The tremendous rate of growth in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs is being matched by recruitment of new faculty and teaching staff and implementation of innovative curricula and research programs. We are fortunate in having a world-class industrial advisory board that is helping us set new directions in education, research, outreach and training.

Research in bioengineering is creating new technologies in traditional and regenerative medicine, prosthetics, biomaterials and molecular biotechnology that result in cheaper, smarter and faster approaches to detect, diagnose and treat human disease. Our faculty and staff are actively engaged in research at the interface of engineering, life sciences, and medicine. We prepare undergraduate and graduate students for exciting and meaningful careers in bioengineering through innovative approaches to teaching and research training. In addition to highlighting the benefits of bioengineering research and associated technologies, we must also address potential negative impacts of the field on the lives of human beings through the promotion of high ethical standards and social responsibility, hallmarks of our university.

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Submissions from 2017

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Effect of crosslinker length on the elastic and compression modulus of poly(acrylamide) nanocomposite hydrogels, Josergio Zaragoza, A. Chang, and Prashanth Asuri

Submissions from 2016

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Trehalose effectiveness as a cryoprotectant in 2D and 3D cell cultures of human embryonic kidney cells, Jared Hara, Jordan Tottori, Megan Anders, Smritee Dadhwal, Prashanth Asuri, and Maryam Mobed-Miremadi

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Droplet microfluidic platform for the determination of single-cell lactate release, Amy Mongersun, Ian Smeenk, Guillem Pratx, Prashanth Asuri, and Paul Abbyad

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Three-dimensional matrix stiffness and adhesive ligands affect cancer cell response to toxins, Silviya Petrova Zustiak, Smritee Dadhwal, Carlos Medina, Sonette Steczina, Yasaman Chehreghanianzabi, Anisa Ashraf, and Prashanth Asuri

Submissions from 2015

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Three-dimensional hydrogel encapsulated embryonic stem and carcinoma cells as culture platforms for cytotoxicity studies, Sneha Oberai, Ailing Teo, Mayasari Lim, Kalpith Ramamoorthi, Jared Hara, and Prashanth Asuri

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Experimental Investigation of Mechanical and Thermal Properties of SilicaNanoparticle-Reinforced Poly(acrylamide)Nanocomposite Hydrogels, Josergio Zaragoza, Nasim Babhadiashar, Victor O’Brien, Andrew Chang, Matthew Blanco, Aitor Zabalegui, Hohyun Lee, and Prashanth Asuri

Submissions from 2014

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Function, Structure, and Stability of Enzymes Confined in Agarose Gels, Prashanth Asuri and Jeffrey Kunkel

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A Novel 2.5D Culture Platform to Investigate the Role of Stiffness Gradients on Adhesion-Independent Cell Migration, Mark-Phillip Pebworth, Sabrina A. Cismas, and Prashanth Asuri

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Role of three-dimensional matrix stiffness in regulating the response of human neural cells to toxins, Kalpith Ramamoorthi, Jared Hara, CadeEllis Ito, and Prashanth Asuri

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Microfluidic gel arrays for the study of enzymatic activity, Casandra Sowash, Cedar Smith, Jonathan Tullis, Jeff Kunkel, Prashanth Asuri, and Paul Abbyad

Submissions from 2013

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Advances in homology directed genetic engineering of human pluripotent and adult stem cells, Kalpith Ramamoorthi, Donald Curtis, and Prashanth Asuri

Submissions from 2012

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Soft microenvironments promote the early neurogenic differentiation but not self-renewal of human pluripotent stem cells, Albert Keung, Prashanth Asuri, Sanjay Kumar, and David Schaffer

Submissions from 2011

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Directed Evolution of Adeno-associated Virus for Enhanced Gene Delivery and Gene Targeting in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Prashanth Asuri, Melissa Bartel, Tandis Vazin, Jae-Hyung Jang, Tiffany Wong, and David Schaffer

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An Evolved Adeno-associated Viral Variant Enhances Gene Delivery and Gene Targeting in Neural Stem Cells, Jae-Hyung Jang, James Koerber, Jung-Suk Kim, Prashanth Asuri, Tandis Vazin, Melissa Bartel, Albert Keung, Inchan Kwan, and David Schaffer

Submissions from 2009

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Preparation and characterization of protein-nanotube conjugates, Jonathan S. Dordick, Dhiral A. Shah, Ravindra C. Pangule, Shyam Sundhar Bale, Prashanth Asuri, Amit Joshi, Akhilesh Banerjee, David Vance, and Ravi S. Kane

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Aligned carbon nanotube stationary phases for electrochromatographic chip separations, Shubhodeep Goswami, Navdeep Bajwa, Prashanth Asuri, Lijie Ci, Pulickel M. Ajayan, and Steven M. Cramer

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Enhancing protein stability by adsorption onto raftlike lipid domains, Jeffrey Litt, Chakradhar Padala, Prashanth Asuri, Srinavya Vutukuru, Krishna Athmakur, Sanat Kumar, Jonathan Dordick, and Ravi S. Kane

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Biomolecule-Nanomaterial Interactions: Effect on Biomolecular Structure, Function, and Stability, Ravindra C. Pangule, Shyam Sundhar Bale, Dhiral A. Shah, Amit Joshi, Prashanth Asuri, Jonathan S. Dordick, and Ravi S. Kane

Submissions from 2008

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Protein-Carbon Nanotube Conjugates, Sandeep S. Karajanagi, Prashanth Asuri, Edward Sellitto, Bilge Eker, Shyam Sundhar Bale, Ravi S. Kane, and Jonathan S. Dordick

Submissions from 2007

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Structure, Function, and Stability of Enzymes Covalently Attached to Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Prashanth Asuri, Shyam Sundhar Bale, Ravindra C. Pangule, Dhiral A. Shah, Ravi S. Kane, and Jonathan S. Dordick

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Polymer-nanotube-enzyme composites as active antifouling films, Prashanth Asuri, Sandeep S. Karajanagi, Ravi S. Kane, and Jonathan S. Dordick

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Enhanced stability of enzymes adsorbed onto nanoparticles, Prashanth Asuri, Sandeep S. Karajanagi, Alexey A. Vertegel, Jonathan S. Dordick, and Ravi S. Kane

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Protein-directed formation of silver nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes, Shyam Sundhar Bale, Prashanth Asuri, Sandeep S. Karajanagi, Jonathan S. Dordick, and Ravi S. Kane

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Enzyme-carbon nanotube conjugates in room-temperature ionic liquids, Bilge Eker, Prashanth Asuri, Saravanababu Murugesan, Robert J. Linhardt, and Jonathan S. Dordick

Submissions from 2006

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The protein–nanomaterial interface, Prashanth Asuri, Shyam Sundhar Bale, Sandeep S. Karajanagi, and Ravi S. Kane

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Directed assembly of carbon nanotubes at liquid-liquid interfaces: nanoscale conveyors for interfacial biocatalysis, Prashanth Asuri, Sandeep S. Karajanagi, Jonathan S. Dordick, and Ravi S. Kane

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Water soluble carbon nanotube-enzyme conjugates as functional biocatalytic formulations, Prashanth Asuri, Sandeep S. Karajanagi, Edward Sellitto, Dae-Yun Kim, Ravi S. Kane, and Jonathan S. Dordick

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Increasing Protein Stability through Control of the Nanoscale Environment, Prashanth Asuri, Sandeep S. Karajanagi, Hoichang Yang, Tae-Jin Yim, Ravi S. Kane, and Jonathan S. Dordick

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Protein-assisted solubilization of single-walled carbon nanotubes, Sandeep S. Karajanagi, Hoichang Yang, Prashanth Asuri, Edward Sellitto, Jonathan S. Dordick, and Ravi S. Kane