Anne Skaja Robinson, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2011
For contributions to understanding of in vivo protein folding and pathways of protein aggregation and refolding, and for professional leadership.

CMU Welcomes New Head of Chemical Engineering

Via Carnegie Mellon University | December 5, 2018

Internationally renowned researcher Anne Skaja Robinson has joined Carnegie Mellon University as head of its Department of Chemical Engineering.

Robinson comes from Tulane University, where she was chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering since 2012. She succeeds Lorenz Biegler, who served as the department head for five years.

Robinson’s lab has two main goals: to understand the disease mechanisms behind neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and to improve the production of biopharmaceuticals on an industrial scale.

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