Leadership

Sathya Gourisankar
Sathya Gourisankar
Director of Biomedical Innovation and Development (MBID) Program, Professor of the Practice
TEP 203 404.385.1230
Director of the MBID program and Professor of Practice in the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. He has over 30 years of pre-clinical and clinical biomaterials research and product development experience in the medical device industries. He has led the life cycle development & global commercialization of over 10 major medical device products (via both “Substantial Equivalence (510k)” and “New Product Development (IDE/PMA)” pathways) with significant business impact for cardio-thoracic, abdominal surgical, peripheral arterial and ophthalmology clinical applications.
Julia Babensee
Julia Babensee
Associate Director of the MBID program, Associate Professor
IBB 1315 404.385.0130
Associate director of the MBID program and associate professor in the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, focuses her research in immunology, tissue engineering, biomaterials, drug delivery, and dendritic cells.