Princess Imoukhuede, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, is also the school’s director of diversity initiatives. She uses computational models and quantitative measurements to better understand several aspects of vascular signaling.

In her lab, Imoukhuede marries the two lines of inquiry in order to unravel vascular signaling complexities and achieve rational control of angiogenesis. There are more than 70 angiogenesis-related diseases, including cancers, where abnormal blood vessels sustain tumor growth, development and metastasis. The bottom-up systems biology paradigm also offers insights into other cardiovascular diseases and women’s health.

Her honors include: the NSF CAREER Award; the Young Innovator in Nanobiotechnology Award; and inclusion in the AIChE Journal 2019 Futures Series. Imoukhuede is an advocate for women and minorities in engineering and was named one of 1,000 “inspiring Black scientists” by Cell Mentor.