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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

Michael Elowitz Michael Elowitz

Professor of Biology, Bioengineering and Applied Physics; Bren Scholar; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Executive Officer for Biological Engineering
Biophysics, biocomputing, gene regulation networks and variation in living cells

Rustem Ismagilov Rustem Ismagilov

Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Global health; Microbial communities and biophysics of the gut microbiome; Diagnostics and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST); Microfluidics and single-molecule and single-cell analyses; Complex networks of reactions, cells and organisms

Richard Murray Richard Murray

Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering
Feedback and control in biological circuits, synthetic biology, molecular programming

Rob Phillips Rob 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
Engineering small conditional DNAs and RNAs for signal transduction in vitro, in situ, and in vivo; computational algorithms for the analysis and design of nucleic acid systems; programmable molecular instruments for readout and regulation of cell state

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

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

Erik Winfree Erik Winfree

Professor of Computer Science, Computation and Neural Systems, and Bioengineering; Graduate Option Representative for 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; Undergraduate Option Representative for Bioengineering
Biophotonics, bioimaging




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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

Kaushik Bhattacharya Kaushik Bhattacharya

Howell N. Tyson, Sr., Professor of Mechanics and Professor of Materials Science; Executive Officer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Mechanics of muscles, multiphase lipid bilayer membranes, mechanics of materials, multi-scale modeling, active materials, shape-memory alloys, ferroelectrics, mechanics of hierarchical biological structures

Pamela Bjorkman Pamela Bjorkman TedxCaltech

Centennial Professor of Biology
Biochemistry, structural and molecular cell biology;biological engineering; microbiology and immunology; systems biology

Joel Burdick Joel Burdick TedxCaltech

Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
Robotics, neural prosthetics, and rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries

Long Cai Long Cai

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

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 DickinsonTedxCaltech

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

Azita Emami-Neyestanak Azita Emami-Neyestanak

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Implantable and wearable devices for neural recoding and stimulations, microelectronic and optoelectronic systems for drug delivery and diagnostics

Mory Gharib Mory Gharib

Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Bio-Inspired Engineering; Director, Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Services; Vice Provost
Biofluid dynamics, biomechanics, cardiac assist devices, advanced diagnostics

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;
Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute

Reverse engineering brain circuits, optogenetics, protein engineering, technology development for neuroscience

Ali Hajimiri Ali Hajimiri

Thomas G. Myers Professor of Electrical Engineering
Chip-based magnetic, optical, and electrical integrated biosensors for low-cost point-of-care diagnostics and sequencing applications, self-healing circuits and systems

James Heath James Heath

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

Henry A. Lester Henry A. Lester

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

Markus Meister Markus MeisterTedxCaltech

Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences; Graduate Option Representative for Neurobiology
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

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

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




Research Faculty

Katalin Fejes-Tóth Kata Fejes-Tóth

Assistant Research Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
Non-coding RNAs in regulation of gene expression

 

Paul W.K. Rothemund Paul W.K. Rothemund

Senior Research Associate in Bioengineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, 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