Dr. Lakshmi Nair, Associate Director, Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering and Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut has recently been nominated and elected to become a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Dr. Nair was elected for her outstanding contributions in the field of biomaterials, injectable hydrogels and exceptional contributions to teaching, mentorship and service. Dr. Nair’s research focus on developing minimally invasive therapeutic strategies for managing musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Nair is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and fellow, Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India.
This elite group currently consists of approximately 2,000 individuals all over the world who are outstanding bioengineers in academia, industry, clinical practice, and government. Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows.
Dr. Nair joins Dr. Laurencin and has now become the 9th AIMBE Fellow in UConn’s history, and the 3rd at the Medical School. A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2021 Annual Event on March 26th, 2021. Dr. Nair will be inducted along with 174 colleagues who make up the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2021.