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Experts on molecular biology

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

Amity L. Manning

Professor Manning’s research focuses on defining the cellular mechanisms that maintain genome stability in normal cells and understanding how those pathways are corrupted in cancer cells. Using a combination of molecular and... 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

Eric Mosher Young

Prof. Young is an expert in yeast, genetic engineering and synthetic biology. His research uses machine learning, directed evolution, gene editing, metabolic engineering, and genetic circuits to make yeast cell factories for... Read More