Robert Langer is a scientist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he leads the eponymous Langer Lab. Langer was a founder of Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech firm Moderna; he owns a 3% stake in the company and has never sold a share. He also owns shares in SQZ Biotechnologies, Seer and Sigilon Therapeutics, which were founded by him and postdoc students from his lab. Langer is estimated to be the most cited engineer in history, with more than 350,000 citations and more than 1,500 articles published. He also holds more than 1,400 patents and patent applications, which have been licensed more than 400 times to biotech and pharma companies.
Professor, MIT Institute