Faculty Directory

The USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience is actively recruiting new and existing faculty to jumpstart its convergent bioscience efforts. Drawn from across a broad spectrum of research fields, ranging from computational sciences and applied mathematics to nanoengineering and biology, this group of pioneers represents our human capital in the startup phase of convergence at USC. Diverse in age, ethnicity and expertise, they are already interacting and creating new collaborative interfaces and technological innovation spanning our entire science, engineering and medical enterprise.

(listed in alphabetical order)


Andrea Armani, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry

Vadim Cherezov, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy

Eun Ji Chung, Ph.D.

Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Stacey Finley, Ph.D.

Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Valery Fokin, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Scott E. Fraser, Ph.D.

Provost Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology and Biophysics, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology and Ophthalmology Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Convergent Bioscience; Director of Science Initiatives

James Hicks, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Biological Sciences

Vsevolod Katritch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Steve Kay, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Director of Convergent Bioscience and Provost Professor of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences

Carl Kesselman, Ph.D.

Dean’s Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Director, Center for Discovery Informatics; Information Sciences Institute Fellow

Peter Kuhn, Ph.D.

Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences; Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Ellis Meng, Ph.D.

Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair in Biomedical Engineering

Niema Pahlevan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Remo Rohs, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science

Fei Sha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Zohrab A. Kaprielian Fellow in Engineering

Raymond C. Stevens, Ph.D.

Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry; Director, USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Bridge Institute

Cristina Zavaleta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering