Professor Colton is a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. His research spans many areas of bioengineering and currently includes methods to improve islet transplantation and targeted drug delivery. He has an unparalleled knowledge of how oxygen is consumed by islets and is regarded as a pioneer in the research of oxygen supply to islets. Working with a multidisciplinary team, he led research on developing technology for improving diabetes treatment including glucose sensors and biohybrid artificial pancreas devices. Professor Colton has been recognized for his achievements in tissue engineering and biofiltration with several honors, including the Lifetime Contribution Award in Bioartificial Organs from the Engineering Foundation. He is the author of numerous scientific papers on therapeutic systems incorporating both synthetic polymers and living tissue. Professor Colton is a former Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Gambro AB Award, International Society of Blood Purification, the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, American Society for Engineering Education, the Allan P. Colburn Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award. Professor Colton earned his B.Ch.E from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from MIT.