Joel Collier

Collier

Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Collier Lab designs biomaterials for a range of biomedical applications, with a focus on understanding and controlling adaptive immune responses.  Most materials investigated are created from molecular assemblies- proteins, peptides or bioconjugates that self-organize into useful structures such as nanofibers, gels, and particles. 

These biomaterials are being developed as novel treatments for infectious diseases, cancer, wound healing, and chronic inflammation.  Additionally, as these strategies are developed, basic insights into how materials engage the immune system are uncovered.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology

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Education:

  • Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2003

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. AIMBE. 2017
  • 2015 Biomaterials Science Lectureship. Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing. 2015
  • Distinguished Investigator (junior). University of Chicago, Biological Science Division. 2012

Courses Taught:

  • BME 302L: Fundamentals of Biomaterials and Biomechanics (AC or GE)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 525: Biomedical Materials and Artificial Organs (GE, BB)
  • BME 590: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 790L: Advanced Topics with the Lab for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 792: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 899: Special Readings in Biomedical Engineering
  • ME 518: Biomedical Materials and Artificial Organs (GE, BB)

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