Biomedical Engineering

Simon Cherry Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Simon Cherry, distinguished professor of biomedical engineering at UC Davis

Simon Cherry, distinguished professor of biomedical engineering at UC Davis

The National Academy of Inventors has announced that Simon Cherry is among its 2016 class of fellows. The academy recognized Cherry for his work on medical imaging technology, especially positron emission tomography (PET) scanning and computed tomography. With his selection, UC Davis now has seven fellows, two of whom also do biomedical engineering research. In addition to Cherry, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering Kyriacos Athanasiou was elected for his contributions to the understanding of the healing processes of cartilage and the development of improved methods for tissue regeneration. A. Hari Reddi, Distinguished Professor of Orthopedics and a member of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group, was elected for his discovery of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) and related phenomena, revolutionizing medical practice in this area of orthopedic medicine. 

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