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Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Directory

Adam Anderson

Research Focus: Developing and applying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to assess tissue structure and function with a focus on developing better methods for estimating the orientation and microstructural properties of white matter fibers in the central nervous system
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Franz Baudenbacher

Research Focus: Bioinstrumentation, bio-micro-electro-mechanical systems (BioMEMS), biophysical description of cellular cardiac function
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Audrey Bowden

Research Focus: Biophotonics tools for applications in early detection, diagnosis and therapy for cancer; development and deployment of low-cost, high-performing point-of-care technologies for rural and global health applications
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Jonathan Brunger

Research Focus: Cell design; systems and synthetic biology; genome and transcriptome engineering; regenerative medicine; biomaterials
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Brett Byram

Research Focus: Medical ultrasound; signal processing; elasticity imaging; ultrasonic imaging and beamforming
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Christos Constantinidis

Research Focus: Neuroengineering, deep brain stimulation, working memory, cognitive development, prefrontal cortex
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Mark Does

Research Focus: MRI, neuroimaging, cardiac imaging, MR microscopy
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Craig Duvall

Research Focus: Drug delivery, regenerative medicine, RAFT polymerization, stimuli responsive polymers, intracellular delivery of biomacromolecular drugs, on demand drug release, nanocarrier in vivo pharmacokinetics, molecularly-targeted breast cancer therapy
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Todd Giorgio

Research Focus: Protease-responsive biosensors for siRNA and drug delivery in vitro and in vivo, advanced materials for immunomodulation devices for sepsis treatment.
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

John Gore

Research Focus: Development and application of biomedical imaging techniques
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Frederick Haselton

Research Focus: Microfluidic transport of particles, multi-spectral quantum dot-based retinal imaging, DNA logic operations for viral diagnostics, molecular basis of corneal regeneration both in homeostasis and wound repair
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

E. Duco Jansen

Research Focus: Laser-tissue interaction; optical neural interfaces; modulation of neural activity using infrared laser light; cellular effects of laser-induced stimuli; application of light, lasers and optical technology in medicine and biology
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Michael King

Research Focus: cellular engineering, drug delivery, nanotechnology
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Andrea Locke

Research Focus: optical biosensing platforms, nanoplasmonic structures incorporated paper- or micro-fluidic platforms 
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen

Research Focus: Applications of optical techniques for diagnosis of pathology. Primary research areas use of fluorescence and Raman spectroscopics for cancer and precancer detection.
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

David Merryman

Research Focus: Mechanobiology, GPCR targeted drug strategies, percutaneous interventions, tissue engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Michael Miga

Research Focus: Image-guided surgery and intervention, computational modeling for therapeutic applications, soft-tissue mechanics, biotransport, and inverse problems in therapeutics and imaging.
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Cynthia B. Paschal

Research Focus: Engineering education; academic success; Former areas: MR angiography, MRI of lungs, cardiopulmonary MRI techniques and applications, CT
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Cynthia Reinhart-King

Research Focus: Cell-extracellular matrix interactions, biomaterials, microfabricated cellular platforms, cell mechanics in disease, cell migration, cellular engineering, angiogenesis, tumor cell metastasis, atherosclerosis
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Krishnendu (Krish) Roy

Research Focus: Immunoengineering, biomaterials, stem cell engineering, drug delivery
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Mikail Rubinov

Research Focus: Integrative statistical models of big neuroscience networks, evolutionary principles of brain network organization, information transfer in neural systems, neuropsychiatric connectivity phenotypes
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Yuankai (Kenny) Tao

Research Focus: Optical imaging systems for clinical diagnostics and therapeutic monitoring in ophthalmology, gastroenterology, and oncology
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

John Wikswo

Research Focus: Biological physics, systems biology, biomedical engineering, cellular instrumentation and control, microfabrication, organs-on-chips, automated biology, cardiac electrophysiology, electromagnetism, and SQUID magnetometry
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Maizie (Xin) Zhou

Research Focus: Computational Genomics; Bioinformatics; Algorithms for reconstructing personal and cancer genomes; Computational Neuroscience; Dynamic behavior of neural circuits; Machine learning; Artificial Intelligence
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Romina Del Bosque

Research Focus: Radiofrequency coil design for magnetic resonance imaging, 3D CAD, bioinstrumentation, and engineering education
02Teaching

Jon Ehrman

Research Focus: Non-invasive physiological sensing, Bioelectronics, Undergraduate research experiences in STEM
02Teaching

Amanda Lowery

Research Focus: Engineering education; service learning through adaptive technologies; Former area: Nanoparticles for cancer therapy
02Teaching

Marc Moore

Research Focus: Biomedical device design, engineering education, biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine.
02Teaching

Justin Baba

Research Focus: Optical biosensing; non-invasive diagnostics; motion corrected imaging and sensing
03Research

Charleson Bell

Research Focus: Bionanotechnology, smartphone-compatible diagnostics, mobile heath, innovation and design, entrepreneurship
03Research

Rebecca Cook

03Research

Wenhao Dang

Research Focus: High-density neurophysiology, working memory, rule learning, neural dynamics
03Research

Richard D’Arcy

03Research

Yurui Gao

Research Focus: Small animal and human MRI imaging (diffusion/functional MRI), medical image processing and analysis.
03Research

Mukesh Gupta

Research Focus: Shear-thinning hydrogels, Tissue sealant/adhesives, Stimuli-responsive biomaterials, Organic/Polymer Chemistry, Targeted drug delivery
03Research

Dmitry Markov

Research Focus: Cancer microenvironment; microfluidics; bioreactors; long-term 3D tissue culture; Organ-on-a-Chip
03Research

Lisa McCawley

03Research

Bryan Millis

Research Focus: Development, deployment, and application of next generation optical microscopy technologies, for both fundamental and translational biomedical applications
03Research

Pratheepa Rasiah

03Research

Veniamin Sidorov

Research Focus: Biomedical Engineering, Tissue and Stem Cell Engineering, Role of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in the pathogenesis of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in a heart-on-a-chip model,  development of an organ-on-chip model of aortic aneurysm disease, 
03Research

Balbir Singh

03Research

Eric Spivey

Research Focus: Microfluidics for single-cell imaging and analysis, design of ion source for high-resolution MALDI imaging mass spectrometry.
03Research

Jason Zhenjiang Zhang

Research Focus: Nanomedicine/Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery, Molecular Engineering of Cell Surface, Targeted Protein Degradation
03Research

Rick Abramson

04Adjunct/Adjoint

Frank Block

Research Focus: microfluidics; Organ-on-a-Chip; tissue engineering; regulatory science; medical device design; medical
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Valerie Guenst

Research Focus: Physiological Transport Phenomena
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Stacy Klein-Gardner

Research Focus: Developing and evaluating a new advanced course in engineering for high school students, providing professional development for teachers of engineering P-12
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Judy Lewis

Research Focus: Electronic data capture systems, biostatistics, innovative software solutions for reproducible data quality checking, data sharing, and report generation in international biomedical research consortia.
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Christina Marasco

Research Focus: Low-cost, portable sensors and diagnostic technologies coupled with informatics and systems biology approaches for preventative health and wellness; physiological sensing, monitoring, and metric development; chemical and biological sensing; microfluidics; education and health applications of virtual reality; research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurship training
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Richard Mu

04Adjunct/Adjoint

Josh Trantum

04Adjunct/Adjoint

Bret Alvis

Research Focus: Translational investigation of vascular waveforms through deconvolution, processing, and analyzes of patterns within the cardiac component, the respiratory component, and their respective harmonics to various volume and respiratory states
05Affiliated

Leon Bellan

Research Focus: Microfluidics, microfluidic materials, smart materials, biomaterials, micro and nanotechnology, bioMEMS.
05Affiliated

Daniel Brown

Research Focus: Intravascular measurement of therapeutic endpoints and catheter/ablation tracking to target delivery of brachy/chemotherapy
05Affiliated

Amanda Buck

Research Focus: hemodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, MRI, cardiovascular imaging
05Affiliated

Charles Caskey

05Affiliated

James Cassat

Research Focus: Bacterial pathogenesis; Host-pathogen interactions; osteomyelitis; bone biology; In vivo imaging; osteoblast; osteoclast; pattern recognition receptor; osteoimmunology; Staphylococcus aureus; Salmonella typhimurium; Candida albicans; virulence; animal models; imaging; rheumatology; microbiome; microbial ecology; inflammatory bowel disease
05Affiliated

Catie Chang

Research Focus: Functional neuroimaging techniques and applications; signal processing and computational analysis
05Affiliated

Edward Chaum

Research Focus: Translational Biomedical Engineering, Novel Biosensors and Surgical Instrumentation, Mechanotransduction-based Drug Development, Molecular Biology of Age-related Macular Degeneration
05Affiliated

Andre Churchwell

Research Focus: Engineering Design Education
05Affiliated

Bruce Damon

Research Focus: Development and application of magnetic resonance imaging methods for studying healthy and pathologic skeletal muscle structure and function
05Affiliated

Benoit Dawant

Research Focus: Medical image processing and analysis, image registration, image segmentation, image-guided surgery.
05Affiliated

Andre Diedrich

Research Focus: Cardiovascular research, baroreflex, neuro modulation, space research System identification of baroreflex control, Digital signal processing of neural cardiovascular signals, Neuro modulation of vagal and sympathetic function
05Affiliated

Zhaohua Ding

Research Focus: Magnetic resonance imaging and integrated studies of brain structure and function
05Affiliated

Xiaoguang Dong

Research Focus: The design, manufacture and control of miniature soft robots, and their applications in minimally invasive medicine, microfluidics and biomechanics. The design, manufacture and control of miniature swarm robots, and their applications in biomedicine and biomechanics. The modeling, design, manufacture and control of intelligent soft materials
05Affiliated

Dario Englot

Research Focus: Brain networks in epilepsy and other neurological disorders; Functional and anatomic neuroimaging; Human electrophysiology; Functional neurosurgery
05Affiliated

Daniel France

Research Focus: Health systems engineering, relationships between care delivery, provider performance, and patient safety
05Affiliated

Scott Guelcher

Research Focus: Design, synthesis, and characterization of polymeric biomaterials for bone tissue engineering
05Affiliated

Kevin Harkins

Research Focus: Magnetic resonance imaging, computational modeling, optimization
05Affiliated

Paul Harris

Research Focus: Research electronic data capture, real-world secondary use of clinical data for research use cases, recruitment and retention of research study participants, operational innovation in support of multi-site clinical studies and trials, combination of large-scale data (EHR, Genomics, Wearables, Surveys) in support of diverse research use cases
05Affiliated

Alan Herline

05Affiliated

S. Duke Herrell

Research Focus: New robotic surgical platforms, New medical / surgical tools, Image guided surgery
05Affiliated

Kyle Hocking

Research Focus: Translational research utilizing physiologic waveforms. Utilizing supervised machine learning and statistical regression algorithms to derive physiological states.
05Affiliated

Karen Joos

Research Focus: Applications of optical techniques for ophthalmic surgery. Primary research areas use of optical coherence tomography.
05Affiliated

Robert Labadie

05Affiliated

Bennett Landman

Research Focus: Magnetic resonance imaging & statistical analysis with emphasis on medical imaging.
05Affiliated

Ethan Lippmann

Research Focus: In vitro models, biomaterials, biosensors, microdevices, biomolecular engineering, drug delivery
05Affiliated

Victoria Morgan

Research Focus: Developing non-invasive brain imaging methods to map normal and pathological neural networks, most specifically in epilepsy, brain tumors and mild traumatic brain injury
05Affiliated

Gregor Neuert

Research Focus: Quantitative Systems Biology of signal transduction and gene regulation of coding and non-coding RNA
05Affiliated

Jack Noble

Research Focus: Medical image processing including image segmentation as well as other techniques related to computer-aided surgery.
05Affiliated

Jeffry Nyman

Research Focus: Diagnosing bone disease with MRI and Raman spectroscopy, Effect of diabetes on the fracture resistance of bone, Regulators of bone toughness and fracture healing
05Affiliated

Ipek Oguz

Research Focus: Medical image analysis, image segmentation, machine learning, image registration
05Affiliated

Reed Omary

Research Focus: Image-guided drug delivery for cancer; interventional radiology
05Affiliated

Leon Partain

05Affiliated

Sun Peck

Research Focus: Musculoskeletal biology to investigate carbohydrate-mediated signaling in spine development and homeostasis, how dysfunction in these signals lead to degeneration and diseased states, and developing biologic and engineering approaches to regenerative therapies for musculoskeletal tissues
05Affiliated

Wellington Pham

Research Focus: Biomedical Imaging with focus on molecular probes and biomarkers for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
05Affiliated

Chad Quarles

05Affiliated

Marjan Rafat

Research Focus: Tumor microenvironment, biomimetic materials, tissue biomechanics, tumor-stromal interactions, tumor immunology
05Affiliated

Julie Rhoades

Research Focus: bioengineering and biomechanics, cancer-induced bone disease
05Affiliated

Baxter Rogers

Research Focus: Neuroimaging analysis, with a focus on developing and applying image processing methods for functional and structural MRI.
05Affiliated

Joseph Schlesinger

Research Focus: multisensory integration, human factors, aural perception, temporal precision, alarm development, patient monitoring, and medical education
05Affiliated

Seth Smith

Research Focus: Development of advanced MRI methods for the detection and quantification of pathologies affecting the spinal cord and optic nerve
05Affiliated

Eric Tkaczyk

Research Focus: Biophotonics, image processing, machine learning, biomechanics, dermatology
05Affiliated

James Weimer

Research Focus: Medical cyber-physical systems, Cyber-physical security
05Affiliated

James West

Research Focus: Pulmonary vascular disease, heart disease; Genetically modified animals, biomechanics of the vasculature and the right ventricle
05Affiliated

John Wilson

Research Focus: Molecularly engineered materials, intracellular delivery of antigens and molecular adjuvants, engineering vaccine colloids and surfaces, cancer immunotherapy, diabetes and islet transplantation
05Affiliated

Thilo Womelsdorf

05Affiliated

Lauren Woodard

Research Focus: Genome engineering, regenerative medicine, gene therapy, stem cells, gene editing, transcription factor cellular reprogramming, extracellular vesicles/exosomes
05Affiliated

Jie Ying Wu

Research Focus: Surgical robotics, soft-tissue simulation, user action and skill recognition, cognitive load assessment
05Affiliated

Junzhong Xu

Research Focus: Development, validation, optimization, and evaluation of advanced quantitative MRI methods in medical applications such as neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.
05Affiliated

Thomas Yankeelov

05Affiliated

Karl Zelik

Research Focus: Biomechanics of legged locomotion, lower-limb prosthetics, assistive technology, dynamic walking principles, neural control, human-device interfaces, mobility, rehabilitation engineering
05Affiliated

Robert Galloway

Research Focus: Technology-guided therapy, medical devices, medical imaging
06Emeritus

Thomas Harris

Research Focus: Physiological transport phenomena, computer simulation of cardiopulmonary function, infrared biosensors of cardiopulmonary function.
06Emeritus

Paul King

Research Focus: Medical instrumentation, computerized operating room monitoring, expert systems in anesthesiology.
06Emeritus

K. Arthur Overholser

Research Focus: Engineering education.
06Emeritus

Robert Roselli

Research Focus: Lung fluid balance, physiological transport phenomena, functional imaging of the lung circulation, biosensors of cardiopulmonary function, biomechanics.
06Emeritus

Richard Shiavi

Research Focus: Signal processing applied to biomedical applications and speech, innovations in engineering education
06Emeritus