Giorgio is BMES 2011 Fellow

Todd Giorgio, professor and chair of the biomedical engineering department at Vanderbilt University, is a member of the 2011 class of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Fellows. The six newly elected fellows were nominated by their peers and elected by the BMES Fellows Committee chaired by board member Nicholas A. Peppas of the University of Texas.

Recipients of this honor are recognized for their outstanding contributions and achievements in biomedical engineering. A formal induction ceremony was held during the BMES Annual meeting Oct. 14 in Hartford, Conn.

The 2011 class of fellows include Sangeeta Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Gerard Coté, Texas A&M; Warren Grill, Duke University; Laura Marcu, University of California-Davis; and Krishnendu Roy, University of Texas, Austin.

Todd Giorgio
Todd Giorgio

Giorgio’s research interests include protease-resonsive biosensors for cancer and atherosclerosis imaging, theranostic systems for combined imaging and drug delivery, gene and siRNA delivery in vitro and in vivo, phage display for discovery of functional peptides for drug and gene delivery applications. He leads the Laboratory for Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine in the School of Engineering.

Giorgio joined the Vanderbilt engineering faculty in 1987 and was named chair of the BME department in 2008. He earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Rice University.

The Biomedical Engineering Society serves as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. BMES’ annual meeting is the premiere scientific meeting for new medical devices and technology.