Collier Named Bass Fellow
Joel Collier, Theodore Kennedy Professor of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1, 2021
Collier’s specialty is in immune engineering, a new but rapidly growing field in which bioengineering approaches are used to modulate the immune system. He has made important contributions in self-assembling peptides and their application in vaccine development and cell delivery, particularly relevant in the COVID19 pandemic. In addition to his impressive research record, he has worked tirelessly to improve the department’s student experience, supporting student-initiated efforts to discuss the impact of social issues on student life and strengthening the undergraduate and graduate biomaterials curriculum with the creation of two well-received courses he created.