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Drosophila Egg Surrounded by a Simple Columnar Epithelium

Bioengineering research in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department at Princeton spans many length scales, from the amino acids which make up proteins (~ angstroms) to entire organisms (~ meters). Experimental research in the department is carried out on several living systems including bacteria, mammalian cell culture, and flies. Researchers in the department take genetic and molecular biological approaches to accomplish such goals as the discovery and engineering of new therapeutics and biosensors and understanding signaling and pattern formation in tissue formation and development. Bioengineering research in Chemical Engineering has strong ties to materials research within the department. Our department also has a robust quantitative and computational component, and forms the core nucleus of collaborations with other groups conducting quantitative analysis of living systems.

Faculty Research Area
Avalos, José

José L. Avalos
Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

A313 Engineering Quad

Metabolic Engineering; Synthetic Biology; Structural Biology and Protein Engineering; Systems Biology; Protein Biochemistry and Biophysics; Biochemical Engineering

Brangwynne, Clifford

Clifford P. Brangwynne
Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering

301 Hoyt Laboratory

Patterning in Developing Embryos; Physical Properties and Function of RNA/Protein Bodies; Architecture and Dynamics of the Cytoskeleton

Brynildsen, Mark

Mark P. Brynildsen
Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering

205 Hoyt Laboratory

Host-pathogen Interactions; Bacterial Persistence;

Debenedetti, Pablo

Pablo G. Debenedetti
Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dean for Research

A419 Engineering Quad

Liquid State Theory; Glass Transition; Nucleation Theory; Protein Thermodynamics; Molecular Simulation; Biopreservation; Origin of Biological Homochirality

Link, A. James

A. James Link
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Undergraduate Departmental Representative

207 Hoyt Laboratory

Protein Engineering and Expression; Bio-organic Chemistry; Directed Evolution; Bacterial Flow Cytometry

Nelson, Celeste

Celeste M. Nelson
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Director, Program in Engineering Biology
Director of Graduate Studies

303 Hoyt Laboratory

Mammalian Tissue Morphogenesis/Morphodynamics; Microfabrication/bioMEMS for Tissue Engineering; Cell Adhesion and Mechanics

Petry, Sabine

Sabine Petry
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology

415 Schultz Laboratory

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Cancer; Cell Biology; Structural Biology

Scherer, George

George W. Scherer
William L. Knapp '47 Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials

E319 Engineering Quad

Biopreservations; Art and Monument Conservation; Flow in Porous Media; Ceramics and Glasses

Shvartsman, Stanislav

Stanislav Y. Shvartsman
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

A421 Engineering Quad

Quantitative Analysis of Pattern Formation and Morphogenesis in Developing tissues; Genetics, Genomics, and Computational Studies of Signaling Pathways; Reaction Engineering and Transport Processes

Stone, Howard

Howard A. Stone
Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

D326 Engineering Quad

Fluid Dynamics and Transport Processes; Complex Fluids; Colloidal Hydrodynamics; Microfluidics; Cellular-scale Hydrodynamics; Hydrodynamics Related to Biofilms; Biofilm Formation and Characterization; Drying and Transport in Natural Materials

Toettcher, Jared

Jared Toettcher
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology

140 Lewis Thomas Lab

Cell Signaling Pathways; Cellular Optogenetics; High-resolution Microscopy; Biochemistry/Cell Biology; Systems Biology; Signal Processing; Control Theory;