Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath is a Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, and has been named one of the top 25 economists under 45 by the International Monetary Fund. Her expertise is in International Finance and Macroeconomics. Gopinath is co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve bank of Boston,  member of the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Economic Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala state (India), a co-editor at the American Economic Review, co-editor of the current Handbook of International Economics and was managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies.

Gita Gopinath

Professor, Economics and International Finance

Areas of Expertise: Economics, Economic Policy, International Finance, Pricing and Inflation, Currency Exchange

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Contact Info

Email: gopinath@harvard.edu and copy her assistant cgomez@fas.harvard.edu

Phone: (781) 325-2025

 

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Mariana Ibañez

Mariana Ibañez is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is an expert in architectural core design. Ibañez is also an architect in Argentina and co-owns Ibañez Kim, a design practice located in Cambridge and Philadelphia, that produces projects of various architectural specialties including robotics. Her research interests focus on the combination of architecture, computation and new technology and she’s recently published a book, “Paradigms in Computing”. Ibañez’s work has been displayed at Milan Fashion Week and the National Art Museum in Beijing.  She can be heard presenting her work to students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design here.

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Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Co-Owner of Ibañez Kim 

Area of Expertise: Architectural Core Design

Location: Cambridge, MA

Contact Information: 

Email(s): mibanez@gsd.harvard.edu

mariana.ibanez@i-k-studio.com

Phone (Ibañez Kim Studio): (617) 368-0326

Heard presenting at the Harvard Graduate School of Design 

Kristala Jones Prather

Kristala L. Jones Prather teaches in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, the highest honor given for undergraduate teaching at MIT. Prather joined the faculty of MIT after four years in BioProcess Research and Development, working on projects in the areas of biocatalysis for small molecule transformations, high-yield production of plasmids as DNA vaccines, and mammalian cell line development for production of therapeutic proteins.

Prather’s current research interests are centered on the design and assembly of recombinant microorganisms for the production of small molecules, with additional efforts in novel bioprocess design approaches. She has been the recipient of many awards, among them the Technology Review “TR35” Young Innovator Award (2007), a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2010), and a Young Scientist of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions (2012).

Kristala Jones Prather

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Co-Director of Microbiology Graduate Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Areas of Expertise: Metabolic Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Biochemical Engineering

Location: Cambridge, MA

Contact Information:

Email: kljp@mit.edu
Phone: (617) 253-1950

Heard on iBiology.org: Lecture on Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

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Last Verified: August 2015

Frederick Douglass Opie

Frederick Douglass Opie is Professor of History and Foodways at Babson College and a blogger at Food As A Lens. His work focuses on the history of food traditions, cultures and systems, and how and why they have changed. His expertise has been cited in the Harvard Gazette and NPR, among other news outlets.

Opie is a frequent guest on the popular American Public Media show The Splendid Table, the television series Appetite City and in the documentary Soul Food Junkie. He is also the author of “Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America,” “Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala and 1882-1923“ and the forthcoming book “Black and Latino Relation in New York 1959 to 1989.”

Frederick Opie

Professor of History and Foodways at Babson College

Areas of Expertise: Foodways, Campaigns, Food Movements

Location: Babson Park, MA

Contact Info:

Phone: (781) 239-5611
Email: fdopie@gmail.com
Twitter: @DrFredDOpie

Heard on NPR News and Notes: A Soul Food Journey From Africa To America