BME Seminar Series: Engineering biological water diffusion to create new genetic reporters for molecular MRI

BME logo with GBSF in the background

Event Date

Genome & Biomedical Sciences Facility, Auditorium, 1005

Arnab Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering & Biological Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to arriving at UCSB, Dr. Mukherjee completed a James G. Boswell fellowship in Molecular Engineering at Caltech (working with Prof. Mikhail Shapiro) and obtained his Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The primary focus of the research in Dr. Mukherjee's laboratory is the development of genetic reporters for precise measurements of biological functions, largely using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This research program aims to address the need for innovative genetic tools to unravel the functional architecture of complex biological systems, such as the mammalian brain; and advance the clinical development of gene- and cell-based therapies for various cancers and central nervous system disorders. The Mukherjee lab's research is highly interdisciplinary, incorporating concepts from molecular engineering, synthetic biology, chemical biology, and biomedical imaging to create novel genetic technologies.. Research in the Mukherjee group has been consistently supported by the NIH, Army, and foundations and recognized with notable awards, including an Outstanding Young Investigator Award (NIH MIRA), a Discovery Award from the DoD, the NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and a 2022 Scialog Fellows award in Advanced Bioimaging.

Mukherjee Flyer_page-0001.jpg

Event Category