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Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic Tapped to Deliver Savio L-Y. Woo Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 10

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovik

Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, The Mikati Foundation professor of biomedical engineering and medical sciences at Columbia University, will give a talk about life in academia as part of the Savio L-Y. Woo Lecture Series at the University of Pittsburgh.

“Life in an academic lab: Dreaming, persevering and trying to make difference” will reflect on life in academia, the challenges and rewards of running a bioengineering lab, lessons learned, and the incredible opportunities that are becoming increasingly available for pursuing translational biomedical research.

The Department of Bioengineering honored Woo by establishing the Savio L-Y. Woo Distinguished Lectureship in 2021. Woo, a renowned bioengineering researcher, is distinguished university professor and founding director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center at Pitt.

The lecture will take place in Benedum Hall Room 102 on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at 9 a.m. Find out more and register here.

About Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic is University Professor, the first engineer to receive this highest academic rank at Columbia University. The focus of her lab is on engineering functional human tissues and organs for use in regenerative medicine and patient-specific “organs-on-a-chip” models of disease. She is well published and highly cited, has mentored over 150 trainees, and founded five biotech companies. She is a member of Academia Europaea, Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Inventors, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.