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Amina QutubQutub integrates integrates biological systems modeling theory and design to characterize hypoxic response signaling and neurovascular dynamics. »
Antonios MikosMikos’ research focuses on the synthesis, processing, and evaluation of new biomaterials for use as scaffolds for tissue engineering, as carriers for controlled drug delivery, and as non-viral vectors for gene therapy. »

Bilal GhosnBilal Ghosn brings valuable basic and translational research experience to the development of innovative curriculum in undergraduate bioengineering education. He is an instructor for several project-based laboratory modules and engineering courses for Rice's bioengineering program.  »
Caleb J. BashorCaleb Bashor uses approaches in synthetic biology to understand how complex behavior emerges from the properties of components that comprise cellular regulatory networks. His aim is to engineer synthetic regulatory programs capable of reshaping cellular phenotype, with an eye on developing transformational cell-based therapeutics from engineered human cells. »

David ZhangZhang's research involves the systematic modeling and rational design of nucleic acids, engineering designer nucleic acid molecules that enable revolutionary in vitro diagnostics, in situ imaging, tissue engineering, transcription regulation, and materials scaffolding and modulation. »
Eric RichardsonRichardson brings valuable interdisciplinary industry experience in biomedical engineering research and product development to his role as lecturer.  »

Gang BaoGang Bao is a pioneer in nanomedicine, molecular imaging, and the emerging area of genome editing. The nanoscale structures and devices engineered in his lab have broad-based applications in basic biological research and in the translation of nano-scale tools for disease diagnostics and treatment. »
Herbert LevineHerbert Levine examines the dynamics of non-equilibrium systems, both deterministic and stochastic, to explain and quantify the intricate processes that govern biological systems. He is a pioneer in using theory to expand experimental findings and in the development of well-parameterized computational models. »

Isaac HiltonIsaac Hilton specializes in engineering the human genome and epigenome. His CRISPR/Cas9-based technologies and other synthetic biology tools mechanistically define and control the interconnected relationships between epigenetic modifications, gene expression, and cellular processes. »
Jane Grande-AllenGrande-Allen’s research uses engineering analysis to understand and fight heart valve disease. »

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