Collin Stultz

Core Faculty
Phone: (617) 253-4961
Lab Phone: (617) 324-3644
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MIT address: 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
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Collin Stultz

Core Faculty


  • Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science


Professor Collin M. Stultz is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his AB from Harvard College in 1988, and his MD from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in Biophysics from Harvard University in 1997. He is a board certified internist and cardiologist. An alumnus of the Harvard-MIT program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Professor Stultz is on the faculty of both HST and MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Among his honors are being a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in Biomedical Sciences and the James Tolbert Shipley Prize.


  • PhD in Biophysics, Harvard University, 1997
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1997
  • AB, Harvard College, 1988

selected awards/societies

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in Biomedical Sciences
  • James Tolbert Shipley Prize
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • American Chemical Society


Research in Professor Stultz’ group revolves around two general themes.  Firstly, a major thrust of the group is to use computational methods to understand conformational changes in macromolecules and the effect of structural transitions on common human diseases. Secondly, his group draws upon concepts in signal processing and machine learning to develop computational biomarkers that identify patients at high risk of adverse cardiovascular events. His research group employs an interdisciplinary approach that utilizes techniques drawn from computational chemistry, signal processing, and basic biochemistry.

selected publications

  • C. Zhong, T. Gurry, A. Cheng, J. Downey, Z. Deng, C. M. Stultz, and T. K. Lu. “Biologically Inspired Engineering of Strong, Self-Assembling, and Multi-Functional Underwater Adhesives.”   Nature Nanotechnology 9 (2014): 858-66.
  • T. Gurry and C. M. Stultz. The Mechanism of Amyloid-Beta Fibril Elongation.”  Biochemistry 53 (2014): 6981−91.
  • L. Yun, Z. Syed, B. M. Scirica, D. A. Morrow, J. V. Guttag, and
    C. M. Stultz. “ECG Morphological Variability in Beat-space for Risk Stratification after Acute Coronary Syndrome.” Journal of the American Heart Association (2014): 3:e000981 doi:10.1161/JAHA.114.000981
  • C. K. Fisher and C. M. Stultz. “Protein Structure along the order-disorder continuum.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 133.26 (2011): 10022–25.
  • C. K. Fisher and C. M. Stultz. “Constructing Ensembles for Intrinsically Disordered Proteins.” Current Opinion in Structural Biology 21 (2011): 426-31.

A full list of Dr. Stultz’s publications can be found on his website.

courses taught

  • 6.03 – FA 2013 – Introduction to EECS II from a Medical Technology Perspective