Graduate Group Faculty





Research Interests

  Aldredge, Ralph Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Biological-fluid dynamics, biomedical heat transfer and tissue mechanics.
Aviran, Sharon Biomedical Engineering Computational Biology, RNA Genomics, Synthetic Biology, RNA Structural Biology, Statistical Inference and Algorithms
Baar, Keith Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior Ligament tissue engineering: We are using engineered ligaments to better understand the cellular and molecular response to exercise nutrition and aging.
Badawi, Ramsey Radiology (School of Medicine); Biomedical Engineering Translational imaging, with emphasis on PET and other radiotracer techniques
Benedict, Stanley Radiation Oncology (School of Medicine) Developing imaging tools to improve radiation therapy, including the use of MRI-PET, PET-CT, and SPECT-CT; Developing technology for image guided brachytherapy (IGBT), including 3D imaging systems (CT and MRI).
Benham, Craig Biomedical Engineering; Mathematics Mathematical and Computational models of regulatory mechanisms, pathways, systems and networks, Bioinformatics, DNA mechanics
Boone, John Radiology (School of Medicine); Biomedical Engineering Novel x-ray detector systems for digital radiography and digital mammography; dual (x-ray) energy radiographic imaging and image processing.
Chaudhari, Abhijit Radiology (School of Medicine) Medical imaging instrumentation, imaging protocols, and methods for image analysis
Chen-Izu, Ye Biomedical Engineering; Pharmacology; Internal Medicine – Cardiology (School of Medicine) Electrophysiology of cardiac muscle and arrhythmia mechanisms; Ca2+ dynamics in excitation-contraction coupling; Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying hypertension induced hypertrophy and heart failure.
Cherry, Simon Biomedical Engineering; Radiology (School of Medicine) Molecular imaging technology, particularly positron emission tomography, multi-modality imaging systems, gamma and x-ray detector technology,3-D image reconstruction and use of imaging techniques in phenotyping and drug development.
Christiansen, Blaine Orthopaedic Surgery Adaptation of musculoskeletal tissues to the mechanical environment, injury, or disease.
Clancy, Colleen Pharmacology (School of Medicine) Computational approaches to reveal mechanisms of excitability in the heart and brain.
Davis, Cristina Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Miniature chemical sensors, big data and biomarker discovery for non-invasive diagnostics.
Dieterich, Sonja Radiation Oncology (School of Medicine) Image guided brachytherapy, statistical process control, in-vivo dosimetry using big data.
Duan, Yong Biomedical Engineering Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks. Protein and RNA engineering. Directed evolution. Biosensors.
Facciotti, Marc Biomedical Engineering Systems biology, synthetic biology, structure, dynamics and function of gene regulatory networks, protein engineering.
Fathallah, Fadi Biological & Agricultural Engineering Exposure assessment and development of interventions for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among agricultural workers; basic understanding of the effects of stooped postures and stooped work on the spine; biomechanics of ladders in agriculture.
Ferrara, Katherine Biomedical Engineering Signal and imaging processing, medical imaging, ultrasound, acoustics, optics, fluid mechanics.
Fyhrie, David Orthopaedic Surgery(School of Medicine); Biomedical Engineering Bone biomechanics; bone remodeling; cartilage mechanical properties; bone cell mechanobiology; fracture mechanics; and finite element modeling.
George, Steven Biomedical Engineering Tissue engineering and “organ-on-a-chip” technologies with a particular interest in creating biomimetic systems of cancer and the cardiovascular system; microsystem and microfluidic design; stem cell technologies with applications to precision medicine.
Goldman, Mark Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior; Ophthalmology and Vision Science  (School of Medicine) Cellular and network dynamics; sensory processing, memory, and plasticity; neural integrators.
Grandi, Eleonora Pharmacology (School of Medicine) Developing mechanistic computational models to understand the cellular mechanisms of complex cardiac arrhythmia diseases.
Haudenschild, Dominik Orthopaedics Surgery (School of Medicine) Interactions between the chondrocyte cytoskeleton and signal transduction events which lead to the regulation of gene expression and extracellular matrix synthesis required for the maintenance of health cartilage and the interactions between COMP and ADAMTS enzymes that create osteoarthritis biomarkers.
Hawkins, David Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior Developing tools and interventions that facilitate people maintaining health and physical performance capabilities throughout their lifespan.
Heinrich, Volkmar Biomedical Engineering Molecular-to-cellular bioengineering/biomechanics: Towards a quantitative understanding of mechano-sensing, -signaling, and -regulation
Hell, Johannes Pharmacology (School of Medicine) Molecular, cellular, and electrophysiological analysis synaptic transmission; protein protein interactions and signaling within nano domains, super resolution imaging , single ion channel recording.
Hull, Maury Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Orthopaedic Surgery  (School of Medicine) Causes, surgical repair, and rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries and diseases to the knee with emphasis on end-stage osteoarthritis treated by total knee arthroplasty, anterior cruciate ligament rupture treated by reconstruction, and meniscal tears treated by transplantation.
Joiner, Wilsaan Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (Beginning July 2018) Sensorimotor integration, motor control, adaptation, generalization, rehabilitation, eye movements, visual perception, computational modeling, robotics, neuroengineering, prosthetics
Joshi, Sanjay Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Robotics, Neuroengineering, Control systems, Human-Machine Interfaces (including Brain-Computer Interfaces), Prosthetics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Mobile Computing, Neurology/Neuroscience, and Rehabilitation
Kuhl, Tonya Chemical Engineering Neutron Scattering Measurements of Confined Complex Fluids, Membrane Interactions
Lam, Kit Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine; Internal Medicine – Hematology/Oncolcology (School of Medicine) Chemical biology, combinatorial chemistry, high-throughput screening, targeted therapy, nanotherapeutics, molecular imaging, tyrosine kinase inhibition, proteomics.
Leach, J. Kent Biomedical Engineering;  Orthopedic Surgery (School of Medicine) Application of tissue engineering principles to repair and replace lost or defective tissues, cellular manipulation, drug delivery, biomaterials.
Lewis, Jamal Biomedical Engineering Immuno-modulatory materials, stimuli-responsive materials, dendritic cell immunobiology, translational medicine, host immune system-material interactions, autoimmune disease therapy.
Louie, Angelique Biomedical Engineering Molecular imaging, cellular imaging, development of diagnostic and therapeutic agents, magnetic resonance imaging, novel contrast agents.
Marcu, Laura Biomedical Engineering; Neurological Surgery (School of Medicine) Optical spectroscopy and imaging for biomedical diagnostics, clinical translation of biophotonic technologies; fluorescence lifetime tissue diagnostics; image-guided and robotic surgery; multimodal tissue diagnostics at interface of ultrasound backscatter microscopy and photoacoustics; applications of biophotonic technologies in oncology, cardiovascular diseases and tissue engineering.
  McDonald, Karen Chemical Engineering Developing novel expression systems  and bioprocess engineering technologies to produce recombinant proteins.
McNary, Sean Orthopaedic Surgery (School of Medicine)  Biotribology: Biochemical and biomechanical mechanisms of articular cartilage lubrication; Biomechanics: Elucidation of the wear and degradation processes of cartilage; Tissue Engineering: Adaptation of these tools toward enhancing the functionality of engineered cartilage
Moxon, Karen Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Computational modeling, neural modeling, neurorobotics, neuromimetics, neurocontrol, multiple,single neuron recording.
Nitin, Nitin Biological & Agricultural Engineering; Food Science & Technology Developing technologies for addressing key issues in areas of food safety and food for health initiatives, and  developing molecular imaging technologies from a single cell level to a whole body imaging.
Nolta, Jan Internal Medicine – Hematology/Oncolcology (School of Medicine) Dynamics of stem cell migration and attraction to sites of injury. Following intravenous infusion, adult stem cells home to sites of tissue damage. Areas studied are cellular response to hypoxia and chemokines, cell motility, cell-to-cell interactions, and paracrine factors secreted by MSC at the site of injury.
Pan, Tingrui Biomedical Engineering Bio-microelectromechanical systems/nanoelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS/NEMS), diagnostic and therapeutic microsystems for ocular diseases, bio-mimetic sensors and actuators, bio-artificial implants, and controllable drug delivery systems.
Panitch, Alyssa Biomedical Engineering Designing biomimetic and synthetic materials for drug delivery and regenerative medicine.
Parikh, Atul Biomedical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering Phospholipid Based Strategies in the Design of Interfacial films, Biomaterials, and new classes of soft matter; Reaction-diffusion dynamics in low-dimensional lipid membranes.
Passerini, Anthony Biomedical Engineering Vascular inflammation; hemodynamics; endothelial mechanobiology; mechanotransduction; pathology of atherosclerosis; vascular device interventions and failure.
Qi, Jinyi Biomedical Engineering Molecular imaging, signal and image processing, image reconstruction, image quality evaluation, system modeling and optimization, inverse problems.
Quon, Gerald Molecular and Cellular Biology Computational biology, machine learning, human genetics, gene regulation, epigenomics, therapy.
Reddi, A Hari Orthopaedic Surgery (School of Medicine) Cellular and molecular basis of cartilage repair and osteoarthritis. Fracture healing and stem cells for regeneration in nonunions. Tissue engineering of bone and cartilage based on biomaterials and biotechnology. Role of extracellular matrix and growth factors in cell differentiation and morphogenesis of bone and cartilage. Hormonal regulation of cartilage, bone, and bone marrow development.
Ripplinger, Crystal Pharmacology (School of Medicine) Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias; Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging.
Saiz, Leonor Biomedical Engineering Computational and theoretical approaches to the study of biological networks at the cellular and molecular level. Multiscale and multilevel approaches to study biomolecular processes. Assembly of macromolecular complexes on DNA, membranes, and scaffolds. Statistical mechanics basis of gene regulation and signal transduction. Noise in cellular processes. In vivo biomolecular mechanics. Molecular biophysics: membranes, membrane associated proteins, and their interactions with small molecules and drugs.
Sarigul-Klijn, Nesrin Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Finite element methods, aerospace structures, aeroelasticity, biomechanics, and vibro-acoustics.
Sato, Daisuke Pharmacology (School of Medicine) Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias; Development of antiarrhythmic drugs; Computational pharmacology
Savageau, Michael Biomedical Engineering Function, design, and evolution of cellular and molecular networks.
Seker, Erkin Electrical & Computer Engineering Nanostructured materials, high-throughput material characterization platforms, structure-property relationships in micro- and nano-scale, tissue-material and biomolecule-surface interactions, BioMEMS, microfluidic flow control schemes, multi-functional biomedical devices, drug delivery, neural electrodes, biosensors.
Silva, Eduardo Biomedical Engineering Engineering novel polymer-based vehicles for controlled delivery of cells, drugs and/or genes in the context of ischemic tissue regeneration.  We target vascularization as a critical enabling technology to engineer or regenerate virtually any tissue or organ system.
Simon, Scott Biomedical Engineering Biomechanics of cells and tissues, neutrophil biology, innate immunity and inflammatory mechanisms of acute infection and atherosclerosis; fluorescence flow cytometry and  lab-chip microfluidic technologies.
Srinivasan, Vivek Biomedical Engineering Biophotonics technologies for basic and translational research and clinical diagnostics, neuroimaging, neurovascular coupling, cerebral blood flow and metabolism, in vivo functional optical imaging, light-tissue interactions.
Stover, Susan Anatomy Physiology & Cell Biology (School of Veterinary Medicine) Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and biomechanics of repetitive, overuse injuries in equine athletes.
Sutcliffe, Julie Biomedical Engineering; Internal Medicine – Hematology/ Oncolcology (School of Medicine) Development of novel imaging probes and chemistries for PET.
Tagkopoulos, Ilias Computer Science Uses computational and experimental methods to address questions in evolutionary, systems and synthetic biology
Tan, Cheemeng Biomedical Engineering Synthetic biology, artificial cellular systems, gene regulation, cellular heterogeneity, antibiotic treatment.
  Tarantal, Alice General Pediatrics (School of Medicine); Cell Biology and Human Anatomy Hematopoietic, mesenchymal, endothelial, organ-specific, and pluripotent stem/progenitor cells for tissue regeneration and repair and transplantation in preclinical models and IND-enabling studies.  Tissue engineering with natural scaffolds and matrices, organoid cultures, and innovative stem/progenitor labeling for in vivo translational imaging (e.g., bioluminescence, PET/CT).
Walton, Jeffrey Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). NMR and MRI are used to noninvasively measure material properties (strain, temperature, viscosity, velocity) of materials. Also, NMR and MRI hardware design for use as sensors.
Wang, Aijun Surgery (School of Medicine) Developing novel technologies that combine stem cell engineering and biomaterial engineering to promote tissue regeneration.
Wang, Guobao Radiology (School of Medicine) Development of dynamic molecular imaging methods (with emphasis on dynamic PET/CT) to visualize and characterize molecular processes quantitatively.
Werner, John Ophthalmology & Vision Science  (School of Medicine); Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior
High-resolution retinal imaging in humans using adaptive optics and optical coherence tomography.
Yamada, Soichiro Biomedical Engineering Cell-cell adhesion, cytoskeletal mechanics, tissue morphogenesis and cell motility in three-dimensional culture, high-resolution fluorescence microscopy, artificial cell membrane.
Yamamoto, Tokihiro Radiation Oncology (School of Medicine) Translational research in radiation oncology, focused on developing and investigating novel imaging technologies and integrating these innovations into clinical radiotherapy



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