October 4, 2010

Rai Winslow of BME named inaugural Raj and Neera Singh Professor

Rai Winslow, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Institute for Computational Medicine, will be named the inaugural Raj and Neera Singh Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in a ceremony scheduled at 4 p.m. today, Oct. 4, in Mason Hall on the Homewood campus.

As director of the institute, Winslow oversees an initiative that includes faculty, clinicians, researchers and students from Johns Hopkins’ School of Medicine and its Whiting School of Engineering. The institute seeks to develop quantitative approaches to understanding the mechanisms and improving the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

Winslow’s areas of research include computational modeling of intracellular signaling, metabolism and electrical excitability of the heart, integrative modeling of cardiac function in health and disease, biomedical data representation and database design, and grid computing and data sharing.

Raj and Neera Singh, who established the professorship, are principal owners of Telcom Ventures, a private investment firm specializing in telecommunications and related information technologies. The Singhs have previously aided Johns Hopkins by establishing the Rajendra and Neera Singh Scholarship at the Whiting School and by supporting the Wilmer Eye Institute.

Raj Singh is a member of the boards of trustees of the university and the School of Medicine. Among other institutional affiliations, he is also a member of Penn Engineering’s board of overseers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.