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).