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AIMBE Fellows

The American Institute for Molecular and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows is comprised of approximately 1,500 individuals who have made significant contributions to the medical and biological engineering community in academia, industry, government, and education. Over the years, several senior members of ISAC have been granted this prestigious honor.





David Parks, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate at Stanford University

For outstanding contribution to the fundamental innovations in design, function and application of cell sorting technology.

Andreas Radbruch, Sc.D.
Scientific Director, Department of Cell Biology at The German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin

For outstanding contributions to the development and application of cell analysis technologies to the the study of the immune system.

Scott Tanner, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer at Fluidigm

For engineering innovation leading to new instrumentation for high resolution determination of cellular properties.



Anne Plant, Ph.D.
Supervisory Research Chemist of the Cell Systems Science at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

For contributions for determination of standards in surface engineering as well as validation of in vitro systems for drug discovery.

Paul J. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Cancer Biology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

For his seminal contributions to the development of drug screening technology and new approaches in the delivery of medicines and novel agents for the treatment of cancer.

Sue Van
President and Chief CEO of Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

For leadership in producing and disseminating medical diagnostic products worldwide and introducing processes for biomedical engineering innovation that serve humanity.

Noel Warner, Ph.D.
Worldwide Vice President Scientific Affairs, Becton Dickinson Biosciences

For fundamental innovations in the integration of monoclonal antibodies and flow cytometry to study immunology and cell biology.


Masanobu Yamamoto
Life Electronics Division of Sony Corporation of America

For outstanding contributions to advanced detection technologies and for his seminal contribution to the design, advancement and manufacture of microfluidic devices.

Gary Durack
CEO and President of iCyt, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America

For outstanding and sustained accomplishments in transforming research oriented cell sorting technologies into viable tools for the biotechnology industry.


Mario Roederer, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health

For pioneering work on polychromatic flow cytometry and its application to understanding immune response to infection.

Joe Gray, Ph.D.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

For developing chromosome sorting, bi-variate cell cycle analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization, competitive genomic hybridization, and cancer specific markers.

Larry Sklar, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

For pioneering work on polychromatic flow cytometry and its application to understanding immune response to infection.


Elias Caro
Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

For executive leadership of cellular analysis and diagnostic system development and translational research worldwide, with widespread benefits to human health.

Peter Hansen, Ph.D.
Point Care Technologies, Inc.

For inventing and commercializing new capabilities for clinical and research flow cytometers.

Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, Ph.D.
New York Medical College

For developing and applying techniques to assess the cell cycle, cell kinetics, cellular apoptosis, tumor response and progression.


Bruce Bagwell
Verity Software

For his valuable contributions to technology and education in the field of complex data analysis for research and clinical flow cytometry.

Wolfgang Göhde
Partec Corporation

For pioneering contributions to the development of inexpensive flow cytometers for developing countries.

Leonore A. Herzenberg
Stanford University

For pioneering work in flow cytometry data management and analysis of lymphocyte development and function.


Leonard Herzenberg, Ph.D.
Stanford University Medical School

For seminal contributions to the field of analytic cytology, combining immunology, genetics, mathematics and biomedical engineering and for being responsible for bringing the field of flow cytometry to everyday life.

Louis Kamentsky, Ph.D.
CompuCyte Corporation

Louis A. Kamentsky was the prime mover in the development of flow cytometry, an AIMBE Hall of Fame technology.

Michael Loken, Ph.D.
Hematologics Inc.

Developed two-color flow cytometry techniques leading to multicolor fluorescence instruments for immunophenotyping of leukemias important for new cancer therapies.

D. Lansing Taylor, Ph.D.
Cellumen, Inc.

For the development of fluorescent analog cytochemistry and automated fluorescence microscope systems, and founding the field of high-content screening.

Gerrit J. van den Engh, Ph.D.
University of Washington

For seminal physics and engineering contributions to the design and application of high speed cell separation and sorting technologies.

Alan Waggoner, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University

For outstanding contributions to biotechnology and biomedical research through the development of novel engineered fluorescent probes.


Bob Hoffman, Ph.D.
BD Biosciences

For contributions to the design, calibration, and application of flow cytometers for research and clinical diagnostics.

Howard Shapiro, M.D.
Shapiro Lab

For major contribution to the field of Cytometry, for both instrumentation design and assay development that has driven significant change in the field.

James F. Leary, Ph.D.
Purdue University

Development of high-through put cell analysis and rare-event analysis methods/technologies for minimal residual disease monitoring in medicine and combinatorial library screening for drug discovery.

Robert F. Murphy, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University

For contributions to analytical cytometry and the automated analysis of sub-cellular-localization.


John P. Nolan, Ph.D.
La Jolla Bioengineering Institute

For contributions in cellular and molecular detection technologies by combination of bioengineering and complex chemistries.


J. Paul Robinson, Ph.D.
Purdue University

For contributions to cell and tissue engineering, complex imaging of physiological processes and innovations in medical diagnostic techniques.