Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Adam Anderson

Research Focus: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, including functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Franz Baudenbacher

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

Brett Byram

Research Focus: Medical ultrasound; signal processing; elasticity imaging; ultrasonic imaging and beamforming
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Mark Does

Research Focus: MRI, neuroimaging, cardiac imaging, MR microscopy
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Regenerative Medicine,Surgery and Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Todd Giorgio

Research Focus: Protease-responsive biosensors for cancer and atherosclerosis imaging, theranostic systems for combined imaging and drug delivery, gene and siRNA delivery in vitro and in vivo, phage display for discovery of functional peptides for drug and gene delivery applications.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Nano Science and Technology,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

John Gore

Research Focus: Development and application of biomedical imaging techniques
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Surgery and Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

William Grissom

Research Focus: Magnetic resonance imaging; Inverse problems; Optimization;Signal processing; Electromagnetics.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Nano Science and Technology,Regenerative Medicine
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Michael King

Research Focus: cellular engineering, drug delivery, nanotechnology
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Nano Science and Technology
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.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Surgery and Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

David Merryman

Research Focus: Mechanobiology, GPCR targeted drug strategies, percutaneous interventions, tissue engineering
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Surgery and 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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Surgery and Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

K. Arthur Overholser

Research Focus: Engineering education.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Hak-Joon Sung

Research Focus: Combinatorial biomaterials and biointerface, stem cell engineering, engineering aspect of cardiovascular medicine, and tissue engineering.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Regenerative Medicine,Surgery and Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Yuankai (Kenny) Tao


Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
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.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Nano Science and Technology
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

Mukesh Gupta

Research Focus: Stimuli-responsive polymeric biomaterials, polymerization methods, organic synthesis, biopolymers, targeted drug/gene delivery
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Regenerative Medicine
03Research

Kevin Harkins

Research Focus: Magnetic resonance imaging, computational modeling, optimization
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Surgery and Engineering
03Research

Dmitry Markov

Research Focus: Cancer microenvironment; microfluidics; bioreactors; long-term 3D tissue culture; Organ-on-a-Chip
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.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
03Research

Jared Weis

Research Focus: Integration of computational modeling and medical imaging to investigate the multi-scale influences of mechanics in cancer progression and response to therapy 
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Surgery and Engineering
03Research

Justin Baba

Research Focus: Optical biosensing; non-invasive diagnostics; motion corrected imaging and sensing
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Surgery and Engineering
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Valerie Guenst

04Adjunct/Adjoint

Stacy Klein-Gardner

Research Focus: Designing and evaluating biomedical engineering modules for use in K-12 and college levels. Developing safe, hands-on, inexpensive ways to teach medical imaging.
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Judy Lewis

04Adjunct/Adjoint

Leon Bellan

Research Focus: Microfluidics, microfluidic materials, smart materials, biomaterials, micro and nanotechnology, bioMEMS.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Nano Science and Technology
05Affiliated

Daniel Brown

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

Amanda Buck

Research Focus: hemodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, MRI, cardiovascular imaging
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
05Affiliated

Charles Caskey

05Affiliated

James Cassat

05Affiliated

Eduard Chekmenev

05Affiliated

Andre Churchwell

Research Focus: Engineering Design Education
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
05Affiliated

Benoit Dawant

Research Focus: Medical image processing and analysis, image registration, image segmentation, image-guided surgery.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Big Data Science and Engineering,Surgery and Engineering
05Affiliated

Andre Diedrich

05Affiliated

Zhaohua Ding

Research Focus: medical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
05Affiliated

William Fissell

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

Daniel France


Intellectual Neighborhoods: Big Data Science and Engineering,Risk and Reliability
05Affiliated

Scott Guelcher

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

Paul Harris

Research Focus: Biomedical informatics, signal analysis, image analysis, and noninvasive determination of physiological properties.
05Affiliated

S. Duke Herrell

05Affiliated

Karen Joos

Research Focus: Applications of optical techniques for ophthalmic surgery. Primary research areas use of optical coherence tomography.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Surgery and Engineering
05Affiliated

Robert Labadie

05Affiliated

Bennett Landman

Research Focus: Magnetic resonance imaging & statistical analysis with emphasis on medical imaging.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Big Data Science and Engineering,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
05Affiliated

Ethan Lippmann

Research Focus: Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) differentiation, genetic engineering, microscale fabrication and surface modification, and molecular selection/directed evolution
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Nano Science and Technology
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Big Data Science and Engineering,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
05Affiliated

Jeffry Nyman

Research Focus: Regulators of bone toughness, Diagnosing bone disease with MRI and Raman spectroscopy, Effect of diabetes on bone
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Surgery and Engineering
05Affiliated

Reed Omary

Research Focus: Image-guided drug delivery for cancer; interventional radiology
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Nano Science and Technology
05Affiliated

Aron Parekh

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

Wellington Pham

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

David Piston

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

Jeff Reese

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

Baxter Rogers


Intellectual Neighborhoods: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics,Big Data Science and Engineering
05Affiliated

Joseph Schlesinger

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

Seth Smith

05Affiliated

Julie Sterling

05Affiliated

Wesley Thayer

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

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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Nano Science and Technology
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
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Cyber Physical Systems,Rehabilitation Engineering
05Affiliated

Robert Galloway

Research Focus: Technology-guided therapy, medical devices, medical imaging
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering
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

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