David Baker, professor in biochemistry and adjunct professor in bioengineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). The 2020 ceremony, originally scheduled for March 29-30, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The next meeting will be held in March 2021.

Dr. Baker’s research focuses on the prediction and design of macromolecular structures, interactions and functions. His research group is a world leader in computational protein design and protein structure prediction. At UW, he is Director of the Institute for Protein Design, Investigator  for Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and is also adjunct professor of genome sciences, chemical engineering, computer science, and physics.

When inducted, Dr. Baker will join 19 active core UW Bioengineering faculty and 9 adjunct and emeritus faculty as fellows of AIMBE, which represent the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the United States. Fellows are peer-nominated and elected for making significant contributions to the field.

AIMBE is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving lives through medical and biological engineering. Visit AIMBE’s website to learn more.