Scientific director for the section on Network Reconstructions and in silico Biology.
1979-1984: PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, USA
1984-1990: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, USA
1990-1995: Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, USA
1995-: Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, USA
1998-: Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA
2005-: Faculty member Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Awards and Honors
Professor Palsson has received multiple honors, including a Fulbright Fellow in 1995, the Lindbergh Tissue Engineering award in 2001, was named the Galetti Chair of Bioengineering in 2004, was elected into the National Academy of Engineering in 2006, received the UCSD Chancellor's Associates award in Science and Technology in 2006, and was selected as the developer of one of the most influential technologies in Biotech over the past 10 years by Nature Biotechnology (2006). Professor Palsson received the Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award from the MD Anderson in Houston in 2008 and an honorary doctorate from Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2009.
Professor Palsson is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 30 book chapters and has an h-index of 63. His work has been cited more than 13,000 times. He co-authored the book Tissue Engineering in 2004 and authored the book Systems Biology: Properties of Reconstructed Networks in 2006.
Patenting and Technology Transfer
Professor Palsson has 28 US patents. He co-founded Aastrom Biosciences (NASDAQ: ASTM) in 1988, where he served as the Vice President of Developmental Research for two years, co-founded Oncosis (renamed as Cyntellect) and Genomatica, a company that is focused on in silico
biology (a spin-off from UCSD).