Matthew DeLisa is William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering in Cornell's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research focuses on understanding and controlling the molecular mechanisms underlying protein biogenesis in the complex environment of a living cell. He has invented numerous commercially important technologies for facilitating the discovery, design and manufacturing of human drugs, and has made seminal discoveries about cellular protein folding and protein translocation. DeLisa has received several awards including an NSF CAREER award, and was named one of the top 35 young innovators by MIT's Technology Review. He was elected as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2014.