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Bioengineering

Bioengineering provides a “bridge” connecting the study of biological systems to the development of novel solutions that address a diverse range of problems in medicine, human health, ecology, and sustainable energy. Bioengineering research at Notre Dame spans multiple scales: from the rational design of novel therapeutics at the molecular level to the study of higher-order interactions of cells within a tissue and organ context. Cutting-edge techniques are employed in the synthesis and functional characterization of novel biomolecules that will form the next-generation of advanced therapeutics. State-of-the-art cell culture technology and microscopy methods are applied to study the dynamics of cellular interactions. Computational modeling and experimental approaches are integrated to probe and investigate the systems-level properties of biological processes.

Basar Bilgicer

Basar Bilgicer

Assistant Professor

Office: 171 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.1429
Email: bbilgicer@nd.edu

Lab: Fitzpatrick A52, A56, A58, & A69

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Research Areas

  • Nanomedicine and Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancers
  • Selective Inhibition of Allergic Responses and Autoimmunity
  • Multivalent Biomolecular Interactions
  • Biosensor Development
Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark

The Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: 445 Stepan Hall
Phone: 574.631.8353
Email: pclark1@nd.edu

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Research Areas

  • Protein Folding and Aggregation
  • Protein Translation
  • Outer Membrane Secretion in Gram-Negative Bacteria
Jason Hicks

Jason Hicks

Assistant Professor

Office: 174 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.3661
Email: jhicks3@nd.edu

Lab: A53 Fitzpatrick Hall

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Research Areas

  • Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Catalysts
  • Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Fuels
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Materials and Catalysts
Tanyel Kiziltepe

Tanyel Kiziltepe

Assistant Research Professor

Office: 105 Cushing Hall
Phone: 574.631.1603
Email: tkiziltepe@nd.edu

Research Areas

  • Pre-clinical Drug Validation in Cancers
  • Nanoparticle Based Drug Delivery
  • Biochemical Stabliization of Biomolecular Therapeutics
David Leighton

David Leighton

Professor

Office: 179 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.6698
Email: dtl@nd.edu

Lab: A68

Research Areas

  • Suspension Mechanics
  • Separations
Salma Saddawi

Salma Saddawi

Professional Specialist

Office: 211 Stinson Remick
Phone: 574.631.3324
Email: ssaddawi@nd.edu

Lab: 205 Stinson Remick

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Research Areas

  • Environmental and Biotechnology
Zachary Schultz

Zachary Schultz

Assistant Professor

Office: 224 Nieuwland Science Hall
Phone: 574.631.1853
Email: Schultz.41@nd.edu

Lab: 244 B & C Nieuwland Science Hall

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Research Areas

  • Spectroscopic Imaging
  • Ultrasensitive Detection
  • Bio-interface Characterization
  • Noble Metal Plasmonic Structures

Satyajyoti Senapati

Research Assistant Professor

Office: 321 Stinson Remick
Phone: 574.631.9158
Email: ssenapat@nd.edu

Lab: 304 Stinson Remick

 

Research Areas

  • Biosensing and Biomarkers
Tetsuya Tanaka

Tetsuya Tanaka

Concurrent Research Associate Professor

Office: 49 Galvin Life Sciences
Phone: 574.631.2334
Email: Tetsuya.Tanaka.9@nd.edu

Research Areas

  • Induced pluripotent stem cells and cancer development
Jeremiah Zartman

Jeremiah Zartman

Assistant Professor

Office: 122C Cushing Hall
Phone: 574.631.0455
Email: jzartman@nd.edu

Lab: A51/52 Fitzpatrick Hall

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Research Areas

  • Biological Systems
  • Developmental Biology
  • Growth control
  • Regeneration