Casim A. Sarkar

Principal Investigator

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Education

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

2021 - present Distinguished University Teaching Professor
2020 - present Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Biomedical Engineering
2016 - present Member, Masonic Cancer Center
2016 - present Member, Stem Cell Institute
2014 - present Member, BioTechnology Institute
2013 - present Member, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
2013 - present Affiliate Senior Member, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
2013 - present Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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

University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2002 - 2005 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry

Selected Honors and Distinctions

2022 Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
2021 - 2025 Chartered Member, Gene and Drug Delivery (GDD) Study Section, National Institutes of Health
2021 Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education
2020 - 2025 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health
2011 - 2018 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 (declined), Howard Hughes Medical Institute
1997 Graduate Fellowship (declined), National Science Foundation
1997 Graduate Fellowship (declined), Whitaker Foundation
1997 - 2002 Graduate Fellowship (accepted), Fannie and John Hertz Foundation