Dr. Shuichi (Shu) Takayama, PhD
Professor, GRA Eminent Scholar
Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Regenerative Engineering and Medicine
Dr. Shu Takayama earned his BS and MS in Agricultural Chemistry at the University of Tokyo. He earned a PhD in Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California studying bio-organic synthesis with Dr. Chi‐Huey Wong. He then worked as a postdoc with Dr. George Whitesides at Harvard University where he focused on applying microfluidics to studying cell and molecular biology.
Dr. Takayama began his career at the University of Michigan, where led his lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Macromolecular Science & Engineering for over 17 years. In 2017, the lab moved to Georgia Tech where Shu became the Georgia Research Alliance Price Gilbert Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Takayama’s research interests are diverse and motivated by clinical and biotechnology needs. He is always interested in hearing from stakeholders in these areas who are seeking engineering collaboration.
Bioengineering, Materials Science & Engineering
Joined: Fall 2015
Research Interests: Organoids, organotypic microenvironments, intestinal physiology
Education: BS, Materials Science & Engineering
Bioengineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Joined: Fall 2018
Research Interests: Pulmonary physiology, inflammation, organotypic microenvironments
Education: BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Ji Hoon Lee, MS
Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2018
Research Interests: Microfluidics, pulmonary physiology, organoids
Education: BS, MS Electrical Engineering, Imperial College London
Vishwa Vasani, MS
Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2019
Research Interests: Pulmonary physiology, microfluidics, mechanobiology
Education: BS, MS Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay