Gigi Hirsch, Executive Director, Center for Biomedical Innovation at MIT, explores how MIT is disrupting drug design.
Executive Director, Center for Biomedical Innovation, MIT
in conversation with ADAM ROGERS, Senior Writer, WIRED
Dr. Gigi Hirsch is employed at MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation in the position of Senior Advisor and Member of Advisory Group.
Adam Rogers covers science and pop culture for the magazine. His article “The Angels’ Share,” about a mysterious fungus that lives on whiskey fumes, won the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. He was also a writer and host of the PBS TV show Wired Science. Previously, Rogers was a reporter for Newsweek and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. He is writing a book on the science of alcohol, due out in 2014.
Gigi Hirsch, Executive Director of Center for Biomedical Innovation the MIT, talks about the success of treating the HIV virus in the United States. Hirsch credits this achievement with a drug culture that tolerates a higher degree of risk in exchange to potentially discover a life saving drug.