Department of Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering and
the Institute of Engineering in Medicine
invite you to attend the

Richard Skalak Memorial Lecture

"Mechanotransduction in Endothelial Cells:
Feedback Control of Intracellular Mechanics"

Presented by

Dr. Shu Chien

Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Director, Institute of Engineering in Medicine
UC San Diego

Richard Skalak and Shu Chien in 1987, shortly before they left Columbia for UCSD

Shu Chien at UC San Diego

President Obama greets and awards Shu Chien with the National Medal of Science in 2011

Friday, April 13, 2012
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Atkinson Hall Auditorium
UC San Diego

Lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.; Reception to follow
- Light refreshments will be served -

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Richard Skalak was a pioneer in Bioengineering and Biomechanics. He served over 40 years on the Faculty at Columbia University in New York and at the University of California San Diego. After traditional studies in mechanical engineering fields he turned in 1960's his brilliant engineering mind to biomedical problems. He did groundbreaking work on the red blood membrane, on flow of blood cells in human tissue, helped to develop titanium implants in human bone and skeletal reconstruction, and applied engineering to cancer, sickle cell disease, hypertension, atherosclerosis and other diseases.

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