Cells-on-Chips for Biomedical Applications

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 11:00 a.m. to Friday, November 17, 2006 - 11:55 a.m.

Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Lecturer Event

Featuring Dr. Mehmet Toner 
Professor of Surgery
HarvardMedicalSchool, Surgery – Massachusetts GeneralHospital

Location:  McDonnell Douglas Auditorium
Open to the public

About the Speaker:

Mehmet Toner, Ph.D., is a professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the HarvardMedicalSchool and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and is also an affiliated faculty member at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He serves as the director of the Microsystems Bioengineering Facility at MGH.

He is a member of many national and international professional committees, and serves as the associate editor of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, associate editor of the Annual Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, and is a member of the editorial board of the journals of Cryobiology and Cryo-Letters. Toner’s research interests are focused on three areas: cryobiology, tissue engineering, and microsystems bioengineering. In 1994, he was recognized by the Y.C. Fung Young Faculty Award in Bioengineering from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). In 2000, Toner was selected to become a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

Toner received a B.S. degree from IstanbulTechnicalUniversity, and an M.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in mechanical engineering. Subsequently, he completed his Ph.D. degree in medical engineering at Harvard University- MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 1989.