Dirk Albrecht has been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of biomedical engineering. Albrecht’s research focuses on microtechnology and neuroscience. In particular, he develops quantitative tools to study how neural signals govern behavior. His current research interests include investigating the molecular and genetic basis of neural circuit function and dynamics, developing bioinformatic tools for analysis of high-content neural data, and designing rapid cellular and whole-organism screens for therapeutic drugs and genetic modulators affecting neural disease. His work has been funded by Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. A member of the faculty since 2012, Albrecht earned BS degrees in biochemistry and in cell biology and bioengineering, and MS and PhD degrees in bioengineering, at University of California, San Diego. He was a postdoctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University before joining WPI.
WPI announces all faculty promotions and tenure awards here. Twenty-two faculty members have been promoted including five who were also awarded tenure.