Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering for Human Health

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.


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

Ph.D., 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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
(352) 294-7012

Ph.D., 2013, University of Missouri-Kansas City

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

Ph.D., 2013, Seoul National University

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

Photo of Tanmay Lele Tanmay Lele Charles A. Stokes Professor
(352) 392-0317

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2002

Research Interests: Cell mechano-transduction, Cytoskeletal force generation, Nano-biotechnology

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

Ph.D., 1983, Chemical Engineering, University of California

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

Ph.D., 1991, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices

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

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

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

Ph.D., 2014, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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

Photo of Spyros 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

Photo of Yiider Tseng Yiider Tseng Associate Professor and MS Program Coordinator
(352) 392-0862

Ph.D., 1999, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests: Bioengineering, Engineering Science, Molecular Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering, Soft Material