Prof. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic Elected IAMBE Fellow

May 20 2021 | By Alexis Newman
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, University Professor, has been elected to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE), for her “pioneering studies in engineering functional human tissues for regenerative medicine and study of diseases.” This honor is in recognition of Vunjak-Novakovic’s distinguished contributions to and leadership in the field of medical and biological engineering on an international level.

IAMBE comprises fellows who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering. The election to IAMBE represents a highly selective process and there are currently some 200 living IAMBE Fellows.

Vunjak-Novakovic, currently the Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences, reacted to the announcement, “I am delighted to join this group of distinguished colleagues that I have long admired.” She directs the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, which is focused on engineering human tissues for regenerative medicine, stem cell research, and modeling of disease, drug safety, and efficacy.