University of Minnesota


Molecular Cell Engineering Laboratory
Department of Biomedical Engineering PI: Casim A. Sarkar
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Casim A. Sarkar (Principal Investigator)


1997 - 2002 PhD in Chemical Engineering with Minor in Computational Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1993 - 1997 BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Professional Experience

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2013 - present Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Biomedical Engineering
2013 - present Affiliate Senior Member, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
2013 - present Member, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
2014 - present Member, BioTechnology Institute
2016 - present Member, Stem Cell Institute
2016 - present Member, Masonic Cancer Center

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2006 - 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering
2006 - 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
2008 - 2013 Member, Genomics and Computational Biology Graduate Group
2008 - 2013 Member, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2002 - 2005 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry

Selected Honors and Distinctions

2011 - present CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2008 - 2012 Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association
2003 - 2005 NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health
1997 Graduate Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (declined)
1997 Graduate Fellowship, National Science Foundation (declined)
1997 Graduate Fellowship, Whitaker Foundation (declined)
1997 - 2002 Graduate Fellowship, Fannie and John Hertz Foundation (accepted)

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