Levchenko Named Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow


Andre Levchenko, the John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the inaugural director of the Yale Systems Biology Institute on Yale's West Campus, has been named Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) for the class of 2017. Fellow status is awarded to Society members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and a record of membership and participation in the Society.

Levchenko's research is interested in how the cells of various types respond to changes in their microenvironment and how they can define their microenvironment to create a medium for communication. Levchenko combines experimental results with computational models to learn about the interactions of proteins and cells in healthy and disease states.

Levchenko is the author of more than 90 published research articles and several book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of PLOS Biology and Science Signaling, among numerous others. He is a member of the New York Academy of Science, the Biophysical Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the American Chemical Society.

He is a recipient of the American Asthma Foundation Early Excellence Award and has been elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

BMES serves as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Its leadership in accreditation, potential licensure, publications, scientific meetings, global programs, and diversity initiatives, as well as commitment to ethics, all serve the Society's mission to promote and enhance knowledge and education in biomedical engineering and bioengineering worldwide and its utilization for human health and well-being.