John Wikswo

  • Vanderbilt University

    Wikswo, VIIBRE team on track to build third-generation ‘self-driving lab’ with $1M from NSF

    John Wikswo, founder and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education and Gordon A. Cain University Professor, is the principal investigator of a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation. The object is to build a pathbreaking “robot scientist”—a… Read More

    Mar. 5, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Wikswo is member of Vanderbilt’s Public Health Advisory Task Force

    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new Public Health Advisory Task Force to serve as a resource for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the university continues to use the latest public health information from the CDC, state and local health departments and Vanderbilt University Medical Center,… Read More

    Apr. 7, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Wikswo group tech licensed by UK company for organ-on-chip products

    A biotechnology company based in the United Kingdom has licensed three patents and applications from Vanderbilt University for its Organs-on-Chips products. CN Bio Innovations Ltd., a spinoff from Oxford University, secured a combination of exclusive and non-exclusive rights to microfluid technologies developed by Professor John Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University… Read More

    Oct. 18, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    New tissue-chip research to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs

    NeuroVascular Unit and its perfusion controller, left, and the cardiac I-Wire system, right. (VIIBRE / Vanderbilt) An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers led by John Wikswo, A.B. Learned Professor of Living State Physics and Gordon A. Cain University Professor, has received a two-year, $2 million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip”… Read More

    Sep. 22, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

    John Wikswo with image of the I-Wire heart-on-a-chip device projected behind him. (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) The human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. Now scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties. Read More

    Feb. 23, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineers lead 6 of 10 ‘cool inventions’ of 2014: CTTC

    A Vanderbilt engineering professor is a lead or co-inventor of six of the 10 “cool inventions” in 2014 highlighted by the university’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization in this video. The CTTC selected 10 from last year’s 200 inventions… Read More

    Jan. 16, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Significant progress toward creating “benchtop human” reported

      (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Significant progress toward creating “homo minutus”–a benchtop human–was reported at the Society of Toxicology meeting on Mar. 26 in Phoenix. The advance–successful development and analysis of a liver human organ construct that responds to exposure to a toxic chemical much like a real liver-… Read More

    Apr. 3, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Two engineering professors honored by AAAS scientific society

    John Gore and John Wikswo are among seven Vanderbilt University faculty members elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon them by their AAAS peers. They are among 503 AAAS members from around the country who achieved this honor because of their… Read More

    Jan. 13, 2011