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Feilim Mac Gabhann

Feilim Mac Gabhann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and a core faculty member of the Institute for Computational Medicine, at Johns Hopkins University.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin in 1997, and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. Following a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Virginia, he joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 2009.

His lab develops computational models of systems pharmacology – in particular, building models with high levels of detail in mechanism of action, and applying them to simulate different therapies including small molecule drugs, biologics, gene therapy, and cell transplants. His lab applies this research to improve therapies in a multiple disease areas, including peripheral artery disease, cancer, HIV, and gynecological disorders. His research is supported by the multiple institutes of the National Institutes of Health, including NHLBI, NIGMS, and NIAID.

Feilim has served as an Editorial Board member for PLOS Computational Biology for eight years, as Associate Editor, Deputy Editor, and Deputy-Editor-in-Chief.

Feilim currently serves as the director of Johns Hopkins' Doctoral Training Program in Biomedical Engineering, and previously served as the first director of Johns Hopkins' Office for Undergraduate Research. He has received the 2019 Career Champion award, the 2016 William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award, and a 2015 Catalyst Award for research from his home institution. National awards include the American Physiological Society Arthur C. Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology (2012), Sloan Research Fellowship (2012), the Microcirculatory Society August Krogh Young Investigator Award (2010), and the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (2008).

Jason Papin

Jason Papin is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. After his training in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, Jason Papin joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 2005.

His lab works on problems in systems biology, metabolic network analysis, infectious disease, toxicology, and cancer, developing computational approaches for integrating high-throughput data into predictive computational models. He manages a lab with both experimental and computational activities and his research group has had continuous support with funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation (including as a CAREER award recipient), Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and several private foundations and companies. Jason is an elected fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

Jason previously served as an Associate Editor, Deputy Editor, and Deputy-Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Computational Biology as well as on the editorial board of other journals in the field of computational biology. His service to the scientific community also includes effort as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Biomedical Engineering Society, as a standing member of the Biodata Management and Analysis (BDMA) NIH study section, and numerous other review panels of federal funding agencies and academic programs.

His teaching and mentoring have been recognized with receipt of awards for undergraduate and graduate teaching. Jason’s work also involves translational activities with recognition as an inventor on several disclosures of intellectual property, in addition to consulting with multiple biotechnology companies.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Virginia Pitzer
Yale School of Public Health
United States
Section: Epidemiology and Clinical/Translational Studies

Former Editor-in-Chief

Ruth Nussinov
National Cancer Institute
United States

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Philip E. Bourne
University of Virginia
United States

Founding Editors

Steven E. Brenner
University of California, Berkeley
United States

Michael Eisen
University of California, Berkeley
United States