Mary Teruel is an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and, by Courtesy, of Bioengineering at Stanford University. She received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford. She has been working at the interface of engineering, medicine, and biology for over 15 years - designing, building, and implementing new quantitative microscopy, proteomic, and computational tools to understand fundamental principles in cell differentiation and tissue regeneration, especially in the context of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Her current research focuses on understanding how timed application and synergy of hormones, particular in the context of circadian rhythms, can be harnessed to dynamically control tissue regeneration and to restore healthy tissue function in vivo. The Teruel Lab uses mesenchymal stem cell differentiation into the fat lineage (stem cell differentiation, adipogenesis) as model systems.
Ph.D., Stanford University, Aeronautical Engineering
M.S., Stanford University, Aeronautical Engineering
B.S., University of Pennsylvannia, Mechanical Engineering