Arul Jayaraman


Presidential Impact Fellow

Holder of the Ray B. Nesbitt Endowed Chair

Associate Department Head

Director of the Graduate Program


Office: 222 CHEN
Phone: 979.845.3306
Fax: 979.845.6446

Research Interests

  • Molecular systems biotechnology, specifically on using integrated experimental and modeling approaches for investigating problems in human health and medicine
  • Systems biology of cytokine signaling in inflammatory diseases
  • Inter-kingdom signaling interactions between bacteria and human cells in GI tract infections
  • Development of microfluidic model systems for combinatorial drug screening and vascular tissue engineering

Awards & Honors

  • Engineering Genesis Award, 2015
  • Fellow of AIMBE, 2015
  • Holder of the Ray Nesbitt
  • Development Professorship I
  • TEES Select Young Faculty, 2009
  • Ray Nesbitt Development Professorship, 2009
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2009
  • Dean's Teaching Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, 1994


  • Ph.D.,University of California, Irvine, 1998
  • M.S., Tufts University, 1994
  • B.S., Birla Institute of Technology & Science, 1987

Selected Publications

Huang, J. H., Kim, J., Agrawal, N., Sudarsan, A., Maxim, J., Jayaraman, A#. and Ugaz, V#. "Rapid fabrication of branched 3-D microvascular networks using electric discharge". Advanced Materials In press (2009). #: Joint corresponding authors.

Hegde, M., Wood, T. K. and Jayaraman, A. "The neuroendocrine hormone norepinephrine increases Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14 virulence through the las quorum sensing pathway". Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. In press (2009).

Englert, D. L., Manson, M. D. and Jayaraman, A. "Using a microfluidic device to investigate interactions between signaling molecules on Escherichia coli chemotaxis". Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In press (2009).

Englert, D. L., Janakiraman, V., Jayaraman, A#. and Baskaran, H#. "Modeling growth and quorum sensing in biofilms grown in microfluidic chambers". Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 37: 1206-16 (2009). #: Joint corresponding authors .

Newton, B., Russell, W. K., Russell, D. H., Ramaiah, S. K. and Jayaraman, A. "Liver proteome analysis in a rodent model of alcoholic steatosis". Journal of Proteome Research. Feb 5 Epub ahead of print (2009).