Dr. Laura Niklason, the Nicholas Greene Professor of Anesthesiology and professor of biomedical engineering, was elected in October 2015 to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly termed the Institute of Medicine). Niklason is the vice-chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology. Her research focuses primarily on regenerative strategies for cardiovascular and lung tissues, and the impact of biomechanical and biochemical signals of tissue differentiation and development. She was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2014.
Submitted by Garrett Sendlewski on January 20, 2016