Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator


Christina Bailey-Hytholt, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Postdoc in Biologics Drug Product Development, Genomic Medicine Unit, Sanofi
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Brown University
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute




Christina Bailey-Hytholt is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Professor Bailey-Hytholt’s research focuses on designing biomaterials for applications in drug and gene delivery, in vitro model systems, and diagnostics. Research in the Bailey-Hytholt lab is particularly interested in applications impacting women’s health. Professor Bailey-Hytholt is passionate about accessibility and inclusivity in STEM education and K-12 outreach. She is the recipient of several honors and awards for both her research and teaching, including a Career Development Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society and a Women in Chemical Engineering Travel Award from the American Institute for Chemical Engineers. Most recently, Professor Bailey-Hytholt was selected as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Science for 2022. Prior to joining WPI, Professor Bailey-Hytholt was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biologics Drug Product Development & Manufacturing group at Sanofi. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University in 2020 as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and she was awarded Brown University’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as Brown University’s School of Engineering Outstanding Thesis Award. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at WPI in 2015.

Graduate Students


Daniel Zimmer
Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage

Research Interests: Developing proteoliposomes for pharmaceutical and nutrient screening
Hobbies: Snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking
Fun fact: Daniel is an Alaska state champion for Brazilian Jui-Jitsu!






This could be you!

The Bailey-Hytholt lab is actively seeking Ph.D. and M.S. students. Interested students, please email Prof. Bailey-Hytholt with your CV and a cover letter expressing research and future interests.




Undergraduate Students

Interested in undergraduate research opportunities? Please email Prof. Bailey-Hytholt with your CV and a cover letter expressing research and future interests.