Principal Investigator

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.


Research Scientists

Hannah Viola

Hannah Viola


Joined: Fall 2018, Bioengineering (Chemical Engineering Home School)

Research Interests: Pulmonary physiology, microfluidics, bioassays, inflammation

Education: BS Chemical Engineering 2017, UT Austin

President’s Fellow, Biomaterials Trainee, NSF-GFP Honorable Mention, CPTR Fellow