John Wikswo has worked on measurements and modeling in bioengineering and electrophysiology, initially at the scale of humans and dogs, then with rodents, and more recently at the level of nanoliter bioreactors and individual cells. He is the founding Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE), which was created in 2001 with a $5 million, five-year grant from the Vanderbilt Academic Venture Capital Fund to foster and enhance interdisciplinary research in the biophysical sciences, bioengineering, and medicine at Vanderbilt.
He is a fellow of seven professional societies, holds 28 patents and has multiple patents pending, and nurtures innovation among VIIBRE staff and his undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees. He loves teaching and learning and sharing his enthusiasm for research and inventing with high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students. He has extensive experience with both industrial/academic collaborations, particularly in both Phases I and Phase II SBIRs, and large DARPA, DTRA, and NIH projects.
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