Bioengineering and Biomedical Research Group
Contact: Dr. Noelle Comolli
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
Jacob Elmer, Ph.D.
Optimization of gene delivery and expression for CAR-T cell immunotherapy, with a specific focus on epigenetic control of transgene expression and the innate immune response to non-viral gene delivery. In addition, our lab is also developing earthworm hemoglobin as a novel, safe, and effective substitute for donated blood.
Zuyi Huang, Ph.D.
Research: Advanced mathematical modeling and systems analysis techniques for complicated biological and environmental systems to combat disease-causing pathogens and optimize the design and constructability of environmentally friendly biofuels
Meltem Izzetoglu, Ph.D.
Research: Studying the function of the human brain and body by acquiring signals of bio-optical, bio-electric, bio-mechanical and bio-acoustic origin using biomedical sensors, devices and signal processing algorithms.
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