Dr. Mehmet Toner is a Professor of Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Toner is also a faculty member at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is the principal investigator and serves as the Director of the BioMicroElectroMechanical Systems Resource Center at MGH. Dr. Toner received a BS degree from Istanbul Technical University and an MS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in Mechanical Engineering. He subsequently completed his PhD degree in Medical Engineering at Harvard University- MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 1989. Dr. Toner is a member of many national and international professional committees. He serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Associate Editor of the Annual Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, member of the Editorial Board of the journals of Cryobiology and Cryo-Letters. In 1994, he was recognized by the Y.C. Fung Young Faculty Award in Bioengineering from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). In 1997, he won the John F. and Virginia B. Taplin Faculty Fellow Award given by Harvard and MIT for his contribution to these two institutions in bioengineering research and education. In 2000, Dr. Toner was selected to become a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He serves on the scientific advisory boards of multiple biotechnology and medical device companies. Toner is internationally recognized for his multidisciplinary approach to biomedical problems in the areas of low-temperature biology and biostabilization, tissue engineering and artificial organs, and microsystems bioengineering in clinical medicine and biology. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Whitaker Foundation, National Textile Center, and others. He has published more than 200 scientific publications and has delivered more than 350 scientific presentations.