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Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Directory

Adam Anderson

Research Focus: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, including functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
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

Brett Byram

Research Focus: Medical ultrasound; signal processing; elasticity imaging; ultrasonic imaging and beamforming
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

William Grissom

Research Focus: Magnetic resonance imaging; Inverse problems; Optimization;Signal processing; Electromagnetics.
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

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: Detection, diagnosis, characterization, and treatment of disease through the integration of computational models into research and clinical practice
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

K. Arthur Overholser

Research Focus: Engineering education.
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Cynthia Paschal

Research Focus: MR angiography, MRI of lungs, cardiopulmonary MRI techniques and applications, CT, industry relations, study abroad and international relations, design program, and student professional development
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

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

01Tenure/Tenure-Track

John Wikswo

Research Focus: Biological physics, biomedical engineering, cardiac and cellular electrophysiology, cellular instrumentation and control, complex matter, electromagnetism, non-linear dynamics.
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Amanda Lowery

02Teaching

Christina Marasco

Research Focus: Low-cost, portable sensors, diagnostic technologies, preventative health and wellness; chemical and biological sensing; microfluidics; education and health applications of virtual reality
02Teaching

Matthew Walker

Research Focus: Developing nano and micro-particle delivery systems.
02Teaching

Nicholas Adams

Research Focus: Development of diagnostic tools for infectious diseases with a focus on sample preparation, amplification, and detection of nucleic acid and protein biomarkers. 
03Research

Cyndi Clark

Research Focus: cardiovascular disease, including myocardial fibrosis and aortic valve calcification; cellular signaling and mechanotransduction; new therapies to slow the progression of disease
03Research

Yurui Gao

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

Mukesh Gupta

Research Focus: Stimuli-responsive polymeric biomaterials, polymerization methods, organic synthesis, biopolymers, targeted drug/gene delivery
03Research

Kevin Harkins

Research Focus: Magnetic resonance imaging, computational modeling, optimization
03Research

Dmitry Markov

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

Sinead Miller

03Research

Patricia Russ

Research Focus: Diagnostic device development for low resource settings
03Research

Veniamin Sidorov

03Research

Eric Spivey

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

Zhenjiang Zhang

03Research

Justin Baba

Research Focus: Optical biosensing; non-invasive diagnostics; motion corrected imaging and sensing
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Valerie Guenst

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

04Adjunct/Adjoint

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

05Affiliated

Catie Chang

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

Edward Chaum

05Affiliated

Eduard Chekmenev

05Affiliated

Andre Churchwell

Research Focus: Engineering Design Education
05Affiliated

Rebecca Cook

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

05Affiliated

Zhaohua Ding

Research Focus: medical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
05Affiliated

Edwin Donnelly

05Affiliated

Richard Dortch

Research Focus: MRI of peripheral nerves and spinal cord; quantitative MRI, including diffusion, magnetization transfer, and T2 relaxometry
05Affiliated

Dario Englot

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

William Fissell

Research Focus: Tissue engineering, transport, artificial organs, dialysis, pharmacokinetic modeling
05Affiliated

Daniel France

05Affiliated

Scott Guelcher

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

Paul Harris

Research Focus: Electronic data capture system, recruitment and retention of research study participants, operational innovation in support of multi-site clinical studies and trials
05Affiliated

S. Duke Herrell

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: Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) differentiation, genetic engineering, microscale fabrication and surface modification, and molecular selection/directed evolution
05Affiliated

H. Charles Manning

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

Jeffry Nyman

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

Reed Omary

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

Aron Parekh

Research Focus: mechanobiology, biomechanics, cancer cell invasion, wound healing, invadopodia, contractility, microenvironment, extracellular matrix, traction forces, rigidity
05Affiliated

Wellington Pham

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

David Piston

Research Focus: Glucose metabolism and insulin secretion in beta cells within intact functioning pancreatic islets
05Affiliated

Marjan Rafat

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

Jeff Reese

Research Focus: Optical analysis/Raman spectroscopy of reproductive tissues; pregnancy and parturition; fetal vascular development.
05Affiliated

Baxter Rogers

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

Julie Sterling

05Affiliated

Wesley Thayer

Research Focus:  translational research including wounds, hand surgery, and nerve repair strategies to improve outcomes after injury
05Affiliated

Eric Tkaczyk

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

Justin Turner

05Affiliated

E. Brian Welch

Research Focus: Fat-water MRI; imaging of brown adipose tissue and adipose tissue triglyceride properties; continuously moving table MRI
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

Junzhong Xu

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

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