UW professors and bioengineering faculty Herbert Sauro, David Baker and Dayong Gao have been named fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). The three faculty members are among the institute’s Fellows Class of 2020, numbering 157 in all, chosen for their “distinguished and continuing achievements” in medical and biological engineering. The 2020 ceremony, originally scheduled for March 29-30, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the fellows were inducted remotely under special procedures.

Dr. Sauro is a professor of bioengineering, director of the National Health Institutes Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling, and adjunct associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. Dr. Baker is a professor in biochemistry and adjunct professor in bioengineering, and director of the Institute for Protein Design. He also holds adjunct professor appointments in genome sciences, chemical engineering, computer science and physics. Dr. Gao is a professor of mechanical engineering, adjunct professor bioengineering, and director of the Center for Cryo-Biomedical Engineering and Artificial Organs.

Drs. Sauro, Baker and Gao 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.