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Izatt

Joseph A. Izatt

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: Biomedical optics and spectroscopy, coherence-based imaging and microscopy, novel instrumentation for minimally invasive medical diagnostics, and real-time image-guided robotic microsurgery.

Primary Faculty

Barr

Roger C. Barr

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Bioelectricity and biomedical computing.

Bucholz

Elizabeth K Bucholz

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Bursac

Nenad Bursac

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: 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.

Chatterjee

Pranam D. Chatterjee

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Integration of computational and experimental methodologies to design novel proteins for applications in genome editing, targeted protein modulation, and reproductive bioengineering

Chilkoti

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Alan L. Kaganov Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Focused on biomolecular materials and biointerface science and emphasizes the development of applications that span the range from bioseparations, biosensors, biomaterials, and targeted drug delivery.

Emma Chory

Emma Chory

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, starting August 2023

Research Interests: Directed Evolution, therapeutic discovery, epigenetics and genomics, High-throughput automation, synthetic biology, protein engineering

Collier

Joel Collier

Theodore Kennedy Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: 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-organize into useful…

Dunn

Jessilyn Dunn

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Use of large-scale biomedical datasets to model and guide personalized therapies.

Dunn

Timothy Dunn

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Machine learning, computer vision, neurobiology, animal behavior, computational neuroscience, prognostic modeling, traumatic brain injury

Farsiu

Sina Farsiu

Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Focused on medical imaging and machine learning 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.

Fearis

Paul J Fearis

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Innovation & product development processes, design for manufacture

Gerecht

Sharon Gerecht

Paul M. Gross Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: stem cells, biomaterials, hypoxia, blood vessels, physics of cancer, regenerative medicine

Gersbach

Charles Gersbach

John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Gene therapy, genomics and epigenomics, biomolecular and cellular engineering, regenerative medicine, and synthetic biology.

Gong

Yiyang Gong

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: 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.

Grill

Warren M. Grill

Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: 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 movement disorders…

Henriquez

Craig S. Henriquez

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Large-scale computing, heart modeling, and brain modeling.

Hoffman

Brenton D. Hoffman

James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Focused 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.

Horstmeyer

Roarke Horstmeyer

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Computational optics, machine learning, and designing new algorithms for image processing. A main focus is to improve how we capture and use images of microscopic phenomena within a range of biomedical contexts. In general, I like to create new optical devices that can improve…

Katz

David F. Katz

Nello L. Teer, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: 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 the vitreous of…

Kim

Cameron M Kim

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Kyle

Aaron M Kyle

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Lynch

Michael D Lynch

Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Focused on genetically engineering microbes to shut off their growth circuits and turn on new pathways to produce different compounds—improving production of biofuels, pharmacological molecules and industrial chemicals.

McIntyre

Cameron C McIntyre

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Neural engineering, computational neuroscience, brain imaging, and the design of human neuromodulation systems. Special expertise in the biophysics of brain stimulation and recording.

Musah

Samira Musah

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), disease mechanisms, regenerative medicine, molecular and cellular basis of human kidney development and disease, organ engineering, patient-specific disease models, biomarkers, therapeutic discovery, tissue and organ transplantation,…

Myers

Barry S. Myers

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: An expert in head and neck impact injury biomechanics, Dr. Myers is interested in translational research innovation—overseeing programs to advance faculty research to market.

Nightingale

Kathryn Radabaugh Nightingale

Theo Pilkington Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: 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 when exposed to…

Nikiforov

Mikhail A. Nikiforov

Professor of Pathology

Palmeri

Mark L. Palmeri

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: 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 bioeffects and mechanical…

Ramanujam

Nimmi Ramanujam

Robert W. Carr, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: 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…

Randles

Amanda Randles

Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Research Interests: Biomedical simulation and high-performance computing

Reker

Daniel Reker

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Integration of active machine learning, biomedical data science, and biochemical experiments for the analysis and design of personalized therapeutic opportunities.

Richardson

Eric S Richardson

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Innovation, Medical Device Design, Design Ethnography, Design Pedagogy, Global Health Technologies, Entrepreneurship.

Rizk

Michael Rizk

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: First-year engineering education, with a focus on design

Rubinstein

Michael Rubinstein

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Polymer theory and computer simulations

Saterbak

Ann Saterbak

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Innovations in undergraduate engineering education, particularly new pedagogical methods that broaden students’ problem solving skills and design thinking.

Segura

Tatiana Segura

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: The design of biomaterials to promote endogenous repair and reducing inflammation through the design of the geometry of the material, and delivering genes, proteins and drugs.

Sommer

Marc A. Sommer

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Neuronal circuits of the brain, including 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 interact to cause cognition and…

Tadross

Michael Raphael Tadross

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Our goal is to bridge the gap between the study of brain as a computational device and the search for novel neuropathological treatments. We develop technologies to manipulate molecules, cells, and synapses in the brain, and deploy these reagents in mouse models of disease.

Trahey

Gregg E. Trahey

Robert Plonsey Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Medical ultrasound, image guided surgery, adaptive imaging, imaging of tissue's mechanical properties, and radiation force imaging.

Truskey

George A. Truskey

R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Cardiovascular tissue engineering, mechanisms of atherogenesis, cell adhesion, and cell biomechanics.

Varghese

Shyni Varghese

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Orthopaedics

Research Interests: Musculoskeletal tissue repair, disease biophysics and organ-on-a-chip technology

Viventi

Jonathan Viventi

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Using 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.

Vo-Dinh

Tuan Vo-Dinh

R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Biophotonics, laser-excited luminescence spectroscopy, room temperature phosphorimetry, synchronous luminescence spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, field environmental instrumentation, fiberoptics sensors, nanosensors, biosensors and biochips for the protection…

Von Ramm

Olaf T. Von Ramm

Thomas Lord Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems, IR imaging, medical instrumentation and their new applications.

Wax

Adam P. Wax

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Optical spectroscopy for early cancer detection, novel microscopy and interferometry techniques.

Wolf

Patrick D. Wolf

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: 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 arrhythmias. In the brain, he is…

Yao

Junjie Yao

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) technologies, and translating PAT advances into diagnostic and therapeutic applications, especially in functional brain imaging and early cancer theranostics.

You

Lingchong You

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Quantitative biology, synthetic biology, machine learning, antibiotic resistance, microbiome

Yuan

Fan Yuan

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Principles and mechanisms of delivery for drugs, genes, and vaccines; pharmacokinetics; electrotransfer or electroporation technology; and tumor pathophysiology.

Secondary Faculty

Arya

Gaurav Arya

Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Molecular modeling, molecular simulations, statistical mechanics, coarse-graining, machine learning, polymer and colloidal physics, polymer-nanoparticle composites, chromatin biophysics, DNA nanotechnology, viral DNA packaging, single-molecule force spectroscopy, nanoscale…

Asokan

Aravind Asokan

Professor in Surgery

Research Interests: VirologyRNA BiologyViral EngineeringRNA EngineeringGene TherapyGene EditingGene RegulationRegenerative Medicine

Badea

Alexandra Badea

Associate Professor in Radiology

Research Interests: Alzheimer's Disease, Brain Imaging, MRI, Connectivity, Multivariate Biomarkers, Image Analysis, Neurological Conditions. 

Badea

Cristian Tudorel Badea

Professor in Radiology

Research Interests: Spectral CT,  Cardiac CT, Image Reconstruction, Deep Learning, Nanoparticles, Theranostics,  Co-Clinical cancer trials, Small Animal Imaging

Beck

Jeffrey Beck

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Becker

Matthew L Becker

Hugo L. Blomquist Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Research Interests: Polymer chemistry; bioconjugate chemistry; molecular imaging and additive manufacturing; materials for bone, soft tissue, neural and vascular tissue engineering; drug and protein delivery; degradable materials for flexible electronics

Bissig

Karl-Dimiter Bissig

Chen Family Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests: Our group is interested in diseases of the liver, ranging from viral hepatitis to metabolic liver disorders and liver cancer. The lab specializes in human liver chimeric mice and created the first xenograft model for metabolic liver disease as well as a novel patient derived…

Collins

Leslie M. Collins

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Physics-based machine learning algorithms for big data, including developing remediation strategies for the hearing impaired and sensor-based algorithms for the detection of hazardous buried objects

DeFrate

Louis Edwin DeFrate

Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery

Driehuys

Bastiaan Driehuys

Professor of Radiology

Dzirasa

Kafui Dzirasa

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor

Fecci

Peter Edward Fecci

Professor of Neurosurgery

Research Interests: Brain Tumor ImmunotherapyCancer-Induced Immune DysfunctionGlioblastomaBrain Metastasis

Field

Greg D. Field

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

Gall

Ken Gall

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Materials science, mechanical properties, metals and polymers. Specialties: Shape memory materials, biomaterials, 3D printing.

Ginsburg

Geoffrey Steven Ginsburg

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine

Hu

Xiao Hu

Ann Henshaw Gardiner Distinguished Professor of Nursing

Research Interests: Biomedical signal processing (ECG, EEG, PPG, ICP, cerebral blood flow velocity), machine learning in healthcare, mathematical modeling of physiological systems, brain monitoring.

Huang

Josh Huang

Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience

Huang

Tony Jun Huang

William Bevan Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Acoustofluidics, microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, biomedical micro-electro-mechanical systems (BioMEMS), optofluidics, plasmofluidics.

Johnson

G. Allan Johnson

Charles E. Putman University Distinguished Professor of Radiology

Kuo

Anthony Nanlin Kuo

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Lo

Joseph Yuan-Chieh Lo

Professor in Radiology

Marszalek

Piotr E. Marszalek

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Investigating relationships between structural and mechanical properties of biopolymers (polysaccharides, DNA, proteins), at a single molecule level.

McNulty

Amy Lynn McNulty

Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery

Peterchev

Angel V Peterchev

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Reddy

Timothy E Reddy

Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics,

Samei

Ehsan Samei

Reed and Martha Rice Distinguished Professor of Radiology

Sampson

John Howard Sampson

Robert H., M.D. and Gloria Wilkins Professor of Neurosurgery, in the School of Medicine

Sapiro

Guillermo Sapiro

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: 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…

Schmidt

Christoph F. Schmidt

Hertha Sponer Distinguished Professor of Physics

Segars

William Paul Segars

Associate Professor in Radiology

Song

Allen W Song

Professor in Radiology

Southwell

Derek Southwell

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Sullenger

Bruce Alan Sullenger

Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Distinguished Professor of Experimental Surgery

Tornai

Martin Paul Tornai

Associate Professor of Radiology

Toth

Cynthia Ann Toth

Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology

Wood

Kris Cameron Wood

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

Woods

Christopher Wildrick Woods

Professor of Medicine

Yellen

Benjamin Yellen

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Development of single cell analysis tools using magnetic circuits, and multiparticle assembly of colloidal crystals

Zalutsky

Michael Rod Zalutsky

Jonathan Spicehandler, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Neuro Oncology, in the School of Medicine

Zauscher

Stefan Zauscher

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: 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…

Zhong

Pei Zhong

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Mechanistic investigation and technology development in shock wave and laser lithotripsy; Ultrasound-elicited mechanotransduction, neuromodulation and sonogenetics; HIFU and immunotherapy for cancer treatment; Acoustic and optical cavitation.

Research Faculty

Bass

Cameron R. Bass

Associate Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: 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.

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Brian T Crouch

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Developing novel, low cost technologies for cancer diagnostics and therapeutics with applications in resource limited settings. Particular focus on innovative strategies to induce a robust anti-tumor immune response following ablative therapy.

Dhalla

Al-Hafeez Z Dhalla

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Biomedical optics, especially optical coherence tomography, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and LiDAR, applied to the diagnostic imaging, image guided surgery and robotic microsurgery.

Ding

Shengli Ding

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Howell

Bryan Howell

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Biophysical deconstruction of evoked potentials to subcallosal and subthalamic DBS. Predictive modeling of DBS for targeting and parameter optimization. Combinatorial and interferential strategies for tES. Personalized, home-based administration of tES.

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Nahid Iglesias

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Klitzman

Bruce Klitzman

Associate Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Su

Teng Su

Assistant Professor in Medicine

Research Interests: My research interests focus on leveraging stem cells and micro- and nano-bioengineering technologies to manipulate and integrate spatiotemporal cues into novel therapeutic platforms that can alter pathological cardiac microenvironment and encourage tissue regeneration.

Adjunct Faculty

Bellamkonda

Ravi Venkat Bellamkonda

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Engineered devices for brain tumor therapy; immunomodulation for peripheral and central nervous system repair; biomaterials; brain-machine interfaces.

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Peter C Johnson

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Nightingale

Roger W Nightingale

Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

West

Jennifer L West

Fitzpatrick Family University Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Biomaterials, nanotechnology and tissue engineering that involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel biofunctional materials, and the use of biomaterials and engineering approaches to study biological problems.

Consulting Faculty

Wilson

Blake Shaw Wilson

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Executives in Residence

Knight

Joseph A Knight

Executive in Residence in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Instructors

Caves

Kevin Michael Caves

Clinical Associate in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Fearis

Kristy Fearis

Instructor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Lecturing Fellows

Wallace

Charles Wallace

Lecturing Fellow, Senior in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Emeritus

Clark

Howard G. Clark

Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science

Friedman

Morton Friedman

Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering

Malkin

Robert A. Malkin

Professor of Practice Emeritus in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Research and development of medical equipment in the developing world.

Neu

Wanda Krassowska Neu

Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Electroporation-mediated drug delivery and gene therapy; Control of cardiac arrhythmias using nonlinear dynamics

Reichert

William M. Reichert

Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Biosensors, protein mediated cell adhesion, and wound healing.

Smith

Stephen William Smith

Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: 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 scanners through…