Biomedical Engineering

Departmental Faculty

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Kyriacos A. Athanasiou

Major Research Interests:

Understand the healing processes of cartilage, and to augment those processes via sound application of tissue engineering principles.

Website: Athanasiou Lab

Aviran Sharon Aviran

Major Research Interests:

Computational Biology, RNA Genomics, Synthetic Biology, RNA Structural Biology, Statistical Inference and Algorithms.

Website: Aviran Lab

 ramsey Ramsey D. Badawi

Major Research Interests:

Translational imaging, with emphasis on PET and other radiotracer techniques. Translational imaging is aimed at transferring (“translating”) research imaging methodologies to the clinic and human use.

Website: Badawi Lab

 benham-104x150 Craig J. Benham

Major Research Interests:

Mathematical and Computational models of regulatory mechanisms, pathways, systems and networks, Bioinformatics, DNA mechanics.

Website: Benham Lab

 boone-105x150 John M. Boone

Major Research Interests:

Novel x-ray detector systems for digital radiography and digital mammography; dual (x-ray) energy radiographic imaging and image processing.

Website: Boone Lab

 izu-106x150 Ye Chen-Izu

Major Research Interests:

Electrophysiology of cardiac muscle and arrhythmia mechanisms; Ca2+ dynamics in excitation-contraction coupling; Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying hypertension induced hypertrophy and heart failure.

Website: Cardiac Signaling Lab

 Cherry-Simon_001-107x150 Simon R. Cherry

Major Research Interests:

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.

Website: Cherry Lab

 curry Fitz-Roy E. Curry

Major Research Interests: 

Theoretical and experimental studies of the regulation of the transport of water and solutes across the walls of microvessels; experimental studies involving the cannulation and perfusion of individual microvessels.

Website: Curry Lab

 duan1-107x150 Yong Duan

Major Research Interests:

Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks. Protein and RNA engineering. Directed evolution. Biosensors.

 marc-facciotti-100x150 Marc T. Facciotti

Major Research Interests:

Systems biology, synthetic biology, structure, dynamics and function of gene regulatory networks, protein engineering.

Website: Facciotti Lab

 Ferrera Katherine W. Ferrara

Major Research Interests: 

Signal and imaging processing, medical imaging, ultrasound, acoustics, optics, fluid mechanics.

Website: Ferrara Lab

 fyhrie1-125x150 David P. Fyhrie

Major Research Interests: 

Bone biomechanics; bone remodeling; cartilage mechanical properties; bone cell mechanobiology; fracture mechanics; and finite element modeling.

Website: Fyhrie Lab

 volkmar-105x150 Volkmar Heinrich

Major Research Interests: 

Nano-to-microscale quantitative biophysics and bioengineering. Single-molecule interactions.

Website: Heinrich Lab

 hull-106x150 Maury L. Hull

Major Research Interests: 

Causes, treatment and surgical repair, and rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries and disease to the knee; muscle function, neuromuscular control, modeling, and simulation of human movement; sports biomechanics and equipment design with emphasis on cycling both on and off road.

Websites: Hull Lab

 tonya2-104x150 Tonya Kuhl

Major Research Interests: 

Neutron Scattering Measurements of Confined Complex Fluids, Membrane Interactions

Website: Kuhl Lab

 Leach_Kent-small-100x150 J. Kent Leach

Major Research Interests:

Application of tissue engineering principles to repair and replace lost or defective tissues, cellular manipulation, drug delivery, biomaterials.

Website: Leach Lab

 louie1-104x150 Angelique Louie

Major Research Interests:

Molecular imaging, cellular imaging, development of diagnostic and therapeutic agents, magnetic resonance imaging, novel contrast agents, fluorescence microscopy, biochemistry of the aging eye, retinal function.

Website: Louie Lab

 laura marcu profile Laura Marcu

Major Research Interests:

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.

Website: Marcu Lab

Pan Tingrui Pan

Major Research Interests:

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.

Website: MiNI Lab

 atul_parikh-100x150 Atul N. Parikh

Major Research Interests:

Phospholipid Based Strategies in the Design of Interfacial films, Biomaterials, and new classes of soft matter; Reaction-diffusion dynamics in low-dimensional lipid membranes.

Website: Parikh Group

 Tony-105x150 Tony Passerini

Major Research Interests:

Cardiovascular genomics; pathology of atherosclerosis; vascular hemodynamics; endothelial cell mechanotransduction; vascular device intervention and failure; genomics, proteomics and high-throughput screening technologies.

Website: Passerini Lab

 jinyiprofile Jinyi Qi

Major Research Interests:

Molecular imaging, signal and image processing, image reconstruction, image quality evaluation, system modeling and optimization, inverse problems.

Website: Qi Lab

 Alex-101x150 Alexander Revzin

Major Research Interests:

Microfabrication and nanotechnology for manipulation and analysis of cellular systems; single cell manipulation; biosensors for monitoring activity of individual cells; combinatorial screening of cell-microenvironment interactions; BioMEMS; biomaterials; surface science.

Website: Revzin Lab

 rocke-106x150 David Rocke

Major Research Interests:

Statistical analysis of gene expression, proteomics, and metabolomics data; radiation biology: effects of low and moderate dose radiation on human skin; biomedical statistics; wound healing; formal models in international relations.

 

 Saiz-100x150 Leonor Saiz

Major Research Interests:

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.

Website: Saiz Lab

 Mike-107x150 Michael A. Savageau

Major Research Interests:

Function, design, and evolution of cellular and molecular networks

Website: Savageau Lab

 Silva Eduardo A. Silva

Major Research Interests:

Translational stem cell bioengineering;material platforms that enable one to control stem/progenitor cell trafficking in the body.

Website: Silva Lab

 Scott-110x150 Scott I. Simon

Major Research Interests:

Biomechanics of cells and tissues, neutrophil biology, vascular engineering, particularly with respect to inflammatory disease; fluorescence flow cytometry.

Website: Simon Lab

 vivek-e1343164436750-107x150 Vivek J. Srinivasan

Major Research Interests:

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.

Website: Srinivasan Biophotonics Lab

 Julie2-100x150 Julie Sutcliffe

Major Research Interests:

Development of novel imaging probes and chemistries for PET.

Website: Sutcliffe Lab

 cheemeng-thumb Cheemeng Tan

Major Research Interests:

Synthetic biology, artificial cellular systems, gene regulation, cellular heterogeneity, antibiotic treatment.

Website: Tan Lab

 yamada-107x150 Soichiro Yamada

Major Research Interests:

Cell-cell adhesion, cytoskeletal mechanics, tissue morphogenesis and cell motility in three-dimensional culture, high-resolution fluorescence microscopy, artificial cell membrane.

Website: Yamada Lab

 

 yokobayashi-102x150 Yohei Yokobayashi

Major Research Interests:

Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks. Protein and RNA engineering. Directed evolution. Biosensors.

Website: Yokobayashi Lab

 

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