Thomas Truskett Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Dr. Truskett sitting outside in a white collared shirtThomas Truskett, department chair and the Les and Sherri Stuewer Endowed Professor, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Nominated by their peers, Fellows represent the top two percent of the most accomplished medical and biological engineers leading medical discovery and innovation.

Truskett was recognized for his exceptional contributions to the understanding of protein structure, biotherapeutics and self-assembly, and for seminal theoretical contributions. His related work has lead to advances in the storage and delivery of therapeutic proteins to improve treatments for cancer and other diseases.

Truskett was joined by alumna Laura Suggs, B.S. ChE ‘93, who was one of four UT Austin biomedical engineering (BME) professors also elected AIMBE Fellows this year. Professors Andrew Dunn, Pengyu Ren, and James Tunnell were also recognized from BME.

This year’s Fellows will be inducted at a formal ceremony during AIMBE’s 2015 Annual Event at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2015.

The College of Fellows includes over 1,500 individuals who are outstanding leaders, engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators in medical and biological engineering. Since 1991, the College of Fellows has lead the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields in order to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have also successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, scientists, and ultimately, patients.

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