Contact Information

Mailing Address

Prof. Tatiana Segura

420 Westwood Plaza

5531 Boelter Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90095


7524 Boelter Hall

(310) 794-2248                 


5532-C Boelter Hall

(310) 206 3980

Dr. Tatiana Segura is a native of Bogotá, Colombia. She received her diploma from the Escuela Pedagogia Experimental (EPE), an experimental educational school in Bogotá, Colombia. Dr. Segura began her scientific training at the University of California, Berkeley where she received a BS in Bioengineering and a minor in Chemical Engineering. She later obtained her Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University. Dr. Segura pursued postdoctoral research training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. She joined the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at UCLA in July 2006.

Mailing Address:

420 Westwood Plaza

5531 Boelter Hall

Los Angeles, CA


Phone: (310) 206 3980



1999        BS            Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley

1999        Minor        Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley

2004        Ph.D         Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University



2006        Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2004        Postdoctoral Fellow, Switzerland Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

                            Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Hubbell

2002        Scientist Intern Biomaterials Group Genzyme Corporation Cambridge, MA

                            Principal Investigator: Bob Miller

1999        Research Associate, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

                            Principal Investigator: Lonnie D. Shea

Awards and Honors

2009        American Society of Gene Therapy Young Investigator Award

2008        NSF CAREER award “Hydrogels for Matrix-Tethered Gene Delivery

2004        NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow

2003        Dissertation Henderson Fellowship, Northwestern University

2001        National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Biotechnology Training Grant


Shea, LD and Segura, T, "Surface Associated Delivery of Genes and Oligonucleotides," US No. 6,890,556

Segura, T., Shea, LD., Bengali, Z., Anderson, B., Pannier, AK., Chung, PC, and Jang, JH. "Controlled Surface-Associated Delivery Of Genes And Oligonucleotides" US No. 7,029,697

Segura, T Hubbell JA, "Triblock Copolymers for Cytoplasmic Delivery of Gene-Based Drugs" 60/686,188


Engineering Cell Instructive Materials

Tatiana Segura, Ph.D.