Bioengineering Labs + Facilities
Bioengineering Primary Faculty Labs:
Dani S. Bassett – The Complex Systems Lab studies biological, physical, and social systems by using and developing tools from network science and complex systems theory.
Joel D. Boerckel – The Developmental Mechanobiology and Regeneration Lab seeks to understand how mechanical cues influence embryonic development to enable tissue engineering strategies that recapitulate these processes for regeneration.
Lukasz Bugaj – The Bugaj Lab studies the mechanisms that govern essential cell decisions like growth, differentiation, and death, specializing in using light-activatible tools that can probe living cells in real-time with exquisite precision.
Zhiliang Cheng – The Cheng Lab develops new nanotechnology for better understanding of biology, early diagnosis of disease, monitoring therapy response, and for guiding drug discovery/development.
Brian Chow – The Chow Lab creates input/output interfaces to cells and intact biological circuits, focusing on the discovery and engineering of photoreceptors and sensory proteins for manipulating and monitoring the physiology of genetically targeted cells.
Jennifer Cremins – The Cremins Lab aims to understand how chromatin works through long-range physical folding mechanisms to encode neuronal specification and long-term synaptic plasticity in healthy and diseased neural circuits.
Cesar de la Fuente – The De La Fuente Lab combines the power of machines and biology to help prevent, detect, and treat infectious diseases.
Daniel Hammer – The Hammer Lab develops quantitative tools to analyze or mimic biology with particular interest in the role of cell adhesion and motility in the immune response.
Alex Hughes – The Hughes Lab in developmental engineering works to bring developmental processes that operate in vertebrate embryos and regenerating organs under an engineering control framework, so that we can build better tissues.
Dan Huh – The BIOLines Laboratory focuses on developing innovative bioengineering technologies based on biologically inspired design principles and engineering strategies to improve human health and promote environmental sustainability.
David Issadore – The Issadore Lab combines microelectronics, microfluidics, nanomaterials, and machine learning to solve big problems in healthcare.
Jenny Jiang – The Jiang Lab in systems immunology and immune engineering uses high-throughput sequencing and single-cell analysis in combination with quantitative analysis to answer key questions about the immune system.
Jina Ko – The Ko Lab develops novel technologies using bioengineering, molecular biology, and chemistry tools to address currently intractable diagnostic challenges for precision medicine.
Konrad Kording – The Kording Lab in data science studies deep learning and its applications, neural data analysis, and causality and its links with machine learning.
Brian Litt – The Litt Lab in translational neuroengineering translates neuroengineering research directly into patient care, collaborating broadly across disciplines to invent, develop and test new technologies and apply them to basic and clinical research.
David Meaney – The Molecular Neuroengineering Lab for Traumatic Brain Injury studies concussion with a variety of methods and tools that include in vivo, in vitro, and in silico models of injury.
Michael Mitchell – The Mitchell Lab lies at the interface of biomaterials science, drug delivery, and cellular and molecular bioengineering to fundamentally understand and therapeutically target biological barriers.
Alison Pouch – The Pouch Lab in the Penn Image Computing and Science Laboratory (PICSL) develops computational 3D/4D medical image analysis algorithms with an emphasis on applications to surgical planning for the treatment of heart valve disease.
Ravi Radhakrishnan – The Radhakrishnan Lab provides molecular level characterization of complex biomolecular systems and formulates quantitatively accurate microscopic models for predicting the interactions of various therapeutic agents with innate biochemical signaling mechanisms.
Arjun Raj – The Raj Lab for Systems Biology is interested in building a quantitative understanding of cellular function, developing new tools for quantifying biological processes based on imaging and sequencing, and using those techniques to answer questions in molecular and cellular biology.
Aaron Timperman – The Timperman Lab develops novel microfluidic and nanofluidic systems for applied and fundamental studies that integrate engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics to improve human and environmental health.
Andrew Tsourkas – The Tsourkas Lab in Targeted Imaging Therapeutics and Nanomedicine (TITAN) is interested in creating novel targeted imaging and therapeutic agents for the detection and/or treatment of diverse diseases.
Beth Winkelstein – The Spine Pain Research Lab (SPRL) focuses on defining and understanding specific mechanisms of chronic neck pain and linking injury mechanics to the cellular and molecular substrates of persistent pain.
Shared Bioengineering Research Resources:
Visit the Shared Research Equipment page on the BE Research website for a list of equipment and technologies available for use in the Department of Bioengineering. Use of the shared resources is restricted to laboratory groups associated with Bioengineering faculty and their collaborators.