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Research Faculty Directory

Contact Information Research Interests
Donald G. Buerk

Part-time Research Professor

LeBow 435-K

Biotechnology, physiology, systems biology, blood flow, microcirculation, nitric oxide, oxygen transport

Valentina Graci

Assistant Research Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
3122-24 Market Street;
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
2716 South Street

Dr. Graci aims to identify the mechanisms underlying injury to inform strategies and interventions to reduce injury and improve safety. She leverages her eclectic scientific background, spanning from experimental psychology to exercise science and biomechanics. Her research focuses on biomechanical risk factors for age-related falls, and injury mechanisms due to motor vehicle accidents.

Suresh Joshi

Part-time Research Professor

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
3122-24 Market Street
Bossone Research Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Novel Infection Control Strategies, Wound Infection and Wound Healing, Surgical Infections, Biofilms, Infectious Skin Diseases, Biodefense, Translational Medicine, Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious diseases, Medical Devices and Clinical Trials, Medical and Molecular Microbiology, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Plasma Medicine and Infection Control.

Steven M. Kurtz

Part-time Research Professor

3401 Market St, Suite 345

Computational biomechanics of bone-implant systems and impact-related injuries, orthopaedic biomechanics, contact mechanics, orthopaedic biomaterials, large-deformation mechanical behavior and wear of polymers, and degradation and crosslinking of polyolefins in implant applications.

Michael Neidrauer

Part-time Research Assistant Professor

Bossone 718

Biomedical optics, biomedical ultrasonics, biomedical instrumentation, diffuse near infrared spectroscopy (DNIRS), diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS), low frequency low intensity therapeutic ultrasound, wound healing, chronic wounds, deep tissue pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, microcirculatory blood flow, tissue oxygenation.

Mark Schafer

Research Professor

Bossone 102

Ultrasonic/acoustic technology, ultrasound-phototherapy, ultrasonic transducers, wound healing, image processing, high power ultrasound effects, novel dosimetry approaches and non-linear applications.
Leonid Zubkov

Research Professor

Bossone 435-P

Physiology, wound healing, physiologic neovascularization, near-infrared spectroscopy, optical tomography, histological techniques, computer-assisted diagnosis, infrared spectrophotometry, physiologic monitoring, experimental diabetes mellitus, penetrating wounds, diabetes complications, skin, animal models, radiation scattering, failure analysis