Cynthia Reinhart-King, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016
For outstanding contributions in cellular and tissue mechanics in disease progression

School of Engineering Recruits Biomedical Engineering Chair, New Faculty Members

Via Vanderbilt | October 5, 2016

The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of senior faculty to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and four junior faculty members representing biomedical, mechanical and computer science and computer engineering departments.

Michael R. King will join Vanderbilt as professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Cynthia Reinhart-King will join biomedical engineering as professor and will direct new research initiatives related to the emerging area of regenerative medicine.

Cynthia Reinhart-King investigates tissue formation and tissue disruption during diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer. She focuses on how physical and chemical cues within the extracellular environment drive fundamental cellular processes including cell-matrix adhesion, cell-cell adhesion and cell migration.

Reinhart-King is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, a recipient of a NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award and of the Rita Schaffer Award from BMES. She obtained undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering and biology at MIT and a Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Reinhart-King’s lab has received funding from the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the American Federation for Aging Research. She currently serves as a member of the national BMES Board of Directors, and serves as the program chair of the 2016 BMES annual meeting.


Cynthia Reinhart-King, Ph.D. To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Cynthia Reinhart-King, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Reinhart-King was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions in cellular and tissue mechanics in disease progression.