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Nine Johns Hopkins Engineers Named AIMBE Fellows

Designation Honors the Nation’s Top Medical and Biological Engineering Scholars

March 21, 2017
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Nine Johns Hopkins University faculty members inducted into AIMBE’s College of Fellows were: (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

Nine faculty members from The Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering have been named Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Considered among the top two percent of the country’s medical and biological engineers, AIMBE’s College of Fellows comprises distinguished and accomplished research directors, professors, engineering and medical school chairs, as well as successful entrepreneurs and innovators.

“Such acknowledgement is a significant accomplishment for any researcher, but it’s even more remarkable when nine engineers from a single institution are singled out in this way,” said T.E. Schlesinger, Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering.

Six of the new Fellows come from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is shared by the Whiting School and the university’s School of Medicine. One honoree is from the Whiting School’s Department of Computer Science, and two are from its Department of Mechanical Engineering.

More about the new Fellows:

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.”

Photos of the new Fellows are available; contact Phil Sneiderman at prs@jhu.edu or (443) 997-9907.

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