Research Themes

Biological systems are the ultimate in engineered design, from small molecule catalytic reactions to complex multicell organisms. Expanding on the wealth of recent discoveries toward understanding the governing principles of biology will bring even greater control and informed approaches to using biological processes to address societal challenges. iCET research themes involve cellular engineering technologies for applications including, but not limited to, human health, synthetic biology, materials, energy, and the environment.

1. Micro and Nanosystems for Cell Manipulation and Analysis

2. Understanding Governing Principles through Systems Analysis

3. Cell Reprogramming, Differentiation, and Trans-differentiation

4. Manufacturing and Automation