Research
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Research Areas
Cell and Molecular Engineering

Research in this area harnesses biological components--genes, RNA, enzymes, and lipids--to reveal the engineering principles that underlie function and to build entirely new systems and devices. This program develops new experimental and computational approaches to understand molecular networks in cells and to program cells to perform new functions, including the assembly of biological parts to build new molecular devices, drugs, high value chemicals and to perform bio sensing and drug delivery.

Cell and Molecular Engineering Faculty

Some faculty specialize in particular research applications within cell and molecular engineering: Cancer, Cardiovascular, Drug Discovery and Delivery, Global Health, and Vision and Ophthalmology. See below for faculty involved in each application. 

Cancer

Cardiovascular

Drug Discovery and Delivery

Global Health

Vision and Ophthalmology