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Biotechnology


Research includes:

  • Bioenergy
  • Biofuels
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Biosensors
  • Biospectroscopy and Imaging
  • Computational Biology
  • Devices
  • Engineering
  • Human Health
  • Instrumentation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Quantitative Biology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Systems Biology
  • The Environment

Training Group Mission:

The mission of the Biotechnology (BT) Training Group is to develop highly skilled scientists and engineers who excel at the intersection between biology and engineering. The evolution of engineering and its influence on the discovery, design, implementation and translation of biology requires future students who are capable of merging instrumentation, quantitative methods and engineering principles seamlessly into the biology discipline. Because of the breadth in focus, students with both engineering and non-engineering background can be admitted. The training group provides a unique set of courses and lab experiences to provide the quantitative and design background to students interested in exploring the boundaries of science and engineering at Purdue University. The additional expertise required for success in the Biotechnology Training Group requires a minimum of 35 and up to a maximum of 41 credit hours of course-work, which is greater (almost twice) than any other training group and in the range of course-work requirements for engineering departments across campus (eg. ABE: 42, BME: 26). Faculty members of the Training Group have diverse backgrounds and come from diverse departments on campus. Research focus on addressing global challenges related to human health, the environment, biofuels, and renewable energy. The training group provides tremendous opportunities to prepare students for a broad range of career opportunities in industry and academia.


Faculty Membership

Faculty
Research Area
Mechanical properies of soft biological materials
Biotechnology, proteomics and bioinformatics
Biomaterials, Musculoskeletal Regenerative Engineering, Micro/Nano-technology, Stem Cell Technology, Translational Biomedical Research
Biological Engineering, Bioenergy
Cardiovascular Imaging
Single molecule fluorescence lifetime imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopic measurements of epigenetic modification of single living cells, Nanotools and Raman spectroscopy for detecting in vivo phosphorylation, mRNA, and Micro RNA.
Biomechanics of cytoskeleton, cells and tissues; Computational modeling of biological structures
Bionanotechnology and biosensors
bioorganic chemistry, bioconjugate chemistry, in vitro evolution, drug discovery
formulation, drug delivery, cancer theranostics, solid-state organic chemistry, computation and modeling
Developing biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Magnetic resonance imaging, image and signal processing,brain decoding and modeling
Physics of light interaction with living tissue
Biological and Biomedical Analysis Using Mass SpectrometryDevelop of Miniature Mass Spectrometry Analytical Systems
Physiological sensing technologies for research applications in biology, agriculture, and medicine
NeuroEngineering / Cellular Neurobiology
Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, electromagnetic modeling in tissue
Cytomics
Metabolic Engineering, Systems/Synthetic Biology, Protein Engineering, Microbial Ecology, Biofuels, -OMICS based approaches
Signal transduction in development; mechanisms of robustness, cell fate decisions, and tissue patterning by morphogen gradients
Controlled drug delivery, bio-nanotechnology
Bioinformatics and Biologically Related Disciplines (genomics, nutrition, proteomics, statistical genetics)

Student Membership

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