Skip Navigation

Patrick Cahan, Ph.D., M.S.

Patrick Cahan, Ph.D., M.S.

Headshot of Patrick Cahan
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Stem Cell Engineering; Computational Biology; Single Cell Genomics more


Patrick Cahan grew up in St. Louis, MO. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he got his first research experience working on Information Retrieval systems. While working in Chile as a programmer, Patrick became interested in Computational Biology and returned to the US to pursue a M.S. in Genomics and Bioinformatics at GWU in Washington D.C., and then a Ph.D. in Computational Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, where he investigated the impact of DNA copy number variation on gene expression in Dr. Timothy Graubert's lab. His postdoctoral work in the lab of Dr. George Daley at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital included the development and experimental validation of computational methods to assess and improve engineered cells, such as those resulting from directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells. more


  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Departments / Divisions



  • M.S.; George Washington University (District of Columbia) (2004)
  • B.S.; University of Maryland (Baltimore County) (Maryland) (2000)
  • Ph.D.; Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri) (2009)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors


  • Discovery Innovation Award, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2017

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Patrick Cahan on the Algorithms Behind Tomorrow’s Stem Cell Therapies. (Fundamentals)

Is this you? Edit Profile
back to top button