Faculty Profile

Karin Jeanne Jensen

Karin Jeanne Jensen
Karin Jeanne Jensen

Primary Research Area

  • Research in BME Education


  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
  • B.S. in Biological Engineering, Cornell University

Academic Positions

  • Teaching Assistant Professor in Bioengineering (2016-present), University of Illinois
  • Lecturer in Bioengineering (2015-2016), University of Illinois
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2013-2015), Sanofi Oncology

Research Interests

  • Drug discovery
  • Cancer biology
  • Systems pharmacology
  • Engineering Education

Chapters in Books

  • Jensen KJ*, Bose AK*, Janes KA. (2013) Systems-engineering principles in signal transduction and cell-fate choice. In: CRC Handbook of Biomedical Engineering (eds. JD Bronzino, DR Peterson), pp 1642.￿ CRC Press, Boca Raton.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Jensen KJ*, Moyer CB*, Janes KA. (2016) Network Architecture Predisposes an Enzyme to Either Pharmacologic or Genetic Targeting. Cell Systems 2, 112-121.
  • Kang BK*, Jensen KJ*, Hatch JA, Janes KA. (2013) Simultaneous profiling of 194 distinct receptor transcripts in human cells. Science Signaling 6, rs13.
  • Jensen KJ, Garmaroudi FS, Zhang J, Lin J, Boroomand S, Zhang M, Luo Z, Yang D, Luo H, McManus BM, and Janes KA. (2013) An ERK￿p38 subnetwork coordinates host-cell apoptosis and necrosis during coxsackievirus B3 infection.￿ Cell Host Microbe 13, 67-76.
  • Jensen KJ, Janes KA. (2012) Modeling the latent dimensions of multivariate signaling datasets.￿ Physical Biology, 9, 045004.
  • Janes KA, Wang CC, Holmberg KJ, Cabral K, Brugge JS. (2010) Identifying single-cell molecular programs by stochastic profiling. Nature Methods 7, 311-317.

Professional Societies

  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (2015, 2016)

Research Honors

  • Scholar Award, Women In Cancer Research (WICR), American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) (2013)
  • Scholar Award, ARCS Foundation (2012)
  • Research Scholar Award, Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation (2011)