Casim A. Sarkar, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2022
For outstanding innovations in analyzing and engineering biomolecular interactions and cell signaling.

New DNA editing tool could enable more personalized cell therapies

Via Science Advisory Board | July 21, 2022

An integrated experimental and computational method could make site-specific recombination more efficient and predictable. A research team used the model to predict and control simultaneous production of multiple proteins within a cell, pointing to applications in regenerative medicine and cell therapy.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities developed the experimental model to calculate the rate of site-specific recombination and then used it to train a machine-learning algorithm. Their study was published July 20 in Nature Communications… Continue reading.


Dr. Casim Sarkar 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 Casim A. Sarkar, Ph.D., Associate Professor Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota to its College of Fellows. Dr. Sarkar was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding innovations in analyzing and engineering biomolecular interactions and cell signaling.

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.