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Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Program Director

Matthew Petroll, Ph.D.
Matthew Petroll, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Tracks: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering; Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Cell motility and mechanics, corneal repair and regeneration, in vivo confocal imaging

Faculty

Samuel Achilefu, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical & Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Molecular Imaging; optical imaging; instrument development; image-guided surgery; cancer treatment, molecular probes; spectroscopy, multimodal nuclear and magnetic imaging; stimulated thermal imaging, nanomedicine

Samuel Achilefu, Ph.D.
Asaithamby Aroumougame, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Immunotherapy and radiotherapy in cancer prevention and treatment; premature aging and carcinogenesis; DNA damage response signaling in heart development

Asaithamby Aroumougame
Spencer Bowen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Development of hybrid positron emission tomography (PET) (e.g. PET-CT and PET-MR) tools to enable precision imaging for the care and study of oncology, neurology, and cardiology patients.

Spencer Bowen, Ph.D.
Shawn C. Burgess, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: NMR spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy in conjunction with the application of stable isotope tracers to study metabolic function

Shawn Burgess, Ph.D.
David Busch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Developing non- and minimally invasive optical tools to monitor deep tissues in health and disease, as well as throughout therapy

David Busch, Ph.D.
Thomas Carroll, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests: Cancer, cell polarity, developmental biology, morphogenesis, stem/progenitor cells, tissue engineering and regeneration

Thomas Carroll, Ph.D.
Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Genomic, genetic, and molecular approaches to autism spectrum disorders

Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.
Jonathan Cheng, M.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests: Nerve regeneration; long nerve gap repair; nerve-machine interface

Jonathan Cheng, M.D.
Ian Corbin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Nanomedicine and image-guided drug delivery for novel diagnostic and therapeutic applications in oncology

Ian Corbin, Ph.D.
Lindsay Cowell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Somatic diversification of antigen receptor genes; repertoire characteristics as biomarkers of immune status and disease; host-pathogen interactions

Lindsay Cowell, Ph.D.
Gaudenz Danuser, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Regulation of cell morphogenesis during metastasis; roles of mechanics in cell survival and drug resistance

Gaudenz Danuser, Ph.D.
Kevin Dean, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Autonomous Microscopy, Molecular Multiplexing, Optical Probe Development, and Content Rich Histopathology

Kevin Dean, Ph.D.
Caroline de Gracia Lux, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine

Research Interests: Ultrasound contrast agent, perfluorocarbon emulsions, development of new ultrasound-based strategies for early detection and treatment of diseases

Caroline de Gracia Lux, Ph.D.
Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomaterials, Mechanics, and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests: Understand the basic biomechanical and neurophysiological properties of the lower limb after neurological lesions. Explore the neuro-mechanical underpinnings of lower limb impairments after stroke, with the goal of informing future clinical interventions

Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D.
Reto Fiolka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: The long-term goal of our lab’s research is to develop and implement imaging technologies that provide unprecedented insight into cancer biology.

Reto Fiolka, Ph.D.
Thomas Floyd, M.D.

Professor

Floyd Lab

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Prevention and early detection of neurological injury associated with surgery

Thomas Floyd, M.D.
Jinming Gao, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Tracks: Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine; Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Activatable optical/MRI imaging probes to study tumor metabolism and theranostic nanomedicine for cancer-targeted drug therapy

Jinming Gao, Ph.D.
Gerald Greil, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Evaluate the use of newly designed biodegradable stints to treat pulmonary artery stenosis

Gerald Greil, M.D., Ph.D.
Nick Grishin (Nikolai Grichine), Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Computational biology; analysis of protein sequences and structures

Nick Grishin, Ph.D.
Daniel Heitjan, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Statistical methods, clinical trials, epidemiology, health economics

Daniel Heitjan, Ph.D.
Anke Henning, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Resonance Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; ultra-high field MRI; hardware; RF coils; B0 shimming; sequence development; data analysis

Anke Henning, Ph.D.
Gary Hon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Single-cell regulatory genomics, cell fate engineering, function of non-coding elements and genetic variants.

Gary Hon, Ph.D.
Connie Hsia, M.D.

Professor

Training Tracks: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging; Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests: Heart-lung interaction; lung morphometry; structure-function correlation of lung growth

Connie Hsia, M.D.
Mohammed Hussain, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Assessment of ventriculographie-arterial coupling in congenital and acquired heart disease. Cardiac MRI for improved vascular imaging

Tarique Hussain-M.D., Ph.D.-Faculty Photo
Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Quantitative single-molecule imaging of receptor organization and signaling; linking molecular and cellular behavior across multiple scales; computational image analysis and data multiplexing

Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.
Steve Jiang, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Tracks: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging; Medical Physics; Computational Biology

Research Interests: Artificial intelligence in medical imaging, radiotherapy treatment planning, and adaptive radiotherapy etc.

Steve Jiang, Ph.D.
Lukasz Joachimiak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Molecular recognition in protein folding, chaperone structural biology and neurodegeneration

Lukasz Joachimiak, Ph.D.
Daehwan Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: DNA, RNA, and bisulfite sequence alignment, graph alignment to population of genomes and genotyping, personalized medicine with a focus on cancer diagnosis

Daehwan Kim, Ph.D.
Genevieve Konopka, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Comparative genomics, epigenetics, and alternative splicing analyses relevant to brain evolution and cognitive disorders

Genevieve Konopka, Ph.D.
Zoltan Kovacs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Generation and application of hyperpolarized13C-labeled compounds and89Y-complexes for MRI/Radiopharmaceutical applications

Zoltan Kovacs, Ph.D.
W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Computational genomics. Using molecular, genetic, genomic, and computational approaches to understanding signal-regulated gene expression. Integrating data from different genomic platforms using computational approaches

W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D.
Benjamin Levi, M.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests: Cell fate, wound healing, muscle fibrosis, heterotopic ossification, injury response

Benjamin Levi, M.D.
Bo Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Computational cancer immunology, tumor-immune interaction and high-throughput profiling of immune receptor repertoire

Bo Li, Ph.D.
Nan Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Neuroimaging, MRI, Dynamic Brain Connectivity, Dopamine, Astrocytes, Reward and Learning

Nan Li, Ph.D.
Wen-Hong Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Probe engineering and targeted drug delivery to islet cells for treating diabetes; Islet biology with an emphasis on functional analysis on zinc signaling and zinc transporters in islet endocrine cells.

Wen-Hong Li, Ph.D.
Xiaochun Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Structural and biochemical characterization of membrane proteins in cholesterol biosynthesis, metabolism and signaling

Xiaochun Li, Ph.D.
Milo Lin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Theoretical and computational approaches to predict protein folding and aggregation; evolutionary dynamics

Milo Lin, Ph.D.
Weiguo Lu, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Adaptive radiation therapy; treatment-plan optimization; radiation-dose calculations

Weiguo Lu, Ph.D.
Jacques Lux, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Tracks: Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine; Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Bioresponsive nanomaterials for in vivo detection and therapy; targeted and activatable ultrasound (US) agents for the detection of inflammation and cancer

Jacques Lux, Ph.D.
Ananth Madhuranthakam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Development and clinical translation of novel MR imaging techniques for detection and assessment of therapy response; non-contrast perfusion using arterial spin labeled (ASL) MRI; fat/water separated MRI; Whole-body MRI; MR Physics.

nanth Madhuranthakam, Ph.D.
Mala Mahendroo, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging Track

Research Interests: Parturition (the process of labor); cervical ripening; male and female reproductive biology

Mala Mahendroo, Ph.D.
Joseph Maldjian, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging Track

Research Interests: Deep Learning applications in neuroimaging including brain tumor molecular marker prediction, Traumatic Brain Injury, MEG, MRI, fMRI

Joseph Maldjian, Ph.D.
Craig Malloy, M.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: 13C MRS methods for measuring cardiac intermediary-metabolism flux and function analysis/neurotransmitter metabolism of human brain

Craig Malloy, M.D.
Ralph P. Mason, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Tracks: Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine; Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Tumor pathophysiology and MR assessment of prognostic biomarkers/hypoxia and pH

Ralph Mason, Ph.D.
Albert Montillo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Tracks: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging; Computational Biology

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

Albert Montillo, Ph.D.
Dan Nguyen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Medical Physics

Research Interests: Radiation therapy treatment planning, optimization techniques and algorithms, artificial intelligence technology development and applications
Dan Nguyen, Ph.D.
Zbyszek Otwinowski, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Methods development for cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, and next-generation sequencing; Structural studies of macromolecules with X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM single particle reconstruction; Higher-order structure of eukaryotic chromatin.

Zbyszek Otwinowski, Ph.D.
Orhan K. Oz, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

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

Orhan Oz, M.D.
Jae Mo Park, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging Track

Research Interests: Development of noninvasive molecular imaging tools to elucidate in vivo metabolism

Jae Mo Park, Ph.D.
Ivan Pedrosa, M.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

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

Ivan Pedrosa, M.D.
Matthias Peltz, M.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomaterials, Mechanics and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests: Heart, lung, and perfusion preservation, magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Matthias Peltz, M.D.
Satwick Rajaram, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Tracks: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging; Computational Biology

Research Interests: Spatial organization of tumors by combining machine identified phenotypes and existing pathology scoring within the framework established by cancer biology

Satwick Rajaram, Ph.D.
Kimberly Reynolds, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Molecular evolution, using protein sequence analysis to predict mutational effects on function, engineering protein regulation, mapping and modeling the relationship between enzyme activity and cellular growth rate, co-evolution in metabolic pathways.

Kimberly Reynolds, Ph.D.
Luke Rice, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Integrating structure, kinetics, and computation to understand the molecular determinants and regulatory mechanisms of microtubule dynamics

Luke Rice, Ph.D.
Elliott Ross, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Cellular information processing; molecular mechanisms of G protein-mediated signaling: amplification, selectivity, response kinetics and signal integration

Elliott Ross, Ph.D.
Debabrata Saha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

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

Debabrata Saha, Ph.D.
Daniel Siegwart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Polymer and materials chemistry, drug and gene delivery, RNAi, biomedical imaging, detection and treatment of cancer

Daniel Siegwart, Ph.D.
Baran Sumer, M.D.

Professor

Training Track: Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine

Research Interests: Clinical application of nanoprobes with unique nanoscale behavior

Baran Sumer, M.D.
Xiankai Sun, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Development of PET, SPECT, and MRI imaging probes to assess biological abnormalities and evaluation of disease treatment

Xiankai Sun, Ph.D.
Erdal Toprak, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Antibiotic resistance and sensitivity; single molecule biophysics; synthetic biology

Erdal Toprak, Ph.D.
Elena Vinogradov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Endogenous and exogenous MRI contrast agents and mechanisms in vivo, CEST and PARACEST imaging, hyperpolarization

Elena Vinogradov, Ph.D.
Jing Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Immunogenomics, Tumor genomics, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, and Machine learning

Jing Wang, Ph.D
Ken Kang-Hsin Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Tracks: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging; Medical Physics

Research Interests: Biomedical optics, In Vivo cell tracking, Optical tomography-guided radiation therapy and Ultra-high dose rate irradiation

Ken Wang, Ph.D.
Tao Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Machine learning, Immunogenomics, and Tumor genomics

Jing Wang, Ph.D
Zhiyue (Jerry) Wang, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Application of Advanced Neuroimaging Techniques (fMRI, DTI, MRS, etc). Correction of magnetic susceptibility artifacts on brain MRI caused by orthodontic appliances. MR Quality Assurance and Safety. MRI Assessment of Body Iron. Application of AI in medical imaging

Zhiyue (Jerry) Wang, Ph.D.
Guanghua Xiao, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Tracks: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging; Computational Biology

Research Interests: My methodology research is focused on model development for high-dimensional data such as gene expression, epigenomics, copy number variation, proteomics, genome-wide RNAi functional screening data and brain image data.

Guanghua Xiao, Ph.D.
Yang Xie, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Biostatistics, bioinformatics, statistical genomics, clinical trial design, and biomarker studies

Yang Xie, Ph.D.
Chao Xing, Ph.D.

Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, gene mapping for complex traits

Chao Xing, Ph.D.
Vlad Zaha, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Track: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests: Detect early changes in the mitochondrial metabolism, in situ, as a marker for asymptomatic, subclinical, doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity
Vlad Zaha, M.D., Ph.D
Xiaowei Zhan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Training Tracks: Medical Physics; Computational Biology

Research Interests: Radiation therapy treatment planning, optimization techniques and algorithms, artificial intelligence technology development and applications
Xiaowei Zhan, Ph.D.
Wenhao Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Computational Neuroscience

Wenhao Zhang, Ph.D.
You Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: 3D/4D CT/CBCT reconstruction and analysis, 4D MRI reconstruction, artificial intelligence and automation in radiation therapy, biomechanical modeling and finite element analysis, deformable registration and its application in image-guided radiation therapy, radiotherapy dose calculation and plan optimization

You Zhang, Ph.D.
Jian Zhou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Training Track: Computational Biology

Research Interests: Computational Biology; Systems biology and functional Genomics; Machine learning and statistics for biomedical science; Genomic sequence-based regulation

Jian Zhou, Ph.D.

Associate Faculty

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

Walter Akers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Biomedical imaging, molecular imaging, optical device design, nanomaterials, cancer biology and treatment

Walter Akers, Ph.D.
Kareem Azab, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Drug Resistance Mechanism, Drug Delivery Systems, Nanoparticles, Immunotherapy, Tissue Engineering

Kareem Azab, Ph.D.
Thomas Banks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Applying new technologies to improve clinical operations, and working in partnership with physicians to develop novel techniques.

Thomas Banks, Ph.D.
Dominika Borek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Eukaryotic chromatin organization, mutational rates and spectra, biological signals and noise

Dominika Borek, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Cadeddu, M.D.

Professor

Research Interests: Urology; laparoscopy, telesurgical mentoring

Jeffrey Cadeddu, M.D.
Murat Cobanoglu, Ph.D.

UTSW Distinguished Fellow

Research Interests: Active machine learning driven cancer drug discovery

Murat Cobanoglu, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Davenport, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Sub concussive head impact exposure in contact sports, traumatic brain injury, magnetoencephalography

Elizabeth Davenport, Ph.D.
Jie Deng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: MR medical physics, adaptive radiotherapy, imaging, deep learning, MRI, radiology, NMR, pattern recognition, neuroradiology, AI, artificial intelligence, oncology

Jie Deng, Ph.D.
Robert Eberhart, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: Biomaterials; circulatory assist devices

Robert Eberhart, Ph.D.
Andrew Godley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Andrew Godley
Junyu Guo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Deep learning application in magnetic resonance imaging, dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE- MRI)

Junyu Guo, Ph.D.
Brian Hrycushko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Tissue-Response modeling in radiation therapy

Brian Hrycushko, Ph.D.
Mustafa Husain, M.D.

Professor

Research Interests: General psychiatry, aging and geriatric issues, new applications of lead placement in ECT and novel treatments of major depressive disorder including magnetic seizure therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation

Mustafa Husain, M.D.
Michael Jessen, M.D.

Professor

Research Interests: Circulatory assist devices, cardiac metabolism

Michael Jessen, M.D.
Julia Kozlitina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Statistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, genome-wide association studies

Julia Kozlitina, Ph.D.
Jayanthi Lea, M.D.

Professor

Research Interests: Cervical cancer, developmental therapeutics, ovarian cancer, early detection of ovarian cancer

Jayanthi Lea, M.D.
Matthew Lewis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Molecular-imaging instrumentation, linear and nonlinear diffraction tomography, tensor tomography, applied inverse problems

Matthew Lewis, Ph.D.
Jiaen Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests:Fast and motion-robust MRI acquisition and reconstruction, High-resolution MRI for in vivo imaging intracortical structure and deep nuclei, Novel MRI contrast and quantification of tissue properties

Jiaen Liu, Ph.D.
Li Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Molecular Imaging, lung cancer, kidney cancer, tumor microenvironment

Li Liu, Ph.D.
Robert Mattrey, M.D.

Professor

Research Interests: Novel molecular-based contrast agents, with emphasis on ultrasound solutions, which can be used to detect and/or treat cancer, including image guided tumor ablation, ultrasound directed drug or gene delivery, or cell-based therapy

Robert Mattrey, M.D.
Roderick McColl, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Interests: fMRI; DICOMs

Roderick McColl, Ph.D.
Paul Medin, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Interests: Tissue-response modeling in radiation therapy; stereotactic radiation therapy

Paul Medin, Ph.D.
Jimin Ren, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: In vivo MRS for studies of energy and phospholipids metabolism in brain and skeletal muscle

Jimin Ren, Ph.D.
Scott Smith, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Interests: Neural cardiovascular control during exercise; reflex dysfunction in heart failure; reflex dysfunction in hypertension

Scott Smith, Ph.D.
Todd Soesbe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Clinical applications of new spectral CT technologies

Todd Soesbe, Ph.D.
Durga Udayakumar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Deciphering molecular characteristics of tumors using Radiogenomics; Identifying quantitative imaging parameters reflective of molecular alterations in solid tumors as noninvasive prognostic and predictive tools; Characterizing biomarkers of bone metastasis

Durga Udayakumar, Ph.D.
Andrew Z. Wang, M.D.

Professor

Research Interests: Application of biomedical engineering to cancer research, developing novel cancer diagnostics and therapeutics to improve cancer treatment, genitourinary cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, radiation oncology, translational research, cancer immunotherapy, cancer nanotherapeutics, cancer biomarkers, radioisotopes, nanoparticles, prostate cancer, chemoradiotherapy

Andrew Wang, M.D.
Tre Welch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Biomaterial grafts, coatings and scaffolds; finite element analysis; polymer synthesis; bioresorbable polymer characterization

Tre Welch, Ph.D.
Joel Wells, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Hip dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement, hip motion, MRI, advanced imaging

Joel Wells, M.D., Ph.D.
Yulong Yan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: High-performance computing; infrastructure for radiation therapy; radiobiological effects

Yulong Yan, Ph.D.
Jaewon Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: PET, SPECT, Deep Learning

Jaewon Yang, Ph.D.
Ming Yang, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Adrenal disorders, relationship between obesity and metabolic health and hyposialylation of IgG in adolescent patients

Ming Yang, M.D.
Takeshi Yokoo, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Applied mathematics and MRI methods for translational research in liver imaging with special focus on evaluation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Takeshi Yokoo, M.D., Ph.D.
Qing Yuan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Quantitative MRI acquisition and analysis, MRI safety                                           

Qing Yuan, Ph.D.