Biomolecular Engineering, Cellular Engineering, and Synthetic Biology

Jang LabWe perform fundamental research and develop technologies for improving human health. Ongoing research includes studies of nanoparticle-biological interactions, cellular mechanics, engineering of proteases and CRISPR-Cas systems, development of new types of sensors, and new materials for biomedical applications.

Faculty

Photo of Henry C. W. Chu Henry Chu Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2017, Cornell University

http://www.chugroup.site

Research Interests: Complex Fluid Dynamics, Colloid and Interface Science, Electrokinetics, and Rheology

Photo of Carl A. Denard Carl Denard Assistant Professor
(352) 294-6370

https://www.thedenardlab.com

Research Interests: Protein Therapeutics, Synthetic Biology, Biocatalysis, Bioengineering

Photo of Richard Dickinson Richard Dickinson Professor
(352) 392-0898

Ph.D., 1992, University of Minnesota

Research Interests: Cellular Engineering, Cell Adhesion, Cell Migration, Molecular Motors, Mathematical Biology

Photo of Piyush K. Jain Piyush Jain Assistant Professor and Shah Rising Star Professor
(352) 294-7012

https://www.che.ufl.edu/jain/

Research Interests: Bioengineering, Gene Editing, CRISPR/Cas, Nucleic acids and Protein Engineering, Nanomaterials, Responsive Systems

Photo of Yeongseon Jang Yeongseon Jang Assistant Professor
(352) 294-1289

https://www.jangsmartlab.com

Research Interests: Self-Assembly, Colloid and Surface Science, Functional Coating, Polymer Engineering, Biomaterials, Recombinant Proteins

Photo of Mark Orazem Mark Orazem Distinguished Professor, Dr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Edie Professor
(352) 392-6207

https://www.che.ufl.edu/orazem/

Research Interests: Electrochemical Engineering: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Corrosion (including cathodic protection), Current Distribution in Electrochemical Systems, Fuel Cells, Mathematical Modeling.

Photo of Fan Ren Fan Ren Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-4727

http://ww2.che.ufl.edu/ren/

Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Photo of Carlos M. Rinaldi-Ramos Carlos Rinaldi-Ramos Department Chair and Dean’s Leadership Professor
(352) 392-0881

https://www.che.ufl.edu/rinaldi/

Research Interests: Biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles; fundamental fluid physics of suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles; magnetic nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization; suspension hydrodynamics and rheology.

Photo of Janani Sampath Janani Sampath Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2018, The Ohio State University

https://www.sampathgroup.com

Research Interests: Polymer Membranes, Polymer-Protein Conjugates, Self-Assembly, Computational Materials Design

Photo of Christine E. Schmidt Christine Schmidt Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
Photo of Blanka Sharma Blanka Sharma Associate Professor & J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow
Photo of Whitney Stoppel Whitney Stoppel Assistant Professor
(352) 392-6205

https://www.stoppellab.org

Research Interests: biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, transport in biomaterials

Photo of Spyros A. Svoronos Spyros Svoronos Harry and Bertha Bernstein Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(352) 392-9101

Ph.D., 1981, University of Minnesota (1982)

Research Interests: Biological Wastewater Treatment, Particle Separations, Process Control