Kevin Gillis - Mizzou Engineering

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Kevin Gillis

Chair, Investigator at Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, Professor

W2033A Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573-884-8610


ChBME - Chair | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


Kevin D. Gillis is a professor and the chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Missouri with a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology at MU’s School of Medicine. He is also an investigator at MU’s Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. The theme of his research is understanding how cells regulate the secretion of hormones and neurotransmitter using advanced biophysical approaches. These include developing microchip devices to assay cell secretion and using advanced fluorescent probes to understand exocytosis of transmitter. He also is an expert in electrophysiology. His research has been funded for many years by NIH as well as grant support from NSF and private funding agencies.


DSc from Washington University
MS from Washington University
BS from Washington University
BA from St. Louis University

Technical Focus

Bio Micro- Electro- Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS)

Biomedical instrumentation


Fluorescence microscopy