Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS)

X. George Xu

Edward E. Hood Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Measurement and simulation of Ionizing radiation
Monte Carlo radiation transport method
Anatomical modeling for radiation dosimetry
Medical imaging (X-ray, CT, PET, ultrasound)
Radiotherapy (photons, electrons, protons, heavy-ions)
Health physics and medical physics
Radiation dosimetry
Parallel Monte Carlo software and computing
Radiation Shielding

Wilfredo Colón

Professor, Department Head
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
• biological roles of degradation-resistant proteins
• degradation-resistant proteins in amyloid diseases
• development and application of methods for the proteomics-level identification of hyper-stable proteins

K. V. Lakshmi

Associate Professor, Scientific Director, Baruch '60 Center For Biochemical Solar Energy Research
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Cheminformatics and Computational Chemistry
Polymers, Materials and Energy
Green Chemistry and Sustainability
Solar Energy Conversion
Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Xing Wang

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Structural DNA Nanotechnology
RNA Mediated Genome Editing and Programming
Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Biotechnology and Biomaterials
Polymers, Materials and Energy

Steven Cramer

William Weightman Walker Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Multiscale modeling
Affinity precipitation

Ge Wang

Clark and Crossan Endowed Chair Professor
Biomedical Engineering
X-ray computed tomography
Optical molecular tomography
Multimodality imaging
Applied mathematics
Machine learning

Mattheos Koffas

Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Metabolic Engineering
Industrial Microbiology
Synthetic Biology
Natural Products

Richard Gross

Professor, Constellation Chair
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Polymer Chemistry
Bio-based building blocks
Green Chemistry
Advance materials for electro-optical applications
Energy Storage (battery seperator membranes, dielectric materials)
Polymer therapeutics
Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Biotechnology and Biomaterials
Organic, Medicinal and Drug Discovery
Polymers, Materials and Energy
Green Chemistry and Sustainability

Georges Belfort

Institute Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Member, National Academy of Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Membrane separation processes
Transport phenomena
Interfacial phenomena and rheology
Bioseparations and sensors
Protein misfolding and aggregation
Intein technology

Anna Dyson

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Architecture Science and Ecology
Building Architecture & Design
Built Ecologies
Building Energy Generation

Robert J. Linhardt

Ann and John H. Broadbent, Jr. ’59 Senior Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Metabolic Engineering
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Chemoenzymatic Synthesis
Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Biotechnology and Biomaterials
Organic, Medicinal and Drug Discovery
Polymers, Materials and Energy

B. Wayne Bequette

Professor and Technology Manager, CESMII Northern Regional Manufacturing Center
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Deep learning and AI applications in healthcare
Deep learning and AI applications in smart manufacturing
Diabetes technology
Process systems automation and control

Chunyu Wang

Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
Alzheimer's disease: amyloid production, aggregation and interaction
Hedgehog autopocessing: mechanism and relevance to cancer
inteins: structure and mechanism
NMR spectroscopy

Curt Breneman

Dean of the School of Science, Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Materials Informatics
Drug Discovery Software
Computational ADME/Tox
Data Analytics

Rick Relyea

David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair; Director, Darrin Fresh Water Institute; Director, Jefferson Project
Biological Sciences
Disease ecology
Animal behavior

Kristin Bennett

Associate Director of the IDEA
Mathematical Sciences
Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Science
Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics
Combining operations research and artificial intelligence problem solving methods.
Mathematical programming approaches to problems in artificial intelligence such as machine learning, neural networks, pattern recognition, and planning.
Application of these techniques to medical, financial and scientific problems.
Mathematical programming approaches to other areas in computer sciences such as genetic algorithms and database query optimization.
Innovative pedagogy in data analytics education.

David Isaacson

Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics applied to medical problems.
Medical imaging, Electrical Impedance Tomography. Monitoring heart and lung functions.
Mathematics applied to the molecular diagnosis and chemotheraputic treatmentment of breast cancer and other diseases.

Deepak Vashishth

Director of Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Tissue Engineering
Regenerative Medicine

Catherine Royer

Constellation Chair
Biological Sciences
pressure effects on biomolecules
protein folding
protein interaction networks
live cell quantitative fluorescence imaging
transcription regulation