Faculty elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Helen Blau, Markus Covert, Brian Hargreaves and Shreyas Vasanawala were elected to the 2019 college of fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Several faculty members at the School of Medicine have been elected to the college of fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.  

An induction ceremony was held March 25 during the institute’s annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The college of fellows class of 2019 comprises 157 inductees, of whom four are faculty at the medical school:

  • Helen Blau, PhD, the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor, professor of microbiology and immunology and director of the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, was recognized for her contributions in the use of bioengineered materials to advance stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.
  • Markus Covert, PhD, associate professor of bioengineering, was recognized for his contributions to systems biology, including constructing the first “whole-cell” computational model.
  • Brian Hargreaves, PhD, professor of radiology, was recognized for his contributions to body and orthopaedic magnetic resonance imaging, including MRI near metal implants and MRI of breast cancer.
  • Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, PhD, professor of pediatric radiology, was recognized for his contributions to the fields of fast, quantitative body, cardiovascular and pediatric MRI.


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