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Faculty Directory

Bioinformatics and Computational Bioengineering

Uri Hershberg

Uri Hershberg

Associate Professor

Research Interests

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

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Andres Kriete, PhD

Andres Kriete

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Cellular and computational bioengineering, systems biology of aging, control theory, bioimaging.

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Ahmet Sacan

Ahmet Sacan

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Bioinformatics, analysis of genomic and proteomic databases, machine learning, and biomarker discovery for chronic pain syndromes.

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Ming Xiao

Ming Xiao

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Nanotechnology, single molecule detection, single molecule fluorescent imaging, genomics, genetics, genome mapping, DNA sequencing, DNA biochemistry, and biophysics.

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Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Fred Allen

Fred Allen

Teaching Professor and Associate Director for Undergraduate Education

Research Interests

Tissue Engineering, Cell Engineering, Orthopedics, Bone Remodeling, Wound Healing, Mechanotransduction, Signal Transduction, Adhesion, Migration

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Lin Han

Lin Han

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Nanoscale structure-property relationships of biological materials, genetic and molecular origins of soft joint tissue diseases, biomaterials under extreme conditions, coupling between stimulus-responsiveness and geometry

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Dov Jaron

Dov Jaron

Professor Emeritus, Calhoun Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Medicine

Research Interests

Engineering development and optimization of cardiac assist devices, cardiovascular dynamics, cardiovascular function under stress, modeling of biological systems, mechanisms of gas transport in the mivtocirculation, biomedical instrumentation biomatrices, cell-biomaterials interactions, artificial internal organs, endothelial cell biology, hemodynamic forces, atherosclerosis, genomics, signal transduction

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Steven M. Kurtz

Steven Kurtz

Part-time Research Professor

Research Interests

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.

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Peter A. Lewin

Peter Lewin

Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor

Research Interests

Ultrasonic characterization of materials, propagation of ultrasonic waves in inhomogeneous media, electro-acoustic transducers, biological effects of ultrasound, physical acoustics, and underwater acoustics

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Michael Neidrauer

Michael Neidrauer

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

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.

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Adrian Shieh

Adrian Shieh

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests

3-D cell culture, cancer, cell and tissue engineering, extracellular matrix, fibroblasts, interstitial flow, mechanobiology, mechanotransduction, tumor invasion and metastasis, tumor microenvironment

Teaching Interests

Active learning, biomechanics, cell and molecular biology, cell and tissue engineering, problem-based learning, STEM education

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Wan Shih

Wan Shih

Professor

Research Interests

Piezoelectric microcantilever biosensors development, piezoelectric finger development, quantum dots development, tissue elasticity imaging, and piezoelectric microcantilever force probes.

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Kara Spiller

Kara Spiller

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Macrophage-biomaterial interactions, drug delivery systems, and chronic wound healing.

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Margaret Wheatley

Margaret Wheatley

John M. Reid Professor

Research Interests

Ultrasound contrast agent development (tumor targeting and triggered drug delivery), controlled release technology (bioactive compounds), and microencapsulated allografts (ex vivo gene therapy) for spinal cord repair.

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Yinghui Zhong

Yinghui Zhong

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Neural tissue engineering, biomaterials, neural electrode/tissue interface, spinal cord repair, stem cells, surface modification, and drug delivery.

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Leonid Zubkov

Leonid Zubkov

Research Professor

Research Interests

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

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Biomechanics

Sri Balasubramanian

Sriram Balasubramanian

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Orthopedic biomechanics, Pediatric spine and rib cage deformities, Scoliosis, Computational modeling, Pediatric long bones, Animal models, Injury biomechanics, Spinal kinetics and kinematics, and Knee kinematics.

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Kenneth A Barbee, PhD

Kenneth Barbee

Professor, Senior Associate Dean, and Associate Dean for Research

Research Interests

Cellular biomechanics of neural and vascular injury, mechanotransduction in the cardiovascular system, mechanical control of growth and development for wound healing and tissue engineering

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Lin Han

Lin Han

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Nanoscale structure-property relationships of biological materials, genetic and molecular origins of soft joint tissue diseases, biomaterials under extreme conditions, coupling between stimulus-responsiveness and geometry

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Steven M. Kurtz

Steven Kurtz

Part-time Research Professor

Research Interests

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.

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Rami Seliktar

Rahamim Seliktar

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Rehabilitation engineering, Limb prosthetics, biomechanics, human motion, orthopedic biomechanics, assistive technology

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Patricia Shewokis

Patricia Shewokis

Professor

Research Interests

Movement science, smart prosthetics, "brain-in-the-loop" cognitive technologies, motor learning, human performance, biofeedback, neural imaging, statistics and measurement, and brain-computer interface (BCI).

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Adrian Shieh

Adrian Shieh

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests

3-D cell culture, cancer, cell and tissue engineering, extracellular matrix, fibroblasts, interstitial flow, mechanobiology, mechanotransduction, tumor invasion and metastasis, tumor microenvironment

Teaching Interests

Active learning, biomechanics, cell and molecular biology, cell and tissue engineering, problem-based learning, STEM education

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Amy Throckmorton

Amy Throckmorton

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Computational and experimental fluid dynamics; cardiovascular modeling, including transient, fluid-structure interaction, and patient-specific anatomical studies; bench-to-bedside development of medical devices; artificial organs research; prediction and quantification of blood trauma and thrombosis in medical devices; design of therapeutic alternatives for patients with dysfunctional single ventricle physiology; human factors engineering of mechanical circulatory assist devices

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Cardiovascular Engineering

Kenneth A Barbee, PhD

Kenneth Barbee

Professor, Senior Associate Dean, and Associate Dean for Research

Research Interests

Cellular biomechanics of neural and vascular injury, mechanotransduction in the cardiovascular system, mechanical control of growth and development for wound healing and tissue engineering

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Dov Jaron

Dov Jaron

Professor Emeritus, Calhoun Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Medicine

Research Interests

Engineering development and optimization of cardiac assist devices, cardiovascular dynamics, cardiovascular function under stress, modeling of biological systems, mechanisms of gas transport in the mivtocirculation, biomedical instrumentation biomatrices, cell-biomaterials interactions, artificial internal organs, endothelial cell biology, hemodynamic forces, atherosclerosis, genomics, signal transduction

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Amy Throckmorton

Amy Throckmorton

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Computational and experimental fluid dynamics; cardiovascular modeling, including transient, fluid-structure interaction, and patient-specific anatomical studies; bench-to-bedside development of medical devices; artificial organs research; prediction and quantification of blood trauma and thrombosis in medical devices; design of therapeutic alternatives for patients with dysfunctional single ventricle physiology; human factors engineering of mechanical circulatory assist devices

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Drug Delivery

Margaret Wheatley

Margaret Wheatley

John M. Reid Professor

Research Interests

Ultrasound contrast agent development (tumor targeting and triggered drug delivery), controlled release technology (bioactive compounds), and microencapsulated allografts (ex vivo gene therapy) for spinal cord repair.

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Yinghui Zhong

Yinghui Zhong

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Neural tissue engineering, biomaterials, neural electrode/tissue interface, spinal cord repair, stem cells, surface modification, and drug delivery.

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Neuroengineering

Hasan Ayaz

Hasan Ayaz

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Neuroergonomics, Functional Neuroimaging, Biomedical Signal Processing, Neuroengineering, Functional Near Infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), Electroencephalogram (EEG), Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI), Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI)

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Jaimie Dougherty

Jaimie Dougherty

Assistant Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Brain-computer interface, neural encoding, electrophysiological signal acquisition and processing.

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Kurtulus Izzetoglu

Kurtulus Izzetoglu

Associate Research Professor

Research Interests

Cognitive neuroengineering, functional brain imaging, near infrared spectroscopy, medical sensor development, biomedical signal processing, human performance assessment, and cognitive aging.

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Hualou Liang

Hualou Liang

Professor

Research Interests

Neuroengineering, neuroinfomatics, cognitive and computational neuroscience, neural data analysis and computational modeling, biomedical signal processing

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Banu Onaral

Banu Onaral

H. H. Sun Professor and Senior Advisor to the President, Global Partnerships

Research Interests

Functional optical brain imaging, biomedical signal processing, complexity and scaling in biomedical signals, systems, and imaging

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Kambiz Pourrezai

Kambiz Pourrezaei

Professor

Research Interests

Nanotechnology, near infrared imaging (NIR), medical devices

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Patricia Shewokis

Patricia Shewokis

Professor

Research Interests

Movement science, smart prosthetics, "brain-in-the-loop" cognitive technologies, motor learning, human performance, biofeedback, neural imaging, statistics and measurement, and brain-computer interface (BCI).

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Catherine von Reyn, PhD

Catherine von Reyn

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Cell type-specific genetic engineering, whole-cell patch clamp in behaving animals, modeling, and detailed behavioral analysis to identify and characterize sensorimotor circuits.

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Yinghui Zhong

Yinghui Zhong

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Neural tissue engineering, biomaterials, neural electrode/tissue interface, spinal cord repair, stem cells, surface modification, and drug delivery.

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