Andre Palmer ProfessorOhio State UniversityProfessor Palmer’s research interests encompass the development of novel hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers for a variety of applications in transfusion medicine and tissue engineering. His lab is also developing non-heme based plasma substitutes, red blood cell storage solutions and monocyte/macrophage targeted drug delivery systems. He is author of more than 100 peer reviewed publications. Among others, he received the National Science Foundation Career Award, and the Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education from The Ohio State University College of Engineering. Prof. Palmer currently serves on the International Scientific Advisory Committee on Blood Substitutes, and is a member of the Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences Study Section at the National Institutes of Health. In 2015, he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and appointed chair of the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical Engineering at The Ohio State University. Palmer’s research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.