completing a dissertation on nineteenth-century British painting. Mr. Kendall received his M.A. in Victorian Art and Architecture at the University of London. Prior to joining the NRC in 2007, he worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Huntington in San Marino, California.
Guruprasad Madhavan is a Program Officer with the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, and the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy at the National Academies. Previously, he served as a Program Officer for the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law and as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy. He has worked on such National Academies’ publications as Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Summary of a Workshop (2010); Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest (2010); and Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited (2010). Dr. Madhavan completed his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton where his research was directed toward developing noninvasive, nonpharmacological, neuromuscular stimulation approaches for enhancing circulation. He received his B.E. (honors with distinction) in instrumentation and control engineering from the University of Madras, and M.S. in biomedical engineering from SUNY Stony Brook. Following his medical device industry experience as a research scientist at AFx, Inc. and Guidant Corporation in California, Dr. Madhavan completed his M.B.A. in leadership and healthcare management from SUNY Binghamton. Among other honors, he was selected as an outstanding young scientist to attend the 2008 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions, and 1 among 14 people as the “New Faces of Engineering” of 2009 in USA Today. He is co-editor of Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Springer 2008) and Pathological Altruism (Oxford University Press 2011).