Michael E. Davis has been promoted to full professor with tenure effective September 1, 2019, by the Board of Trustees at Emory University.
Davis is an associate professor in both cardiology and biomedical engineering (BME) in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Tech. He is a faculty researcher with of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and also serves as director of the Emory+Children's Heart Research and Outcomes (HeRO) Center.
His Center combines expertise from Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Georgia Tech to develop the next generation of treatments for children with heart disease utilizing stem cell research, nanotechnology, and advanced imaging.
In addition, Davis serves as the associate chair for graduate studies in the Coulter biomedical engineering department which offers world-class doctoral training and prepares graduates of the program for a variety of career paths.
He received his Ph.D. in molecular and systems pharmacology at Emory University working on molecular regulation of eNOS expression by shear stress. From 2003-2006, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School (Brigham and Women's Hospital) working on cardiac tissue engineering with collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2006, he moved back to Emory to join the faculty in the Coulter Department.