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Faculty: Alphabetical List

Eric Alm

Computational and experimental approaches to understanding the evolution of gene regulatory networks in environmental microorganisms.

Mark Bathe

Molecular & cellular biophysics; Chromosome structure; Nucleic acid nanotechnology

Angela Belcher

Biomaterials, biomolecular materials and organic-inorganic interrfaces

Paul Blainey

Microfluidics, single-cell genomics & function, biophysics of DNA-protein interaction

Ed Boyden

Neurotechnology, neural circuit analysis and engineering, novel
neurological disease treatments, optical and molecular tools for neuroscience

Chris Burge

Mechanisms of gene regulation

Arup Chakraborty

Computational modeling of biological and physiological processes

Peter Dedon

Biological chemistry of RNA modifications; chemical and biological mechanisms linking inflammation and human disease; chemical biology of DNA, RNA, protein and lipid damage caused by drugs, ionizing radiation, microbes and endogenous chemicals; bioanalytical chemistry and biological mass spectrometry

Edward F. DeLong

Environmental genomics, microbial diversity, photobiology, integrating microbial systems biology with systems ecology

C. Forbes Dewey, Jr.

Cell, tissue, and fluid biomechanics, biological imaging

Bevin P. Engelward

DNA damage induced loss of genomic integrity

John M. Essigmann

Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis, mechanism based drug design

Ernest Fraenkel

Computational biology, systems biology, transcriptional regulation

James G. Fox

Animal models for disease

Linda G. Griffith

Tissue engineering

Alan J. Grodzinsky

Tissue engineering; biology and biophysics of extracellular matrix; cell and molecular nanomechanics

Jongyoon Han


Darrell J. Irvine

Immune system bioengineering, cell and tissue engineering, biomaterials

Alan P. Jasanoff

Neurotechnology and neural systems, molecular imaging, biomolecular and materials engineering.

Roger D. Kamm

Cell, tissue, and fluid biomechanics

Amy E. Keating

Computational, biophysical, structural and proteomic studies of protein-protein interactions

Alexander M. Klibanov

Enzyme biotechnology, therapeutic proteins

Angela Koehler

Chemical biology, cancer therapeutics

Robert Langer

Biomaterials, tissue engineering

Douglas A. Lauffenburger
Department Head

Cell, tissue and biomolecular engineering, computational modeling of biological and physiological systems

Harvey F. Lodish

Cytokine- and cell-based therapeutic biotechnology

Timothy K. Lu

Synthetic biology for biocomputation, infectious disease, materials engineering, and biomedical applications

Scott Manalis

Molecular, cell and tissue biomechanics, biological imaging and functional measurement, new tools for genomics, functional genomics, proteomics and glycomics

Jacquin Niles

Development of new molecular tools aimed at facilitating investigation of human pathogens

Katharina Ribbeck

Physiological transport, mucus barriers, biofilms, pathogen/host interactions

Jonathan A Runstadler

Virology and virus/host genetics

Leona D. Samson

Cellular responses to damaging agents, the repair of alkylation damage and its influence on alkylation induced cell death, apoptosis, mutation, chromosome damage and cancer

Ram Sasisekharan

Glycotechnology and therapeutics

Peter So

Biomedical optics, micromanipulation and fabrication, molecular, cell and tissue biomechanics, non-invasive optical biopsy

Steven R. Tannenbaum

Nitric oxide, metabolism and toxicology of drug development, mass spectrometry and proteomics

William G. Thilly

Origins of genetic change in humans

Bruce Tidor

Computational biology and bioengineering, molecular biophysics, rational drug design, biochemical networks and signal transduction, systems biology

Krystyn J. Van Vliet

Mechanics of molecules, cells, and materials

Christopher A. Voigt

Synthetic biology for energy, environment, and agriculture applications

Ron Weiss

Synthetic biology. Construction and analysis of synthetic gene networks.

Forest White

Proteomics, protein phosphorylation analysis, mass spectrometry

K. Dane Wittrup

Molecular bioengineering, protein engineering, therapeutic protein biotechnology

Gerald N. Wogan

Effects of environmental toxins on human physiology

Michael Yaffe

Regulation of protein-protein interactions, structure and function of modular signaling domains, design of bioinformatics tools for proteomic analysis

Feng Zhang

Synthetic biology; development of technologies for genome and epigenome engineering, neural circuit engineerin, optogenetics, stem cell engineering, gene delivery


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