Alisha Sarang-Sieminski, Ph.D.
EducationPh.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Chemical Engineering, MIT
Select Courses TaughtTopics in Bioengineering
Transport in Biological Systems
ResearchCell mechanics Cell-biomaterial interactions Tissue engineering
Dr. Alisha Sarang-Sieminski is an associate professor of bioengineering and the director of SCOPE. She has a BS in chemical engineering from MIT, a PhD in bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania, and did her postdoctoral work in the Biological Engineering Division at MIT. Her work has been funded through a predoctoral fellowship from the Whitaker foundation, a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award post-doctoral fellowship from the NSF, and research funding for work at Olin from both the NSF and the NIH.
Dr. Sarang-Sieminski is passionate about undergraduate education in bioengineering and since coming to Olin, she has enjoyed developing new Bioengineering courses focused on transport in biological systems, tissue engineering, cell mechanics, and biological thermodynamics. Her research interests revolve around how cells interact with and perceive their immediate surroundings — with a focus on cell mechanics and cell-biomaterial interactions. As Director of SCOPE, she is focused on continuing to build the program while improving integration of this capstone experience with the rest of the Olin curriculum and enriching student experience.