BME Seminar Series: Dr. Jonathan Vande Geest, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Jonathan Vande Geest, professor, bioengineering at University of Pittsburgh, will be giving a talk on his reasearch on April 12. Dr. Geest's research is titled "Racioethnic disparity in the biomechanics and mechanobiology of primary open angle glaucoma." Click here for more information on Dr. Geest's research.
Dr. Jonathan Vande Geest is a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2000 and his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. Upon graduation, Dr. Vande Geest began his career at the University of Arizona in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and joined the University of Arizona’s Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2009. Dr. Vande Geest returned the Universitof Pittsburgh in 2016 and additionally holds appointments in the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Department of Ophthalmology, and the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration.Dr. Vande Geest is an active member of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and the American Physiological Society (APS). In 2013 Dr. Vande Geest was awarded the Y. C. Fung Young Investigator Award - a society wide medal awarded by the Bioengineering Division of ASME and also currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. In 2015 he was elected Chair of the ASME Bioengineering Division Solids Technical Committee and most recently was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Dr. Vande Geest leads the Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory (STBL) whose primary goal is to develop and utilize novel experimental and computational bioengineering approaches to study the structure function relationships of soft tissues in human growth, remodeling, and disease. Advances in bioengineering are established in the STBL by seamlessly bridging state-of-the-art techniques in nonlinear optical microscopy, finite element modeling, tissue biomanufacturing, and cell mechanobiology.