Jane Grande-Allen
Rice University, USA

Jane Grande-Allen is the Isabel Cameron Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University. Her research group investigates the structure-function-environment relationship of soft connective tissues through bioengineering analyses of the extracellular matrix and cell mechanobiology, with a focus on cardiovascular and intestinal diseases, as described in >150 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Grande-Allen received a BA in Mathematics and Biology from Transylvania University in 1991 and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 1998. After performing postdoctoral research in Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic, she joined Rice University in 2003 and was promoted to full professor in 2013. Dr. Grande-Allen is a Fellow of AIMBE, BMES, AAAS, AHA, and the Society for Experimental Mechanics. From 2009-2018, she served on the BMES Board of Directors and Executive Board. Dr. Grande-Allen is currently a Deputy Editor of Annals of Biomedical Engineering and serves on the science advisory committee for the American Heart Association.