Hancock named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellow

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- William Hancock, professor of biomedical engineering, was named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

AIMBE fellows are leaders in the field who have distinguished themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice or education and represent the top 2 percent of the medical and biological engineering community.

Hancock's research focuses on understanding the detailed workings of kinesin motor proteins and their role in intracellular transport, cell motility and cell division. His research incorporates single-molecule microscopy, biochemistry and computational modeling to uncover the nanoscale mechanics of kinesins and their microtubule tracks. By combining biomolecular motors with microfabricated structures, he and his colleagues are also working to develop building blocks for future nano-scale diagnostic and therapeutic devices.

Hancock received his doctorate in bioengineering from the University of Washington in 1994.

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William Hancock

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Professor of biomedical engineering

Last Updated January 29, 2014