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Schaffer elected AIMBE Fellow

David Schaffer
David Schaffer

December 15, 2008

Chemical engineering professor David Schaffer has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He will be inducted at AIMBE's annual meeting at the National Academies of Science in Washington, DC, on February 11-13, 2009.

AIMBE was founded in 1991 to establish a clear and comprehensive identity for the field of medical and biological engineering. Its mission includes fostering "continued advancement in medical and biological engineering public policy, particularly at the federal level."

AIMBE works with representatives of other scientific and medical organizations to educate public officials, regulators, the media and the general public about developments in the field.

In addition to being a Professor of Chemical Engineering, Schaffer is also a faculty member of the U.C. Berkeley Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. His research program employs molecular and cellular engineering approaches to investigate biomedical problems. In particular, the Schaffer lab is interested in the related areas of gene therapy and stem cell biology, with applications to therapies for diseases of the nervous system.

More Information

Schaffer Department of Chemical Engineering Faculty webpage 
Schaffer Research Group
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

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