Navigation Links
Wyss Institute core faculty member elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Date:10/21/2013

BOSTON -- David Mooney, Ph.D., a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, which is one of the highest honors in the field of medicine in the United States.

The IOM is an organization with more than 1,900 members and foreign associates that recognizes individuals who have made seminal contributions to medicine, healthcare and public health. Its members serve on committees and boards that advise government agencies, policy makers and professionals on healthcare issues. Mooney joins 70 new members and ten foreign associates elected this year.

Mooney is being honored for his pioneering work in the tissue-engineering field, and his substantial contributions to the fields of biomaterials, drug delivery, and mechanotransduction. In addition, his recent work in therapeutic cancer vaccines could transform the treatment of cancer. Mooney leads the Programmable Nanomaterials Platform at the Wyss Institute. Scientists in that platform create therapeutic biomaterials that seek out injury sites, deliver drugs, and promote tissue repair.

"I'm deeply honored to be elected to this illustrious organization and join such an extraordinary group of medical scientists and physicians," Mooney said.

"Dave has made seminal contributions to biomaterials science and tissue engineering, including the development of a therapeutic cancer vaccine that recently entered human clinical trials," said Wyss Institute Founding Director Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D. "We're proud of his accomplishments and extremely pleased to have him as a core faculty member and platform leader at the Institute."

"The boundaries between engineering, life sciences, and medicine are blurring in ways that are leading to new knowledge and innovative new therapies for patients," said Cherry Murray, Ph.D., dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. "Dave, who was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2010, is not only a path-breaking applied scientist at the forefront of the cross-disciplinary field of engineering the body's own immune system, he is also a great teacher and mentor."

In addition to Mooney, Ingber and Wyss Institute core faculty member James Collins, Ph.D. are also IOM members. Mooney will be formally inducted to the IOM at next year's annual meeting in October 2014.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dan Ferber
dan.ferber@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-1517
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Garvan Institute receives grant to research role of long non-coding RNAs in Parkinsons disease
2. $1.5 million NCI Grant to aid Huntsman Cancer Institute researcher study melanoma, sun damage link
3. BIDMC cardiovascular institute researchers will lead $4 million NIH grant to study micrornas
4. UTSA, Southwest Research Institute to develop low-cost method to treat fracking water
5. UTSA, Southwest Research Institute to develop drug-loaded scaffold for bone grafting
6. La Jolla Institute continues longtime collaboration with Kyowa Hakko Kirin California
7. La Jolla Institute discovers new player critical to unleashing T cells against disease
8. National Institutes of Health to fund research probing proteins linked to cancer, diabetes
9. Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust funds new research focus at Institute for Genomic Biology
10. The DOE Joint Genome Institute expands capabilities via new partnerships
11. St. Jude scientist named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Wyss Institute core faculty member elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
(Date:6/2/2016)... June 2, 2016 The Department of ... awarded the 44 million US Dollar project, for the ... Plates including Personalization, Enrolment, and IT Infrastructure , ... the production and implementation of Identity Management Solutions. Numerous renowned ... Decatur was selected for the most ...
(Date:6/1/2016)... 1, 2016 Favorable Government Initiatives ... and Criminal Identification to Boost Global Biometrics System Market ... TechSci Research report, " Global Biometrics Market By ... and Opportunities, 2011 - 2021", the global biometrics market ... on account of growing security concerns across various end ...
(Date:5/16/2016)... , May 16, 2016   EyeLock LLC ... today announced the opening of an IoT Center of ... strengthen and expand the development of embedded iris biometric ... unprecedented level of convenience and security with unmatched biometric ... one,s identity aside from DNA. EyeLock,s platform uses video ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the development of novel compounds designed to target ... compound, napabucasin, has been granted Orphan Drug Designation ... in the treatment of gastric cancer, including gastroesophageal ... cancer stemness inhibitor designed to inhibit cancer stemness ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) ... precise treatments and faster cures for prostate cancer. Members of the Class of ... 15 countries. Read More About the Class of 2016 ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... In a ... Hospital in Denmark detail how a patient who developed lymphedema after being treated for ... The results could change the paradigm for dealing with this debilitating, frequent side effect ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ClinCapture, the ... Convention Center and will showcase its product’s latest features from June 26 to ... a scientific poster on Disrupting Clinical Trials in The Cloud during the conference. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: