BME congratulates Professor Elizabeth Loboa on her recent election as the Chair of the Young Investigators Council for Tissue Engineering, the premier journal in the tissue engineering field. The Young Investigators Council is made up of six graduate students or new PhDs, selected from a competitive pool of over 350 international applicants. Additionally, one of the six members is a former NCSU/UNC BME Undergraduate, Jennifer Puetzer, who worked in Dr. Loboa’s lab and is currently completing her doctoral work at Cornell University. The members of the council will serve a one year term on the editorial board for Tissue Engineering, and each young investigator on the council will receive 5-6 papers for peer review. The council and chair will coordinate a Young Investigator Council special issue of Tissue Engineering in 2014. Congratulations to Dr. Loboa and to Ms. Puetzer!