Contact Information

Daniel M. Ratner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Bioenginering
Foege N210D
Box 355061
Seattle, WA 98195-5061

Tel: (206) 685-2840
Fax: (206) 685-3300

Professor Daniel M. Ratner

Daniel Ratner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. As an Investigator at NESAC/BIO, Dr. Ratner’s research focuses on developing biophysical tools to study glycan-dependent interactions at the surface of cells, tissues, and biomaterials. By studying carbohydrate biosensor surface chemistries, Dr. Ratner aims to unravel the roles played by cell surface carbohydrates and glycoconjugates in biological systems and develop more accurate tools for profiling the bioactivity of carbohydrates and glycoconjugates.

Dr. Ratner received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004. His research interests include surface-modification, carbohydrate microarrays, biosensors, silicon photonics, glycan-dependent intercellular adhesion, carbohydrate synthesis, and host-pathogen interactions.