Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Jacqueline Linnes earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Purdue (2004), and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington (2010).
Dr. Linnes joins Purdue following a postdoctoral position at Boston University. Although her Ph.D. dissertation focused on biomaterials mediated infection, an overarching drive of her research has been improving health in low-resource settings. Her graduate certificate in Global Health included a two-month capstone research experience in rural Bolivia where she assessed women’s pulmonary health in relation to cooking methods and indoor air pollution. Her Ph.D. research was followed by a one year Fogarty postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she integrated microbiology and rapid prototyping to develop and evaluate upper-room ultraviolet fixtures to inactivate airborne bacteria and prevent tuberculosis transmission.
Her research goals include detection, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases via microfluidic bioassays, utilizing cell capture to efficiently detect pathogens and evaluate therapeutic efficacies.