Sanjay Kumar

Professor, Bioengineering and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

I have been on the Berkeley faculty since 2005 and currently direct QB3-Berkeley.  I chaired the Department of Bioengineering from 2019-22, where I oversaw multiple successful faculty/staff recruitment and retention cases and wrote many Chair's letters for merit, tenure, and promotion.  In addition to formally mentoring junior faculty in my department, I have served on a number of department and campus ad hoc committees and written >50 external tenure and promotion letters.  I look forward to drawing upon all of these experiences as I advise my faculty colleagues.

Sanjay Kumar's research group studies and engineers how cells interact with biomaterials.  Their work has direct implications for a wide variety of problems in biology and medicine, including tissue development and repair, stem cell therapeutics, and cancer.