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Affiliated Faculty Directory

Contact Information Research Interests

Assistant Research Professor

Drexel University College of Medicine

jara@drexelmed.edu

Neonatal hypoxia; neurodegeneration

Ibraheem Badejo, PhD

Visiting Research Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

ibadejo@its.jnj.com

Biomaterials, biomechanics, biochemical engineering

Professor & Head, Department of Information Science

College of Computing and Informatics

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

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

bbendor@infrascanner.com

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

John Bethea, PhD

Professor & Head, Department of Biology

Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

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

Sujata Bhatia

Research Professor

Drexel University College of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

skb322@drexel.edu

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

bb983@drexel.edu

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

david@cs.drexel.edu

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

Associate Professor

Penn State College of Medicine

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

Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

rcc47@drexel.edu

Neuro-trauma in athletics, Technology innovation and commercialization

Hao Cheng, PhD

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Drexel University College of Engineering

hao.cheng@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

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

wendy.clemens@bms.com

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

dandekar@coe.drexel.edu

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

Jaydev.Dave@jefferson.edu

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

Professor

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

frederic.dehais@isae.fr

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

 

RoseAnn DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD

Assistant Dean for Interprofessional and Collaborative Research; Professor

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

rad83@drexel.edu

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

Adjunct Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

jfd26@drexel.edu

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.

mfrohbergh@exponent.com

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

Professor

Drexel University College of Medicine

sg33@drexel.edu

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

uri.hershberg@drexel.edu

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

psh25@drexel.edu

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

antonios.kontsos@drexel.edu

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

JYasha.Kresh@DrexelMed.edu

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

fjl@drexel.edu

Game design, serious games, game industry, technology

Joseph C. McGowan

Visiting Research Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

jmcgowan@mcgowanassociates.com

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

Professor

Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland

aclyne@umd.edu

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

Professor

University of California, Davis

karen.moxon@drexel.edu

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

Assistant Clinical Professor

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

mjp144@columbia.edu

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

djr56@drexel.edu

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

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)

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

gailr@coe.drexel.edu

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

Wei-Heng Shih

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

College of Engineering

shihwh@drexel.edu

Piezoelectric biosensors, bioimaging, and optoelectronics.

Research Assistant Professor

Widener University, School of Engineering

asingh2@widener.edu

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.

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

jlw488@drexel.edu

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

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.

Siddik Yarman, PhD

Part-time Professor, Electronics and Communications Engineering Department

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

yarman@istanbul.edu.tr

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