UW Bioengineering Professors Suzie Pun and Valerie Daggett have been elected as AIMBE Fellows.

Suzie Pun, the Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, focuses on developing bioinspired materials to advance drug delivery and molecular imaging technologies. Recently awarded the 2014 Controlled Release Young Investigator Award and inaugural Biomaterials Science Lectureship, Dr. Pun holds the endowed Robert F. Rushmer Professorship in recognition of her extraordinary service to UW Bioengineering. Read more about Suzie Pun’s research.

Professor Valerie Daggett is using computational and experimental methods to design diagnostic and therapeutic agents to target amyloid diseases, which include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, type II diabetes and others. Her research group has developed a molecular modeling and simulation software package which they have used to simulate the dynamics and activity of essentially all known protein folds, and has accumulated the largest collection of protein simulations and structures in the world. Read more about Valerie Daggett’s research.

AIMBE, or the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering,is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving lives through medical and biological engineering. Drs. Pun and Daggett join 18 other UW Bioengineering AIMBE fellows, as well as a distinguished group of more than 1,000 other fellows from academia, industry and government who have made significant contributions to bioengineering research, industrial practice and education.

This year’s fellows will be recognized at AIMBE’s Annual Event, to be held March 15-17, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia.