Yale scientist Andre Levchenko elected a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Andre Levchenko, John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the Yale Systems Biology Institute, has been elected a Class of 2017 Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).

Founded in 1968, BMES is an interdisciplinary professional society of professionals devoted to developing and using engineering and technology to advance human health and well-being. Fellow status is awarded to Society members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and hold a record of membership and participation in the Society.

Dr. Levchenko combines experimental results with computational models to learn about the interactions of proteins and cells in healthy and disease states. He joined the Yale faculty in 2013 and is engaged in multi-disciplinary research to define molecular and cellular interactions from single-cell to multi-cell levels. Last year, with support from a $9.5m grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the Systems Biology Institute and the Cancer Biology Institute joined forces in the Cancer Systems Biology @ Yale program, to understand how cancer cells reach an aggressive state and invade surrounding tissue leading to  damage and metastasis.