Research at CBIS

Stem-Cell Bioengineering

CBIS has the nation’s most advanced interdisciplinary stem-cell laboratory, supporting collaborative projects in cell biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, and informatics research. Multiple stem cell bioengineering projects are working on treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis.


Guohao Dai

Associate Professor

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Jonathan S. Dordick

Vice President for Research and Howard P. Isermann Professor

Biocatalysis in Nonaqueous Media, Molecular Bioprocessing, Biocatalytic Materials and Coatings, Combinatorial Biocatalysis
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Richard Gross

Professor, Constellation Chair

Polymer Chemistry, Bio-based building blocks, Biocatalysis, Sustainability, Green Chemistry, Biosurfactants, Advance materials for electro-optical applications, Energy Storage (battery seperator membranes, dielectric materials), Polymer therapeutics
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Lee Ligon

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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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Patrick Maxwell

Assistant Professor

molecular genetics, aging, genome instability, retrotransposons
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Peter M Tessier

Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor

Biotechnology, Antibodies, Protein design, Protein stability, Protein aggregation
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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, Osteopontin, Collagen, Fracture, entrepreneurship, biotechnology
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Leo Q. Wan

Associate Professor

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Fuming Zhang

Research Professor

Glycobiology, Glycoenginnering, SPR
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