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Affiliated Faculty Directory

Contact Information Research Interests

Assistant Research Professor

Drexel University College of Medicine

Neonatal hypoxia; neurodegeneration

Ibraheem Badejo, PhD

Visiting Research Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Biomaterials, biomechanics, biochemical engineering

Ania-Ariadna Baetica

Assistant Professor

College of Engineerng

Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Bioengineering, Control Theory

Professor & Head, Department of Information Science

College of Computing and Informatics

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


School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

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

John Bethea, PhD

Professor & Head, Department of Biology

Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

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

Sujata Bhatia

Research Professor

Drexel University College of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Advancing healthcare; biomedical and biochemical engineering for clinical applications; biomaterials for medical devices; innovative teaching models for clinical immersion, experiential learning, and product design.


Ben Binder-Markey

Assistant Professor

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Integrate physical therapy, basic science and engineering principles through the use of experimental and computational modeling methods to better understand how changes in muscle properties following injury or disease affect physical function, with the goal of developing new technologies and interventions that significantly improve patient care and outcomes.

Associate Professor, Computer Science

College of Computing and Informatics

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

Associate Professor

Penn State College of Medicine

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

Matthew Butkus

Professor of Philosophy

McNeese State University

Medical Ethics, Ethics in the Sciences, Neuroethics, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Science, Consilience of Knowledge, Evidence-Based Medicine, Research Methodology, and Environmental Ethics.

Owner, Aptagen, LLC

Aptamers, riboswitches, allosteric ribozymes

Hao Cheng, PhD

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Drexel University College of 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

Director of Bioinformatics

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Gene Therapy & Orphan Disease Center

DNA, Gene Expression, RNA, DNA Sequencing, Genomics, Genetics, Sequencing, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Gene Regulation, Next Generation Sequencing

Dr. Wendy Clemens

Vice President

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Development of oncology therapeutics that target the tumor microenvironment and stimulate the anti-tumor immune response. Responsible for a portfolio of therapies that are in pre-clinical stage through FIH (first in human) and POC (proof of concept) clinical trials.

Kapil Dandekar

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Drexel University College of Engineering

Software defined/cognitive radio prototyping; reconfigurable, metamaterial, and non-traditional material antennas for wireless systems; smart textiles for biomedical monitoring applications; smart antenna/MIMO systems for wireless communications; sensor networks for air quality and homeland security; free space optical and ultrasonic communication; wireless physical layer security; service learning and cybersecurity education

Dave Jaydev

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging and applications, Signal and image algorithms and processing, Applied medical physics research including radiation dose and image quality evaluation, and radiation dose indices, DICOM metadata mining and informatics

Peter Deak

Assistant Professor

Drexel University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Innate immune system, nanoparticles, drug delivery, immune tolerance, T regulatory cells, adjuvant design, Dendritic cell biology, viral targeting, mouse models, autoimmune diseases, transplant immunology, chemical biology, autoinflammatory diseases


Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE)-SUPAERO, Université Fédérale de Toulouse

Hierarchy and Risk-Taking in the Cockpit, Human-Robotic Performance, Neuroergonomics for Aviation, Functional Neuroimaging, fNIRS, Cognitive Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science and Artificial Thinking, Eye Tracking, Prefrontal Cortex, Cognition, Air Traffic Control


Michael DellaVecchia

Adjunct Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

RoseAnn DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD

Assistant Dean for Interprofessional and Collaborative Research; Professor

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Nutrition assessment, malnutrition, inflammation, sarcopenia, frailty, technology, wound healing and interprofessional nutrition assessment competencies

Adjunct Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Biomedical ethics and law, healthcare regulatory, and legal issues.


Cali Fidopiastis, PhD

Chief Scientist

Design Interactive, Inc.

Virtual reality applications for cognitive and physical rehabilitation, user-centered assessment of immersive and augmented virtual environments, mathematical modeling for medical applications, visual perception, skill acquisition, naturalistic decision making, brain plasticity

Michael Frohbergh

Associate, Biomedical Engineering Practice

Exponent, Inc.

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


Drexel University College of Medicine

Spinal cord organization and control of limb biomechanics.
Michael Green, DO

Chair and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

Drexel University College of Medicine

Anesthesiology, fNIR brain monitoring

Vice President for Research and Development

Infrascan, Inc.

Uri Hershberg

Associate Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Bioinformatics, immunology, neural computation, system biology, somatic selection, autoimmunity, genetic stability, germline diversity, dendritic cell, transcription elements, pathogens, computational and mathematical modeling, complex systems, cognition and inflammation

Research Fellow

College of Engineering

Computational modeling, 3D-printing methodologies, additive manufacturing, blood modulating devices, computational fluid dynamic analysis, mechanical heart valves, fontan assist devices, fluidic circuits, flow visualization methods, and Doppler ultrasound.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Drexel University College of Engineering

Theoretical, experimental, and computational mechanics; nondestructive testing; material multiscale modeling, fatigue, and fracture.

J Yasha Kresh

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

Drexel University College of Medicine

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

Associate Professor, Digital Media

Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Game design, serious games, game industry, technology

Joseph C. McGowan

Visiting Research Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

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.

Alisa Morss Clyne


Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland

Dr. Clyne's Vascular Kinetics Laboratory conducts research at the interface of engineering, biochemistry, and vascular biology. In their prior work, the group largely focused on how an altered glucose environment (e.g., in diabetes) impaired endothelial cell response to shear stress and cyclic strain. Dr. Clyne and her lab have demonstrated that endothelial cells in high glucose do not respond appropriately to mechanical stimuli. Today, the group focuses primarily on the opposite question: how the mechanical environment affects endothelial cell glucose metabolism. They are integrating mechanobiology and metabolism, with the hope of using metabolic engineering to decrease the burden of cardiovascular disease and cancer. With new collaboration opportunities at the University of Maryland, Dr. Clyne and her lab group plan to extend their cell and animal work into human studies.

Karen Moxon


University of California, Davis

Computational modeling, neural modeling, neurorobotics, neuromimetics, neurocontrol, multiple,single neuron recording.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Dr. Pedone has conducted research and design that produced a soil treatment option that allows petroleum contaminated soil to be batched with asphalt and used as a road sub-base.
David Reich

Chief, Multiorgan Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery; Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery

Drexel University College of Medicine

Organ donation, donation after cardiac death, organ donor pool expansion, machine perfusion of donor organs, artificial liver support, transplantation, immunosuppression trials, hepatocellular carcinoma treatments, health care quality improvement, access to healthcare, healthcare economics, medical education and training.

Research Assistant Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

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)

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Digital signal processing, machine learning genomics, biological modeling, and chemical source localization and tracking.


Kenneth L. Roper, MD Endowed Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology; Vice Chair for Research Innovation; Co-Director, Glaucoma Service

Wills Eye Hospital

Early detection of disease and its progression, focusing on the invention and investigation of novel diagnostics for eye disease, most specifically for glaucoma.

Wei-Heng Shih

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

College of Engineering

Piezoelectric biosensors, bioimaging, and optoelectronics.

Research Assistant Professor

Widener University, School of Engineering

The nucleus of my academic research is in discovering injury thresholds, mechanisms, and treatment strategies for the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord.

EdTech Entrepreneur-in-Residence

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Lifelong learning, assessment for learning,  Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR),  and learner access.
Michael Weingarten, MD

Professor; Assistant Dean, Medical Scholars Tracks

Drexel University College of Medicine

Vascular Surgery, Wound Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Near Infrared Imaging of Wounds

Jamie Wells, MD, FAAP

Adjunct Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Pediatric engineering, patient safety and optimizing care delivery, bioethics, public health and policy, science communications, medtech innovation, STEMM education, diagnosis and management of disease, identifying healthcare trends, bridging interdisciplinary knowledge gaps to prevent medical error and expedite discovery, thought integration of clinical practice and biomedical engineering approaches with an emphasis on patient-centered design, debunking medical myths and pediatrics.

Chris Yang, PhD

Associate Professor, Information Science

Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics

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.

Siddik Yarman, PhD

Part-time Professor, Electronics and Communications Engineering Department

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

RF, Microwaves, Power Amplifiers, Circuits and Systems, Signal Processing