CBIS Research Faculty
Research Faculty at CBIS

Faculty

Angel Garcia

Professor of Physics and Senior Constellation Professor in Biocomputation and Bioinformatics

Biological, Dynamics, Molecules, Physics, Structure, Theoretical
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Blanca L. Barquera

Associate Professor

bacterial pathogenes, bioenergetics, mechanistic enzymology, membrane proteins, microbial physiology
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Georges Belfort

Institute Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Member, National Academy of Engineering

Membrane separation processes, Transport phenomena, Interfacial phenomena and rheology, Bioseparations and sensors, Protein misfolding and aggregation, Intein technology
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Kristin Bennett

Associate Director of the IDEA

Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Science, Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics, Combining operations research and artificial intelligence problem solving methods. , Mathematical programming approaches to problems in artificial intelligence such as machine learning, neural networks, pattern recognition, and planning. , Application of these techniques to medical, financial and scientific problems. , Mathematical programming approaches to other areas in computer sciences such as genetic algorithms and database query optimization., Innovative pedagogy in data analytics education.
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B. Wayne Bequette

Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS)

Diabetes technology: blood glucose monitoring and control, Chemical and energy process systems: automation and control, Smart grid automation
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Curt Breneman

Dean of the School of Science, Professor

Cheminformatics, Materials Informatics, Drug Discovery Software, Computational ADME/Tox, Data Analytics
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Chris Bystroff

Professor

biochemistry, bioinformatics, biosensors, protein folding, protein design, population
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Cynthia H. Collins

Associate Professor

Synthetic Biology, Biochemical Engineering, Microbial Communities, Human Microbiome, Protein Engineering, Directed Evolution, Biofilms
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Deva Chan

Assistant Professor

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Wilfredo Colón

Professor, Department Head

• biological roles of degradation-resistant proteins, • degradation-resistant proteins in amyloid diseases, • development and application of methods for the proteomics-level identification of hyper-stable proteins
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Steven Cramer

William Weightman Walker Professor

Bioseparations, Bioprocessing, Chromatography, Proteomics, Microfluidics, Multiscale modeling, Affinity precipitation, Biosensors
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Guohao Dai

Associate Professor

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Jonathan S. Dordick

Howard P. Isermann Professor and Vice President for Research

Biocatalysis in Nonaqueous Media, Molecular Bioprocessing, Biocatalytic Materials and Coatings, Combinatorial Biocatalysis
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Anna Dyson

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Architecture Science and Ecology

Building Architecture & Design, Built Ecologies, Building Energy Generation
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Scott Forth

Assistant Professor

Biophysics, Mechanics of Cell Division, Single Molecule Methods
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Shekhar Garde

Dean of School of Engineering, Elaine and Jack S. Parker Professor

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Ryan Gilbert

Associate Professor

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Susan P. Gilbert

Department Head

Cell Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Structure-Function Analysis of Kinesins
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Richard Gross

Professor, Constellation Chair

biotechnology, materials
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Juergen Hahn

Professor & Department Head

Systems Biology, Process Systems Engineering
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Jennifer M. Hurley Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Circadian Rhythms, Neurospora, Macrophages, Immunology, Protein Structure/ Function Relationships, Systems Biology
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David Isaacson

Professor

Mathematics applied to medical problems., Medical imaging, Electrical Impedance Tomography. Monitoring heart and lung functions., Mathematics applied to the molecular diagnosis and chemotheraputic treatmentment of breast cancer and other diseases.
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Pankaj Karande

Assistant Professor

Drug discovery, Drug delivery, Peptide engineering, High throughput screening, Vaccine design, Biomaterials design
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Mattheos Koffas

Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

Metabolic Engineering, Industrial Microbiology, Synthetic Biology, Natural Products
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K. V. Lakshmi

Associate Professor, Scientific Director, Baruch '60 Center For Biochemical Solar Energy Research

Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Cheminformatics and Computational Chemistry, Polymers, Materials and Energy, Green Chemistry and Sustainability, Solar Energy Conversion
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Eric Ledet

Associate Professor

Orthopedics, Biomechanics, Spine
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Lee Ligon

Associate Professor

Cell Biology, Neurosocience
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Robert J. Linhardt

Ann and John H. Broadbent, Jr. ’59 Senior Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

Glycoscience, Biocatalysis, Metabolic Engineering, Nanobiotechnology, Analytical Chemistry, Chemoenzymatic Synthesis
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George I. Makhatadze

Constellation Chair

bioinformatics, protein dynamics, protein folding, protein aggregation
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Patrick Maxwell

Assistant Professor

molecular genetics, aging, genome instability, retrotransposons
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Scott McCallum

Research Assistant Professor

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Deborah McGuinness

Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair

Ontologies, Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, Semantic eScience, Health and Life Science Informatics, Environmental Informatics
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Joyce McLaughlin

Ford Foundation Professor of Mathematics, IPRPI Director

Inverse Problems in Acoustics and Mechanics, Biomechanical Imaging, Inverse Spectral Theory and Inverse Nodal Problems
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Kristen L. Mills

Assistant Professor

Experimental mechanics of materials, Cellular biomechanics
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Joel Morgan

Research Assistant Professor

Analytical biochemistry, Signature thrust: Biotechnology
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Rick Relyea

David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair; Director, Darrin Fresh Water Institute; Director, Jefferson Project

Ecology, Disease ecology, Ecotoxicology, Evolution, Animal behavior
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Catherine Royer

Constellation Chair

pressure effects on biomolecules, protein folding, protein interaction networks, quantitative fluorescence imaging, transcription regulation
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Linda S. Schadler

Professor, Vice Provost & Dean of Undergraduate Education, and Russell Sage Professor

Polymers, Composite materials, Advanced materials, Signature thrust: Nanotechnology
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Douglas Swank

Associate Professor

Heart Disease, Muscle Disease, Cardiac Physiology, Muscle Physiology, Motor Proteins, Locomotion, Drosophila Genetics
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Peter M Tessier

Associate Professor

Biotechnology, Antibodies, Protein design, Protein stability, Protein aggregation
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Patrick T Underhill

Assitant Professor

Complex fluids, Coarse-grained simulations, Microfluidics, Biopolymers, Swimming microorganisms
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Deepak Vashishth

Director of Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor

Bone, osteoporosis, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Glycation, Diabetes, Glycation, Osteocalcin
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Chunyu Wang

Director, Biochemistry and Biophysics Graduate Program

Alzheimer's disease: amyloid production, aggregation and interaction, Hedgehog autopocessing: mechanism and relevance to cancer, inteins: structure and mechanism, NMR spectroscopy
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Ge Wang

Clark and Crossan Endowed Chair Professor

X-ray computed tomography, Optical molecular tomography, Multimodality imaging, Applied mathematics
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Xing Wang

Assistant Professor

Structural DNA Nanotechnology, Metallic Nanoparticles and Nanorods, Noncoding RNA
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Leo Q. Wan

Associate Professor

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Ingrid Wilke

Associate Professor

Terahertz Science and Terahertz Technology, Ultrafast Laser Applications
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X. George Xu

Edward E. Hood Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering

Measurement and simulation of Ionizing radiation, Monte Carlo radiation transport method, Anatomical modeling for radiation dosimetry, Medical imaging (X-ray, CT, PET, ultrasound), Radiotherapy (photons, electrons, protons, heavy-ions), Health physics and medical physics, Radiation dosimetry, Parallel Monte Carlo software and computing
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Mohammed J. Zaki

Professor

Data Mining, Bioinformatics
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Fuming Zhang

Research Professor

Glycobiology, Glycoenginnering, SPR
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