Michael L. Shuler, Ph.D.


Member, Scientific Advisory Board


Professor Michael L. Shuler was the first scientist to envision the possibility and pioneer the practice of quantitatively simulating molecular and cellular biological systems with in vitro devices such as bioreactors and dynamic cell culture analog systems.  The patented HμREL® technology, co-invented by Dr. Shuler and Dr. Gregory Baxter, embodies Dr. Shuler’s research at the micro-device scale.  Dr. Shuler is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Cornell University.  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  He has received such awards as the James Bailey Award from the Society of Biological Engineering, the AIChE Professional Progress and Warren K. Lewis Awards, and the Amgen Award in Biochemical Engineering.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.