Alex Abramson

Developing new tools to interface with the body

About Me

My passion is to create medical devices that make a difference in quality of life for patients worldwide. I am an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Georgia Institute of Technology. I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford in Prof. Zhenan Bao's lab developing flexible electronic devices for physiologic status monitoring. I received my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT working under Profs. Robert Langer and Giovanni Traverso, where my research focused on developing ingestible robotic capsules for oral biologic drug delivery. I am passionate about mentorship as well as entrepreneurship, and I volunteer locally to support STEM innovation in my community.

If you have any questions about my work, would like to collaborate, or would like a copy of a journal article behind a paywall then feel free to email me: aabramson6 at gatech dot edu.

Education

Present Postdoc. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

2019 Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2015 B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Featured Research

Microneedle Pills for Biologic Drug Delivery

Inspired by the leopard tortoise, this pill self-orients in the stomach after ingestion and inserts active pharmaceutical ingredients into the tissue lining, enabling the oral delivery of biologic drugs like mRNA and insulin.

Ingestible Electronic Therapeutics

This pill can selectively stimulate certain tissues within the gastrointestinal tract, potentially enabling the treatment of gastroparesis and other disorders associated with the gut-brain axis.