Princess Imoukhuede

Princess Imoukhuede

Associate Professor Director of Diversity Initiatives

Biomedical Engineering

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PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2008
SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002


Uses bottom-up systems biology to gain insight into vascular signaling


Professor Imoukhuede's research examines mechanisms regulating angiogenic signaling with focus on tyrosine kinase receptors, VEGFRs and PDGFRs. She pioneers both quantitative biological measurements and computational biological models to delineate ligand-receptor binding, receptor and effector phosphorylation, and sprouting angiogenic hallmarks (cell proliferation and migration). This bottom-up systems biology paradigm offers mechanistic insight towards directing vascular signaling with translational implications to cancers and cardiovascular diseases.


Professor Imoukhuede joins Washington University in St. Louis as an associate professor of biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where she was recognized with a Distinguished Promotion Award to associate professor of bioengineering. Professor Imoukhuede performed biomedical engineering postdoctoral training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has earned numerous awards, including the 2017 NSF CAREER Award, the 2018 IMSA Distinguished Leadership Award and the 2018 Young Innovator in Nanobiotechnology.