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Experts on life sciences

Kristen  Billiar
Kristen Billiar
Professor and Department Head
Biomedical Engineering

Professor Billiar studies the mechanisms by which mechanical forces regulate the development and healing of connective tissues and the pathogenesis of disease is becoming one of the foremost problems at the intersection of... Read More

Robert E. Dempski

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. In addition, we are building... Read More

Natalie  Farny
Natalie Farny
Assistant Professor- Biology & Biotechnology
Biology & Biotechnology

Professor Farny is a broadly trained cell and molecular biologist with an interest in the emerging field of synthetic biology. She is currently integrating these interests to pursue research in two key areas: 1) Using... Read More

Scarlet  Shell
Scarlet Shell
Associate Professor-Biological Science
Biology & Biotechnology

Much of Professor Shell's research centers around tuberculosis. She studies the stress response mechanisms that allow mycobacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis to survive the conditions encountered during human... Read More

Jagan  Srinivasan
Jagan Srinivasan
Associate Professor-Biological Science
Biology & Biotechnology

Professor Srinivasan's research at WPI is highly inter-disciplinary and encompasses areas such as neurobiology, molecular genetics and chemical biology. His lab is currently focusing on interpreting olfactory dysfunction... Read More

Haichong  Zhang
Haichong Zhang
Assistant Professor
Robotics Engineering

Professor Zhang is the founding director of the Medical Frontier Ultrasound Imaging and Robotic Instrumentation (Medical FUSION) Laboratory. The research in his lab focuses on the interface of medical imaging, sensing, and... Read More