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Affiliated Faculty Directory

Contact Information Research Interests

Assistant Research Professor

jara@drexelmed.edu

Neonatal hypoxia; neurodegeneration

Ibraheem Badejo, PhD

Visiting Research Professor

ibadejo@its.jnj.com

Biomaterials, biomechanics, biochemical engineering

Professor & Head, Department of Information Science

Rush 426
ellen.j.bass@drexel.edu

Human-centered design, human-computer interaction, human factors, human performance modeling , judgment and decision making, medical informatics, systems engineering

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Monell 127
bbendor@infrascanner.com

electro optics, medical device development, opthalmic digital photography, entrepreneurship

John Bethea, PhD

Professor & Head, Department of Biology

PISB 123.04
jrb445@drexel.edu

Spinal Cord Injury, Astrocytes, Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis, Neuroinflammation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuroimmunology, Acquired Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurodegeneration, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neuroprotection, Neurological Diseases, Immunohistochemistry, Neuroimmunomodulation, Neurobiology, Glioma, Neuron-Glia Interaction, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Cellular Neuroscience, Brain Diseases, EAE, CNS Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, Demyelinating Diseases, Molecular Neuroscience, Neuron Culture, Molecular Neurobiology, Neurogenesis, Nervous System Autoimmune Diseases, Neurobiochemistry

Entrepreneur at Large

michael@netscientific.net

Diagnostics, nanotechnology, molecular genetics

Associate Professor, Computer Science

University Crossings 143
david@cs.drexel.edu

Self-organization, biomedical image informatics, geometric modeling, computer-aided design and visualization

Associate Professor

Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
scott.bunce@drexel.edu

Algorithms, Brain, Brain Diseases, Brain Mapping, Case-Control Studies, Classical Conditioning, Computer-Assisted Diagnosis, Electromyography, Evoked Potentials, Face, Hemoglobins, Opioid-Related Disorders, Oxygen Pattern Recognition, Automated Personality Disorders, Problem Solving, Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted Spectrophotometry, Infrared Spectroscopy, Near-Infrared Sublimation Unconscious (Psychology), Vocational Guidance

Owner, Aptagen, LLC

tom@aptagen.com

Aptamers, riboswitches, allosteric ribozymes

Roy Carriker, PhD

Teaching Professor and Director of Technology Entrepreneurship

rcc47@drexel.edu

Neuro-trauma in athletics, Technology innovation and commercialization

Hao Cheng, PhD

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

hcheng@coe.drexel.edu

Nanobiomaterials, cell engineering, translational research, nanomaterial-cell interactions, inflammation-tracking delivery, cancer, cardiovascular disease, engineering stem cells, intelligent drug nanocarriers, inflammation-responsive wound healing patches, Drug delivery, molecular self-assembly, cell-nanomaterial interactions, regenerative medicine and cell membrane engineering

Adjunct Research Professor

tcd@abemis.com

Microscopy and Imaging, Automation and custom scanning microscopy, 3-D printing and model design, Blender3D, SolidWorks, Cinema4D, Finite Element Analysis, Advanced multi-domain mesh generation, Matlab, Python, and C#, automation of complex organic shape meshing

Gregory Fridman

Assistant Research Professor

C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute
greg.fridman@drexel.edu

Non-equilibrium plasma for processing of biomaterials, polymer treatment and surface modification for wettability and biocompatibility, applications of non-equilibrium discharges in medicine and biology, characterization of physical, biochemical, and mechanical properties of the treated material, plasma characterization, and plasma power supply design and development.

Michael Frohbergh

Associate, Biomedical Engineering Practice

Exponent, 3440 Market Street, Sutie 600
mfrohbergh@exponent.com

Bone and cartilage tissue engineering, orthopedic biomaterials, in vivo biocompatibility, small animal models for wound healing, and cell/molecular biology techniques

J Yasha Kresh

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medicine and Biomedical Engineering; Research Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiovascular Biophysics

245 N. 15th Street, MS 111
JYasha.Kresh@DrexelMed.edu

Cardiac repair and regeneration, tissue engineering, cardiovascular system dynamics, systems biology, cellular networks, cardiovascular engineering, telerobotics.

Associate Professor, Digital Media

URBN 220
fjl@drexel.edu

Game design, serious games, game industry, technology

Peter I. Lelkes

Visiting Research Professor and Distinguished Calhoun Scholar
Professor & Chair, Bioengineering

pilelkes@temple.edu

3-D Tissue Engineering: scaffolds, solid-free-form fabrication, smart biomaterials, decelluarized matrices,tissue-specific differentiation, vascularization of engineered tissues,bioreactors. Stem Cell Research: Target differentiation of embryonic and adult stem cells for lung, cardiac, spinal cord and musculoskeletal tisue engineering and regenerative medicine. Space biology: (simulated) microgravity, space flight, NASA Other interests: neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular pathophysiology, biomatrices, cell-biomaterials interactions, artificial internal organs, endothelial cell biology, hemodynamic forces, atherosclerosis, genomics, signal transduction.

Research Assistant Professor

3120-24 Market St Ste 100
annacaterina.merzagora@drexel.edu

Biomedical signal processing, neurophysiological signals, functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), event related potentials (ERPs), somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and electromyography (EMG)

Marla Steinbeck

Associate Research Professor

mjs348@drexel.edu

Orthopaedic total joint replacement biocompatibility, biomarker panel development for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of joint replacement failures, medical use of dielectric barrier discharge plasma to enhance skeletal stem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration

Chris Yang, PhD

Associate Professor, Information Science

3401 Market Street 318
chris.yang@drexel.edu

Web search and mining, security informatics, knowledge management, cross-lingual information retrieval, text summarization, multimedia retrieval, information visualization, information sharing and privacy, digital library, and electronic commerce. His teaching interests include data mining, artificial intelligence, information retrieval, information systems analysis and design.