Targeting Individual and Industrial Health

two people in lab coats inject things into test tubes in lab settingSJSU faculty create interventions aimed at the full spectrum of serious illness, from cardiovascular disease to preterm infant lactation issues. This requires significant research infrastructure, from understanding fluid flow patterns to physical improvement of materials for better integration with host tissue.

Our biochemical engineers synthesize antioxidants and antivenom peptides in bacteria and yeast, and develop tools to identify therapeutic genes. Targeting both industrial and clinical applications, diagnostic researchers develop rapid, robust, and inexpensive biosensors for pathogen screening and disease detection, identifying contamination, biofilms, abnormal cells, and blood-based biomarkers.

All of the above is done in close collaboration with medical faculty, entrepreneurs, biomechanical engineers in the Bay Area. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in these areas.

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Featured Faculty

d'alarcaoMarc D'Alarcao
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Biochemistry; Organic, Medicinal, and General chemistry; Bioengineering, Synthesis
ORCID: 0000-0003-2057-4557

ehrmanSheryl Ehrman
Dean, Davidson College of Engineering

Aerosol Science and Technology, Particle Technology, Air Pollution
ORCID: 0000-0002-7925-0568

khatibLeila Khatib
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Water, Wastewater, Recycled Water and Viral Detection Methods
ORCID: 0000-0002-6382-5291

lewChristopher Lew
Assistant Professor Chemical and Materials Engineering
Zeolites, Nanoporous Materials, Catalysis, Sustainable Chemicals, Environmental Remediation
ORCID: 0000-0003-4568-4461

miller conradLaura Miller Conrad
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Chemical Biology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Antibiotics, Gram-Negative Bacteria, Quorum Sensing
ORCID: 0000-0003-0937-5362

ouverneyCleber Ouverney
Professor of Biological Sciences
Candidate Division TM7, Uncultured Bacteria, Genetic Diversity, Microbial Communities
ORCID: 0000-0002-4135-7562

ramasubramanianAnand Ramasubramanian
Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Platelets, Mechanobiology, Blood Clot, Transfusion, High-Throughput Assay, ME/CFS
ORCID: 0000-0002-7057-8663

switzNeil A. Switz
Professor of Physics
Diagnostics, Optics, Microscopy, Fluorescence, Cellphone, Mobile Phone, Tuberculosis, Loa, Lymphatic Filariasis, Onchocerciasis, Point of Care, Retinal
ORCID: 0000-0002-3639-4588

vanhovenMiri VanHoven
Associate Dean for Research, College of Science

Neural Circuit Formation, Learning, Memory, Sleep
ORCID: 0000-0001-7714-1555

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