Molly Kozminsky, PhD

Molly Kozminsky, PhD

Phone: 515-294-2759


Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University


5003 ATRB
2213 Pammel Drive
Ames. IA 50011



BS in Chemical-Biological Engineering, 2012, MIT

MSE in Chemical Engineering, 2014, University of Michigan

PhD in Chemical Engineering, 2017, University of Michigan


Dr. Molly Kozminsky received her undergraduate degree in Chemical-Biological Engineering from MIT. She then pursued her PhD in Chemical Engineering in the lab of Professor Sunitha Nagrath at the University of Michigan, where she used nanomaterial-based microfluidic devices to isolate circulating tumor cells from genitourinary cancer patients for subsequent analysis. Dr. Kozminsky also conducted research as a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Lydia Sohn’s lab at the University of California, Berkeley, where she used high-throughput DNA-directed patterning to study the tumor microenvironment. She has been awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2014-2017), the NIH F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019), and the American Association for Cancer Research Women in Cancer Research Scholar Award (2021).