Volkmar Heinrich

uc davis biomedical engineering associate professor volkmar heinrich

Position Title
Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

2323 GBSF
Cellular and molecular biophysics, immune cell behavior, single-molecule interactions 

Dr. Heinrich’s research contributes to a deeper and more quantitative understanding of how a healthy organism—and the immune system in particular—functions, and how it fails in disease, realizing that a truly personalized precision medicine must be able to anticipate each patient’s idiosyncratic responses to possible drug designs and treatment regimens. The Heinrich Lab uses innovative single-cell and single-molecule approaches and an integrative experimental/theoretical strategy to uncover the mechanisms underlying immune-cell interactions with pathogens, cancer metastasis and other vital processes on the nano- to microscale.