Advisors

Sara Faust

Email: sfaust@duke.edu

Administrative Director

Jennifer L. West

Email: jennifer.l.west@duke.edu

Associate Dean for PhD Education

Fitzpatrick Family University Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Biomaterials, nanotechnology and tissue engineering that involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel biofunctional materials, and the use of biomaterials and engineering approaches to study biological problems.
Jennifer West’s research in biomaterials and tissue engineering involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel, biofunctional materials, and the use of biomaterials and engineering approaches to study biological problems. Current projects include the design of ECM-mimetic hydrogel materials, novel microfabrication strategies for biomimetic patterning, and nanoparticle theranostics.