Christopher B. Rodell, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering,
Science and Health Systems
Drexel University

Dr. Christopher B. Rodell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Health and Science Systems at Drexel University. Chris received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tulane University as part of the historic ‘Katrina Class’ of 2009. He went on to conduct his doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania, working on the development and in vivo application of injectable supramolecular hydrogels. Following completion of his PhD, Chris was a postdoctoral scholar with the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, exploring drug delivery platforms for innate immune activation and their applications toward cancer immunotherapy. To date, Chris has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, 3 patent applications, and is the recipient of a number of awards, including an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship, a Materials Research Society Gold Award, and the Solomon R. Pollack Award for excellence in graduate biomedical engineering research from the University of Pennsylvania.

Postdoc at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, 2016-2019
PhD in Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
MS in Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 2011
BS in Biomedical Engineering & Physics, Tulane University, 2011

Research Interests
Biomaterials, supramolecular chemistry, and drug delivery. Therapeutic applications including the etiology of disease, organ injury, cardiovascular engineering, immune engineering, and biomedical imaging.


  • Shreya Soni
    PhD Student, BME
    BS, Biomedical Engineering; Rutgers University

  • Abdulrahman
    (Abed) Alsasa

    MS Student, BME
    BS, Biomedical Engineering; University of Rhode Island

  • Jocelyn Kurtz
    MS Student, BME
    BS, Biomedical Engineering; Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Neha Nevasekar
    Undergraduate Student, BME

  • Manthan (Manny) Patel
    Undergraduate Student, CBE