Andrew Biewener

BiewenerFellow Since: 2011

Current Affiliation: Harvard University

Andrew A. Biewener received his BS degree in Zoology from Duke University, NC, USA in 1974 and his MA and PhD in Biology from Harvard University, MA, USA in 1982. His academic appointments include being an Instructor (1982-84), Assistant Professor (1984-90), and Professor (1990-1998) at the University of Chicago, where he also served as Chair of the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy from 1996-98. He then assumed the Charles P. Lyman Professorship in Biology at Harvard University in 1998 and is the Director of the Concord Field Station. He holds both of these appointments at present. He also served as Chair of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from 2001 to 2010 and was President of the American Society of Biomechanics in 2001–2002.

In addition to his academic appointments, Biewener began as an Editor with The Journal of Experimental Biology in 2001 and has been Deputy Editor-in-Chief since 2005. He also serves as an Editorial Board member of Biological Letters, having served previously as an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Morphology, Acta Anatomica, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, and the Journal of Experimental Zoology. Biewener has served as an ad hoc member and is now a regular member of the NIH Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS) study section, in addition to having served on several NSF grant panels. Biewener’s laboratory currently focuses on the biomechanics and neuromechanical control of terrestrial and aerial locomotion of vertebrate animals, with relevance to gait rehabilitation and biorobotics, having previously studied skeletal mechanics and remodeling. He has published over 129 primary research papers, has trained 14 PhDs and 15 post-doctoral fellows, and now is primary advisor for four PhD trainees and 3 post-doctoral trainees.