Dr. Zeynep Erim is Director of the NIBIB Division of Interdisciplinary Training. Dr. Erim received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey in 1983; an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul in 1986; and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 1992. From 1992 to 2001, she held the position of Research Assistant Professor at the Neuromuscular Research Center at Boston University, and in 2002, joined the Sensory Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago as a Senior Research Scientist where she later became Associate Director for Research. She also served as Research Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of Medicine, and as Adjunct Faculty at the Biomedical Engineering Department in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Dr. Erim joined NIBIB in 2007 as a Program Director in the Division of Interdisciplinary Training where she became the division director in 2018. She leads NIBIB's efforts to train a competent and diverse workforce that can employ bioengineering to address the health challenges of the future.