Jenna L. Rickus

Jenna Rickus

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning


Phone: +1 765 494-1197
Fax: +1 765 496-1459

Purdue University
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering
206 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032

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  • BS, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 1995
  • BS, Biochemistry, Purdue University, 1995
  • PhD, Neuroengineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003

Research Interests

  • Biological silica - Novel methods for cell encapsulation and transplantation
  • Biosensors for measurement of neurotransmitter release and reuptake in single cells
  • Biomaterial approaches to the brain - tissue interface
  • Biomaterial approaches to directing cell fate in neural and cancer stem cells
  • Disease emphasis on applications in epilepsy, diabetes, and cancer