Research Area: Molecular & Cellular Engineering

Edward A. Phelps, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Phelps’s research is focused on biomaterials engineering as a strategy for regenerative therapies with emphasis in the area of type 1 diabetes. Phelps specializes in bio-synthetic cellular microenvironments (e.g., bio-functionalized polyethylene-glycol hydrogel) for controlled presentation of bioactive… Read More

Jon Dobson, Ph.D.

Jon Dobson, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Dobson’s research focuses on biomedical applications of magnetic micro- and nanoparticles. His group has developed novel technologies for 1) magnetic targeting and remote activation of cell signaling pathways for cell engineering and stem cell therapy; 2) magnetic nanoparticle-based… Read More

Xin Tang, Ph.D.

Professor Tang received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include cell and molecular mechanics in cancer development and metastasis, cardiovascular system, and neurons; unconventional mechano-electrophysiology; quantitative in vivo/vitro functional bio-imaging; nanotechnology; and development of new… Read More

Amor Menezes, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Dynamical systems theory and control, with applications to the fields of systems biology and synthetic biology. Amor Menezes joined the UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty in August 2017 after a year as an Associate Project Scientist with… Read More

Yong Huang, Ph.D.

Research Interests:  His current research interests in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine include: Three-dimensional (3D) printing of biological and engineering materials using inkjetting, extrusion, and laser-induced forward transfer Design and fabrication of microphysiological and engineered living systems Dr. Yong Huang is… Read More

Z. Hugh Fan, Ph.D.

Dr. Hugh Fan joined UF in 2003 after more than 8 years of industrial experience.  His research interests include microfluidics, BioMEMS (Biomedical MicroElectroMechanical Systems), sensors, and bioengineering. His research focus is to develop microfluidics and BioMEMS technologies and apply them to chemical and biomedical applications. Dr. Fan is a… Read More