Biomolecular Engineering


Headshot of Cory Berkland
785-864-1455
320E Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Nanoparticles and Colloids in Pharmaceuticals and Biomedicine

Headshot of Kyle Camarda
785-864-2908
4154 Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Bioinformatics
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Computational Molecular Design of Pharmaceuticals
Polymers and Other Biomaterials
Optimization Algorithms Applied to Engineering Systems

Headshot of Prajna Dhar
785-864-4969
4132E Learned Hall

Titles

Director, Biomolecular Engineering
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Molecular Engineering and Interfacial Nanomedicine

Headshot of Dan Dixon
913-945-8120
3020 Wahl Hall East, KUMC

Titles

Associate Professor, Cancer Biology
Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention Program, University of Kansas Cancer Center

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Regulation of gene expression in colon cancer; Development of biomarker screening devices; Drug design and screening.

Headshot of Robert Dunn
785-864-4313
220G Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Professor, Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Single Molecule Spectroscopy
Model Membranes
Protein Channel Dynamics
Optical Microscopy/Spectroscopy
Fiber Optic Sensors
Development of Novel Microscopy Techniques

Headshot of Chris Fischer
785-864-4579
2056A Malott Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Kinetics and thermodynamics of protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions; development and implementation of new biophysical methodologies and techniques for the study of these phenomena

Headshot of Laird Forrest
785-864-4388
121B Simons Laboratories

Titles

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Applying Polymeric Nanomaterials to the Treatment and Diagnosis of Cancer

Headshot of Stevin Gehrke
785-864-4956
4149A Learned Hall

Titles

Director, Graduate Studies
Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Biomimetic Materials
Hydrogels
Tissue Engineering
Drug Delivery
Bioprocessing

Headshot of Andrew Godwin
913-945-6373
4005B Wahl Hall East, KUMC

Titles

Chancellors Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences and Endowed Professor
Professor and Director of Molecular Oncology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Deputy Director, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Director, Biospecimen Shared Resource
Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Molecular Oncology

Headshot of Lisa Harlan-Williams

Titles

Senior Scientist, University of Kansas Cancer Center

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Development of a three-dimensional breast cancer model to develop a novel anticancer agent that targets BRCA1

Headshot of Roy Jensen
913-588-2568
2017 Wahl Hall West, KUMC

Titles

Director, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Director, Kansas Masonic Research Institute (KMCRI)
Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
William R. Jewell, MD Distinguished Kansas Masonic Professorship in Cancer Research
Chief Executive Offier, Midwest Cancer Alliance

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Expression and function of BRCA1 in breast tumorigenesis

Photo of Russ Middaugh
785-864-5813
320G Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Physical Biochemistry, stabilization of macromolecules, vaccines

Headshot of Arghya Paul
785-864-6544
4165C Learned Hall

Titles

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Biomimetic Nanomaterials
Tissue Matrix Engineering
Biotransporters
Therapeutic Medical Implants
Stem Cells

Photo of Ted Peltier
785-864-2941
4112D Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Metal-microbe interactions and effects on antibiotic resistance, analysis of environmental contaminants

Headshot of John Ralston
785-864-4020
6050H Malott Hall

Titles

Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

High Energy Theory, Single Molecule Methods, Pharmaceutical Data Analysis

Headshot of Christian Ray
785-864-3206
4006B Haworth Hall

Titles

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences

Associated Tracks

Bioinformatics
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Transitions in single cells verses evolutionary fitness

Headshot of Mark Richter
785-864-3334
4031 Haworth Hall

Titles

Chair, Molecular Biosciences
Professor, Molecular Biosciences

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Protein Structure and Function
F1 ATPase Rotary Motor
Mechanism of Torque Generation and Nanodevice Fabrication

Headshot of Teruna Siahaan
785-864-7327
201D Simons Laboratories

Titles

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Utilizing cell adhesion molecules for targeted drug delivery and tissue engineering

Headshot of Steven Soper

Titles

KU Foundation Distinguished Professor, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering 

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering
Biomaterials
 & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Nano Devices and Microfluidics

Headshot of Marylee Southard
785-864-3868
4152 Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Design and analysis of chemical transport processes in which bioactive agents are released

Headshot of Susan Stagg-Williams
785-864-2919
4142 Learned Hall

Titles

Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Fabrication of selective oxygen permeable membrane reactors, production of biodiesel, production of synthesis gas (autothermal reforming), production of hydrogen (CO oxidation/LTWGS)

Headshot of Belinda Sturm
785-864-1739
4112C Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Wastewater Treatment
Biological Processes
Algal Growth and Biodiesel Production
Molecular Methods

Headshot of David Volkin
785-864-6262
320C Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Elucidation of protein-drug degradation pathways during storage, shipping and handling; development of new analytical approaches to characterize macromolecules and vaccines for use as pharmaceuticals; design and evaluation of formulations to improve stability of biopharmaceutical drugs and vaccines

Headshot of Laurence Weatherley
785-864-3553
4132B Learned Hall

Titles

Chair, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Albert P Learned Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Liquid-liquid Systems and Intensification
Enzymatic Catalysis
Ion-exchange and Adsorption

Photo of Danny Welch
913-945-7739
2003 Wahl Hall West, KUMC

Titles

Professor and Chair, Cancer Biology
Associate Director for Basic Sciences
Associate Director for Education

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Bioinformatics
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Tumor progression, invasion, metastasis,


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