David Beebe Headshot

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Chair of Research & Faculty Development
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health


David J. Beebe is the Claude Bernard Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Co-Leader of the Tumor Microenvironment Program in the UW Carbone Cancer Center, and a John D. MacArthur Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is the recipient of the IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award, the Lab on a Chip, Royal Society of Chemistry/Corning, Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize, the Romnes Award and Byron Bird Award for Excellence in a Research Publication at UW-Madison and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. In addition, Dr. Beebe was a founding Scientific Editor of Integrative Biology. David’s current research interests center on the understanding and application of micro scale physical phenomena to understand cancer biology (e.g. stromal-epithelial and cell-matrix interactions), improve cancer diagnosis and monitoring and advance global disease diagnostics. His migration to more biological focused research was facilitated by an 5 year NIH “retraining” award in cancer biology.  He has published more than 225 archived journal articles with more than 25,000 citations (h-index of 72).  He has also co-founded several biotechnology companies. He has received over $30 million in funding (as PI) for his research from NIH, NSF, USDA, DARPA, DOD, DHS, ONR, Coulter Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Whitaker Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, EPA, WARF and the University of Wisconsin.