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Chemical Engineer Rakesh Jain Assumes New Posts At Boston Medical Institutions

Jain, 40, acknowledges with a laugh that it is unusual for someone with his training to embark on a medical v career. 'when I first came to the United States, in 1972," he says, "I never thought I'd work in cancer. My whole career has been doing something I never thought I'd be doing. I'm a chemical engineer-most of us design refineries and things like that." Jain's main research interest is tumor pathophysiology, including tumor microcirculation, heat and mass transport in tumor

Barbara Spector
Jain, 40, acknowledges with a laugh that it is unusual for someone with his training to embark on a medical v career. 'when I first came to the United States, in 1972," he says, "I never thought I'd work in cancer. My whole career has been doing something I never thought I'd be doing. I'm a chemical engineer-most of us design refineries and things like that."

Jain's main research interest is tumor pathophysiology, including tumor microcirculation, heat and mass transport in tumors, pharmacokinetics, and dynamics of thin films and membranes. The move from Carnegie Mellon, an institution with a strong emphasis on engineering education, to a medical school will provide "closer interaction with basic scientists and clinicians," he says.

Jain says that in Boston, his research team will be multidisciplinary, as it was at Carnegie Mellon ("Hot Team," The Scientist, Oct. 15, 1990, page 20). "A lot of my senior...

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