Election to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer
Technion- Israeli Institute of Technology Professors Shulamit Levenberg and Avi Schroeder were inducted into the AIMBE College Fellows, in a ceremony held in Washington on March 27th. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”
Prof. Levenberg was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows “for leading biomedical engineering research and translational projects applying stem cells and tissue engineering for regenerative medicine and food production.”
Prof. Levenberg, of the Technion Faculty of Biomedical Engineering Department, conducts interdisciplinary research on stem cell-based tissue engineering. Her lab’s main focus is on creating complex tissues for regenerative medicine. The group has successfully produced vascularized muscle and heart tissue, and recently – ear implants. She is also the CSO of Aleph Farms startup, which has recently succeeded in producing a cultured entrecôte steak. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Rappaport Prize for Excellence in Biomedical Sciences and the Michael Bruno Memorial Award.
Prof. Schroeder received the induction into the AIMBE College of Fellows “for outstanding contributions to the development of clinical nanotechnologies including precision nanomedicine and in cancer and orthopedics.”
Prof. Schroeder is a member of the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering. He leads the Laboratory for Targeted Drug Delivery & Personalized Medicine Technologies. The lab focuses on targeted drug delivery systems to treat cancer more effectively and improve patients’ quality of life. The group’s research spans personalized cancer treatments, targeting metastases, bringing medication across the blood-brain barrier, and more. Prof. Schroeder has received 20 national and international innovation awards and is a successful scientific entrepreneur, having launched five Technion spin offs.
AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers including 3 Nobel Prize laureates: Frances H. Arnold (Chemistry, 2018), Paul C. Lauterbur (Physiology or Medicine, 2007) and Norman E. Borlaug (Peace, 1970).