Research Area: Molecular & Cellular Engineering

Ana Maria Porras, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Ana Maria Porras, Ph.D., is currently a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, where her research focuses on developing in vivo and in vitro models of disease to study host-microbe interactions in the… Read More

Ivana Parker, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Ivana Parker, Ph.D., is a Fulbright Scholar who recently completed a year-long study at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Her project assesses the risk of a commonly used TB vaccine, BCG, on HIV susceptibility in infants… Read More

Benjamin G. Keselowsky, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Keselowsky’s research focuses on engineering biomaterial cell interactions, and targeted controlled release of immune modulating factors to direct immune cell function. Biomaterials undergo complex interactions with cells of the immune system upon implantation. These interactions are incompletely… Read More

Gregory Hudalla, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Hudalla’s research creates functional biomaterials for therapeutic or diagnostic applications via molecular self-assembly. The Hudalla laboratory develops synthetic peptides that can assemble into a desired nano-scale architecture, and then uses these peptides as “tags” to organize biologically… Read More

Peter McFetridge, Ph.D.

Peter McFetridge

Research Summary: Dr. McFetridge’s primary research objective is to engineer viable ‘living’ tissue and organs for the repair and regeneration of diseased tissues. His groups research encompasses angiogenesis and arterial regeneration, articular cartilage development as well as effects on primary and… Read More

Edward A. Phelps, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Phelps’s research is focused on biomaterials engineering as a strategy for regenerative therapies with emphasis in the area of type 1 diabetes. Phelps specializes in bio-synthetic cellular microenvironments (e.g., bio-functionalized polyethylene-glycol hydrogel) for controlled presentation of bioactive… Read More

Jon Dobson, Ph.D.

Jon Dobson, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Dobson’s research focuses on biomedical applications of magnetic micro- and nanoparticles. His group has developed novel technologies for 1) magnetic targeting and remote activation of cell signaling pathways for cell engineering and stem cell therapy; 2) magnetic nanoparticle-based… Read More

Xin Tang, Ph.D.

Professor Tang received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include cell and molecular mechanics in cancer development and metastasis, cardiovascular system, and neurons; unconventional mechano-electrophysiology; quantitative in vivo/vitro functional bio-imaging; nanotechnology; and development of new… Read More

Yiider Tseng, Ph.D.

Grounded in science and engineering fundamentals, research in my laboratory focuses on combining new engineering principals with advanced life science methods to develop a systematic, quantitative, and integrative way of understand fundamental biological phenomena at the molecular and cellular levels.… Read More