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ME professor selected to receive Mid-career Biosciences Faculty Achievement Recognition award


Jianping Fu, Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering and of Cell and Developmental Biology, is a recipient of the Mid-career Biosciences Faculty Achievement Recognition award (MBioFAR), administered by the Presidential Biosciences Initiative.

The MBioFAR program aims to recognize and provide the most meritorious mid-career faculty with additional discretionary resources — $250,000 per year for two years for each awardee — to facilitate innovative and higher-risk research that might not otherwise be supported by conventional granting agencies.

Dr. Fu is a bioengineer who specializes in synthetic embryology, with a research program that bridges several disciplines, including stem cell biology, developmental biology, synthetic biology and bioengineering. His groundbreaking studies have been credited with laying the foundation for the emerging technology of artificial embryos, which was selected as one of the “10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2018” by the MIT Technology Review. This field has tremendous potential for advancing human embryology and reproductive and regenerative medicine.

“These researchers represent the best of U-M’s scientific enterprise and merit MBioFAR recognition. With their passion, inquisitiveness and extraordinary talents, they are committed to improving the human condition,” President Santa J. Ono said.

Dr. Fu, along with the other co-recipients, will be honored at the annual Biosciences Community event on December 12, 2022. The full list of recipients is available from the U-M Record and features faculty from across the University.

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