University of Minnesota
Institute for Engineering in Medicine

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Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Theme


The Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Theme seeks to understand and control cells so that we can design therapeutic strategies to halt disease and promote regenerative healing. As a result of systematic genome sequencing projects, such as the Human Genome Project, we now have essentially a molecular "parts list" for the cell. We now seek to apply physically-based modeling and advanced instrumentation to understand the cell, which can be treated as a microscale system where forces balance, and mass and energy are conserved. The key challenge that the Theme Group is now addressing includes understanding how molecular parts work together as functioning cellular-level systems to enable cells to execute specific disease-related tasks, and then using the models to design novel therapeutic strategies.

Alford, Patrick Biomedical Engineering
Aparicio, Conrado Restorative Sciences
Asakura, Atsushi Neurology
Bechtold, Joan Orthopaedic Surgery
Buchwald, Henry Surgery
Chen, Wei Radiology - CMRR
Foker, John Surgery
Gupta, Kalpna Medicine
Hackel, Benjamin Chemical Engineering/Materials Science
Hu, Wei-Shou Chemical Engineering/Materials Science
Hubel, Allison Mechanical Engineering
Lam, Cornelius Neurosurgery
Low, Walter Neurosurgery
McCarthy, James Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Odde, David Biomedical Engineering
Panyam, Jayanth Pharmaceutics
Provenzano, Paolo Biomedical Engineering
Sachs, Jonathan Biomedical Engineering
Saltzman, Daniel Surgery
Sarkar, Casim Biomedical Engineering
Shen, Wei Biomedical Engineering
Siegel, Ronald Pharmaceutics
Skubitz, Amy Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Stadler, Bethanie Electrical & Computer Engineering
Steer, Clifford Medicine
Wang, Chun Biomedical Engineering
Watanabe, Yoichi Therapeutic Radiology
Wood, David Biomedical Engineering