Clifford Brangwynne

June K. Wu '92 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Director of Omenn-Darling Bioengineering Institute


Office: E-Quad, A313

Phone: 609-258-4528

Research interests: RNA and protein organization in living cells, Biomolecular Condensates, Gene Expression, Aggregation Diseases, Engineered Cells and Organelles.


  • Jose Avalos, Chris Gonzalez, Tess Kichuk in wearing lab coats looking at Petri dish in lab

    New bioengineering Ph.D. program harnesses ‘uniquely collaborative’ community

  • Microscope image showing dozens of green fluorescent droplets of varying sizes on a black background.

    Overlooked parts of proteins revealed as critical to fundamental functions of life

  • Upper-body portrait of man and woman

    Major gift from Gilbert Omenn ’61 and Martha Darling *70 names bioengineering institute

  • Group of researchers gathered around computer screen in a lab.

    At new institute, quest for better lives starts with curiosity

  • Clifford Brangwynne sits near a microscope in his lab

    Clifford Brangwynne, pioneer of the study of living cells, wins Dickson Prize in Medicine

  • Fluorescent green droplets inside a cell

    Bioengineers solved a mystery behind cellular droplets with a view to future research and medical treatment


  • Applied Physics

  • Bioengineering and Health

  • Materials Science and Engineering


  • Professor and student work together in lab setting.

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Bioengineering Initiative

  • Thomas Lab

    Molecular Biology

  • Researchers, dressed in white suits, work in "clean room" lab under yellow light.

    Princeton Materials Institute