Dr. Jayender Jagadeesan is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Research Associate at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Prior to his current appointment, he completed his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and his Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech.) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. His research interests include image-guided therapy, surgical navigation, robotics, modeling and control of smart materials, and haptics. Minimally Invasive Surgical devices and applications form the primary research motivation. He is also the technical lead for the several procedures in the state of the art Advanced Multimodality Image-guided Operating (AMIGO) suite at BWH including MR-guided breast conserving surgery (BCS), Image-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (iVATS), Image-guided parathyroidectomy and hemithyroidectomy and MR-guided nerve and tumor cryotherapy.