John A. Frangos was the Founder of the La Jolla Bioengineering Institute (LJBI), a not-for-profit research institute that specializes in research on diseases whose origin and treatment are rooted in cell membrane mechanics. Dr. Frangos received his BES from The Johns Hopkins University, MS from Stanford University and PhD from Rice University in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Frangos has been the leading pioneer in the field of mechanochemical signal transduction in the cardiovascular and skeletal systems. His lab received over $25 million in funding. Dr. Frangos has over 126 peer-reviewed publications and is the holder of 6 patents.