Susan S. Margulies, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2006
For discovering fundamental and integrated mechanisms governing the biomechanics of head injury and biomechanics of the lung in health and disease.

Susan Margulies Appears on Charlie Rose Brain Series

Via Charlie Rose | December 1, 2015

The Charlie Rose Brain Series, Year Three. In our fourth episode, we consider Sports-Induced Brain Trauma, focusing specifically on its effect on children. We are joined by Tori Belluci was an All-Met soccer player at Huntingtown High School in Maryland. She turned down a full scholarship to play soccer in college after she suffered her fifth concussion. Also joining us are Walter Koroshetz of the National Institutes of Health; Susan Margulies of the University of Pennsylvania; Thomas McCallister of the Indiana University School of Medicine; Dawn Comstock of the University of Colorado Anschutz; and Dr. Eric Kandel. He is a Nobel Laureate, a professor at Columbia University, and a Howard Hughes medical investigator. (Source: Bloomberg)


Susan Margulies Receives $6.7 million NIH/NINDS Grant

Via Penn Engineering | July 21, 2011

Susan S. Margulies, Professor and George H. Stephenson Term Chair of Bioengineering, has recently been awarded a $6.7 million, 5-year NIH/NINDS grant to conduct preclinical Cyclosporin A trials to treat pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI).  This multi-institutional, collaborative study is the first of its kind to use immature porcine models of TBI with developmental and morphological fidelity to children.  Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and acquired disability in childhood in the United States.  Every year more than 200,000 children in the U.S. sustain traumatic brain injuries, and five times more will die from brain injuries than from all forms of childhood cancer combined.  Despite its high incidence and financial toll, there currently are no specific pharmacological treatments for TBI in children.


Engineering Delivers the Advantage in Protecting Children

Via Penn Engineering | September 1, 2010

A tumble down the stairs, a fall from a bike, a jerked arm or an abusive strike are all actions that can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children. One million children in the United States sustain TBIs annually, sending 165,000 children to the hospital. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, TBI is one of the leading causes of acquired disability and death in infants and children. It’s those horrific outcomes that Susan Margulies, professor of Bioengineering and Neurosurgery, is in the business of preventing.

"I first studied the different types of injuries in children at different ages and under various circumstances as a graduate student. I learned that there are gaps in our understanding of the biomechanics of pediatric injury and children’s tolerance to withstand forces of impact. When we become successful at determining the mechanism of injury, we can enhance diagnosis and treatment—an incredibly important goal," Margulies says.


Susan Margulies Named a Fellow of BMES

Via Penn Engineering | October 14, 2009

Susan Margulies, Professor of Bioengineering, has been named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society for her national and international contributions to Biomedical Engineering and for inspired leadership in BMES. Fellowship is conferred by the Board of Directors to Society members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and a record of membership and participation in the Society.