Dr. Gerard L. Cote is Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University and holds the Charles H. and Bettye Barclay Professorship. His research focuses on the development of macro-scale to nano-scale systems for biosensing and diagnostics. Dr. Cote develops systems using lasers, optics and electronics for noninvasive ways to test blood sugar levels in diabetes, to detect other body chemicals such as beta amyloid for Alzheimer’s disease, and to diagnose cancer. Dr. Cote is a co-inventor on three U.S. patents and one provisional U.S. patent. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.