Andre Levchenko named to the John C. Malone Professorship

Andre Levchenko, newly designated as the John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering, combines experimental results with computational models to learn about the interactions of proteins and cells in healthy and disease states.

Levchenko, who joined the Yale faculty on July 1, is engaged in multi-disciplinary research to define molecular and cellular interactions from single-cell to multi-cell levels. In addition to his endowed post, Levchenko was also appointed as the inaugural director of the Yale Systems Biology Institute on the West Campus.

After growing up in Siberia, Russia, Levchenko received a Master of Science degree in biophysics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. After arriving in the United States as a refugee, he went on to earn a Master of Science and a Doctor of Science degree in bioengineering from Columbia University. He was then a postdoctoral scholar in the California Institute of Technology’s biology division.

Levchenko joined the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University as an assistant professor in 2001, rising through the ranks to associate professor (with tenure) in 2007 and full professor in 2011. He held affiliations with the Whitaker Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Cell Engineering, the Johns Hopkins Medical School Epigenetics Center, the John Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and the Center for Cell Dynamics.

The Yale systems biologist is the author of more than 90 published research articles and several book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of PLOS Biology and Science Signaling, among numerous others. He is a member of the New York Academy of Science, the Biophysical Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Chemical Society, and the Biomedical Engineering Society.

He is a recipient of the American Asthma Foundation Early Excellence Award and has been elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.