Lola Eniola-Adefeso has been elected to the College of Fellows at the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). The AIMBE College of Fellows comprises around 1,500 individuals who have made significant contributions to the medical and biological engineering (MBE) community in academia, industry, government, and education that have transformed the world.
Eniola-Adefeso and her group use in vitro experimental setups to understand the receptor-ligand interactions involved in leukocyte firm arrest and transmigration. The group also designs sophisticated leukocyte mimetics that can navigate the bloodstream and home in on inflamed cells for targeted drug delivery and imaging in cardiovascular disease and cancer.
In recognition of her work, she has received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2011 and the American Heart Association’s Innovator award in 2010. In 2013, she was named a Miller Faculty Scholar at the University of Michigan.
She will be inducted into the College at AIMBE’s 2017 Annual Event, March 19-20, 2017, in Washington, DC.