Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

HST scientist David Nyugen. (Photo by Greg Dancer.)
HST student David Nguyen.

Founded more than 30 years ago, HST is one of the oldest and largest biomedical engineering and physician-scientist training programs in the United States and the longest-standing collaboration between Harvard and MIT.

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From the beginning, HST pioneered a new way of thinking about the very processes that govern life and disease, breaking down barriers that impede interdisciplinary education and collaborative research and creating an environment that brings innovation from the laboratory bench to the bedside, and clinical insight from the bedside to the bench.

HST students work with eminent faculty from throughout the Harvard and MIT communities; and are trained to have a deep understanding of engineering, physical sciences and the biological sciences, complemented with hands-on experience in the clinic or industry. Students become conversant with the underlying quantitative and molecular aspects of medicine and biomedical science.

HST's research enterprise leverages the extraordinary resources of Harvard and MIT, as well as those of its affiliated teaching hospitals and research centers, to train scientists who are committed to exploring the fundamental principles underlying health and diseases, and who are seeking new pharmaceuticals and devices to alleviate human suffering.

HST's research initiatives build on interdisciplinary areas that focus on advancing improvements in human health. HST has three targeted focus areas:

  • Biomedical Imaging;
  • Biomedical Infomatics and Integrative Biology; and
  • Regenerative and Functional Biomedical Technologies.

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Updated within the past 180 days

MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 HST.021Musculoskeletal PathophysiologyJanuary (IAP) 2006
 HST.035Principle and Practice of Human PathologySpring 2003
 HST.071Human Reproductive BiologyFall 2005
 HST.121GastroenterologyFall 2005
 HST.131Introduction to NeuroscienceFall 2005
 HST.151Principles of PharmacologySpring 2005
 HST.176Cellular and Molecular ImmunologyFall 2005
 HST.452JStatistical Physics in BiologySpring 2005
 HST.502Survival Skills for Researchers: The Responsible Conduct of ResearchSpring 2003
 HST.502Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: Topics in Medical Ethics and Responsible Conduct in ResearchFall 2005
 HST.508Genomics and Computational BiologyFall 2002
 HST.508Quantitative GenomicsFall 2005
 HST.510Genomics, Computing, Economics, and SocietyFall 2005
 HST.512Genomic MedicineSpring 2004
 HST.515JAerospace Biomedical and Life Support EngineeringSpring 2006
 HST.522JBiomaterials-Tissue Interactions (BE.441)Fall 2003
 HST.523JCell-Matrix MechanicsSpring 2004
 HST.524JDesign of Medical Devices and ImplantsSpring 2006
 HST.525JTumor Pathophysiology and Transport PhenomenaFall 2005
 HST.535Principles and Practice of Tissue EngineeringFall 2004
 HST.544JFields, Forces, and Flows in Biological Systems (BE.430J)Fall 2004
 HST.560JPrinciples of Radiation InteractionsFall 2004
 HST.561JNoninvasive Imaging in Biology and MedicineFall 2005
 HST.569Biomedical OpticsFall 2006
 HST.582JBiomedical Signal and Image ProcessingSpring 2007
HST.583Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Data Acquisition and AnalysisFall 2008
 HST.584JMagnetic Resonance Analytic, Biochemical, and Imaging TechniquesSpring 2006
 HST.590Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: Topics in Medical Ethics and Responsible Conduct in ResearchFall 2005
 HST.590Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: Developing Professional SkillsFall 2006
 HST.710JSpeech CommunicationSpring 2004
 HST.712JLaboratory on the Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception of SpeechFall 2005
 HST.714JAcoustics of Speech and HearingFall 2004
 HST.720Physiology of the EarFall 2004
 HST.721The Peripheral Auditory SystemFall 2005
 HST.722JBrain Mechanisms for Hearing and SpeechFall 2005
 HST.723Neural Coding and Perception of SoundSpring 2005
 HST.725Music Perception and CognitionSpring 2004
 HST.727JThe Lexicon and Its FeaturesSpring 2007
 HST.730Molecular Biology for the Auditory SystemFall 2002
 HST.750Modeling Issues in Speech and HearingSpring 2006
 HST.920JPrinciples and Practice of Drug DevelopmentFall 2005
 HST.921Information Technology in the Health Care System of the FutureSpring 2007
 HST.922Information Technology in the Health Care System of the FutureSpring 2007
 HST.930JSocial Studies of Bioscience and BiotechFall 2005
 HST.935Narrative Ethics: Literary Texts and Moral Issues in MedicineJanuary (IAP) 2007
HST.939Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health PracticeSpring 2008
 HST.947Medical Artificial IntelligenceSpring 2005
 HST.949JComputational Evolutionary BiologyFall 2005
 HST.950JMedical ComputingSpring 2003
 HST.950JEngineering Biomedical Information: From Bioinformatics to BiosurveillanceFall 2005
 HST.951JMedical Decision SupportSpring 2003
 HST.951JMedical Decision SupportFall 2005
 HST.952Computing for Biomedical ScientistsFall 2002
HST.958JBiomedical Information TechnologyFall 2008
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