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Susan C. Hagness, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2022
For pioneering contributions to diagnostic and therapeutic applications of microwave interactions with human tissue.

An electrifying discovery may help doctors deliver more effective gene therapies

Via University of Wisconsin–Madison | April 30, 2024

In an effort to improve delivery of costly medical treatments, a team of researchers in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has developed a stimulating method that could make the human body more receptive to certain gene therapies.

The researchers exposed liver cells to short electric pulses — and those gentle zaps caused the liver cells to take in more than 40 times the amount of gene therapy material compared to cells that were not exposed to pulsed electric fields. The method could help reduce the dosage needed for these treatments, making them much safer and more affordable. The research appears April 30 in the journal PLOS ONE… Continue reading.

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Dr. Susan Hagness Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Via AIMBE | February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Susan C. Hagness, Ph.D., Philip Dunham Reed Professor and Department Chair, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison to its College of Fellows. Dr. Hagness was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for pioneering contributions to diagnostic and therapeutic applications of microwave interactions with human tissue.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation, and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading.

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