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Mueller, Jenna

Mueller, Jenna

Assistant Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices

Dr. Mueller joined the University of Maryland in August 2020. Her interdisciplinary training combines optical imaging, image processing, ablative therapies, and human-centered design to develop biomedical devices to solve challenges in global health. She received her bachelor’s degree in bioengineering with a minor in global health technologies from Rice University, and received both an M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Duke University for her work developing optical systems and automated algorithms to improve the accuracy of cancer excision during surgery. Prior to joining BIOE, Dr. Mueller was a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University where she worked with a multidisciplinary team to develop the Pocket colposcope, a low-cost device to screen women for cervical dysplasia, which is now commercially available. Dr. Mueller’s lab is focused on developing translational low-cost diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to improve the management of cervical cancer and other cancers in the United States and in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Specifically, her lab uses engineering design methods, rapid prototyping and fabrication, multiple optical imaging methods, chemical ablation, bench testing, and small and large animal models to develop and evaluate biomedical technologies for cancer management. Her work has been supported by a NSF CAREER Award and by the NCI through a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, SBIR phase 1 and phase 2 awards, R21 and U01 subawards, and the NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research award.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

  • Biomedical devices for global health
  • Optical imaging
  • Image processing
  • Ablative therapies
  • Cervical cancer
  • Human-centered design

Jenna Mueller Receives NSF CAREER Award

The award will support Mueller’s research to develop affordable, accessible technologies for cervical dysplasia in low-income communities around the world.

Maisel & Mueller Win Provost's Do Good Innovator Awards

Assistant Professors Kathrina Maisel and Jenna Mueller are selected for the Do Good Innovator Awards.

Fischell Institute, BIOE Train Researchers To Be Better Mentors Through CIMER

CIMER’s training utilizes the Entering Mentoring curricula, an evidence-based, interactive approach designed to help mentors develop skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive, research mentoring relationships—relationships that optimize the success of both mentors and mentees.

Fischell Institute Welcomes Three New MPower Fellows

The program teaches students how to transition innovative medical device concepts into great businesses 

24 Teams Present at BIOE Capstone Competition Including First BCE Students

On May 8, 2023, 24 teams presented novel designs at the BIOE Capstone Design Competition.

Fischell Institute Affiliate Fellow Spotlight: Jenna Mueller

Mueller's expertise is in developing low-cost biomedical devices to increase access to healthcare, particularly in low-income communities. 

BIOE Capstone Competition Highlights 24 Novel Projects

The Bioengineering Senior Capstone Design competition returned to in-person on Monday, May 2.

Jason Chen Granted Huskamp Endowed Bioengineering Scholarship 

Chen is a junior in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering.

Improving Access to Cervical Cancer Diagnostic and Therapeutics Tech

Jenna Mueller is working to improve access for patients in the US and low-and middle income countries.

BIOE Capstone Projects Focus on Medical Devices, AI, and More

BIOE seniors present 23 novel Capstone projects live via Gatherly.

2021 Fischell Department of Bioengineering Undergraduate Awards

Six undergrads were recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions to the department and field.

On A Mission to Bridge the Global Health Gap

BIOE Assistant Professor Jenna Mueller and her lab are working to improve access to surgery around the world.

Kuo and Mueller Join BIOE Faculty

Catherine Kuo, Jenna Mueller welcomed into BIOE as associate professor and assistant professor, respectively.