Nine from Hopkins Engineering selected for AIMBE College of Fellows

Image caption: Nine Whiting School faculty members inducted into AIMBE's College of Fellows include: (top row, from left) Joel S. Bader, Jordan J. Green, and Gregory D. Hager; (second row, from left) Rachel Karchin, Steven Salzberg, and Reza Shadmehr; (third row, from left) Sean Sun, Leslie Tung, and Tza-Huei “Jeff” Wang

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering will induct nine faculty members from three Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering departments into its College of Fellows during AIMBE's 2017 Annual Event at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., today.

Members of the College of Fellows are considered among the top two percent of the country's medical and biological engineers and include distinguished and accomplished research directors, professors, engineering and medical school chairs, and successful entrepreneurs and innovators.

About the fellows from Hopkins Engineering:

  • Joel S. Bader, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recognized for "outstanding contributions to systems biology of human disease, computational biology, and synthetic biology."

  • Jordan J. Green, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was honored for "outstanding contributions to bioengineering including innovations in nanobiotechnology, biomimetic materials, and cellular engineering."

  • Gregory D. Hager, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, was recognized for the "development of computationally enhanced imaging and image guidance, and for data-driven quantification of human performance with interventional systems."

  • Rachel Karchin, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was nominated for "outstanding contributions to translational bioinformatics and computational molecular precision medicine."

  • Steven Salzberg, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was nominated for "outstanding contributions to computational genomics, including pioneering methods for gene finding, whole-genome assembly, and analysis of next-generation sequencing data."

  • Reza Shadmehr, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recognized for "outstanding contributions to the question of how the brain learns to predict and control the physics of our movements."

  • Sean Sun, professor and vice-chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was honored for his "outstanding contributions to our quantitative understanding of cell mechanics, cell motility and force generation mechanisms in live cells."

  • Leslie Tung, professor and Interim Director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the study of cardiac function and arrhythmias using experimental in-vitro and theoretical mathematical models."

  • Tza-Huei "Jeff" Wang, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the development of nano-biosensor and single-molecular detection technologies for genetic and epigenetic analysis of diseases."

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