Marissa Wechsler, PhD

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Assistant Professor


Dr. Marissa Wechsler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She received her B.S. from UTSA and M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees, as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining UTSA as a faculty member, she completed postdoctoral research training at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research focuses on the use of engineered polymeric systems for biomarker detection, drug delivery, and the design of complex biological microenvironments with applications in nanotechnology, biosensing, and tissue engineering. Dr. Wechsler is an active member in the Biomedical Engineering Society, Society For Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, American Chemical Society, and the Society of Women Engineers.