Yun Fang ,PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary/Critical Care), has been inducted into 2023 Class of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows in recognition of his ” pioneering contributions to addressing mechano-sensitive gene regulation in vascular and pulmonary health and disease, leading to new therapeutic approaches”. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”
Dr. Fang’s laboratory has broad interests and deep expertise in vascular biology, non-coding genome, and nano-medicine. His lab investigates the pathophysiological mechanisms of vascular diseases, particularly the modulation of vascular health by non-coding genome in the context of cardiovascular complication (atherosclerosis) and pulmonary disease (acute lung injury). His major research goals are:1) to elucidate novel non-coding genome-mediated disease mechanisms and 2) to develop new nanomedicine-based diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers including 3 Nobel Prize laureates, 17 Fellows having received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation, and 205 also inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, 105 inducted to the
National Academy of Medicine and 43 inducted to the National Academy of Sciences.
A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Event on March 27, 2023. Dr. Fang was inducted along with 140 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2023.