Brauer Hall, Room 2005

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
BS, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004


Michael Vahey

Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor


Professor Vahey’s research focuses on developing imaging methods and microfluidic technologies to understand infectious diseases, with an emphasis on studying how viruses like influenza A navigate and shape their hosts in order to replicate.


In March 2018, Professor Vahey joined Washington University in St. Louis from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioengineering. He has received numerous awards, including the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface grant.

Uses imaging & microfluidics to understand infectious disease

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