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Dr. Juan Gnecco

Dr. Juan Gnecco is a Colombian-American scientist and an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University. He is the principal investigator of the Laboratory of Reproductive Engineering and an associate principal investigator in the Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI) at Tufts Medical Center. His overarching research vision lies at the interface of women’s health and engineering to understand the immune-endocrine mechanisms driving both reproductive physiology and disease pathogenesis. As a trained reproductive biologist with extensive experience in bioengineering, he merges interdisciplinary approaches to dissect the complex and dynamic nature of the female reproductive tract. Dr. Gnecco first obtained a B.S. in Biotechnology from Rutgers University followed by a Ph.D in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He then conducted his post-doctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he led efforts to transform the human clinical relevance of 3-dimensional (3D) reproductive tract models. He has been awarded three rounds of funding from Gates Foundation (2018-present) for his work building phenotypic screening models of the female reproductive tract. He is the consortium lead for the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) consortium to unify experimental organoid models for endometriosis, a member of the Gates Foundation Global Health Integrative Organoid Consortium (2021) and was selected as a Rising Star in Engineering and Health by Columbia University (2020)​

Juan S. Gnecco PhD

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Lab Members and Alumni

Meet the team!

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Get to know the dedicated minds driving our scientific endeavors! Each member brings a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives to the table. Together, we're a powerhouse of innovation and knowledge, working tirelessly to unravel the mysteries of female reproductive health.


Jazmine Richardson (she/her)

Lab Pets

Introducing our "Lab Pets" - the fluffy, four-legged scientists who bring a touch of pawsitive energy and a dose of tail-wagging enthusiasm to our otherwise buttoned-up lab coats. Meet the adorable sidekicks and get ready to be charmed by their antics and infectious smiles as they paws for a moment in the spotlight! 🐾

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