Dr. Stephanie I. Fraley joined the Jacobs School of Engineering in July 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at UC San Diego. She earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2006 from The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and earned her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2011 from The Johns Hopkins University where she was co-mentored by Dr. Denis Wirtz and Dr. Gregory Longmore of Washington University. Here she discovered novel functions for cellular adhesion proteins in 3D cell motility. Dr. Fraley was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, National Tau Beta Pi Fellowship, and was an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholar, Johns Hopkins Heath Fellow, and National Siebel Scholar. She also served as an ASEE/NSF Engineering Innovations Fellow at Becton Dickinson Technologies in North Carolina. Dr. Fraley then joined the Emergency Medicine department at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow under the co-mentorship of Dr. Samuel Yang and Dr. Jeff Wang of Biomedical Engineering. Here she developed novel molecular and technological approaches to diagnose bacteremia. In 2013, Dr. Fraley received the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface for her work at the interface of medicine and engineering. She has also been named a SAGE Bionetworks Scholar, Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, and NSF CAREER awardee.