Dr. Gilda Barabino
Dr. Barabino, the new dean of the Grove School of Engineering, was associate chair for graduate studies and professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. She joined the department in 2007 after an 18-year career at Northeastern University, where she rose to the rank of professor of chemical engineering and served as the vice provost for undergraduate education. She served as Georgia Tech's first vice provost for academic diversity in 2008 and 2009.
Dr. Barabino has an extensive record of leadership and service in the chemical and biomedical engineering communities and currently serves as president of the Biomedical Engineering Society. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society. Dr. Barabino's key research areas include sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering and diversity in science and engineering. She received her BS from Xavier University of Louisiana and her PhD at Rice University.