Biomaterials, Mechanics, and Tissue Engineering Track
Christopher Chen, Ph.D.
The Biomaterials, Mechanics, and Tissue Engineering Track focuses on understanding, characterizing, and modulating the behavior or cells, tissues, and/or biomaterials for both research and clinical applications. This includes the design of novel drug delivery systems, creation of biomimetic research models, and the development of artificial tissues or organs that perform, augment, or replace a natural function.
Coursework complements the research training of graduate students and covers physiology, cell biology, material science, mechanics, and biophysics.
Thiru Annaswamy, M.D.
Research Interests: Physical medicine and rehabilitation, motor control, neuroscience
Roger Chan, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; biomaterials; biomechanics (tissue mechanics); biorheology; bioacoustics; laryngeal physiology
Jonathan Cheng, M.D.
Research Interests: Nerve regeneration; long nerve gap repair; nerve-machine interface
Robert Eberhart, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Biomaterials; circulatory assist devices
Joseph Forbess, M.D.
Research Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, cardiopulmonary perfusion
Michael Jessen, M.D.
Research Interests: Circulatory assist devices; cardiac metabolism
John Minna, M.D.
Research Interests: Molecular biomarkers of response to cancer therapy
Alan Nugent, M.D., M.B.B.S., FRACP
Research Interests: Biodegradable stents for congenital heart disease
Karen Pawlowski, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Cellular mechanisms involved in sensory neural hearing loss; investigations of biomedical engineering technologies applied to the temporal bone and auditory system; role of biofilms in chronic recurrent infections of the temporal bone
Matthew Petroll, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Cell motility and mechanics, corneal repair and regeneration, in vivo confocal imaging