Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Faculty

Matthew Petroll, Ph.D

Matthew Petroll, Ph.D.
Program Chair
Training Tracks: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering; Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Petroll Lab
Research Interests: Cell motility and mechanics, corneal repair and regeneration, in vivo confocal imaging

 
Asaithamby Aroumougame,Ph.D.

Asaithamby Aroumougame,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Training Track:
Aroumougame Lab
Research Interests: Immunotherapy and Radiotherapy in cancer prevention and treatment; Premature aging and carcinogenesis; DNA damage response signaling in heart development

 
Shawn C. Burgess

Shawn C. Burgess, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Burgess Lab
Research Interests: NMR spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy in conjunction with the application of stable isotope tracers to study metabolic function

 
Jonathan Cheng

Jonathan Cheng, M.D.
Training Track: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering
Cheng Lab
Research Interests: Nerve regeneration; long nerve gap repair; nerve-machine interface

 
Changho Choi

Changho Choi, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Choi Lab
Research Interests: In vivo 1H and 13C MR spectroscopy; MRS applications in brain tumors and neuropsychiatric diseases; MR physics and MR method development

 
Rajiv Chopra

Rajiv Chopra, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Chopra Lab
Research Interests: Development of MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound for preclinical and clinical imaging

 
Jinming Gao

Jinming Gao, Ph.D.
Training Track: Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine, Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Gao Lab
Research Interests: Activatable optical/MRI imaging probes to study tumor metabolism and theranostic nanomedicine for cancer-targeted drug therapy

 
Connie Hsia

Connie Hsia, M.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging, Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering
Research Interests: Heart-lung interaction; lung morphometry; structure-function correlation of lung growth

 
Xun Jia

Xun Jia, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging; Medical Physics
Jia Lab
Research Interests: High-performance computing for radiation therapy and medical imaging; radiation-dose calculation; Monte Carlo simulation. 3D/4D cone beam CT reconstruction; image-guided radiation therapy

 
William Lee

William Lee, M.D.
Training Track: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering
Lee website
Research Interests: Acute liver failure, organ preservation

 
Robert Lenkinski

Robert Lenkinski, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Lenkinski Lab
Research Interests: Clinical applications of in vivo MRS, development of MR, radiotracer- and optical-based imaging contrast agents for imaging

 
Wen-Hong Li

Wen-Hong Li, Ph.D.
Training Tracks: Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine, Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Li Lab
Research Interests: Engineering probes and assays for monitoring islet beta-cell mass or function in vivo; physiological regulation of hormone secretion in pancreatic islets; functional analysis of microRNA

 
Jacques Lux

Jacques Lux, Ph.D.
Training Track: Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine, Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Lux Lab
Research Interests: Polymeric materials for imaging (MRI, PET, CT nanoprobes) and theranostics; targeted and activatable ultrasound (US) agents for the detection of cancer

 
Ananth Madhuranthakam

Ananth Madhuranthakam, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Madhuranthakam Lab
Research Interests: Development of novel MR-imaging techniques for whole-body cancer screening and staging

 
Craig Malloy

Craig Malloy, M.D.
Research Interests: 13C MRS methods for measuring cardiac intermediary-metabolism flux and function analysis/neurotransmitter metabolism of human brain

 
Ralph P. Mason

Ralph P. Mason, Ph.D., C.Sci., C.Chem.
Training Track: Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine, Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Mason Lab
Research Interests: Tumor pathophysiology and MR assessment of prognostic biomarkers/hypoxia and pH

 
Hamid Mirzaei

Hamid Mirzaei, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Mirzaei Lab
Research Interests: Investigation of ubiquitin-dependent mechanisms and their role in tumor progression

 
Albert Montillo

Albert Montillo, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Montillo Lab
Research Interests: Developing state-of-the-art machine-learning approaches to extract radiological imaging and imaging-genomic biomarkers for individualized prognostics in neuroscience and oncological applications

 
Orhan Oz

Orhan K. Oz, M.D., Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Oz Lab
Research Interests: Application of structural (X-ray, CT, and MR) and functional (SPECT and PET) imaging methods to quantify changes in bone mass and metabolism induced by metabolic bone diseases; in vivo assessment of beta-cell mass and function by novel probes; novel PET and SPECT probe development for bone cells

 
Steven Patrie

Steven Patrie, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Patrie Lab
Research Interests: Autoimmune disorders, mass spectrometry, protein biochips, translational proteomics

 
Ivan Pedrosa

Ivan Pedrosa, M.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Pedrosa Lab
Research Interests: Development of novel MRI techniques for improved diagnosis of abdominal/pelvic diseases and noninvasive in vivo assessment of physiology and response to therapy in tumors

 
Matthias Peltz

Matthias Peltz, M.D.
Training Track: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering
Research Interests: Heart, lung, and perfusion preservation, magnetic resonance spectroscopy

 
Jay Schneider

Jay Schneider, M.D., Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering
Schneider Lab
Research Interests: Cardiomyocytes, cell fate mechanisms, chemical genetics/small molecules, neuronal and cancer stem cells, stem cells

 
Dean Sherry

Dean Sherry, Ph.D.
Training Track: Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine, Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Sherry Lab
Research Interests: Responsive MRI contrast agents, targeted MR and PET agents, carbon-13 tracers of metabolism, high-field magnetic resonance spectroscopy in vivo

 
Xiankai Sun

Xiankai Sun, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Sun Lab
Research Interests: Development of PET, SPECT, and MRI imaging probes to assess biological abnormalities and evaluation of disease treatment

 
Elena Vinogradov

Elena Vinogradov, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Vinogradov Lab
Research Interests: Endogenous and exogenous MRI contrast agents and mechanisms in vivo, CEST and PARACEST imaging, hyperpolarization

 
Jing Wang

Jing Wang, Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging
Wang Lab
Research Interests: Tomographic image reconstruction; cone-beam computed tomography; image-guided radiation therapy; medical imaging processing

 
Che Xu

Che Xu, Ph.D.
Xu Lab
Research Interests: Tissue engineering and regeneration; biomaterials; bioengineering of the larynx

Associate Members

These faculty members do not accept graduate students. They participate in teaching, co-mentoring, exam and dissertation committees, and all other program activities.

Thiru Annaswamy, M.D.

Thiru Annaswamy, M.D.
Research Interests: Physical medicine and rehabilitation, motor control, neuroscience

 
Jeffrey Cadeddu

Jeffrey Cadeddu, M.D.
Research Interests: Urology; laparoscopy, telesurgical mentoring

 
Ian Corbin

Ian Corbin, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Molecular imaging techniques and nanomedicine-technology development to better understand and characterize liver disease

 
Robert Eberhart

Robert Eberhart, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Biomaterials; circulatory assist devices

 
Gerald Greil

Gerald Greil, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Evaluate the use of newly designed biodegradable stints to treat pulmonary artery stenosis

 
Xuejun Gu

Xuejun Gu, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Image processing in radiation therapy; deformable-image registration; radiation-dose calculations; robotic control for patient positioning

 
Brian Hrycushko

Brian Hrycushko, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Tissue-response modeling in radiation therapy; brachytherapy

 
Mohammad Hussain

Mohammad Hussain, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Cardiac imaging and modeling to improve outcomes in pediatric and congenital heart disease

 
Michael Jessen

Michael Jessen, M.D.
Research Interests: Circulatory assist devices; cardiac metabolism

 
Steve Jiang

Steve Jiang, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Cloud and GPU-based high-performance computing in medical physics and imaging; automatic radiotherapy treatment planning; adaptive radiotherapy; image-guided radiotherapy; low-dose and dynamic-cone-beam CT

 
Romaine Johnson

Romaine Johnson, M.D.
Research Interests: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biomaterials, biomechanics, pediatric airway disorders

 
Zoltan Kovacs

Zoltan Kovacs, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Generation and application of hyperpolarized 13C-labeled compounds and 89Y-complexes for MRI/Radiopharmaceutical applications

 
Lawrence Lavery

Lawrence Lavery, D.P.M.
Research Interests: Wound therapy, tissue engineering

 
Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Molecular-imaging instrumentation, linear and nonlinear diffraction tomography, tensor tomography, applied inverse problems

 
Weiguo Lu

Weiguo Lu, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Adaptive radiation therapy; treatment-plan optimization; radiation-dose calculations

 
Robert Mattrey,M.D.

Robert Mattrey,M.D., Professor
Research Interests:

 
Roderick McColl

Roderick McColl, Ph.D.
Research Interests: fMRI; DICOMs

 
Paul Medin

Paul Medin, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Tissue-response modeling in radiation therapy; stereotactic radiation therapy

 
Alan Nugent

Alan Nugent, M.D., M.B.B.S., FRACP
Training Track: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering

 
Karen Pawlowski

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

 
Arnold Pompos

Arnold Pompos, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Particle-beam therapy; Monte Carlo simulations; biological effects of particle-beam therapy; biological optimization

 
Surendranath Reddy

Surendranath Reddy, M.D.
Research Interests: Biodegradable stents; cardiac catheterization – pediatric and adult congenital heart disease; hybrid interventions

 
Neil Rofsky

Neil Rofsky, M.D.
Research Interests: Translation of novel MR imaging methods (arterial spin labeling, diffusion, perfusion) to important problems in clinical medicine

 
Debabrata Saha

Debabrata Saha, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Role of cycloxygenase-2 in radiation and chemo-resistance, role of small molecule inhibitors as radio-sensitizers

 
Scott Smith

Scott Smith, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Neural cardiovascular control during exercise; reflex dysfunction in heart failure; reflex dysfunction in hypertension

 
Todd Soesbe

Todd Soesbe, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Clinical applications of new spectral CT technologies

 
Rathan Subramaniam

Rathan Subramaniam, M.D., Ph.D.
Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

 
Baran Sumer, M.D.

Baran Sumer, M.D., Associate Professor
Research Interests: Clinical application of nanoprobes with unique nanoscale behavior 

 
Masaya Takahashi

Masaya Takahashi, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Development of functional and molecular MRI techniques that can help establish a rigorous foundation for in vivo diagnosis

 
Animesh Tandon

Animesh Tandon, M.D.
Research Interests: MRI imaging in pediatric cardiology; 3D printing and computer modeling of congenital heart disease; predictive analytics on continuous data for pediatric cardiology

 
Tre Welch

Tre Welch, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Biomaterial grafts, coatings and scaffolds; finite element analysis; polymer synthesis; bioresorbable polymer characterization

 
Yulong Yan

Yulong Yan, Ph.D.
Research Interests: High-performance computing; infrastructure for radiation therapy; radiobiological effects

 
Takeshi Yokoo

Takeshi Yokoo, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Interests: Applied mathematics and MRI methods for translational research in liver imaging with special focus on evaluation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

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