Principal Investigator

Stacey D. Finley, Ph.D.

Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair

Biomedical Engineering

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Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 2013 - Present
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2009 - 2013


Ph.D., Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, 2009
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Florida A & M University, 2004

Selected Honors & Awards

American Association for Cancer Research NextGen Star (2018)
Outstanding Young Engineer, Orange County Engineering Council (2018)
Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair (2017- )
USC Viterbi Junior Research Award (2017)
Hanna Reisler Mentorship Award (2017)
Leah-Edelstein Keshet Prize, Society of Mathematical Biology (2017)
National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering (2016)
CMBE Young Innovator (2016)
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2016)
Keystone Symposia Fellow (2016)
Rose Hills Foundation Research Fellowship (2015)
Emerging Scholar Award from the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2015)
National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering Education (2014)
Gabilan Assistant Professorship (2013-2017)
Elmer Gaden Jr. Award from the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2011)
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2010-2013)
UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship (2010-2012)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2006-2009)
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