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Biola’s School of Science, Technology and Health is home to top faculty researchers in STEMM fields. Our Corporate Affiliates Program can connect you with faculty members for consultation arrangements, collaborative research projects, partnerships on grant opportunities, speaking engagements and more — the possibilities are endless!

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Richard Gunasekera

Richard Gunasekera, Ph.D. (Baylor Univ.) is a biochemical geneticist and the research professor of science, technology and health at Biola. His research spans several interdisciplinary fields with peer-reviewed publications of findings with applications in the real world.

Research Areas

  • Nanomedicine
  • Cancer Research
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics

Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson, M.A., M.A., Ph.D, is the chair of the math and computer science department at Biola University and the founding director of Biola’s Quantitative Consulting Center, where statistical theory, real world application, and Christian faith converge.

Research Areas

  • Generalist Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Physics & Chemistry applications

Genti Buzi

Genti Buzi is an associate professor of computer science. His research interests are in the areas of control theory, systems biology and machine learning. His research aims to understand the underlying principles that govern the behavior of complex systems, and apply these principles to system design.

Research Areas

  • Control theory
  • Systems/computational biology
  • Machine learning

Jessica Lu

Jessica Lu’s research is broad-based and uses a variety of analytical instrumentation to study the chemical and physical properties of molecules and materials. Projects are relevant to human/environmental health and environmental stewardship, often involving geochemistry, water chemistry, and atmospheric chemistry.

Research Areas

  • Studying the degradation of pesticides and other harmful substances in our lives under environmentally relevant conditions
  • Analysis of heavy metals in materials (glass, ceramics, etc.)
  • Investigating the chemical and physical properties of nanomaterials

Don Galbadage

Don Galbadage’s research focuses on countering antibiotic resistance through innovative drug technologies and promoting antibiotic stewardship. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he led an interdisciplinary research team to address the mechanisms of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Research Areas

  • Antibiotic resistance and antibiotic stewardship
  • Molecular microbiology and infectious disease epidemiology
  • Nanomedicine and innovative drug technologies
  • Systematic reviews and secondary data analysis of medical research