Professor - Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
David J. Klinke II is a Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University. In addition to his position in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, he is a member of the WVU Cancer Institute and an Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology in the WVU School of Medicine. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He earned his Masters and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, where his research focus was on developing computational tools for analyzing complex reaction networks. From 1999 until joining WVU in 2006, he developed mathematical models of disease for one of the commercial pioneers in the emerging field of quantitative and systems pharmacology. Upon returning to academia, he developed a research program that integrates both mechanistic mathematical modeling and simulation and wet experimental studies to address outstanding problems in cancer immunology and cellular signal transduction. To support his on-going work, he received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and grants from NCI and NIAID at NIH, NSF, and the PhRMA Foundation.
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1998
MS, Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1995
BS, Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1992