Vesna Zderic is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the George Washington University. She received her BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1998 and her PhD degree in Bioengineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2004. Before coming to GW in 2006, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Prof. Zderic's current research interests include the application of ultrasound to enhance drug delivery through different biological barriers, studies of safety of therapeutic ultrasound application, and ultrasound application for functional modification of cells and tissues. During her professional career, she has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal papers, several book chapters, and an edited book. She has also been active in research community as an associate editor and technical committee member for IEEE EMBS, member of advisory editorial board of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, and reviewer for NIH granting programs and several engineering and ultrasound journals.