Research Overview

Research Overview

The department has attained international recognition in polymer synthesis, polymer characterization, methods of instrumental analysis, medicinal chemistry, and structural chemistry (theoretical as well as experimental). Research in chemical biology focuses on protein trafficking; cell signaling; drug encapsulation and dosing; and proteomics.

We are housed in a modern building with well-equipped laboratories for tissue-culture work; protein separation and analysis; and small animal studies. State-of-the-art instrumentation is also available, including confocal microscopy, PCR, radio-isotope labeling, fluorometry, double-beam spectrophotometry, Fourier-transform infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, high performance liquid chromatography, thermal analysis and mass spectrometry.

Health and Medicine
Stevens experts are improving the fields of healthcare and medicine through a wide-variety of initiatives. From studying the most necessary elements of life to using complex computer simulations to test pharmaceuticals, faculty and students alike are applying their knowledge and skills to make a difference.

From the exciting field of nanotechnology, researchers at Stevens are creating artificial tissues to heal burn victims and advanced prosthetics that accelerate the healing process. They continue to explore and discover the limitless potential of nanotechnology to contribute to society and improve the quality of life for millions.


Read how Stevens is innovating:



Dr. Peter Tolias
Interim Department Director
(201) 216-8253
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Dr. Patricia Muisener
CCB Program Director
(201) 216-3715
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Dr. Philip Leopold
Biology Program Director
(201) 216-5528
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Dr. Vikki Hazelwood
BME Program Director
(201) 216-5051
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Dr. Marissa Gray
Associate Director for Graduate Programs
(201) 216-3662
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