Lab Lead

Jenny Amos, PhD joined the Bioengineering Department at the University of Illinois in 2009 and is currently a Teaching Professor in Bioengineering and Medicine and has affiliations in the College of Medicine, College of Education, School of Information Sciences, and School of Art + Design.  She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a focus in developmental biology and cell imaging through the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.  She was also an NSF GK-12 Fellow during her graduate work, where she taught 7th grade sciences, and earned a teaching certificate in the Preparing Future Faculty Program.

Amos is dedicated to engineering education through design of innovative assessment tools and developing innovative courses and hands-on teaching labs, as well as developing modules and coordinating K-12 summer camps involving bioengineering.  She has also led multiple curricular initiative in Bioengineering and the Grainger College of Engineering on several NSF funded projects and is applying her expertise in curriculum design for the new Engineering-Based Medical School at Illinois. She served as one of the inaugural faculty for Carle-Illinois College of Medicine and 3 years as the Director of Assessment.

Amos has completed a Fulbright Program at Ecole Centrale de Lille in France to benchmark and help create a new hybrid masters program combining medicine and engineering as well as a Fulbright in Brazil on competency-based engineering education and assessment.  In addition, she is an ABET commissioner and member of the executive committee for BMES and an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar, where she helps guide programs through designing and implementing assessment plans for program evaluation. She is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 

Postdoctoral Associate


Graduate Students

PhD Students

Eliot Bethke (Bioengineering)

MS Students


Undergraduate Students

Vincent Lam (Bioengineering)
Ainsley Hanner (Bioengineering)
Ashley Tran (Bioengineering)
Nina Soofi (Bioengienering)
Brendan O’Rourke (Bioengineering)

Past Members

Deb Ghosh, M.S. Statistics – now Ph.D. student at UT Dallas in Management Information Systems
Meghan McCleary, MS Bioengineering – now Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Educator with University of Illinois Extension
Gabs Dupont, BS & MEng Bioengineering – now Emergency Medicine Resident, Swedish Hospital
Kelly Cross, Postdoctoral Associate – now Assistant Professor, BME Georgia Tech 
Kusum, Vanwani, MS Statistics – now Senior Software Engineering at Salesforce
Luke Ang, BS Bioengineering – now research assistant at the Medical Practice Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital
Gabriel Burks, Postdoctoral Associate – now Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Notre Dame 
Alex Morain, BS Bioengineering – now Software Engineer at Stokastic 
Colin Castleberry, PhD Bioengineering – now PKDM Scientist at Amgen