Bioengineering and Biomedical Research Group
Contact: Dr. Noelle Comolli
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.
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.
Gang Feng, Ph.D.
Research: Nanomechanical characterization and modeling of cells, tissues, and biomaterials
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.
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.
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
Ani Ural, Ph.D.
Research: Computational bone mechanics, Orthopaedic biomechanics, Fracture mechanics, Solid mechanics
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.
Research: Fiber-optic based biomolecular sensors, including microstructured optical fiber (MOF) sensors for DNA sequencing and single-molecule spectroscopy