Charles Gersbach

Biomedical Engineering

John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Charles  Gersbach Profile Photo
Charles Gersbach Profile Photo

Research Interests

Gene therapy, genomics and epigenomics, biomolecular and cellular engineering, regenerative medicine, and synthetic biology.


  • B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001
  • Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006


  • John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor in Cell Biology
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center
  • Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
  • Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellow (NAI). National Academy of Inventors. 2022
  • John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering . Duke University. 2021
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award . Pratt School of Engineering. 2019
  • Allen Distinguished Investigator. Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. 2017
  • Fellow. American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 2017
  • Thomas Langford Lectureship Award. Duke University. 2016
  • Outstanding New Investigator. American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy. 2014
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Teaching and Research Award. Duke University. 2013
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2012
  • Rising Star Award. Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine. 2012
  • Basil Ou2019Connor Starter Scholar Research Award. March of Dimes Foundation. 2011
  • NIH Directoru2019s New Innovator Award. National Institutes of Health. 2011
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Oak Ridge Associated Universities. 2011
  • Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. The Hartwell Foundation. 2010

Courses Taught

  • BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 562: Biology by Design (GE, MC)
  • BME 564L: Genome Engineering Lab (GE, MC)
  • BME 590L: Special Topics with Lab
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
  • PHARM 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHARM 494: Research Independent Study