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Giovanni Traverso


  • 1998

    Trinity College, University of Cambridge

  • 2002

    Johns Hopkins University

  • 2006

    Trinity College, University of Cambridge

    M.B., B.Chir.

Research Interests

Ingestible and implantable robotics

Biocompatible smart materials

Translational science

Drug delivery for optimal drug adherence

Biomedical device development

Early detection of cancer

“Inactive ingredients” and their potential benefits and harms 


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His current research program is focused on developing the next generation of drug delivery systems to enable safe and efficient delivery of therapeutics as well developing novel ingestible electronic devices for sensing a broad array of physiologic and pathophysiologic parameters. Additionally, Dr. Traverso continues his efforts towards the development of novel diagnostic tests that enable the early detection of cancer.

Honors + Awards

2002 Collegiate Inventors Competition

2002 Research Fellowship, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

2003 MIT TR100

2016 Inventions Award, Popular Science


Fall 2019 - Medical Device Design (2.750)

Spring 2020 - Translational Engineering (2.S988)