James B. Bassingthwaighte, M.D. Toronto 1955, PhD Mayo Grad Sch Med 1964, was Professor of Physiology and of Medicine at Mayo Clinic until coming to the University of Washington to chair Bioengineering in 1975. He continues as Professor of Bioengineering and Radiology.
In 1979 he established a National Simulation Resource Facility in Circulatory Mass Transport and Exchange and in 1993 initiated the Human Physiome Projects. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. His research is on quantitative approaches to cellular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems, with an emphasis on biochemical, mechanical, and electrophysiological interactions in the intact heart.
His current efforts include the development of technologies for reproducible research, and for the free exchange of data and models of integrative systems (e.g. at www.physiome.org).