All Faculty


Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Chilkoti's research focuses on biomolecular materials and biointerface science and emphasizes the development of applications that span the range from bioseparations, biosensors, patterned biomaterials, and targeted drug delivery.
Dr. Barr's research interests include bioelectricity and biomedical computing.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Bursac's research interests include embryonic and adult stem cell therapies for heart and muscle disease. Cardiac and skeletal muscle tissue engineering. Cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias. Genetic modifications of stem and somatic cells. Micropatterning of proteins and hydrogels.
Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Collier's research interests relate to the design of biomaterials for a range of biomedical applications, with a focus on understanding and controlling adaptive immune responses. Most materials investigated are created from molecular assemblies- proteins, peptides or bioconjugates that self-...
Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Farsiu's research focuses on medical imaging and image processing to improve the overall health and vision outcome of patients with ocular and neurological diseases (e.g., age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, Alzheimer, and ALS) through earlier and personalized therapy.
Rooney Family Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Gersbach's research interests are in gene therapy, biomolecular and cellular engineering, regenerative medicine, and synthetic biology.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
We're interested in recording and understanding brain activity by developing novel combinations of optical microscopy and genetically encoded sensors. Using these technologies, we wish to dissect neural circuit function and investigate how neural activity drives complex behaviors....
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Grill's research interests and in neural engineering and neural prostheses and include design and testing of electrodes and stimulation techniques, the electrical properties of tissues and cells, and computational neuroscience with applications in restoration of bladder function, treatment of...
James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Professor of Biomedical Engineering, in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Henriquez's research interests include large scale computing, heart modeling, and brain modeling.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Hoffman's research focuses on understanding, on a molecular level, how mechanical and chemical cues from the environment are detected, integrated, and manipulated by cells to dictate physiological and patho-physiological responses important in vascular biology.
Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Professor Izatt's research interests are in the area of biophotonics and include coherence-based biomedical imaging and microscopy, novel technologies for ophthalmic imaging, and nanoscale studies of cellular morphology and dynamics.
Nello L. Teer, Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering, in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Dr. Katz's research interest include methods for prophylaxis against STD's, emphasizing topical microbicides and contraception; biofluid mechanics; rheology and transport phenomena; biophysical aspects of mammalian sperm motility, sperm transport, and fertilization; and biomechanical functioning of...
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Prof. Lopez's professional interests lie in research and education in biomaterials science and engineering, bioanalytical chemistry and biointerfacial phenomena.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Lynch's research focuses on genetically engineering microbes to shut off their growth circuits and turn on new pathways to produce different compounds. By focusing their energy, he seeks to improve production of biofuels, pharmacological molecules and industrial chemicals.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Myers is an expert in head and neck impact injury biomechanics. He is also interested in translational research innovation overseeing programs to advance faculty research to market.
Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Research Interests: Electroporation-mediated drug delivery and gene therapy; Control of cardiac arrhythmias using nonlinear dynamics
James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Nightingale's research interests include: ultrasonic and elasticity imaging, specifically nonlinear propagation, acoustic streaming and radiation force; the intentional generation of these phenomena for the purpose of tissue characterization; finite element modeling of normal and diseased tissue...
Robert W. Carr, Jr., Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Innovating on optical strategies to peer into the biological landscape of thick tissues. Technologies being developed in her lab leverage principles of optical spectroscopy, optical sectioning microscopy, and molecular imaging. Her research group is developing and applying these optically based...
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Randles's research in biomedical simulation and high performance computing focuses on the development of new computational tools that she uses to provide insight into the localization and development of human diseases ranging from atherosclerosis to cancer.
Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Reichert's research interests include biosensors, protein mediated cell adhesion, and wound healing.
William Bevan Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research in Setton's laboratory is focused on the role of mechanical factors in the degeneration and repair of soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system, including the intervertebral disc, articular cartilage and meniscus.
Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Shen's research integrates systems biology and implantable devices to study non-coding RNA, colon cancer, stem cells, and the enteric nervous system. His multidisciplinary approach provides a new window for developing novel therapeutics against heterogeneous diseases such as cancer.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Current research interests are the development and evaluation of improved medical ultrasound image quality for applications in cardiology, radiology and obstetrics. Advances in image quality result from improvements in the spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio of diagnostic ultrasound...
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Marc Sommer studies neuronal circuits of the brain. Research in his laboratory involves recording from single neurons and studying the effects of inactivating or stimulating well-defined brain areas. His goals are to understand how individual areas process signals and how multiple areas...
Robert Plonsey Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Trahey's research interests include medical ultrasound, image guided surgery, adaptive imaging, imaging of tissue's mechanical properties, and radiation force imaging.
R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Truskey's research interests include cardiovascular tissue engineering, mechanisms of atherogenesis, cell adhesion, and cell biomechanics.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Viventi's research uses flexible electronics to create new technology for interfacing with the brain at high resolution over large areas. These new tools can help diagnose and treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy, and help improve the performance of brain machine interfaces.
R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Vo-Dinh's research activities and interests involve biophotonics, laser-excited luminescence spectroscopy, room temperature phosphorimetry, synchronous luminescence spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, field environmental instrumentation, fiberoptics sensors, nanosensors, biosensors...
Thomas Lord Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Dr. von Ramm's research interests include diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems, IR imaging, medical instrumentation and their new applications.
Theodore Kennedy Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Wax's research interests include optical spectroscopy for early cancer detection, novel microscopy and interferometry techniques.
Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering
West's research in biomaterials, nanotechnology and tissue engineering involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel biofunctional materials, and the use of biomaterials and engineering approaches to study biological problems.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Wolf's research is primarily in the area of advanced instrumentation for diagnosis and treatment of electrophysiological problems. This research covers two primary organ systems: the heart and the brain. In the heart, Dr. Wolf is developing an image guided ablation system for treatment of...
Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Engineering
Dr. You's research interest focus on computational systems biology & synthetic biology, including mathematical modeling of cellular networks; mechanisms of information processing by gene networks; design, modeling and construction of robust gene networks for applications in engineering and...
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Yuan's research interests include drug and gene delivery, mechanisms of molecular transport in cells and tissues, and tumor pathophysiology.
Associate Professor in Radiology
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Jeffrey Beck studies neural coding and computation from a theoretical perspective, with particular emphasis on probabilistic reasoning and decision making under uncertainty, complex behavioral modeling, computational models of cortical circuits and circuit function, dynamics of spiking neural...
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Leslie M. Collins' research interests include physics-based statistical signal processing, subsurface sensing, auditory prostheses and pattern recognition.
Frank H. Bassett III, M. D. Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine
Gustavo S. Montana Professor of Radiation Oncology, in the School of Medicine
Dr. Dewhirst's research interests focus on the tumor microenvironment and how it influences treatment responses. Areas of particular focus are hypoxia, acidosis, angiogenesis and oxidative stress.
Professor in Radiology
Professor of Radiology
Driehuys' laboratory focuses on the development and application of hyperpolarized gas MRI for non-invasive imaging of pulmonary function and spectroscopic evaluation of pathology. We seek to improve the care of patients with pulmonary disease by developing non-invasive, 3D imaging of pulmonary...
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Professor of Medicine
Dr. Geoffrey S. Ginsburg's research interests are in the development of novel paradigms for developing and translating genomic information into medical practice and the integration of personalized medicine into health care.
Lazlo Ormandy Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Charles E. Putman University Professor of Radiology
Dr. Johnson's research involves magnetic resonance histology (MRH), the application of MR microscopy to study tissue architecture. Using MRH for morphologic phenotyping in the mouse was first suggested by Dr. Johnson and his colleagues in this article (Radiology 2002;222:789-793 2002). A...
Associate Professor of Surgery
The primary basic science research interests of our laboratory are in the area of physiological mechanisms of maintaining substrate transport from blood to tissue. This broad topic covers studies on whole animals, such as rats and mice, as well as studies on whole organ, hemorheological,...
Professor of Medicine
William Erle Kraus' training, expertise and research interests range from human integrative physiology and genetics to animal exercise models to cell culture models of skeletal muscle adaptation to mechanical stretch.
Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology
Chien-Tsun Kuan's research is focused upon exploiting engineered antibody fragments to treat brain tumors by targeting to glioma-associated, oncofetal epitopes such as tenascin, glioma variant epidermal growth factor variant III (EGFRvIII), medulloblastoma-associated developmental markers, as...
Robert R. & Katherine B. Penn Professor of Mathematics
Anita T. Layton's main research interest is the application of mathematics to biological systems, specifically, mathematical modeling of renal physiology.
Associate Professor of Radiology
Chunlei Liu's research interests include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and its translational applications.
Professor of Radiology
My lab investigates three areas in the advanced imaging of breast cancer: (1) digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis, (2) radiogenomics for improved management of breast cancer using computer vision and machine learning models, and (3) computational and physical breast phantoms to facilitate...
Professor of Radiology
MacFall's research centers on application and/or development of image processing and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for a variety of biomedical focus areas in psychiatry, oncology, lung disorders and pediatric neurological disorders.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
The invention of the atomic force microscope (AFM) in 1986 by Binnig, Quate and Gerber (Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 930) started a revolution in many branches of science by realizing an unprecedented possibility to visualize and manipulate individual molecules under ambient conditions including water,...
Duke School of Medicine Professor in Neuroscience
Dr. Nicolelis investigates how the brains of freely behaving animals encode sensory and motor information. He was first to propose and demonstrate that animals and human subjects can utilize their electrical brain activity to directly control neuroprosthetic devices via brain-machine interfaces (...
Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
I direct the Brain Stimulation Engineering Lab (BSEL) which focuses on the development and modeling of devices and application paradigms for transcranial brain stimulation. Transcranial brain stimulation involves non-invasive delivery of fields (e.g., electric and magnetic) to the brain that...
Professor of Radiology
Robert H., M.D. and Gloria Wilkins Professor of Neurosurgery, in the School of Medicine
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Image and video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, computational vision, biomedical imaging, brain imaging, cryo-tomography of viruses, computational tools in cryo-tomography, computational tools in early diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, differential geometry and differential...
Professor in Radiology
Song's research program is centered on high-resolution MRI methodological development to best depict and detect human brain structure and function.
Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology
The Mechanobiology of Ocular Hypertension in Glaucoma: My laboratory studies the disease of glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in the United States, affecting nearly 3 million people (70 million Worldwide). The primary risk factor for developing glaucoma is ocular hypertension (high...
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Michael J. Therien's research involves the synthesis of compounds, supramolecular assemblies, nano-scale objects, and electronic materials with unusual ground-and excited-state characteristics, and interrogating these structures using state-of-the-art transient optical, spectroscopic,...
Associate Professor of Radiology
Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology
James B. Duke Professor of Chemistry
Our work focuses on the design and application of what might best be called novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter dynamics. The heart of the work is chemical physics, and most of what we do is ultrafast laser spectroscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance. It generally...
Professor of Medicine
Wood's research interests include: emerging infections, global health, epidemiology of infectious diseases, clinical microbiology and diagnostics, bioterrorism preparedness, surveillance for communicable diseases, and antimicrobial resistance.
Benjamin Yellen is interested in developing highly parallel mechanisms for controlling the transport and assembly of ensembles of objects ranging from micron-sized colloidal particles to single cells.
Jonathan Spicehandler, M.D. Professor of Neuro Oncology, in the School of Medicine
Sternberg Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Nano-mechanical and nano-tribological characterization (elasticity, friction, adhesion) of materials including organic thin films; self-assembled monolayers, polymeric gels, and cellulosics; Fabrication of polymeric nanostructures by scanning probe lithography; Colloidal probe and atomic force...
Associate Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Bass's research interests include the biomechanics of blast, blunt and ballistic trauma and pediatric trauma. His research focuses on injury risk from microscale to macroscale for the head, neck, thorax and extremities.
Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carroll's research focus is programming microfluidic and droplet systems at the building block stage for design of hierarchical biomolecular and biocompatible materials. These materials span the nano- to micro-scale, finding utility in bioanalytical and drug delivery applications.
Associate Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
The area of anticancer drug delivery. Current anticancer therapies, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, are a double-edge sword as they kill both tumor cells and normal cells. It is essential to develop an ideal drug delivery carrier for maximizing delivery of therapeutically active drug to a...
Assistant Research Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering
By merging advanced circuit/antenna design with multiphysics modeling, Dr. Maccarini pioneered low-cost passive sensors to noninvasively measure deep temperature for various diagnostic applications. By combining novel engineering solutions with immunotherapy/thermo-drugs, his collaborative efforts...
Associate Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Nightingale's current research interests include: crash test dummies, pediatric head and neck injury, the biomechanics of trauma, modeling of the human head and cervical spine, and the mechanical characterization of head and neck tissues.
Associate Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Palmeri's research interests include ultrasonic imaging, specifically using acoustic radiation force to characterize the mechanical properties of tissue, and finite element analysis of soft tissue response to impulsive radiation force excitation. Other research interests include ultrasonic...
Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Satterwhite studies the genomics and epigenetics of environmental exposures in populations with clear health disparity. Her group identified the first genomic signature for pesticide exposure and is developing simple blood tests to diagnose early stage asymptomatic neurodegenerative disease and...
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Leong's research interest focuses on biomaterials design, particularly on synthesis of nanoparticles for DNA-based therapeutics, and nanostructured biomaterials for regenerative medicine.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
My current research interests include the investigation into current and experimental biosensors, including the use of lasers and photonic techniques to create the next generation of miniaturized biosensors and analytical devices. I am interested in biomedical devices of all types, including the...
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery
Wilson is interested in the design of cochlear implants and other neural prostheses for restoration of sensory functions. The design includes considerations of processing in the brain (the receiver) as well as processing in the periphery (the transmitter).
Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Professor Malkin's work on medical instrumentation in the developing world has been supported by Engineering World Health, The National Institutes of Health, The American Heart Association, The Whitaker Foundation, the National Science Foundation and other organizations. The DHT-Lab runs...
Clinical Associate in the Department of Surgery
Kevin Caves researches technologies for people with disabilities. Recent projects include the development of brain computer interface (BCI) technologies, the use of sensors to assist older people and individuals with disabilities live more independently and safely at home, and telerehabilitation...
Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science
Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Friedman's research interests focus on the role of mechanical forces in the localization and evolution of vascular disease, particularly atherosclerosis. Specific areas of research are the influence of adaptation on vascular biology and physiology, the influence of shear stress gradients and...
Hudson Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering