Faculty Research

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May 23, 2024

Exploring mRNA Modifications and Gene Expression at Inaugural RNA Symposium

BioE Assistant Professor Sara Rouhanifard presented her research on how mRNA modifications regulate gene expression at the inaugural Center for RNA Molecular Biology symposium at Penn State.


May 22, 2024

Bioengineering Alum and Diagnostics Company Co-Founder Sees Promise in New MRI Technology

Codi Gharagouzloo, PhD’16, bioengineering, started his pursuit of a cure for cancer as a research assistant for BioE and ChE Affiliated Professor Srinivas Sridhar. With support from BioE Affiliated Professor Craig Ferris, Gharagouzloo was able to co-found his own company and determine possible applications for the new QUTE-CE MRI technology.


Apr 26, 2024

Sontag Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

University Distinguished Professor Eduardo Sontag, ECE/BioE, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his career that has made breakthroughs in the mathematics of nonlinear and complex systems, with repercussions for biomedicine, systems biology, and neural networks.

Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ning Wang

Apr 19, 2024

Patented Molecule That Eliminates Cancer Cells Commercialized

A patented anti-cancer molecule, invented by Ning Wang, BioE professor and director of the Institute for Mechanobiology, and three collaborators, is being replicated and commercialized as a research product by several companies, marking a significant advancement that validates the invention.


Mar 25, 2024

Three Faculty Selected as AIMBE Fellows

Bouvé/ChE University Distinguished Professor Mansoor Amiji, ChE/BioE Associate Professor Eno Ebong, and ECE/Khoury Professor Yun Raymond Fu were selected as Class of 2024 Fellows for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mar 19, 2024

Patent for Hybrid Nanopore Design Enhances Biodetection

COS/BioE Professor Meni Wanunu received a patent for “Lipid-free anchoring of thermophilic bacteriophage G20C portal adapter into solid-state nanopores.”


Mar 14, 2024

Developing Tools To Analyze Individual RNA Molecules

COS/BioE Professor Meni Wanunu and BioE Assistant Professor Sara Rouhanifard, in collaboration with Anna-Marie Pyle from Yale University, were awarded a $4.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) for “Direct RNA Sequencing Using Electro-optical Zero-mode Waveguides and Custom Click Fluorescent Nucleotides.”


Mona Minkara

Mar 12, 2024

Minkara Receives NSF CAREER Award To Improve Immune Response With AI

BioE Assistant Professor Mona Minkara was awarded a $827,000 NSF CAREER award for “Decoding the Code of Glycan-Collectin Interactions: Computational Engineering of Surfactant Proteins for Tailored Glycan Recognition.” The focus will be to better understand and improve the immune system response to pathogens.