Our biological engineering faculty and students focus on tissue replacement and regeneration.
By studying the role of mechanical forces on cell behavior, protein glycosylation, stem cell aging, and stem cell differentiation, they develop novel technologies such as production of value-added chemicals, engineering novel proteins with improved properties, development of anti-clotting agents, scale-up production of stem cells for cell therapies and engineering tissues such as blood vessels, skin, bone, and cartilage.
Stelios Andreadis - Stem cells for vascular tissue engineering, signaling pathways in cell-cell adhesion and wound healing, lentiviral vectors and lentiviral microarrays for high-throughput gene expression analysis and gene discovery
Sriram Neelamegham - Biomedical engineering, cell biomechanics, vascular engineering
Natesh Parashurama - Liver stem cell biology, differentiation, cell therapy, organogenesis, disease modeling, tissue engineering. Multimodality molecular imaging, monitoring molecular events in living subjects
Sheldon Park - Protein engineering, yeast surface display, bioinformatics, molecular dynamics simulations
Blaine Pfeifer - Metabolic engineering, heterologous natural product biosynthesis, genetic vaccine design