When Field Work Means Putting Your Life on the Line
Deployed to Afghanistan, Harvard professor of bioengineering Kit Parker serves as a major in the Army's 10th Mountain Division.
Kit Parker is a professor of bioengineering. But right now, Harvard's Cabot associate professor of applied science is serving as a U.S. Army major in Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division. His job is to participate in missions, analyze them, and then help engineer future operations so that they can be executed more efficiently. Harvard Magazine profiled Parker's stateside bioengineering breakthroughs in January.
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