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Zeinab Jahed

Principal Investigator, Bione Lab

Assistant Professor of Nanoengineering

Affiliate Professor of Bioengineering

Jacobs School of Engineering

University of California, San Diego


La Jolla Shores Beach, Dec 2021 

Dr. Zeinab Jahed is currently an Assistant Professor of Nanoengineering, at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. She completed her Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the department of Chemistry at Stanford University in 2020. She obtained her PhD in Applied Science and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley in the Departments of Mechanical and Bioengineering in 2018. Before moving to sunny California, Zeinab obtained her Bachelor degree up north at the University of Waterloo in Canada, where she was affiliated with the departments of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Dr. Jahed's research is heavily multidisciplinary and spans several fields of engineering and biological sciences. Her research to date has resulted in 15 first author scientific journal publications and 19 co-authored papers in the multidisciplinary fields of experimental and computational biophysics and bioengineering. She has obtained several academic honors and awards. In 2018, she was named 1 of 24 recipients (top 0.05%) of Canada’s Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, and ranked #1 nationally in the selection committee for Chemical, Biomedical and Material Science and Engineering in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship competition. Other notable and recent awards include the University of California, Berkeley Applied Science & Technology Excellence in Research Award in 2018, and the University of California Cancer Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) predoctoral fellowship award in 2017.



Stanford University


University of California, Berkeley


University of Waterloo


University of Waterloo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry and Neuroscience (ChemH/Neuroscience- Cui Lab

Applied Science and Technology

Mechanical and Bioengineering Departments

(Molecular Cell Biomechanics Lab)

Mechanical Engineering

Departments of Mechatronics and Chemical Engineering  Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)

Honors Mechatronics Engineering Co-operative Education Program

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