Rice Bioengineering faculty develop technologies addressing global health needs with an emphasis on innovative, cost-effective solutions to improve medical care and public health in low-resource settings around the world. Partnerships with the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health and the Texas Medical Center provide opportunities to implement and scale promising new solutions. Focus areas include technologies to improve newborn and maternal health, to develop new vaccines and vaccine delivery strategies, to detect and treat infectious diseases, and to detect, monitor and treat chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and sickle cell disease.
Rice BIOE researchers working in this key application area:
Gang Bao, PhD
Kevin McHugh, PhD
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD
Tomasz Tkzaczyk, PhD