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Faculty

Alexei Aravin

Alexei Aravin
Professor of Biology
Non-coding RNAs: Study of natural functions of non-coding RNAs in the cell and programming of RNA pathways for new functions in vivo, non-coding RNAs as determinants of epigenetic states, the link between RNA- and chromatin-based epigenetic mechanisms

Frances Arnold

Frances Arnold
Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry; Director, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center
Directed evolution, synthetic biology, protein engineering, biocatalysis, biofuels

Jacqueline Barton

Jacqueline K. Barton
Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry; Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Biochemistry and molecular biophysics, chemistry

Pamela Bjorkman

Pamela Bjorkman
Centennial Professor of Biology
HIV, protein design, antibody therapeutics, structural immunology

Joel Burdick

Joel Burdick  TEDxCaltech
Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
Robotics, kinematics, mechanical systems and control

Long Cai

Long Cai
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Single cell systems biology, super-resolution barcoded FISH, single molecule microscopy

Hyuck Choo

Hyuck Choo
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Micro-/nano-scale optics, nanophotonics, micro-/nano-scale imaging, biomedical sensing

Bil Clemons

Bil Clemons
Professor of Biochemistry
Tail-anchored protein targeting, membrane protein expression, bacterial glycobiology

Mark Davis

Mark E. Davis  TEDxCaltech
Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering; Member, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Experimental Therapeutics Program
Designs for the synthesis of inorganic and hybrid, organic-inorganic materials for catalysis and biocompatible materials for the delivery of macromolecular therapeutics

Ray Deshaies

Ray Deshaies
Professor of Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Executive Officer for Molecular Biology
The ubiquitin-proteasome system: cellular regulation, enzyme mechanisms, proteomics, and chemical biology

Michael Dickinson

Michael Dickinson  TEDxCaltech
Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering
Biomechanics of animal locomotion, neurobiology of behavior, neurogenetics of Drosophila

John Doyle

John Doyle
Jean-Lou Chameau Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering
Theoretical foundations and software infrastructure for complex technological and biological networks

Michael Elowitz

Michael Elowitz
Professor of Biology & Bioengineering; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Executive Officer for Biological Engineering
Biophysics, biocomputing, gene regulation networks and variation in living cells

Azita Emami

Azita Emami
Professor of Electrical Engineering
High-performance integrated circuits and systems

Andrei Faraon

Andrei Faraon
Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science
Solid state quantum optics and nano-photonics

Katalin Fejes-Tóth

Katalin (Kata) Fejes-Tóth
Research Assistant Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
Non-coding RNAs in regulation of gene expression

Morteza Gharib

Morteza Gharib
Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Director, Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences; Vice Provost
Quantitative visualization, bioinspired flow system, flow structure interaction, bubbly flows, wind and hydro energy harvesting

Lea Goentoro

Lea Goentoro
Assistant Professor of Biology
Design principles of biological systems, signal transduction in animal cells, network architecture of embryonic development, cellular and developmental basis of evolution

Viviana Gradinaru

Viviana Gradinaru  TEDxCaltech
Assistant Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
Reverse engineering brain circuits, optogenetics, protein engineering, technology development for neuroscience

Julia R. Greer

Julia R. Greer
Professor of Materials Science and Mechanics
Nano-scale phenomena, mechanical properties, in-situ deformation, nano-fabrication

Robert H. Grubbs

Robert H. Grubbs
Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry
Organometallic synthesis and mechanisms, organic synthesis and reagents, polymer synthesis

Mitchell Guttman

Mitchell Guttman
Assistant Professor of Biology
Biochemistry, structural and molecular cell biology, developmental biology and genetics, systems biology

Ali Hajimiri

Ali Hajimiri
Thomas G. Myers Professor of Electrical Engineering
Integrated Circuit, biosensing, mm-wave integrated, THz silicon integarted circuits, integrated radar, CMOS power amplifiers, lab-on-a-chip, high-speed communication circuits

Bruce HayBruce Hay
Professor of Biology
Developmental biology and genetics, systems biology

James Heath

James Heath
Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor and Professor of Chemistry
Solid-state quantum physics, materials science, basic surface science, energy conversion applications, translational medicine with a focus on oncology

Rustem Ismagilov

Rustem Ismagilov
Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Director of the Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine
Microfluidics, complex networks of reactions, cells and organisms, microbial communities, spatial structure, human health in resource-limited settings

Julia Kornfield

Julia Kornfield
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Polymeric and supramolecular liquids: physics and rheology

Henry A. Lester

Henry A. Lester
Bren Professor of Biology
Neuroscience—study of nervous system at the molecular, cellular, and system levels

Carlos Lois

Carlos Lois
Research Professor in Biology
synthetic biology, genetic engineering of viruses, transgenic animals, genetic neurobiology, neuronal biophysics

Markus Meister

Markus Meister  TEDxCaltech
Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences; Neurobiology Graduate Option Representative
Brain science, function of neural circuits, sensory processing, neural coding and computation, instruments for recording neural signals

Elliot M. Meyerowitz

Elliot M. Meyerowitz
George W. Beadle Professor of Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Computational modeling of plant development, computational analysis of microscope images

Richard Murray

Richard Murray
Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering; Bioengineering Graduate Option Representative
Feedback and control in biological circuits, synthetic biology, molecular programming

Lior Pachter

Lior Pachter
Bren Professor of Computational Biology
Computational and experimental methods for genomics

Rob Phillips

Rob B. Phillips
Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics and Biology
Biophysics of macromolecules and their assemblies

Niles Pierce

Niles Pierce
Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering
Molecular programming, nucleic acid nanotechnology, engineering small conditional RNAs, algorithms for analysis and design of nucleic acid systems, molecular instruments for readout and regulation of cell state

Niles Pierce

David Prober
Assistant Professor of Biology
Developmental biology and genetics, neuroscience, systems biology

Lulu Qian

Lulu Qian
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Designing and constructing artificial molecular systems that exhibit programmable behaviors such as recognizing molecular events from their environment, processing information, making decisions, taking actions, learning, and evolving

Paul W.K. Rothemund

Paul W.K. Rothemund
Senior Research Associate in Bioengineering, Computing and Mathematical Science, and Computation and Neural Systems
Molecular programming and algorithms, DNA computation, nucleic acid structure and thermodynamics, principles of self-assembly, nanotechnology, bionanolithography, using DNA nanostructures as instrumentation for biochemistry and biophysics

Michael L. Roukes

Michael L. Roukes  TEDxCaltech
Robert M. Abbey Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Bioengineering; Co-Director, Kavli Nanoscience Institute
Nanobiotechnology, nanotechnology, nanoscale physics, nanoscale and molecular mechanics

Axel Scherer

Axel Scherer
Bernard Neches Professor of Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics and Physics; Co-Director, Kavli Nanoscience Institute
Design, fabrication, and characterization of nanoscale photonic, magnetic, and fluidic devices and systems

Mikhail Shapiro

Mikhail Shapiro
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Molecular and cellular engineering, non-invasive imaging and control of biological function, neuroscience, nanotechnology, synthetic biology

Thanos Siapas

Thanos Siapas
Professor of Computation and Neural Systems
Brain mechanisms of learning and memory, large-scale electrophysiology, computational neuroscience

Paul Sternberg

Paul Sternberg
Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Molecular genetics of development, nematodes, cancer genes

Yu-Chong Tai

Yu-Chong Tai
Anna L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; Executive Officer for Medical Engineering
MEMS, Bio-MEMS, Micromachining, lab-on-a-chip, microfluidics, drug delivery, micro implants, circulating tumor cell, parylene, Bio-med

Matt Thomson

Matt Thomson
Assistant Professor of Computational Biology
Biological Engineering, Computational Mathematics, Developmental Biology and Genetics, Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology

David Tirrell

David Tirrell
Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Director, Beckman Institute
Polymer chemistry, materials chemistry, biomaterials

Lihong Wang

Lihong Wang
Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Development of novel biomedical imaging technologies

Zhen-Gang Wang

Zhen-Gang Wang
Lawrence A. Hanson Jr. Professor of Chemical Engineering
Statistical mechanics of structures, phase transitions and dynamics in complex fluids, including polymers, liquid-crystals, and gels; statistical mechanics of surfaces and interfaces; nucleation; biophysics of DNA; evolutionary protein design, cell adhesion

Erik Winfree

Erik Winfree
Professor of Computer Science, Computation and Neural Systems, and Bioengineering
Biomolecular computation, DNA-based computation, algorithmic self-assembly, in vitro biochemical circuits, noise- and fault-tolerance, DNA and RNA folding, evolution

Changhuei Yang

Changhuei Yang
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Medical Engineering; Bioengineering Undergraduate Option Representative
Biophotonics, bioimaging