Meyer Named President-Elect of U.S. Society for Biomaterials

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: May 13, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Anne E. Meyer, director of the University at Buffalo site of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces, has been elected president-elect of the Society for Biomaterials, a scientific research society with approximately 1,500 members from academia, industry and government agencies.

Meyer was elected to the position at the society's 29th annual meeting, held April 30 through May 2 in Reno, Nev.

In addition to serving as president-elect for the coming year, Meyer will assume the role of chair of the society's Long-Range Planning Committee. She will become president in May 2004.

She has been active in the society for the past seven years, serving as secretary/treasurer, secretary/treasurer-elect, and member-at-large, as well as bylaws chair and officer of several of the society's special interest groups.

Meyer holds academic appointments in UB's Biomaterials Graduate Program, the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Dental Medicine, the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Biomedical Engineering Center in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

She was a member, and then chair, of the National Institutes of Health special study sections for biomaterials and bioengineering (1991-2001), and served on NSF bioengineering review panels (1995-2000). She serves on the editorial board of Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Applied Biomaterials and is the North American regional editor for the journal Biofouling. She is author or co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters, and more than 80 peer-reviewed proceedings papers and abstracts.

Prior to joining the UB research staff in 1986, she was head of the Surface Science Section of Calspan Corp., currently Veridian Engineering in Buffalo.

Meyer is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and received the Society for Biomaterials' C. William Hall Award in 2002. In addition to the Society for Biomaterials and AIMBE, she is a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, International Association for Dental Research and The Adhesion Society.

She holds a doctorate in prosthetic materials from Lund University in Sweden and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Potsdam State College.

She resides in Eggertsville.