doctoral research he transitioned to the fields of chemical and biomedical engineering in the laboratory of Professor Robert Langer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he developed a series of novel technologies for drug delivery as well as physiological sensing via the gastrointestinal tract.

His current research program is focused on developing the next generation of drug delivery systems to enable efficient delivery of therapeutics through the gastrointestinal tract. He continues to collaborate closely with Professor Langer and is a Research Affiliate of the Langer Laboratory at MIT.