Amina Ann Qutub received her PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and UCSF, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. Following her postdoctoral training in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, she joined Rice University where she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering.
Her research interests are in cellular systems biology. Her lab’s research vision is to interpret human cells’ communication during processes of growth and regeneration in order to understand and improve health. The Qutub Lab develops tightly coupled experimental-computational methods to identify mechanisms of how hematopoietic stem cells become cancerous, how endothelial progenitors contribute to the regenerating microvasculature, and how neural stem cells form functional neuronal networks. Amina has authored or coauthored >45 publications; cofounded the data visualization startup DiBS; and served as scientific lead of the DREAM 9 Biomedical Big Data Algorithm Challenge. Amina is a NSF CAREER and NSF Neural & Cognitive Systems awardee, and her research is supported by NSF, NIH, the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, the Kleberg Foundation and the Hamill Foundation.