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SELECTBIO Conferences Innovations in Microfluidics, Biofabrication, Synthetic Biology

Organ-on-a-Chip: Technologies and Applications

Michael Shuler, Professor

Michael L. Shuler is the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering and in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University and CEO of Hesperos. Shuler received both of his degrees in chemical engineering (BS, University of Notre Dame, 1969 and Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1973) and has been a faculty member at Cornell University since January 1974. Shuler’s research is focused on biomolecular engineering and includes pioneering the development of “Body-on-a-Chip” or microphysiological system for testing pharmaceuticals and chemicals for toxicity, creation of production systems for useful compounds, such as paclitaxel from plant cell cultures, and constructions of computer models of cells relating physiological function to genomic structure. Shuler and F. Kangi have authored a popular textbook, “Bioprocess Engineering; Basic Concepts”. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. He has received the Amgen Award in Biochemical Engineering, as well as the Professional Progress, Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Award, and the Warren K. Lewis Awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Also, he was the inaugural awardee for the J.E. Bailey Award from the Society for Biological Engineering. He received the Pritzker Award from Biomedical Engineering Society and the Marvin Johnson Award from the American Chemical Society. Shuler has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Science and is a fellow of numerous other professional societies.

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James Hickman, Professor

James J. Hickman is the Founding Director of the NanoScience Technology Center and a Professor of Nanoscience Technology, Chemistry, Biomolecular Science, Material Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Central Florida. Previously, he held the position of the Hunter Endowed Chair in the Bioengineering Department at Clemson University. Dr. Hickman has a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Chemistry. For the past twenty-five years, he has been studying the interaction of biological species with modified surfaces, first in industry and in the latter years in academia. While in industry he established one of the first bioelectronics labs in the country that focused on cell-based sensors and their integration with electronic devices and MEMS devices. He is interested in creating hybrid systems for biosensor and biological computation applications and the creation of functional in vitro systems for human body-on-a-chip applications. He has worked at NSF and DARPA in the area of biological computation. He is also the founder and current Chief Scientist of a biotechnology company, Hesperos, that is focusing on cell-based systems for drug discovery and toxicity. He has 124 publications and 20 book chapters, in addition to 19 issued patents out of 42 total patent applications.

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