James Bassingthwaighte, M.D., Ph.D.

Physiome Projects in Biological Research: Practical Philosophy


James Bassingthwaighte HeadshotDr. James B. Bassingthwaighte MD Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Biomathematics and Radiology at the University of Washington. Dr. Bassingthwaighte served as Director of the Center for Bioengineering at the University of Washington since 1975 for 5 years. He served as a Member of Advisory Board at Teranode Corporation. He serves as Director at National Space Biomedical Research Institute. He also serves as Director of the National Simulation Resource for Circulatory Mass Transport and Exchange. He is the Editor of the Annals of Biomedical Engineering and serves as Chairman of the Commission on Bioengineering in Physiology, International Union of Physiological Sciences. Dr. Bassingthwaighte joined the Mayo faculty, advancing to Professor of Physiology and of Medicine. He is Affiliate Professor of Physiology at Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands. Dr. Bassingthwaighte is the recipient of numerous awards such as an NIH Research Career Development Award, the Louis and Arthur Lucian Award of McGill University, the Alza Award of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the Burlington Resources Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Research. He received his BA and MD from the University of Toronto. Following post-graduate work in Medicine and Cardiology at the Postgraduate Medical School of London, he obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.