The University of Texas at Dallas
Professor; Vice President for Research
Joseph J. Pancrazio, PhD joined Georgetown University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as an Assistant Professor working at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC in 1997. In 1998, he joined the NRL as a Principal Investigator at the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, becoming the Head of Code 6920, the Laboratory of Biomolecular Dynamics, in 2002.
Dr. Pancrazio joined the Repair and Plasticity Cluster of NIH in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in January of 2004, where he served as the Program Director for neural engineering and the neural prosthesis program. In October 2009, he joined the faculty in the Volgenau School of Engineering as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the new Bioengineering Program. He served as the founding Chair of the Department of Bioengineering at Mason from 2011 to 2015. In 2011, Dr. Pancrazio was elected to the College of Fellows in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, a distinction reserved for the top 2% of the field.
Since 2012, he has served as the Chair of the Steering Committee for Neural Interfaces Conference, an international meeting central to the neurotechnology field. In August 2015, Dr. Pancrazio joined UT-Dallas as a Professor of Bioengineering and Associate Provost.