Eva Rose Balog


  • University of California, Santa Cruz, 2012, Ph.D. Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
  • California Institute of Technology, 2006, B.S. Biology

Brief Biography

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Portland Laboratory for Biotechnology and Health Sciences at the University of New England. My areas of expertise encompass structural biology, enzymology, biophysics, and biomaterials. I am primarily focused on addressing the following research questions: (1) How can our understanding of protein structure and function contribute to the design and synthesis of advanced materials? and (2) How can protein-based materials enhance our ability to control and predict the behavior of cells and biological systems? From 2012-2014, I served as a postdoctoral research fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, where I collaborated with a diverse team of scientists to develop protein polymers for applications in regenerative medicine and optoelectronics. I earned my Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2012, and my B.S. in Biology from the California Institute of Technology in 2006.

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