Biology as a Basis for Biochemical Engineering


Biochemical engineering demonstrates the versatility of the living cell as a miniature reactor. Living cells can be genetically engineered to produce specific proteins, tuned to manufacture novel enzymes, and optimized to guarantee genetic stability and consistent production of desired products.


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Sujata Bhatia, MD, P.E.

Sujata K. Bhatia, MD, PhD, P.E., is a physician, bioengineer, and professional chemical engineer. She is a teaching professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Univ. of Delaware, as well as an affiliated faculty member in biomedical engineering. In addition, she is an associate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project. She works with students on projects for medical innovation in Africa, as well as global engineering education. She is also a faculty member in the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program on...Read more

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