Participating Faculty


Alfandari, Dominique, PhD
Appointment: Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Studies how the face of vertebrate embryos is built

Andrews, Lauren, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Chemical Engineering (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Synthetic Biology in Health and Biotechnology
 Babbitt, Courtney, PhD
Appointment: Biology
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Comparative genomics, functional noncoding DNA
Bartlett, Madelaine, PhD
Appointment: Biology
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Molecular genetics of developmental evolution
Butler, Caitlyn, PhD
Appointment: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Microbial Dynamics and Design Considerations for Decentralized Microbial Fuel Cells
Chien, Peter, PhD
Appointment: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Regulated protein degradation in bacteria
DeAngelis, Kristen, PhD
Appointment: Microbiology
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Bacterial degradation of complex biopolymers
 Emrick, Todd, PhD
Appointment: Polymer Science & Engineering
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: New polymeric platforms in biomaterials research
Fissore, Rafael, PhD, DVM
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Veterinary & Animal Sciences (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Mechanisms of Ca2+ homeostasis in mammalian eggs
Garman, Scott, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Structural biology of human lysosomal storage diseases
Hardy, Jeanne, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Chemistry (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty, Program Director & Executive Committee
Research Interest: Engineering allostery in caspases for selective cell killing
Haut Donahue, Tammy, PhD
Appointment: Biomedical Engineering
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Role of meniscus in the development of osteoarthritis
Hazen, Sam, PhD
Appointment: Biology
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Regulatory genomics of plant growth
 hensonHenson, Michael, PhD
Appointment: Chemical Engineering
Role in BTP: Training Faculty & Executive Committee
Research Interest: Systems biology, cell modeling, fermentation
 Jimenez, Juan PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Fluid Flow in Biology
Kulkarni, Ashish, PhD
Appointment: Chemical Engineering
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Immunoengineering
Lee, Jungwoo, PhD
Appointment: Chemical Engineering
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Bone marrow tissue engineering
Mafu, Sibongile, PhD
Appointment: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Cellular dynamics and the kinetochore
Mager, Jesse, PhD
Appointment: Veterinary & Animal Sciences
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Developmental Biology, Epigenetics
 Maresca, Thomas, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Biology (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Biological chemistry of plant natural products
 Osborne, Barbara, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Veterinary & Animal Sciences (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty, Co-Director  & Executive Committee
Research Interest: Modulation of T lymphocyte responses in disease
 ChangHui Pak, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Utilizing human pluripotent stem cell derived neural cells to study synaptic dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders
 Peyton, Shelly, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Chemical Engineering (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty, Co-Director & Executive Committee
Research Interest: Biomaterials to understand cell-matrix interactions in disease
 Pobezinsky, Leonid, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s):  Veterinary & Animal Sciences (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Non-coding RNAs in the immune system
Schiffman, Jessica, PhD
Appointment: Chemical Engineering
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Bionanotechnology, electrospinning, hydrogels
Tew, Gregory, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Polymer Science & Engineering (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Molecular scaffolds, protein delivery, antimicrobial surfaces
thayumanavan Thayumanavan, Sankaran, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Chemistry (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Designing polymeric nanomaterials for biomedical applications
 Alicia-Timme-LaragyTimme-Laragy, Alicia, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Environmental Health Sciences, SPHHS (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Developmental toxicology, oxidative stress, Nrf and Ahr, transcription factors, glutathione
Tremblay, Kimberly, PhD
Appointment: Veterinary & Animal Sciences
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Development Organogenesis, liver and pancreas formation
Visconti, Pablo, PhD
Primary (and Secondary) Appointment(s): Veterinary & Animal Sciences (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Role in BTP: Training Faculty
Research Interest: Improved reproductive techniques, novel contraceptive targets