Robert Samuel Langer Jr,

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Robert Samuel Langer, Jr., was born in Albany, New York back in 1948.   He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in chemical engineering.  He continued his education earning a Sc.D. in chemical engineering from MIT in 1974.  He worked as a postdoctoral fellow for cancer research at the Children’s Hospital Boston and at Harvard Medical School.

He is regarded as the founder of tissue engineering in regenerative medicine.  In his lab researchers have made advances in tissue engineering with the creation of engineered blood vessels.  Bioengineered synthetic polymers provide a scaffolding on which new skin, muscle, bone and entire organs can be grown.

What you may not know about Robert is that he holds over 1,400 granted or pending patents.  He is the most cited engineer in history and the 4th most cited individual in any field.  To list all of his awards would take another post.  He is the youngest person in history (at 43) to be elected to all three American science academies.  One other thing, he is the founder of Moderna. He is 72 now and doing well.

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Comments (20)

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Jaames sounds like an interesting man.  Will we cure Cancer in out lifetime, I wonder? Great information and make it a great Friday.  Bill Salvatore 

Apr 02, 2021 03:57 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Good Friday morning, James,

What a gifted man. The number of people Dr. Langer has helped would probably take another post as well.  Thank you for bringing his accomplishments to our attention.

Apr 02, 2021 03:57 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Apr 02, 2021 04:22 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - we should be so thankful for him other inventors for creating a better life for us.

Apr 02, 2021 04:23 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

He has improved many lives!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 02, 2021 04:31 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

A very intelligent man for sure. 

Apr 02, 2021 04:50 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. He is truly a remarkable individual and his contributions huge. Enjoy your day.

Apr 02, 2021 05:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What an amazing man, James! And I'm thankful to him for Moderna... that's the covid vaccination that I received.

Apr 02, 2021 05:14 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - while I didn't know his name upon reading it in your post title, the story-behind-the-story became clearer with each word I read.  

Apr 02, 2021 05:17 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

He is doing "well"... I'd guess he is doing very, very well @James. BTW I hhad the 2nd shot about 3 weeks ago now and I thank Robert for it.

Apr 02, 2021 05:22 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Anytime I hear about someone that graduated from Cornell, I ask my friend that graduated from Cornell if they know of them like he would know each and every person that attended and graduated from Cornell, haha.

Apr 02, 2021 05:30 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James!  Thank you for an interesting biography on an important man.

Apr 02, 2021 05:57 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

What a briliant mind and contributor to the health of  the human race.

Apr 02, 2021 06:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


At first glance the name looked familiar!  Now I know why and his association with Moderna.  Happy Friday.  A

Apr 02, 2021 06:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James and Thanks for sharing this with us here in the rain and glad he is still doing good.


Apr 02, 2021 07:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I wonder what it would be like to have a conversation with him?  I'm sure everything he'd say would go over my head. 

Apr 02, 2021 01:10 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I thought I recognized his name, although I was certainly not familiar with all his accomplishments and patents. Amazing contributor to the medical world!

Apr 02, 2021 02:08 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing the story of another important person.  Robert Langer is an amazing person - I could not imagine having 1,400 patents granted or pending.

Apr 02, 2021 04:34 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello James,  Robert Samuel Langer Jr. is a very intelligent man, and has many great accomplishments.

Apr 02, 2021 04:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Now this is fascinating and I had no idea we might have passed each other in Boston or at in the same Restaurants, Endre

Apr 02, 2021 06:23 PM

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