Jamal Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Biomaterials, drug delivery, immunoengineering


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2012
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2007
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Florida A&M University, 2004

Research Summary:

Dr. Lewis’ Immuno-modulatory Biomaterials Laboratory focuses on the development of biomaterial systems that can manipulate the immune system. The group plans to design the next generation of immunotherapeutics for applications in immune-related diseases. This multidisciplinary work incorporates aspects of biomaterials engineering, drug delivery and immunology.

Honors and Awards:

  • University of Florida 40 under 40, 2021
  • 1000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America (Cell Press), 2021
  • Biomaterial Science RSC Emerging Investigators, 2021
  • Shu Chien Early Career Lecturer Award (Finalist), 2020
  • Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Young Innovators, 2020
  • Selected Participant in NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2019
  • Regenerative Medicine Workshop Young Faculty Investigator Award, 2019
  • UC Davis Engineering Major Faculty Recognition Award, 2019

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

Sumerel, J. Lewis, A. Doraiswamy, L. F. Deravi, D. W. Wright, R. Narayan. Piezoelectric ink jet processing of materials for biological and medical applications. Biotechnology Journal. August 2006. Vol. 1. 976-987

S. Lewis, S. D. Gittard, R. J. Narayan, C. J. Berry, R. L. Brigmon, R. Ramamurti, R. N. Singh. Assessment of Microbial Biofilm Growth on Nanocrystalline Diamond Coatings Using a CDC Biofilm Reactor. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. June 2010 132, 030919.

Jamal S. Lewis, Patrick C. Crooks, Toral Zaveri, Benjamin G. Keselowsky. Microparticle surface-modification approaches for efficient dendritic cell-targeting drug delivery for auto-immune vaccine applications. Biomaterials. June 2012. Vol. 33; 7221 – 7232

Abhinav P. Acharya, Jamal S. Lewis, Benjamin G. Keselowsky. High-throughput Parallel Particle Production for Combinatorial Encapsulation of Hydrophobic Molecules. Biomaterials. April 2013. Vol. 34; 3422 – 3430

Jamal S. Lewis, Natalia V. Dolgova, Thomas J. Chancellor, Abhinav A. Acharya, Jerome V. Karpiak, Tanmay P. Lele, Benjamin G. Keselowsky. Dendritic cell activation is influenced by cyclic mechanical strain when cultured on adhesive substrates. Biomaterials. August 2013. Vol. 34; 9063 – 9070

Jamal S. Lewis, Krishnendu Roy, Benjamin G. Keselowsky. Materials that harness and modulate the immune system. MRS Bulletin. January 2014. Vol. 39; 25 – 34.