Felipe Garcia Quiroz

Felipe Quiroz

Assistant Professor

Felipe trained as a biomedical engineer in his native Colombia before obtaining a PhD from the Biomedical Engineering department of Duke University. At Duke, working in the laboratory of Ashutosh Chilkoti, he focused on the engineering of genetically-encoded, self-assembling protein polymers. An important outcome of this PhD work was the elucidation of sequence rules to program the phase separation behavior of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs). Motivated by a newly acquired ability to engineer the phase behavior of IDPs, for his postdoctoral work he turned to their poorly-understood biology. To pursue skin as an outstanding biological system, Felipe joined the group of Elaine Fuchs at Rockefeller University. Felipe’s postdoctoral research led to the discovery that liquid-liquid phase separation drives the process of skin barrier formation. In 2020, he established the Quiroz Lab in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. Felipe is the recipient of multiple research awards, including a Career Award at the Scientific Interface from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.


Office Location:
Health Sciences Research Building, Room E184 (Emory)


  • Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
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    Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Biomaterials
  • Drug Design, Development and Delivery
  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Systems Biology

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