Joseph Orgel P.R.O.
Professor Joseph Orgel is a British American scientist based at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech), Chicago, with appointments in biology and biomedical engineering. His research explores fundamental structural biochemistry underlying disease and possible treatments. Using novel techniques, Dr. Orgel and his group have been able to visualize the molecular organization of connective and neurological tissues at nanometer (or better) resolution. He leads investigations of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, heart disease, and arthritis in collaboration with the US Army. An awardee of the NSF CAREER award, he has been Biochemistry Section Editor of PLOS ONE since 2008. In early 2021, he was named Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Illinois Tech.