The Biomedical Engineering Group at Villanova focuses on developing new mathematical modeling and systems analysis techniques for biological systems. The developed theoretical methods will be applied not only to medical applications, but also to the development of biofuel technology. The medical side of the research conducted at the lab is centered around investigating strategies to manipulate metabolism of disease-associated pathogens in biofilms. The biofuel research conducted at the lab deals with engineering microorganisms to produce biofuels such as higher alcohols and hydrogen.
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