Ahmad (Mo) Khalil, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Ahmad Khalil is an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Boston University. He and his laboratory team are developing new synthetic biology approaches to examine and engineer the functions of living cells, such as how they make decisions and communicate. They are particularly interested in molecular systems that enable cells to retain memory of past experiences, a research interest that has taken them across diverse biological systems from chromatin to prions. Khalil’s work has received numerous accolades including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, a DARPA Young Faculty Award, and an NSF CAREER Award. Dr. Khalil received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.