December 15, 2008
Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Professor David Schaffer has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
AIMBE was founded in 1991 as the professional society 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.”
Schaffer is also a member of the UC Berkeley Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, the Bioengineering Graduate Group, and Associate Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center. 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.
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