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Affiliated Faculty Directory

Contact Information Research Interests

Assistant Research Professor

Neonatal hypoxia; neurodegeneration

Ibraheem Badejo, PhD

Visiting Research Professor

Biomaterials, biomechanics, biochemical engineering

Professor & Head, Department of Information Science

Rush 426

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


Monell 127

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

John Bethea, PhD

Professor & Head, Department of Biology

PISB 123.04

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

Diagnostics, nanotechnology, molecular genetics

Associate Professor, Computer Science

University Crossings 143

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

Associate Professor

Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute

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

Aptamers, riboswitches, allosteric ribozymes

Roy Carriker, PhD

Teaching Professor and Director of Technology Entrepreneurship

Neuro-trauma in athletics, Technology innovation and commercialization

Hao Cheng, PhD

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

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

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

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

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


Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
2900 W. Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Spinal cord organization and control of limb biomechanics.
J Yasha Kresh

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

245 N. 15th Street, MS 111

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

Associate Professor, Digital Media

URBN 220

Game design, serious games, game industry, technology

Peter I. Lelkes

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

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.

Joseph C. McGowan

Visiting Research Professor

Brain trauma, brain disorders, electric shock injury, biomechanics associated with transportation-related injuries, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the performance of MRI compatibility testing for implantable and accessory devices.

Vandana Miller

Director of Plasma Medicine Laboratory and Associate Research Professor

C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute
200 Federal Street, Suite 500

Biological and medical applications of non-thermal plasma, mainly anti-microbial effects, anti-cancer effects, facilitated drug delivery, and tissue regeneration. The effects of direct plasma on mammalian cells and tissues, with emphasis on immune modulation that would subsequently influence many different systems at the organismal level.

Dr. Alisa Morss-Clyne

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Alumni Engineering Labs 170C

Microfluidic devices to measure cell biochemical and mechanical responses; Auto-fluorescent mechanosensors; Flow and strain effects on endothelial cell – basement membrane interaction; Endothelial cell – smooth muscle cell interactions in diabetes; Plasma angiogenesis; advanced materials for accelerated wound healing; Nanoparticles for cardiovascular disease; sickle cell interactions with the vascular wall.

Research Assistant Professor

3120-24 Market St Ste 100

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

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

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.