Steven Keating

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PhD Candidate
MIT Media Lab and Mechanical Engineering

Steven Keating is a doctoral candidate at the MIT Media Lab who is developing novel platforms for 3D printing, synthetic biological fabrication, and designed growth of the next generation of products. Curiosity drives his research and also saved his life through the accidental discovery of a baseball-sized cancerous brain tumor found in a voluntary academic scan. With his tumor successfully removed through awake brain surgery in 2014, Keating is an advocate for open patient data and curiosity. From gears to genomes, he is interested in exploring new design possibilities, open health data networks, and asking if we can have a “share” button for health. His work has been covered by outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. Keating is on the Board of Directors for the Personal Genome Project and he was recently named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Healthcare.

For more information, please visit or find him on Twitter (@stevenkeating).

Content last reviewed on February 19, 2016
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