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Molecular Biophysics and Engineering Lab
The University of Mississippi

Nikki Reinemann

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering


2018    Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University

2013    B.S. Chemical Engineering (Honors), University of Mississippi

2013    B.S. Chemistry (Honors), University of Mississippi



  • Investigating the biophysics of cytoskeletal hierarchy using optical tweezers, force spectroscopy, and fluorescence microscopy
  • Emergent mechanics of molecular motors, proteins, microtubules, actin, and other cytoskeletal components in ensembles
  • Implications of hierarchical cytoskeletal synergy in vital life processes such as cell division, motility, and muscle contraction
  • Using higher order in vitro systems to model physiologically relevant environments for testing cytoskeletal drugs and effects of mutations/disorders in disease states



2023 UM School of Engineering Junior Faculty Research Award

2022 Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering Society

2022 NIH MIRA R35 Award

2021 University of Mississippi Diversity Innovator Award

2021 American Heart Association Career Development Award

2020 UM School of Engineering Faculty Service Award



American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Heart Association (AHA)

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Biophysical Society (BPS)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)



Department of Biomedical Engineering

A305 Brevard Hall

The University of Mississippi

University, MS 38677, USA