The Society for In Vitro Biology is excited to announce that Dr. Princess I. Imoukhuede, PhD will give the Keynote address at the 2023 In Vitro Biology meeting in Norfolk, Virginia (June 10 – 14, 2023). Dr. Imoukhuede is the Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Endowed Chair and Professor in Bioengineering at University of Washington and a leader in systems biology research, engineering education, and academic diversity initiatives. She was an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University (WU) in St. Louis, where she served as the Director of Diversity Initiatives for the McKelvey School of Engineering. Before joining WU, she was recognized with a Distinguished Promotion Award to Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She earned her SB in Chemical Engineering from MIT and pursued graduate study in Bioengineering at Caltech where she was the first Black woman awarded a Bioengineering PhD and was only the second Black woman to earn a PhD from Caltech’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins where she earned the prestigious United Negro College Fund/Merck Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Her lab pioneers both quantitative biological measurements and computational biological models to delineate signal transduction directing vascular signaling and analyzing oxytocin receptor variants with translational implications to cancers and cardiovascular diseases and women’s health. Dr. Imoukhuede will be speaking on “Bioengineering: Realizing the Promise of Cell Signaling Control in Health and Disease” on Sunday, June 11. Please join us for Dr. Imoukhuede’s Keynote address during the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 In Vitro Biology Meeting on June 11th at the Hilton Norfolk The Main in Norfolk, Virginia.
Submitted by the Editorial Staff