Neha P. Kamat

2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University and     Massachusetts General Hospital, Molecular Biology


2012 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Bioengineering


2008 B.S. Rice University, Bioengineering 

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University

office: Tech E354

email: nkamat at

About Neha

Neha Kamat joined Northwestern's Biomedical Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor beginning January 2017.


She joined Northwestern after completing postdoctoral studies as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Jack Szostak’s laboratory at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. As a postdoctoral fellow, she worked towards developing a simple, artificial cell, developing methods to localize RNA to vesicle membranes and studying how RNA could be non-enzymatically replicated within these membranes. She received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 where she worked with Prof. Daniel Hammer and was a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. As a graduate student, she worked on designing photoresponsive block copolymer vesicles and using microfluidic techniques for vesicle construction. She received her undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from Rice University in 2008, where she worked in the lab of Prof. Jennifer West and was a Beckman Scholar recipient.


She was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana.