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Eli R Zunder

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Biomedical Engineering
Office location and address
MR5 Room 2220
415 Lane Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.A. Dartmouth College, 2002
​Ph.D. University of California San Francisco, 2008
Biography

Eli received his Ph.D. in BIOPHYSICS from UCSF in 2009. There, he worked in KEVAN SHOKAT’S lab studying the role of PI3K signaling in INSULIN RESPONSECANCER, and DRUG RESISTANCE.

Eli did his postdoc in GARRY NOLAN’S lab at STANFORD UNIVERSITY. There, he developed a CELL BARCODING METHOD for MASS CYTOMETRY that he used to study KINASE INHIBITOR SPECIFICITY ACROSS THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM, developed a graph-based mapping algorithm to TRACK IPS CELL REPROGRAMMING and IDENTIFY EARLY REPROGRAMMING INTERMEDIATES, and applied these generalizable methods to map AML PATIENT SAMPLES BY PROGNOSIS and ORGANISM-LEVEL ORGANIZATION OF THE MOUSE IMMUNE SYSTEM.

In January 2016, Eli began his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING at the UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.

Deciphering trophic signaling programs governing peripheral sensory nervous system development
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
December 01, 2019 – November 30, 2024
ENGR 1501: Special Topics
Credits: 1
Student led special topic courses which vary by semester.
BME 2104: Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers
Credits: 3
Introduces the fundamentals of cell structure and function, emphasizing the techniques and technologies available for the study of cell biology. A problem-based approach is used to motivate each topic. Divided into three general sections: cell structure and function includes cell chemistry, organelles, enzymes, membranes, membrane transport, intracellular compartments and adhesion structures; energy flow in cells concentrates on the pathways of glycolysis and aerobic respiration; information flow in cells focuses on modern molecular biology and genetic engineering, and includes DNA replication, the cell cycle, gene expression, gene regulation, and protein synthesis. Also presents specific cell functions, including movement, the cytoskeleton and signal transduction. Prerequisite: CHEM 1610 or instructor permission.
BME 4550: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
Credits: 3
Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in biomedical engineering. Topics vary by semester. Recent topics include Medical Imaging Systems Theory, BME Advanced Design, BME Electronics Lab, and Systems Biology Modeling and Experimentation. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year standing and instructor permission.
BME 4995: Biomedical Engineering Advanced Projects
Credits: 1–3
A year-long research project in biomedical engineering conducted in consultation with a department faculty advisor; usually related to ongoing faculty research. Includes the design, execution, and analysis of experimental laboratory work and computational or theoretical computer analysis of a problem. Requires a comprehensive report of the results. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year standing, and instructor permission.
BME 6550: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in biomedical engineering. Topics vary by semester.
NESC 8080: Neuroscience Graduate Student Seminar Series
Credits: 1
Students give forty-five minute presentations to their peers each week. Provides a chance for practice and improvement in giving lectures and an opportunity to receive advice from fellow trainees and attending faculty. Gives all members of the program updates on the progress and scientific interests of the students.
BME 8999: Master's Research
Credits: 1–12
Master's Research
NESC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
NESC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, under the supervision of a dissertation director.
BME 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.