Tilak Ratnanather elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows
Tilak Ratnanather, an associate research professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a core faculty member in both the Institute for Computational Medicine and the Center for Imaging Science, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to medical and biomedical engineers. It honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering and medicine research, practice, or education. Tilak is being recognized “for leadership and outstanding contribution in making biomedical engineering and STEMM accessible to people with hearing loss worldwide.”
Tilak’s research interests include analyzing the shape of brain structures associated with schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, vestibular function and depression. His work also focuses on deafness and computational problems linked to cochlear physiology. He is a champion of those with hearing loss, mentoring dozens of Johns Hopkins and other students with hearing loss, many of whom have gone on to become successful engineers, researchers, and physicians.