Dahlman Earns Tenure; Lam, LaPlaca, Oshinski, Platt Promoted to Professor

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Three Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering faculty members have been promoted to full professor this spring, and a fourth has earned tenure and promotion to associate professor.

Michelle LaPlaca and Manu Platt will ascend to the rank of full professor in the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, effective July 1.

Wilbur Lam and John Oshinski will become full professors in the Emory University School of Medicine Sept. 1.

James Dahlman has been approved for tenure and promotion to associate professor in the Department.

Dahlman works at the interface of next-generation sequencing, nanotechnology, and gene editing. His lab focuses on targeted drug delivery, in vivo gene editing, Cas9 therapies, and RNA therapies. His team applies big data technologies to nanomedicine in areas like DNA barcoding.

Lam’s lab of clinicians, engineers, and biologists develops and applies micro- and nanotechnologies to study, diagnose, and treat blood disorders, cancer, and childhood diseases.

LaPlaca’s research interests include neurotrauma, injury biomechanics, and neuroengineering as they relate to traumatic brain injury, with the goal of developing better diagnostics, protection, and repair techniques.

Oshinski works to advance magnetic resonance imaging technology, using engineering principles and technical problem-solving techniques to address clinical problems in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. He has concentrated on imaging applications that directly impact patient care.

Platt focuses on fusing engineering, cell biology, and physiology to understand how cells sense, respond, and remodel their immediate mechanical and biochemical environments for repair and regeneration. His group also works to translate that knowledge to address global health disparities.


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  • Created By:Joshua Stewart
  • Created:03/29/2021
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