Beth L. Pruitt

Director, Biological Engineering
Professor of ME, and BMSE

3108 BioE
The Pruitt Lab studies how mechanics mediates biological signaling using microtechnologies for cellular mechanobiology and mechanical measurements.

Michael Beyeler

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences

3201 BioEngineering
What does the world look like with a bionic eye?

Dennis Clegg

Professor, Wilcox Family Chair in BioMedicine
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

5125 Biology II
Human stem cell research; Molecular mechanisms of stem cell differentiation; Derivation of ocular cells from stem cells; Soft tissue regeneration.

Siddharth Dey

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

3008 BioE
The goal of our lab is to develop novel single-cell sequencing technologies to understand how variability in the epigenome regulates gene expression heterogeneity and cell fate decisions.

Zvonimir Dogic

Professor, Physics

Broida 4419
Research interests of our group are primarily experimental, and span both equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenomena.

Emilie Dressaire

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering II, Room 2326
Our research aims at developing bio-inspired strategies to control and sense fluid flows at small scales, combining fluid dynamics, soft matter and biology.

Matthieu Louis

Assistant Professor
Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

3141 Biology II
Combining theory and experimentation to understand how navigational decisions come about in terms of neural-circuit computation.

Cristina Marchetti


Broida 6235
Active systems are assemblies of interacting entities that individually consume energy to generate motion and forces and collectively exhibit organized behaviors on scales much larger than that of the individuals.

Arnab Mukherjee

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

3349 ENGR II
Our research focuses on engineering genetic reporters for imaging what we think of as the "dark matter" of biology - living systems that cannot be readily imaged using existing reporter gene techniques.

Michelle O'Malley

Chemical Engineering

3343 Engineering II
Genetic engineering and synthetic biology of non-model microorganisms.

Linda Petzold

Mehrabian Distinguished Professor
Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering

3106 BioEngineering
Modeling, simulation and data analytics of multiscale systems in biology and medicine.

Kevin Plaxco

Associate Director, Biological Engineering
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

3002 BioE
In-vivo molecular measurements, anyone?

Omar Saleh


3006 BioE
Saleh's research is focused on the molecular physics underlying biological systems, with particular experience in nucleic acids, protein/DNA interactions, biomolecular elasticity, and self-assembled biomolecular systems.

Spencer Smith

Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Co-Director, Brain Initiative
Advisory Board, Neuroscience Research Institute

We're generally interested in how the brain works, at the level of neurons and synapses.

Ryan Stowers

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering biomaterials to probe questions in mechanobiology.

Sebastian Streichan

Assistant Professor

Broida 4409
We use ideas and concepts from physics, computer science, and mathematics to ask how embryos get in shape, and how organs function.

Luke Theogarajan

Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Theogarajan is interested in the marriage between materials, electronics and micro/nanofabrication as a means of developing new devices and tools for medical applications.

Yon Visell

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program
Mechanical Engineering

2213 Elings Hall
Haptics, Robotics, Tactile Sensing, Soft Electronics, Soft Robotics, Bioinspired Systems, Computational Acoustics

Max Wilson

Assistant Professor
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

We use photo-switchable proteins from plants to understand and control complex cellular behaviors.

Enoch Yeung

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

3104 BioE
How does life perform computation?


Elizabeth Jensen

Assistant Director, Biological Engineering Program
Business Officer

1104 BioE
Oversees department operations: Budget & Finance, Academic Personnel, Human Resources, Gifts, Procurement, Student Affairs.

Angelina Toporov

Graduate Advisor & Emphasis Coordinator

1106 BioE
Responsible for coordinating the Ph.D. Optional Bioengineering Emphasis and student affairs advising. Also responsible for student outreach, publicity, and seminar & travel coordination.