Andrés Muñoz-Rojas Joins BME Department

Posted April 20, 2024
Andrés Muñoz-Rojas

Dr. Andrés Muñoz-Rojas will be joining our department as an assistant professor this summer.

Andrés received his BS in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Yale. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Immunology, where he studies the role of regulatory T cells in regulating tissue homeostasis and repair.

His research group uses a systems immunology approach to generate fundamental insights into immune-mediated mechanisms of tissue regeneration. This is done by focusing on three main research areas: 1) a systems-level investigation of the immune compartments in tissues with different regenerative capacities, 2) dissecting the mechanisms of direct communication between immunocytes and stem/progenitor cells, and 3) uncovering the injury-sensing mechanisms of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in regenerating tissues to engineer precision therapies. This work sits at the interface of systems biology, computational biology, and experimental tissue immunology and will use single-cell methods, spatial omics techniques, machine learning approaches, and cutting-edge in vivo genetic tools to address key questions in tissue regeneration. The overall goal of his laboratory is to generate fundamental knowledge on tissue regeneration and use this understanding to engineer novel precision therapeutics to improve regeneration.