Jason Bates, Ph.D., Sc.D., 2018 Research Laureate at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. (Photo: Larner College of Medicine)
Named the Larner College of Medicine’s Research Laureate during the Dean’s Celebration of Excellence in Research in November 2018, Jason Bates, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a world-class researcher and internationally recognized expert in the field of lung mechanics.
On Monday, April 8, he will present his Research Laureate lecture, titled “A Physicist’s Approach to the Lung,” at noon in the Sullivan Classroom in the Medical Education Center at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
A professor of medicine and molecular physiology & biophysics, Bates joined the UVM faculty in 1999. His laboratory-based and computational modeling research in the Vermont Lung Center focuses primarily on the mechanical behavior of the lung in health and disease, and from this work, he has published nearly 400 peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as dozens of book chapters and a textbook, titled Lung Mechanics: An Inverse Modeling Approach (2009, Cambridge University Press). From 2010 to 2014, Bates served as the interim director of the UVM School of Engineering, and in 2016, he was honored as a UVM University Scholar. He is also the inventor of the Flexivent ventilator that is used worldwide in the study of mouse models of lung disease.
Bates received a Ph.D. in medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and a doctor of science degree from the University of Canterbury, following which he worked as a professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, a Fellow of the American Thoracic Society, and deputy editor of the Journal of Applied Physiology.