Experts on bioreactors

Bioreactors are systems used to cultivate cells, microorganisms, or tissues for various purposes such as production of biopharmaceuticals, industrial enzymes, or study of biological processes. They provide a controlled environment for biological growth, including factors such as temperature, pH, oxygen levels, and nutrient supply. Bioreactors can be classified based on the type of growth, mode of agitation, and scale of operation, among others. They play a crucial role in the field of biotechnology and are essential for producing large quantities of biological products in a controlled and efficient manner. WPI experts can discuss how bioreactors impact everything from the study of cancers to yeast to the use of plant-based substances to treat diseases like malaria. 

Robert Dempski
Robert E. Dempski
  • Professor Chemistry & Biochemistry
Professor Dempski's lab focuses on biomedically relevant proteins at the cell's surface. Dysfunction of these proteins results in diseases such as pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer's. ... View Profile
Pamela Weathers
  • Professor Biology & Biotechnology
Professor Weather's studies the production in planta (within the plant) of artemisinin and its other therapeutically active phytochemicals for their efficacy in treating malaria and other artemisinin-susceptible diseases. ... View Profile
Eric Mosher Young
  • Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering
Prof. Young is an expert in yeast, genetic engineering and synthetic biology. ... View Profile
Haichong Zhang
  • Assistant Professor Robotics Engineering
Professor Zhang is the founding director of the Medical Frontier Ultrasound Imaging and Robotic Instrumentation (Medical FUSION) Laboratory. ... View Profile