Courtesy Faculty

Zhenan Bao
Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by Courtesy of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering. Our group's research utilizes the basic principles in chemistry, physics and material sciences to enable novel applications and development of flexible, stretchable electronics and energy devices. We consist of chemical engineers, chemists, material scientists, physicists, and electrical engineers. We strive to develop materials, processes and device applications with the highest scientific and technological impact.

Phone:  650-723-9780
Website:  Website
Stacey F. Bent

Professor of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., Stanford, 1992. Semiconductor processing and reactivity, surface science, materials chemistry; semiconductor surface functionalization; atomic layer deposition, renewable energy devices, biointerfaces .

Phone:  650-723-0385
James K. Chen
Associate Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology, and, by courtesy, Chemistry; Executive Director, Stanford High-Throughput Bioscience Center.  Developmental signaling pathways and their roles in embryonic patterning and oncogenesis; small-molecule modulators of the Hedgehog pathway; chemical tools for studying zebrafish development.
Phone:  650-725-3582
Website:  Chen Lab
Karlene Cimprich
Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and, by courtesy, Chemistry; Ph.D., Harvard, 1994. The use of chemical and biochemical approaches to understand and control the DNA damage-induced cell cycle checkpoints and the signal transduction cascades that allow the cell to detect and respond to DNA damage.
Phone:  650-498-4720
Curtis W. Frank
Professor of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering; Ph.D., Illinois, 1972. Polymer physics and molecular assemblies: Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films, adsorption of soft materials at interfaces as studied by surface plasmon resonance and quartz crystal microbalance, polymer tethering of phospholipid bilayers, polypeptide surface modification for applications in chiral separation, organic-inorganic nanocomposites for applications in microelectronics, molecular lubrication.
Phone:  650-723-4573
Daniel Herschlag
Professor of Biochemistry and, by courtesy, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Ph.D., Brandeis, 1988. Physical and chemical principles underlying the folding and function of biological catalysts. Mechanisms of RNA and protein catalysis and RNA folding are studied by a wide variety and physical, chemical, and kinetic methods. Hydrogen bond energetic and physical properties are studied in model and enzymatic systems. Genome-wide analyses are used to understand RNA processing involved in gene expression.

Phone:  650-723-9442
Website:  Herschlag Lab
Jianghong Rao
Assistant Professor of Radiology and, by courtesy, of Chemistry; Ph.D., Harvard, 1999.   Our main research focus is to design, synthesize and evaluate novel molecular probes for imaging or manipulating targeted biomolecules in normal and diseased states. New projects often begin by identifying an important molecular target and then designing specific probes for that target. Next we evaluate new probes by performing cellular andin vivo imaging experiments.
Phone:  650-736-8563
Alice Ting
Professor of Genetics, Biology, and, by courtesy, Chemistry.  Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 2000.  We develop technologies to study and manipulate the molecular properties of living cells, focusing in particular on the mitochondrion and neuronal synapse. Our technologies draw from enzyme engineering, directed evolution, organic synthesis, high-resolution microscopy, genetics, and computational analysis.
Phone:  650-723-0397
Website:  Ting Lab
Tom Wandless
Associate Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and, by courtesy, Chemistry; Ph.D., Harvard, 1993. We use synthetic chemistry as well as techniques from biochemistry, biophysics, and cell biology to design and synthesize molecules that control the functions of specific proteins in mammalian cells and in animals.
Phone:  650-723-4005
Website:  Wandless Lab