Molly Kozminsky, PhD


phone: 515-294-2759


Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Iowa State University


5003 ATRB 2213 Pammel Drive Ames, IA 50011-1101



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).Her lab at Iowa State develops novel technologies that harness the power of micro- and nanotechnology to change the way we study and monitor human health.