Prof. K. Dane Wittrup

C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 76-261
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Office Phone: 617-253-4578
Lab Phone: 617-258-5279


California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Doctor of Philosophy: June, 1988
Master of Science: June, 1986
Major: Chemical Engineering Minor: Biology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. James E. Baily, Department of Chemical Engineering
Thesis Title: Flow Cytometry Studies and Segregated Modeling of Recombinant Populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude: June, 1984
Major: Chemical Engineering


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
C.P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering
July, 2007-Present

Associate Director for Engineering, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
March, 2008-2017

J.R. Mares Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
September, 1999-2007

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
J. W. Westwater Professor of Chemical Engineering, Biophysics, and Bioengineering
August, 1999-December, 1999

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Biophysics, and Bioengineering
August, 1995-August, 1999

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
August, 1989-August, 1995

Amgen, Inc., Yeast Molecular Biology Group, Thousand Oaks, CA
Postdoctoral Research Associate
September, 1988-August, 1989


Member, National Academy of Engineering (2012-Present)
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2011)
C.P. Dubbs Professorship (2007-Present)
R & D 100 Award (2004)
University of New Mexico College of Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus (2000)
Fellow, American Institute of Biomedical Engineers (1999)
J.R. Mares Professorship (1999-2007)
Colburn Lectureship, University of Delaware (1999)
J. W. Westwater Professorship (1998-1999)
Allan P. Colburn Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1998)
UIUC College of Engineering Anderson Award for Advising Excellence (1994, 1991)
UIUC School of Chemical Sciences Award for Teaching Excellence (1993)
Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation (1990-1995)
DuPont Faculty Fellow (1989-1994)
Dow Chemical Company Excellence in Teaching Award (1989-1990)
A. McLaren White Award, First Prize, National AIChE Student Design Contest (1984)


Department of Chemical Engineering Faculty Profile
Department of Biological Engineering Faculty Profile

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