Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Research Group

Noelle Comolli, Ph.D

Noelle Comolli, Ph.D.

Research: Nanoparticles for axonal guidance after spinal cord injury, Thin film delivery of anti-inflammatory agents, Development of novel microparticles for tumor targeting, Nanoparticles for inhaled drug delivery

Metin Duran, Ph.D.

Metin Duran, Ph.D.

Research: Biological processes of environmental engineering, Optimization of engineered processes for maximum microbial growth and metabolism, Quantifying behavior of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments

Gang Feng, Ph.D.

Gang Feng, Ph.D.

Research: Nanomechanical characterization and modeling of cells, tissues, and biomaterials 

Jens O.M. Karlsson, Ph.D.

Jens O.M. Karlsson, Ph.D

Research: Biophysical mechanisms of intracellular ice formation and cell damage during freezing/thawing, Cryopreservation of tissue-engineered constructs, cell lines and gametes, Cryosurgery, Hyperthermic processes

William J. Kelly, Ph.D.

William J. Kelly, Ph.D.

Research: Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modeling of bioprocessing equipment, Fermentation and isolation of DNA plasmids for gene therapy applications, Optimization of CHO cell culture for production of monoclonal antibodies (Mabs), Shear-induced degradation of biological macromolecules and cells

Justinus Satrio, Ph.D.

Justinus Satrio, Ph.D.


Ani Ural, Ph.D

Ani Ural, Ph.D

Research: Computational bone mechanics, Orthopaedic biomechanics, Fracture mechanics, Solid mechanics

Qianhong Wu, Ph.D

Qianhong Wu, Ph.D

Research: Cellular biomechanics, Biofluid dynamics, Porous media flow in biological materials, Role of glycocalyx in microcapillary lubrication and mechanotransduction

Rosalind M. Wynne, Ph.D.

Rosalind M. Wynne, Ph.D.

Research: Fiber-optic based biomolecular sensors, including microstructured optical fiber (MOF) sensors for DNA sequencing and single-molecule spectroscopy

Student investigates drug delivery using an HPLC instrument in the Genomics Core Laboratory.
Dr. Comolli and student constructing thin film hydrogels in the Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Research Laboratory.
Dr. Wu confers with student in the Cellular Biomechanics and Sports Science Laboratory.
Dr. Kelly assists a student with tests of a pilot-scale bioreactor in the Biochemical Engineering and Bioprocessing Laboratory.
Students work on DNA purification in the Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Laboratory.
Analysis of a protein sample using mass spectrometry.
Aseptic tissue culture work in a laminar-flow biosafety cabinet.
Student measures alkalinity of the products of a biogas synthesis process.
Checking agar plates for bacterial colony formation.
Microscopic inspection of endothelial cell culture.
Cryopreservation of CHO cells using a controlled-rate freezer.