Alan Grodzinsky is the Director of MIT’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and is Professor of Biological, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in the MIT Departments of Biological Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include the degeneration and repair of cartilage in injured and arthritic joints, cellular mechanobiology, molecular nano-mechanics, cartilage tissue engineering, and transport in tissues relevant to drug delivery and cartilage repair. He has published over 285 refereed journal articles and reviews in these fields of research. He is past President of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) and the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS). He is on the Editorial Boards of Osteoarthritis & Cartilage and Biophysical Journal, and has been on the boards of Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Archives Biochemistry Biophysics, and Polymer Networks and Gels. Dr. Grodzinsky is a recipient of the NIH MERIT Award, the Melville Medal of the ASME, the Borelli Award of the ASB and the Kappa Delta Award of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.