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Bioengineering

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

101 Hoyt Laboratory
609-258-9881
javalos@princeton.edu

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


Brangwynne, Clifford

Clifford P. Brangwynne
Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering

301 Hoyt Laboratory
609-258-4528
cbrangwy@princeton.edu

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


Brun, Pierre-Thomas

Pierre-Thomas Brun
Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering

A313 Engineering Quad
pbrun@princeton.edu

Dynamics of Fluids and Flexible Solids/ Interfacial Phenomena, Pattern Forming Instabilities, Thin Films, Microfluidics, 3D Printing, Elastic Shells/Rods; Physics of Living Systems: Modeling and Biomimicry


Brynildsen, Mark

Mark P. Brynildsen
Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering

205 Hoyt Laboratory
609-258-1995
mbrynild@princeton.edu

Host-pathogen Interactions; Bacterial Persistence;


Datta, Sujit

Sujit S. Datta
Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering

A321 Engineering Quad
ssdatta@princeton.edu

Soft Matter Physics and Engineering; Flow Through Porous Media; Interfacial Phenomena; Biophysics; Biological Polymers; Microfluidics


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
609-258-5480
pdebene@princeton.edu

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
609-258-7191
ajlink@princeton.edu

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


Nelson, Celeste

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

303 Hoyt Laboratory
609-258-8851
celesten@princeton.edu

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
609-258-1553
spetry@princeton.edu

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Cancer; Cell Biology; Structural Biology


Shvartsman, Stanislav

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

A421 Engineering Quad
609-258-4694
stas@princeton.edu

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
609-258-9493
hastone@princeton.edu

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
609-258-8466
toettcher@princeton.edu

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


Wühr, Martin

Martin Wühr
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Richard B. Fisher Preceptor in Integrative Genomics.

246 Carl C. Icahn Laboratory
609-258-7653
wuhr@princeton.edu

Molecular Self-organization; Protein Partitioning; Quantitative Proteomics;