Bioengineering categorizes its research into six tracks: Bioimaging and Signals; Medical Product Engineering (MPE); Neural Engineering; Molecular, Cellular, and Systems Engineering (MCSE); Biomechanics; and Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM).

2023 Summary of Faculty Research 

Faculty Research Interests

Faculty Name Department Research Interests Research Track 
Abel, Talyor J. Medicine, Bioengineering Use of direct brain recordings and neuroimaging to elucidate the neurophysiology of sensory and language processes in the human brain.    
Abramowitch, Steven David Bioengineering Elucidating the processes of injury, disease, and healing of connective tissues through an understanding of tissue mechanics and the complex relationships between composition, structure, and function (research summary) Biomechanics
Aizenstein, Howard Medicine, Bioengineering

MRI analyses methods, as well as their use for clinical research in aging

Alavi, Amir Civil Engineering, Bioengineering Smart Wireless Implants, Architected Biomaterials, Self-powered Sensors, In-vivo Energy Harvesting  
Almarza, Alejandro Dental Medicine, Bioengineering Temporomandibular Joint Cartilage and Bone Regeneration and Biomechanics; functional tissue engineering techniques; development of novel bioreactors; identifying appropriate stem cell sources; genetic manipulation of cells to promote regeneration; and quantification of joint movement Biomechanics
Ambrosio, Fabrisia Medicine, Bioengineering Regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, aging, skeletal muscle injury and repair, stem cells, tissue engineering TERM 
Anderson, Carolyn Medicine, Bioengineering Development of novel molecular imaging agents that target cancer and cancer metastasis; clinical interests include translating novel PET agents for cancer imaging into humans MCSE
Anderst, William Medicine, Bioengineering Effects of age, pathology, surgical intervention and rehabilitation on in vivo joint kinematics. Developing subject-specific computational models based on medical imaging (MRI and CT) and in vivo joint kinematics obtained using biplane radiography to estimate tissue loading during dynamic functional activities. Biomechanics 
Badylak, Stephen Medicine, Bioengineering Tissue engineering and wound healing, biomaterial/tissue interactions Neural Engineering
Bae, Kyong Medicine, Bioengineering Research focuses on quantitative and physiologic imaging and computer applications in diagnostic imaging Biosignals
Pietro Bajona Bioengineering Adjunct Heart physiology and innovative approaches to cardiac surgery  
Balaban, Carey Medicine, Bioengineering Anatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry of vestibular function Neural Engineering
Banerjee, Ipsita Chem/Petroleum Engineering, Bioengineering Cell-substrate interaction, nanotoxicity evaluation, inflammation modeling, metamodeling of inflammation, decellularized pancreatic matrix for stem cell therapy (research summary TERM
Batista, Aaron P Bioengineering Neurophysiology of sensory-motor coordination, brain-machine interfaces (research summary) Neural Engineering
Becich, Michael J. Biomedical Informatics, Bioengineering Translational Bioinformatics; Pathology Informatics; Oncology Informatics; Tissue Banking Informatics; Research Resource Development; Personalized Medicine. Biosignals
Bell, Kevin Medicine, Bioengineering Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, focusing on spine and device development Biomechanics
Benam, Kambez Medicine, Bioengineering Multidisciplinary approach to design and develop bio-inspired technologies  
Beniash, Elia Dental Medicine, Bioengineering Biomineralization, with primary focus dental tissues TERM
Benosman, B. Ryad Medicine, Bioengineering Bioengineering; retina implant; neuromorphic engineering.  Leader and pioneer of neuromorphic event-based computer vision.    
Beschorner, Kurt E Bioengineering Whole-body biomechanics; tribology; ergonomics; prevention of slips, trips and falls accidents; slip resistant shoe and floor designs; prevention of falls in older adults (research summary) Biomechanics
Billaud, Marie Medicine, Bioengineering Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in ascending aortic aneurysms; mitochondrial dysfunction in bicuspid aortic valve-associated aortic aneurysms. TERM
Boninger, Michael Medicine, Bioengineering Assistive technology, upper extremity pain, wheelchairs, telerehabilitation Biomechanics
Neural Engineering
Borovetz, Harvey S Bioengineering Cardiovascular organ replacements for adult and pediatric patients (research summary) MPE
Brienza, David SHRS, Bioengineering Soft tissue mechanics, wheelchair seating, pressure ulcer prevention Biomechanics
Brigham, John C. Civil & Environmental Engineering Focusing on computational mechanics and solving inverse problems, Dr. Brigham’s research group is actively involved in many bioengineering-related projects.   Biomechanics
Brown, Bryan Nicklaus Bioengineering Inductive; Scaffold Based Regenerative Medicine; host innate immune interactions in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (research summary) TERM
Budacki, Timothy J. Bioengineering  Human Factors/Product Risk Management ERM
Byrne, Leah Ophthalmology, Bioengineering Viral vector engineering, genome editing, gene therapy for retinal disease. MCSE
Calabro, Finnegan Medicine, Bioengineering Multimodal imaging to assess the development of cognitive systems through adolescence, and how mental illnesses emerge during this time Biosignals
Candiotti, Jorge L. Bioengineering Participatory action design, control systems, and human-robot interaction  
Capogrosso, Marco Neurological Surgery, Bioengineering Interactions between electrical stimulation and the dynamics of neural circuits.  Development of neurotechnologies for the restoration of arm and hand functions after motor paralysis.  
Castagnola, Elisa Bioengineering Multimodal implantable neural probes, biomaterials, conducting polymer, implant coatings, nanomaterials, neurochemical sensing, neurophysiological recordings. Neural Engineering
Cham, Rakie Bioengineering Postural control, gross movement biomechanics, gait, falls, ergonomics (research summary) Biomechanics
Chambers, April J Health & Physical Activity,
Musculoskeletal injury prevention while improving health and human performance.  Biomechanics, ergonomics, human performance, injury prevention, as well as medical device design and translational research. (research summary) Biomechanics
Chan, Kevin Medicine, Bioengineering Structural, metabolic and functional imaging of the visual system in health and disease MCSE
Chen, Yu-Chih Medicine, Bioengineering Chen's lab aims to establish comprehensive high-throughput multi-omics single-cell analysis including genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, functional, and morphological methods. With large amounts of data collected from high-throughput single-cell multi-omics analysis, machine learning techniques can predict patient prognosis and suggest treatments for precision medicine.  
Chun, Young Jae Industrial Engineering, Bioengineering Artificial biomaterials, bio-hybrid composites, endovascular devices, diagnostic vascular implants, micro-bio-systems, and fundamental device-associated biocompatibility and development of experimental methods (research summary) MCSE
Collinger, Jennifer Medicine, Bioengineering Neurorehabilitation and brain-computer interfacing Neural Engineering
Cooper, Rory SHRS, Bioengineering Rehabilitation engineering, biomechanics, assistive devices, and rehabilitation robotics Biomechanics
Corcoran, Timothy Medicine, Bioengineering Aerosol drug delivery, fluid mechanics, nuclear medicine, cystic fibrosis Biosignals
Cui, Xinyan (Tracy) Bioengineering Biomaterials, conducting polymer, implant coatings, nanomaterials, neural electrode tissue interface, neural engineering, on demand drug delivery (research summary) Neural Engineering
D'Amore, Antonio Medicine, Bioengineering Seeks to couple a mechanistic understanding of the relationship between scaffolds micro-structure, mechanics, and endogenous tissue growth with the development of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering strategies. The focus of research is on unmet clinical needs in cardiovascular diseases. TERM 
Datta, Moni Kanchan Bioengineering Bone tissue engineering and renewable energy science (research summary)  
Davidson, Lance A Bioengineering Reverse engineering morphogenesis from cell motility and ECM to tissue mechanics (research summary) TERM
Debski, Richard E Bioengineering Biomechanics of shoulder & knee, soft tissue injuries & repair, robotics (research summary) Biomechanics
Diacovo, Thomas G. Medicine Understanding the biophysical properties of protein-protein interactions that are critical for supporting hemostasis and clot formation.  
DiCianno, Brad  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bioengineering  Developing and studying interventions targeted to improve health and wellness in individuals with complex disabilities.  Specialized areas of interest include Spina Bifida, wheelchair prescription and technology, adaptive sports, telemedicine, and virtual reality. MPE
Ding, Dan SHRS, Bioengineering Assistive device instrumentation and monitoring; wheelchair modeling, control, test, and evaluation; rehabilitation robotics; virtual reality Biomechanics
Duncan, Andrew Medicine, Bioengineering Elucidating mechanisms that control hepatic polyploidy and aneuploidy, as well as how these processes affect human disease TERM
Dutta, Partha Medicine, Bioengineering Generation of inflammatory myeloid cells from hematopoietic stem cells in cardiovascular disease.  Currently investigating the role of macrophages of different origins in myocardial infarction-induced insulin resistance.  
Ebrahimkhani, Mo Pathology, Bioengineering

Integration of synthetic biology and tissue engineering towards the next generation of regenerative technologies, mainly in the liver but also in other tissues.

Edwards, W. Barry Radiology, Bioengineering Development of molecular imaging agents for optical and nuclear molecular imaging Biosignals
El Gharbawie, Omar Medicine, Bioengineering Neuronal populations, optical imaging, neurophysiology, and anatomical methods Neural Engineering
Falo, Louis Medicine, Bioengineering Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers; clinical trials of novel immune therapies for psoriasis and cutaneous T cell lymphomas MCSE
Federspiel, William Bioengineering Artificial lung, cardiovascular devices, biotransport, tissue engineering (research summary) MPE
Fisher, Lee Medicine, Bioengineering Development and testing of electrical stimulation systems for the nervous system Neural Engineering
Friberg, Thomas Medicine, Bioengineering Bio-mechanical properties of ocular tissues and how they are altered in diseases and disorders TERM
Furman, Joseph Medicine, Bioengineering Improving the testing methods relating to balance system abnormalities, increasing the understanding of human inner ear (vestibular) function, and enhancing the rehabilitation of people with inner ear diseases Neural Engineering
Gandhi, Neeraj Bioengineering Neural basis of coordinated eye and head motion (research summary) Neural Engineering
Gartner, Mark J Bioengineering Bioactive surface treatment development, medical product design and development, minimally invasive surgical tool design, pediatric medical product design (research summary) MPE 
Gaunt, Robert Medicine, Bioengineering Neural prostheses, brain computer interfaces, sensory feedback, bladder control, amputation, spinal cord injury. Neural Engineering
Gerlach, Jörg Medicine, Bioengineering Bioreactor, hybrid organs, bio-artificial liver, stem cells  
Gilbert, Thomas Bioengineering Adjunct Tissue engineering/regenerative medicine applications of extracellular matrix scaffolds; Tissue engineering/regenerative medicine for the upper airway and lungs; Commercialization of tissue engineering/regenerative medicine technologies. TERM
Gladwin, Mark Medicine, Bioengineering   MCSE
Gleason, Thomas Medicine, Bioengineering Focusing on ascending aortopathies, most notably the bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) syndrome and related diseases. Biomechanics 
Ghodadra, Anish Medicine, Bioengineering 3D printing in healthcare interventional oncology; Advanced image processing; Medical devices.  
Goncharova, Elena Medicine, Bioengineering Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating metabolism, proliferation, motility and survival of smooth muscle cells as it relates to the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). Biosignals 
Gopalakrishnan, Vanathi  Biomedical Informatics, Bioengineering 

Study of biological profiling data from de-identified samples for biomarker discovery, to enable early detection, monitoring and better outcomes for various cancers and cardiovascular diseases. 

Gronenborn, Angela Medicine, Bioengineering Biomolecular structure and its correlation to function in transcription factor complexes, HIV-1 proteins, and signaling proteins. MCSE
Hirschman, Alan D Bioengineering Medical product development and educating new product entrepreneurs (research summary) MPE
Hung, Tin-Kan Bioengineering Computational fluid mechanics and biomechanics Biomechanics
Huppert, Theodore Medicine, Bioengineering Development and testing of physiologically plausible models of cerebral physiology and the application of these models to human imaging experiments; development of new MRI, optical, EEG, and MEG methods Biosignals
Ibrahim, Tamer Selim Bioengineering Antenna design for MRI & biological implantable devices; computational electromagnetics (research summary) Neural Engineering
Imran, Mir Bioengineering Tissue engineering, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, orthopedics, congestive heart failure and artificial organs  
Iordanova, Bistra Bioengineering Neurometabolic and neurovascular relationships in the healthy and disease brain. Using optical imaging of transgenic mice models to uncover early vascular and metabolic events in Alzheimer’s Disease. Developing approaches for improvement of cerebral blood flow after cardiac arrest. (research summary) Neural Engineering


Jin, Tao Medicine, Bioengineering Development of novel metabolic MRI and functional MRI techniques for the study of physiology and diseases Biosignals
Kalinski, Pawel Medicine, Bioengineering Role of prostanoids and proinflammatory factors in the regulation of the immune cell entry into cancer  
Kalra, Arush 

PECA Labs,

Design thinking for implantable medical devices with focus on cardiovascular class III implantables  
Kameneva, Marina Medicine, Bioengineering Biorheology, hemorheology, hemodynamics and mechanical blood trauma in artificial organs MPE
Kandler, Karl Medicine, Bioengineering Understanding the mechanisms regulating and mediating neuronal plasticity in the auditory system Neural Engineering
Karim, Helmet T. Medicine, Bioengineering Predicting treatment response to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)  
Kiani, Samira Medicine, Bioengineering Using the designer DNA binding proteins, such as CRISPR and Zinc Finger proteins, to develop novel gene and (epi)-gene editing tools for in vivo therapeutics. She applies design principles of synthetic biology to develop controllable genetic circuits and interface with gene therapies for better controllability and safety upon the clinical translations.  
Kellum, John Medicine, Bioengineering Critical care nephrology, sepsis and multi-organ failure, and clinical epidemiology MPE
Kim, Kang Medicine, Bioengineering Development of imaging research in the Center for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics; high resolution nonlinear ultrasound elasticity imaging; high resolution thermal strain imaging; molecular contrast imaging Biomechanics
Kim, Tae Medicine, Bioengineering Cerebrovascular physiology and magnetic resonance imaging Biosignals
Knight, Katrina Bioengineering Tissue and cellular level biomechanics; development of novel devices/treatments for urogynecological applications; understanding the impact of mechanics on vaginal cellular function; regeneration of pelvic floor muscles; elucidating the mechanic and biologic mechanisms of synthetic mesh complications. (research summary) Biomechanics
Kokai, Lauren Medicine, Bioengineering The lab's research efforts explore innate immune mechanisms that drive aberrant extracellular matrix production, immune cell activation and generation of detrimental reactive oxygen species.  
Konig, Gerhardt Medicine, Bioengineering Autonomous control of fluid and blood product administration; perioperative technology and innovation; new sensors and devices; patient blood management; clinical dashboards.  
Koontz, Alicia SHRS, Bioengineering Rehabilitation biomechanics, upper limb injury prevention, assistive technology, and functional electrical stimulation. Biomechanics
Korkmaz, Emrullah Dermatology, Bioengineering Engineering immunity, cutaneous immunology, transcutaneous drug delivery, translational biomaterials, skin adjuvants  
Kormos, Robert Medicine, Bioengineering Development of cardiovascular support devices for congestive Heart Failure; development and application of implantable and wearable sensors for healthcare diagnostics and maintenance Biomechanics
Kozai, Takashi Daniel Yoshida Bioengineering Elucidating how biological structures and biochemical pathways influence neurophysiology following injury and disease, as well as bidirectional communication between the nervous system and neural interface technology (research summary) Neural Engineering
Kubendran, Rajkumar C. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering Low power analog and mixed signal circuit design with emerging non-volatile memory devices to build event-driven architectures for computer vision and machine learning applications  
Kulkarni, Mangesh Bioengineering Development of biomaterials based delivery systems; Molecular diagnostics and therapeutics (particularly involving non-coding RNA); Cell-free therapeutic strategies like stem cells secretome therapy; Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (research summary) TERM
Kumta, Prashant N Bioengineering Nanostructured materials; non-viral gene and protein delivery, energy storage systems, mineralized tissue engineering (research summary) TERM
Lathrop, Kira Medicine, Bioengineering Imaging, microscopy, image analysis and quantitation, the Palisades of Vogt, optical coherence tomography MPE
Laymon, Charles Medicine, Bioengineering Imaging instrumentation; algorithm and methods development; image processing


Leuba, Sanford Medicine, Bioengineering Single-molecule approaches for the study of molecular motors and chromatin fibers in the nucleus Biomechanics
Lin, Hang Medicine The study of articular joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis (OA), and the development of efficacious treatments to repair injured tissues. MCSE
Little, Steven R. Chem/Petroleum Engineering, Bioengineering Biomaterials, controlled release, delivery of drugs to the eye, drug delivery systems, immunotherapies, Regenerative Medicine (research summary) MCSE
Liu, Yang Medicine, Bioengineering Biomedical optics; optical spectroscopy and imaging for cancer diagnosis, surveillance and prevention. Biosignals
Lotze, Michael Medicine, Bioengineering Tumor immunology, biomarkers, intracellular signaling, multicolor flow cytometry. MCSE
Loughlin, Patrick J Bioengineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering Sensory integration; control of human movement; balance and gait; sensory substitution, haptics, vibrotactile feedback; brain-computer interfaces; computational models; signal processing. (research summary) Biosignals
Lund, Laura Bioengineering Artificial lung technology, blood gas exchange, human factors engineering  
Mahajan, Aman Anesthesiology, Bioinformatics, Pharmacology,
Mahboobin, Arash Bioengineering Computational biomechanics (musculoskeletal modeling), human postural control, time-varying signals and systems, and hybrid-optimization; developing muscle-actuated forward dynamic simulations of gait and posture, and analysis and modeling of human postural control Biomechanics
Maiti, Spandan Bioengineering Computational mechanics and materials science, multiscale and multiphysics techniques applied to physical and biological systems. (research summary) Biomechanics
Mallampalli, Rama Medicine, Bioengineering Understanding how protein degradation affects biophysical properties of lung and the design and development of small molecule therapies MCSE
Mandala, Mahender Bioengineering Product Design and Development, Design Theory & Research, Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation, Engineering Design, Engineering Education. MPE
Mao, Zhi-Hong Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bioengineering Control of networked and large-scale dynamical systems, Human-in-the-loop control systems (research summary) Neural Engineering
Marra, Kacey Medicine, Bioengineering Nerve regeneration, polymeric conduits, microspheres/hydrogels, stem cells Neural Engineering
Mayo, J. Patrick Ophthalmology/Medicine, Bioengineering Visual neuroscience, eye movements, neural circuits, cognition Neural Engineering
McMahon, Patrick Bioengineering Adjunct Detailed analysis of joint anatomy, experimental and clinical analysis of ligaments and tendons involved in joint stability and techniques for improved treatments of musculoskeletal injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament rupture, shoulder osteoarthritis and rotator cuff tears. Biomechanics
Menegazzi, James Medicine, Bioengineering Resuscitation from cardiac arrest, ventricular fibrillation, ventilation adjuncts, emergency medicine MPE
Miller, Mark C Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Bioengineering Rigid body dynamics and control, kinematics, orthopaedic surgery, upper extremity biomechanics, joint replacement, mechanics of tissues Biomechanics
Miskov-Zivanov, Natasa Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bioengineering Biological design automation and systems and synthetic biology  
Moalli, Pamela Medicine, Bioengineering Pathophysiology and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse Biomechanics
Modo, Michel Medicine, Bioengineering Stem cell therapy, such as neural stem cells, stem cell repair, stem cell differentiation, immunological aspects of cell therapy TERM
Moyer, Brian Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering Characterization of human movement specifically toward the prevention of traumatic injury Biomechanics
Musahl, Volker Medicine, Bioengineering Sports medicine; comprehensive care of injuries to the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle Biomechanics
Niepa, Tagbo Chem/Petroleum, Bioengineering Bacterial biofilms and engineered microbial microniches (research summary) MCSE
Nishikawa, Robert Medicine, Bioengineering Clinical imaging; diagnostic radiology  
Osmanbeyoglu, Hatice Medicine, Bioengineering Developing integrative statistical and machine learning approaches for extracting therapeutic insight from highly heterogenous omic datasets, clinical and drug response data for the purpose of precision medicine  
Pacella, John Medicine, Bioengineering Microcirculation, coronary circulation, ultrasound, medical devices, hemodynamics Biosignals
Parker, Robert S Chem/Petroleum Engineering, Bioengineering Department Modeling, analysis, and control of biomedical systems; nonlinear input-output model identification; model predictive control (research summary) MCSE
Parthasarathy, Aravindakshan Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Bioengineering Using a translational systems neuroscience approach to study changes in hearing across the auditory pathway in pathological conditions associated with aging and noise damage  
Patel, Ravi Bhasker Medicine, Bioengineering To utilize radiation therapy to immunomodulate a tumor microenvironment to enhance the efficacy of immunotherapy treatments in solid tumors. Dr. Ravi B. Patel’s focus is on translational research first in preclinical models to optimize dosing, timing and efficacy of combination treatments with the goal of translating these findings in the lab to early phase clinical trials in patients.  
Patzer, John F Bioengineering Tissue engineering for artificial liver, implantable glucose sensors. TERM
Phillippi, Julie Medicine, Bioengineering Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of ascending aortic aneurysms in patients with bicuspid aortic valve and other heritable disorders TERM
Pi, Shaohua Medicine, Bioengineering Developing optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems and the relating algorithms for the diagnosis and management of eye diseases  
Pinsky, Michael Medicine, Bioengineering Complexity modeling of physiological signals to define health and disease. Use of programmable multi-site pacing to optimize LV contraction synchrony. Effectiveness of hemodynamic monitoring to drive resuscitation from circulatory shock MCSE
Pitt, Bruce GSPH, Bioengineering Pulmonary endothelial cell biology, metal ion homeostasis, NO, oxidants MCSE
Prasad, Konasale Psychiatry, Medicine, Bioengineering Neuroimaging, genetics, cognitive neuroscience, and schizophrenia.  Using cutting-edge PET and MRI methods, Dr. Prasad’s research seeks to characterize molecular markers associated with neuroinflammation in schizophrenia.    
Pu, Jiantao Medicine, Bioengineering Interface between computer science and biomedicine with focus on biomedical image analysis, biomedical informatics, computer-aided detection/diagnosis, computer graphics and vision, machine learning, and human-computer interaction Biosignals 
Redfern, Mark Departments of Otolaryngology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Bioengineering Human postural control and ergonomics for the prevention of falling injuries by investigating the factors that influence balance (research summary) Biomechanics
Neural Engineering
Robertson, Anne M Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Bioengineering Cerebral vascular disease, constitutive modeling of soft biological tissues, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics Biomechanics
Rose, Jason Medicine,
Drug development, drug discovery, inhalational injury, toxicology, antidotal therapies MCSE
Rossi, Ethan Medicine, Bioengineering Advanced imaging technologies with adaptive optics to study the normal and diseased retina on a microscopic scale in the living human eye Biosignals
Roy, Partha Bioengineering Cancer biology, cytoskeleton and cell migration, angiogenesis, cell signaling, optical manipulation of proteins (research summary) MCSE
Rubin, Joseph Medicine, Bioengineering Adipose stem cell biology and applications to regenerative medicine TERM
Ruder, Warren Bioengineering Developing new approaches in synthetic biology and linking these technologies with engineered systems that mimic cell, tissue, and organism physiology. (research summary) MCSE
Sadagopan, Srivatsun Medicine, Bioengineering Studying the mechanisms by which such invariance properties are generated in the neural responses of primary and higher auditory cortex. In particular, we focus on one behaviorally important set of sounds - vocal communication sounds. Neural Engineering
Samosky, Joseph Thomas Bioengineering Design and development of medical simulation systems for healthcare training and performance measurement. Medical devices and technologies including smart systems, sensors and information displays. User-centric design, interaction design, augmented reality and hybrid reality (mixed virtual and physical systems), autonomous and embedded systems. (research summary) MPE 
Sant, Shilpa Pharmacy, Bioengineering To develop tissue-engineered tumor models that recreate the three-dimensional structure, cell-cell/cell-ECM interaction, stromal environments, and signaling cues present in vivo MCSE
Schatten, Gerald Medicine, Bioengineering Developmental, reproductive and molecular medicine research from preconception through birth TERM
Schneider, Walter CAS, Bioengineering Cognitive neuroscience, cognitive control, semantic representation, attention and automaticity, skill acquisition, connectionist/hybrid modeling, brain imaging, brain activity interpretation  
Schuman, Joel Medicine, Bioengineering Ocular imaging for early detection of glaucoma and glaucoma progression, aqueous humor outflow and aqueous dynamics, laser-tissue interactions in the eye and electronic health records in ophthalmology  
Schwerdt, Helen Bioengineering Building and applying implantable tools to probe multi-modal, electrical and chemical, forms of neural activity to understand brain function and to create translatable micro-invasive interfaces to treat neurological disease in humans; dopamine and neural plasticity in motor and mood disorders Neural
Sejdic, Ervin Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bioengineering Advanced information systems in medicine, Anticipatory medical devices, Assistive technologies, Bioinformatics and biomimetics, Biomedical Signal Processing, Gait analysis, Rehabilitation engineering, Robot-mediated rehabilitation, Swallowing difficulties, Theoretical signal processing, Vascular aging and diseases (research summary) Biosignals
Sell, Timothy Bioengineering Adjunct Focusing on functional joint stability (primarily of the lower extremity) and injury prevention. Biomechanics
Sfeir, Charles Medicine, Bioengineering Role of extracellular matrix in tissue engineering and biomineralization; The use of bioceramic nanoparticles in non-viral DNA gene delivery  
Sharma, Nitin Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Bioengineering Derivation of robust nonlinear control algorithms and optimal control algorithms. Goal is to restore standing and walking function in persons with spinal cord injury. (research summary) Neural Engineering
Shemesh, Or Medicine, Bioengineering Building tools to understand diseases of the nervous system combining experience in protein and genetic engineering, nanotechnology, cell biology, neuroscience, computational biology and electrical engineering. Neural
Shiwarski, Daniel Bioengineering, Medicine, Vascular Medicine Institute   Development of novel experimental platforms and open-source hardware to investigate 3D tissue structure, extracellular matrix composition, biomechanical forces, and altered receptor signaling driving tissue maturation and disease pathology; Areas of focus include Vascular Biology, FRESH 3D bioprinting, Organ-on-Chip platforms, Regenerative Medicine, Quantitative Fluorescence Imaging, and Microfluidics. TERM
Shroff, Sanjeev Govinddas Bioengineering Mechano-energetic function of the heart, underlying cellular processes (research summary) Biomechanics
Sigal, Ian Medicine, Bioengineering Ocular biomechanics, tools for microscopy and image analysis of tissue structure and mechanics, methods for simulation and modeling of fiber-based materials and mechanobiology, glaucoma and myopia (More information: Biomechanics
Simon, Marc Medicine, Bioengineering Cardiology; right ventricular structure and function; ventricular assist devices, cardiac resynchronization therapy Biomechanics
Smith, Matthew Medicine, Bioengineering Neurophysiology of vision, eye movements, and perception, chronic microelectrode recordings, neural prosthetics, computational neuroscience Neural Engineering
Smithgall, Thomas Medicine, Bioengineering Antiretroviral and antineoplastic drug recovery and high-throughput assay design  
Sowa, Gwendolyn Medicine, Bioengineering Research on disk and spine deterioration and the mechanisms of back pain Biomechanics
Sparto, Patrick SHRS, Bioengineering Effects of aging and vestibular disease on postural control Biomechanics
Star, Alexander CAS, Bioengineering Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, nano-bio-sensors, and nanotoxicology/drug delivery  
St. Hilaire, Cynthia Medicine, Bioengineering  Mechanisms of vascular and valvular calcification; vascular extracellular matrix remodeling; cell phenotypic switching; mechanical stress and cell fate.  
Stetten, George Dewitt Bioengineering In situ image guided intervention, image analysis, open-source software (research summary) Biosignals
Storkus, Walter Medicine, Bioengineering Immunobiology and immunotherapy of melanoma and renal cell carcinoma; development of combinational immunotherapies including vaccines and immunomodulatory compounds MCSE
Stuckenholz, Carsten Bioengineering Development of organisms and organs to treat human disease, harvesting large-scale datasets to extract biologically meaningful information, bioinformatics  
Sun, Mingui Medicine, Bioengineering Neurophysiology, detection/localization of electrical generators in the brain Neural Engineering
Sundd, Prithu Medicine, Bioengineering Elucidating the mechanism of WBC recruitment to sites of inflammation, role of inflammation in the complications associated with SCD and ALI MCSE
Syed-Picard, Fatima Bioengineering 3D scaffold-less dentin and bone engineering, periosteum engineering, Bone Scaffold characterization TERM
Taboas, Juan Dental Medicine, Bioengineering Tissue engineering of multiphasic skeletal and craniofacial tissues; microtissue fabrication with photo-patterning, biomaterial scaffolds, and microfluidic bioreactors TERM
Tai, Changfeng Medicine, Bioengineering Bladder and sphincter functions in normal and neurological disorder condition, modeling analysis of electrical nerve stimulation, and restoring locomotion function after spinal cord injury by electrical stimulation of lumbar spinal cord Neural Engineering
Tarin, Tatum Medicine, Bioengineering His research in Pittsburgh included harvesting human muscle from organ donors in an effort to harvest stem cells for the treatment of urologic disease  
Taylor, D. Lansing Medicine, Bioengineering Understanding the temporal-spatial dynamics of signaling molecules and proteins in living cells, coupled to defining the mechanisms of fundamental cell functions such as cell division and cell migration  
Taylor, Ian Bioengineering Adjunct Develop and optimize next generation electroanalytical sensors suitable for the detection of neurologically relevant compounds in vivo. Neural
Teichert, Tobias Medicine, Bioengineering Building an ultrasoundbased non-invasive localized brain-drug delivery system for non-human primates Biosignals
Tejero Bravo, Jesus Medicine, Bioengineering Reactions of nitrite and nitric oxide with heme proteins. MCSE 
Toosi, Kevin   Study repetitive strain injuries of nerves and connective tissues and investigate the acute and chronic change in the musculoskeletal systems by collecting and analyzing biomechanical data  
Torres, Gelsy Bioengineering Sensorimotor learning; Generalization of motor learning; Neurorehabilitation; Posture and Gait. (research summary) Neural Engineering
Urish, Kenneth Medicine, Bioengineering Biofilm dynamics with implant infection and arthroplasty implant design; medical and microscopy image analysis and classification. Biosignals
Vande Geest, Jonathan Bioengineering Ocular, vascular, and nerve biomechanics, tissue engineering, nonlinear optical microscopy, and finite element modeling (research summary) Biomechanics
Vazquez, Alberto Medicine, Bioengineering Role and properties of dynamic neuro-vascular and neuro-metabolic couplings in normal brain function, as well as impact of pathologies on these processes using optical (two-photon microscopy, fluorescence microscopy), magnetic resonance and electrophysiological methods Biosignals
Velikokhatnyi, Oleg Bioengineering Materials engineering (alternative energy sources and biomaterials)  
Viator, John Bioengineering Adjunct Biomedical optics, particularly in photoacoustics Biosignals
Vipperman, Jeffrey S Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Bioengineering Many related disciplines of dynamics, vibrations, controls, analog and digital signal processing, autonomous system health monitoring, smart materials, acoustics, and structural acoustics (research summary) MPE
Vodovotz, Yoram Medicine, Bioengineering Biology of acute inflammation in shock states, chronic inflammatory diseases, wound healing, malaria, and restenosis; mathematical modeling to unify and gain insight into the biological interactions that characterize these inflammatory conditions Biosignals
Vogt, Keith Medicine, Bioengineering Determining the effect of concomitant pain on long-term auditory memory under anesthesia; Development of functional connectivity MRI as a biomarker for pain; Optimization of physiologic noise correction for functional MRI. Biosignals 
Vorp, David A Bioengineering Mechanics of vascular disease, tissue-engineered blood vessels, stem cells (research summary) Biomechanics
Wagner, William R. Chem/Petroleum Engineering, Bioengineering Cardiovascular engineering with projects that address medical device biocompatibility and design, tissue engineering, and targeted imaging TERM
Wang, James Medicine, Bioengineering Cell mechanobiology, contraction vs wound healing, functional tissue engineering TERM
Waters, Jonathan Medicine, Bioengineering Transfusion management, fluid resuscitation and acid-base theory  
Weber, Douglas John Bioengineering, adjunct Neural engineering and prosthetics, functional electrical simulation, neural decoding (research summary) Neural Engineering
Weinbaum, Justin Sol Bioengineering Interdisciplinary tissue engineering research that exploits the cell-instructive properties of matricellular proteins (research summary) TERM
Wells, Alan Medicine, Bioengineering Biochemistry and mechanics of cell motility in tumors, wounds, and organogenesis MCSE
Wipf, Peter CAS, Bioengineering Synthetic Organic, Medicinal, heterocyclic and computational chemistry MPE
Williamson, Ross Medicine, Bioengineering Understanding how auditory cortical circuits are shaped by the sensory environment and how this circuitry drives purposeful behavior.  
Woo, Savio L Y Bioengineering Effects of stress and motion on healing and repair of soft tissues; Theoretical and experimental studies of the nonlinear viscoelastic and mechanical properties of biological tissues; Kinematics of synovial joints, including the knee and shoulder, by developing a novel robotic universal force-moment sensor testing system to assess the roles of various soft tissues; Functional tissue engineering approaches involving the use of extracellular matrix (ECM) bioscaffolds, i.e., ECM-SIS to improve the healing of injured ligaments and tendons; Development of biodegradable metallic materials to assist the healing of ligaments and tendons as well as for implantable devices for orthopaedic applications. ( research summary) Biomechanics
Worobey, Lynn Medicine, Bioengineering Enhancing independence and participation of individuals who use assistive technology as well as minimizing secondary injury. Biomechanics
Wu, HaoDi Medicine, Bioengineering Computational biomedical image analysis with an emphasis on quantitative breast imaging for translational and clinical applications Biosignals
Wu, Shandong Radiology,
The main research interests in the Wu Lab are to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the development, disease, and senescence of heart cells, and to develop potential therapeutic strategies to rectify pathogenesis and aging in the heart.  
XiaZongqi  Medicine,
Neuroimmunology, with special emphasis on multiple sclerosis (MS) and related disorders.  Neural Engineering
Yates, Cecelia Nursing, Bioengineering

Investigating the chronic and fibrotic responses to injury, specifically, modeling the dynamic reciprocity that occurs between immune and stromal matrix remodeling cells that determines the healing outcome. Her translational research focuses on biomimetic peptide drug design and biomaterial delivery systems for the treatment of fibrosis-associated diseases.

Yeh, Fang-Cheng Frank Medicine, Bioengineering Diffusion MRI, medical image analysis, brain connectome, digital pathology Biosignals 
Yeh, Joanne Medicine, Bioengineering 3-D structural elucidation of biomacromolecules and methodologies development to enhance structural-functional studies Biosignal
Yun, Minhee Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bioengineering Biosensor development based 1-dimensional and 2-dimensional nanomaterials. Use of electrical signals to detect specific biomarkers in human blood and urine samples (research summary) Neural Engineering
Zervantonakis, Ioannis (Yannis) Bioengineering Microfabricated and microfluidic technologies to study cancer progression, metastasis and response to therapies. Systems biology modeling of cell-cell interactions, cell signaling and localized drug release technologies in cancer. ( research summary) MCSE
Zongqi, Xia Medicine, Bioengineering

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