Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
I have been on the Berkeley faculty since 2005 and currently chair the Department of Bioengineering. In addition to formally mentoring several junior faculty in my department, I have served on a number of departmental/campus ad hoc committees and written many departmental letters for advancement, tenure, and promotion. I have also written around 50 external tenure and promotion letters. I look forward to drawing upon the lessons I have learned from 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.