About Dr. Sevenler

Dr. Sevenler

Brief Biography

Dr. Sevenler received a B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University (2008-2011) and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University (2011-2017). From 2018 to 2022 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Mehmet Toner at Massachusetts General Hospital. His core expertise is in microfluidics, molecular diagnostics, biomaterials, and nano-optics. In 2022 he received the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Sevenler uses theory, experiment, and computer simulation to develop technologies at the interface between micro-/nanoscale systems and biological systems, with the overarching goal of improving human health and longevity. A major thrust of his current work is to improve the safety, efficiency, and accessibility of therapeutic gene editing. We are particularly interested in technologies for editing large numbers of cells outside the body, which could have significant clinical impacts across cancer therapy, global health, regenerative medicine, autoimmune disease, and metabolic disorders.


  • BS, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (2011)
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University (2017)

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