People

Leadership


  • Director, Bioengineering
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2994
3132 Learned Hall


Candan Tamerler
  • Associate Director, Bioengineering
  • Track Director, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
  • Wesley G. Cramer Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2984
3114 Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Molecular Biomimetics
Bio-nanotechnology
Bio-enabled Materials Science


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  • Graduate Studies Director
  • Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
785-864-4956
4149A Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Biomimetic Materials
Hydrogels
Tissue Engineering
Drug Delivery
Bioprocessing


Xinmai Yang Ph.D.
  • Track Director, Bioimaging
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-1753
5101F Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging

Research Interests

Photoacoustic Imaging
Biomedical Ultrasound


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  • Track Director, Computational Bioengineering
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Eng. and Computer Sci.
785-864-8816
2001 Eaton Hall

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Computational Bioengineering
Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Computational Medicine
Computational Surgery
Computational Anatomy
Computational Biomechanics
Patient-Specific Model and Mesh Generation
Image Processing


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  • Track Director, Biomolecular Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
785-864-4969
4132E Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Molecular Engineering and Interfacial Nanomedicine


  • Track Co-Director, Biomedical Product Design & Dev.
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2104
3134 Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Structural Biomaterials
Spine Biomechanics
Design and Testing of Medical Devices


Sara Wilson, Ph.D.
  • Track Co-Director, Biomedical Product Design & Dev.
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2103
3141 Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Computational Bioengineering

Research Interests

Lumbar Spine Coordination and Control
Joint Dynamics and Stability


  • Track Director, Biomechanics & Neural Eng.
  • Director, Orthopedic Biomech. and Bioengineering Labs
913-588-0069
G013 Wahl Hall West, KUMC

Associated Tracks

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Orthopedic Biomechanics


Paulette Spencer, D.D.S., Ph.D.
  • Director, Institute for Bioengineering Research
  • Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor, Mech. Eng.
785-864-8140
3111 Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Professor Spencer and her research team are designing, synthesizing, and developing novel biomaterials for the repair and replacement of mineralized tissues. Under in vivo conditions, failure of a repair or replacement generally begins at the biomaterial/tissue interface and thus, a key aspect of our work is understanding the fundamental phenomena that control biological interactions at material interfaces.

Core Faculty


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  • Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
785-864-1455
320E Multidisciplinary Research Building

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Nanoparticles and Colloids in Pharmaceuticals and Biomedicine

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785-864-1061
3001 Dole Human Development Center

Titles

Assistant Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders

Courtesy Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

- Adaptive signal processing for neuroscience

- Neuroengineering

- Machine learning

- Human-computer interaction 

- Brain-computer interface

- Speech and communication neuroscience
 

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785-864-2908
4154 Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Bioinformatics
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Computational Molecular Design of Pharmaceuticals
Polymers and Other Biomaterials
Optimization Algorithms Applied to Engineering Systems

785-864-2468
Simons 136B

Titles

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering, Bioinformatics

Research Interests

Vaccines, Immunology, Virology, Disease Correlates, Molecular Biotechnology, Therapeutic Proteins, Antibody Discovery

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785-864-4388
121B Simons Laboratories

Titles

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Applying Polymeric Nanomaterials to the Treatment and Diagnosis of Cancer

Mei He
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
785-864-4936
MRB 220E

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Bio-Inspired Nano/Micro Manufacturing
3D Printing and Bioprinting of Living Tissue Foundry
Extracellular Vesicles for Cancer Immunotherapy
3D Microfluidics and Nanotechnology

913-588-4565
KUMC

Titles

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Associated Tracks

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Human Sensorimotor Control and Disorders, Stroke Rehabilitation, and Sports Injury Rehabilitation

785-864-2993
3135B Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Effects of Age and Disorders on the Biomechanics of Balance, Gait, and Motor Control

785-864-2985
3116 Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Applications of Biomechanics and Machine Design
Biomechanics Testing Machines and Experimental Designs
Kinematic Joint Studies
Wear of Artificial Components
Testing and Evaluation of Prosthetic Devices

Randy Nudo, Ph.D.
913-588-1247
220K Landon Center on Aging, KUMC

Titles

Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Director, Landon Center on Aging

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Neural Mechanisms of Recovery after Brain Injury
implantable Devices for Brain Plasticity

Arghya Paul
785-864-6544
4165C Learned Hall

Titles

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Biomimetic Nanomaterials
Tissue Matrix Engineering
Biotransporters
Therapeutic Medical Implants
Stem Cells

Jennifer Robinson

Titles

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Sex and Age-Specific Biomaterials
Regeneration of Soft-to-Hard Tissue Interfaces
Determination of Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Tissue

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Titles

KU Foundation Distinguished Professor, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering 

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering
Biomaterials
 & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Nano Devices and Microfluidics

Academic Affiliates


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785-864-8821
1C Eaton Hall

Titles

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, School of Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Associated Tracks

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Biomedical Robots
Applied Artificial Intelligence

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785-864-2226
2120 Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Enhancement of Transportation Related Technologies
Design, Development and Testing of Unusual Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles
Missiles, Munitions, and Adaptive Aerostructures

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913-588-9075
Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, KUMC

Titles

Director, Hoglund Brain Imaging Center
Professor, Neurology

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging

Research Interests

Imaging Studies in Cognitive Recovery from Brain Injury and Stroke

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Titles

Professor, Hearing and Speech

Associated Tracks

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Acoustic and Electric Measures of the Pathophysiology underlying Hearing Impairment

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913-588-0174
Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, KUMC

Titles

Associate Professor, Neurology

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging

Research Interests

Developing MR imaging and spectroscopy techniques and quantification methods to measure neurochemicals in oxidative stress in aging, AD and diabetes

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913-945-6683
2005 Wahl Hall East, KUMC

Titles

Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging

Research Interests

Vasculogenesis
Tissue Movements During Early Development
Extracellular Matrix Assembly
Multicellular Motility

Dan Dixon
(785) 864-0169
4035 Haworth

Titles

Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences
Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention Program, University of Kansas Cancer Center

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Regulation of gene expression in colon cancer; Development of biomarker screening devices; Drug design and screening.

785-864-3181
3129B Learned Hall

Titles

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Laser diagnostic studies of nano-/mico-sized particulates suspended in fluids

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785-864-4313
220G Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Professor, Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Single Molecule Spectroscopy
Model Membranes
Protein Channel Dynamics
Optical Microscopy/Spectroscopy
Fiber Optic Sensors
Development of Novel Microscopy Techniques

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785-864-4579
2056A Malott Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Kinetics and thermodynamics of protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions; development and implementation of new biophysical methodologies and techniques for the study of these phenomena

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913-945-6373
4005B Wahl Hall East, KUMC

Titles

Chancellors Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences and Endowed Professor
Professor and Director of Molecular Oncology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Deputy Director, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Director, Biospecimen Shared Resource
Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Molecular Oncology

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785-864-4488
3014 Eaton Hall

Titles

Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Associated Tracks

Bioinformatics

Research Interests

Data Mining
Including Mining Micro-Array Data

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913-588-0065
Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, KUMC

Titles

Research Assistant Professor, Neurology

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging

Research Interests

Use of sophisticated signal processing of electrophysiologic cardiac signals to understand fetal autonomic nervous system development (fetal imprinting) and infant visual development

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Titles

Senior Scientist, University of Kansas Cancer Center

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Development of a three-dimensional breast cancer model to develop a novel anticancer agent that targets BRCA1

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785-864-8814
3026 Eaton Hall

Titles

Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Optical/RF Measurement and Bioscensors
Novel Photonic Devices
Optical Communication Systems

Justin Hutchison
785-864-6170
LEEP2 2429

Titles

Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
 

Associated Tracks

BioMolecular Engineering
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Biocatalytics

Sustainability Analysis

Quantitative Sustainable Design

 

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913-588-2568
2017 Wahl Hall West, KUMC

Titles

Director, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Director, Kansas Masonic Research Institute (KMCRI)
Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
William R. Jewell, MD Distinguished Kansas Masonic Professorship in Cancer Research
Chief Executive Offier, Midwest Cancer Alliance

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Expression and function of BRCA1 in breast tumorigenesis

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785-864-4467
3027 Dole Human Development Center

Titles

Assistant Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing: Science & Disorders

Associated Tracks

Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

signal processing, binaural hearing mechanisms and psychoacoustics; development of speech coding strategies and their application to cochlear implants

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785-864-5060
5090 Malott Hall

Titles

Professor, Chemistry
Professor, Molecular Biosciences

Associated Tracks

Bioinformatics

Research Interests

Computer simulations of proteins, peptides and complex liquids

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913-588-0454
G035 Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, KUMC

Titles

Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging

Research Interests

In vivo characterization of neurodegenerative diseases using novel MRI techniques

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913-588-1856
G015 Wahl Hall East, KUMC

Titles

Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging

Research Interests

Computational analysis of cell and tissue dynamics during early embryogenesis, the Cell Biology of Vascular Pattern Formation, Physical Mechanisms of Morphogenesis, Cell Surface-Extracellular Matrix Interactions, Developmental Malformations

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785-864-3811
220F Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Director, Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Biomedical Product Design and Development Research interests: Microfluidics, biosensors and lab-on-a-chip devices

Adam Mellott

Titles

Research Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Stem Cells
Cellular Reprogramming
Hearing Loss
Neural Regeneration
Wound Healing

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785-864-5813
320G Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Physical Biochemistry, stabilization of macromolecules, vaccines

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785-864-1750
5102C Learned Hall

Titles

Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Nano-micro-macro mechanics of calcified and soft tissues, constitutive modeling and computational methods, scanning acoustic microscopy and ultrasonic testing

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785-864-2941
4112D Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Metal-microbe interactions and effects on antibiotic resistance, analysis of environmental contaminants

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785-864-4020
6050H Malott Hall

Titles

Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

High Energy Theory, Single Molecule Methods, Pharmaceutical Data Analysis

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785-864-3206
4006B Haworth Hall

Titles

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences

Associated Tracks

Bioinformatics
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Transitions in single cells verses evolutionary fitness

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785-864-3334
4031 Haworth Hall

Titles

Chair, Molecular Biosciences
Professor, Molecular Biosciences

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Protein Structure and Function
F1 ATPase Rotary Motor
Mechanism of Torque Generation and Nanodevice Fabrication

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913-588-1878
1012 Wahl Hall West, KUMC

Titles

Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging

Research Interests

"Research in the lab is interdisciplinary and focuses on the dynamic nature of the extracellular matrix, the milieu that surrounds the cells, and contributes to their shape, locomotion, gene expression, and every aspect of their behavior...To study these dynamic molecules we use automated microscopes and fluorescent probes to perform time-lapse imaging of avian developmental events and the role of the ECM in these events."

Eduardo Rosa-Molinar
785-864-3091
Haworth Hall 3015

Titles

Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology and Neuroscience Graduate Program/Director, Microscopy and Analytical Imaging Resource Core Lab

Associated Tracks

BioImaging

Research Interests

The development and application of tools and workflows for multi-scale multi-modal correlated volume microscopies and three-dimensional volume reconstruction to unravel synaptic geometry

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785-864-4947
4132F Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Enzyme catalysis in non-aqueous solvents; extractive fermentation; pharmaceutical and biomaterials processing with compressed carbon dioxide.

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785-864-7327
201D Simons Laboratories

Titles

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Utilizing cell adhesion molecules for targeted drug delivery and tissue engineering

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785-864-3868
4152 Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Design and analysis of chemical transport processes in which bioactive agents are released

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785-864-2919
4142 Learned Hall

Titles

Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Fabrication of selective oxygen permeable membrane reactors, production of biodiesel, production of synthesis gas (autothermal reforming), production of hydrogen (CO oxidation/LTWGS)

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785-864-1739
4112C Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Wastewater Treatment
Biological Processes
Algal Growth and Biodiesel Production
Molecular Methods

Ilya Vakser
785-864-1057
200A Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Director, Center for Computational Biology
Professor, Molecular Biosciences

Associated Tracks

Bioinformatics

Research Interests

Development of molecular recognition methods for structural genomics and bioinformatics

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785-864-6262
320C Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Elucidation of protein-drug degradation pathways during storage, shipping and handling; development of new analytical approaches to characterize macromolecules and vaccines for use as pharmaceuticals; design and evaluation of formulations to improve stability of biopharmaceutical drugs and vaccines

Russ Waitman
913-945-7087
3001 C Student Center

Titles

Director, Center for Medical Informatics and Enterprise Analytics
Associate Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Analytics

Associated Tracks

Computational Bioengineering

Research Interests

Medical Informatics, Clinical Decision Support, Data Integration, Warehousing
Knowledge Discovery in Databases

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785-864-3553
4132B Learned Hall

Titles

Chair, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Albert P Learned Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Liquid-liquid Systems and Intensification
Enzymatic Catalysis
Ion-exchange and Adsorption

Danny Welch
913-945-7739
2003 Wahl Hall West, KUMC

Titles

Professor and Chair, Cancer Biology
Associate Director for Basic Sciences
Associate Director for Education

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Bioinformatics
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Tumor progression, invasion, metastasis,

Yong Zeng
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
785-864-8105
Malott Hall, Room 3027

Titles

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Analytical Chemistry, Micro/Nanofluidics, Single Cell Analysis, Genetic Analysis, Proteomics, Cancer Biology and Diagnostics, Systems Biology, Nanobiotechnology

Research Interests

Quantitative analysis of dynamic and heterogeneous biological processes is key to deciphering complex biological systems, such as cancer.  Drawing on microfluidics, analytical chemistry, molecular/cell biology, bioengineering, and material science, our research is dedicated to advancing quantitative biology and personalized medicine through technology innovation and translational research.  We currently focus on three main areas:

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785-864-2904
2118C Learned Hall

Titles

Director, Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program
Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Biofluid Dynamics

Cuncong Zhong
785-864-0379
ITTC, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Lab

Titles

Assistant Professor, Department of EECS/ITTC

Associated Tracks

Computational Bioengineering

Research Interests

Computational Biology

Biological big data and precision medicine

Functional non-coding RNA

Clinical Affiliates


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Titles

Vice Chair of Research, Neurosurgery
Professor, Neurosurgery

Associated Tracks

Pending

Research Interests

Pending

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913-588-0073
Alzheimer's Disease Center, KUMC

Titles

Professor, Neurology
Associate Director, Alzheimer's Disease Center

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging

Research Interests

Utilizing MRI to examine how lifestyle factors such as exercise and diet influence brain aging and Alzheimer's

Titles

Volunteer Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Oral drug delivery, GI epithelium, eosinophilic esophagitis, and inflammatory bowel disease

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Titles

Director, Entrepreneurship Programs
Lecturer, School of Business

Associated Tracks

Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship
Experiential Learning

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Titles

Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Program
Vice Chair Education, Neurosurgery
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging

Research Interests

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Neil Segal
913-945-8985
Sudler 1038

Titles

Professor, Director of Clinical Research

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging; Computational Bioengineering

Research Interests

Rehabilitation Medicine

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Titles

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Associated Tracks

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Understanding biochemical and neural mechanisms contributing to chronic pain syndromes and the efficacy of various physical therapy interventions in modulating pain

Dr. Snead
332-442-3178
Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology

Titles

Chair, Division of Biomedical Sciences

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

University of Southern California

Associated Tracks

Biomedical Sciences with special training in Pathology and Biomaterials

Research Interests

Amplifying cell signals for potentially lower cost stem cell interventions
 

 

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Titles

Professor, Otolaryngology

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Neurotology, Otology, Tinnitus Management, Balance Disorders, Cochlear implants, Acoustic Neuromas and Skull Base Surgery

Stephen Waller
  • Associate Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases

Titles

Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
Residency: University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics, Columbia, MO
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Fellowship: University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics, Columbia, MO (Infectious Diseases)

Associated Tracks

Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients, Infections in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients, Complicated Pulmonary Infections, Tick-Borne Diseases

Research Interests

Prevention of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection, Transplant Related Infections

Graduate Students



Morghan Alters
  • Masters Program

Track

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Lisa Friis, Ph.D.

Bailey Banach

Track

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Autoimmune disorders, nanotechnology, tissue constructs

Advisor

Dr. Brandon DeKosky

Additional Information

Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellow

  • Doctoral Program

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

Victoria Bart
  • Masters Program

Track

Biomedical Product Design and Development

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

Additional Information

Biomedical Engineering Society, Society For Biomaterials

  • Masters/Doctoral Program

Track

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation with the use of Neuroprosthetic and Neuromodulatory Techniques

Advisor

Dr. Randy Nudo

 

  • Masters Program

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

  • Masters Program

Track

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Lorin Maletsky, Ph.D.

  • Masters Program

Track

Pending

Research Interests

Pending

Advisor

Dr. Laird Forrest

Virginia Brown

Track

Biomedical Product Development

Research Interests

Microfluidic Devices

Advisor

Dr. Soper

Craig Cunningham
  • Masters Program

Track

Biomedical Product Development

Research Interests

Structural Biomaterials, Orthopedics

Advisor

Dr. Lisa Friis

Additional Information

SFB, BMES

  • Masters Program

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

Sean Ellis
  • Masters Program

Tracks

Bio-Imaging

Research Interests

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Advisor

Dr. In-Young Choi

Dr. Phil Lee

Lance Frazer

Track

Biomechanics and Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Using computer simulation to better understand subchondral bone cysts

Advisor

Dr. Kenneth Fischer

Additional Info

Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellow

Engineering Graduate Ambassador

Eryn Gerber
  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Gait Biomechanics, Rehabilitation

Advisor

Dr. Luchies

Additional Information

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Jesus G Gonzalez Flores

Track

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

• Development of biomimetic scaffolds for tissue repair and regeneration

• Elucidate the effect of hormones in the composition of meniscus

• Elucidate the effect of mechanical stimuli on structure function relation of meniscus tissue

• Determine the effect of culture conditions in the expression of gene markers for proliferation and extracellular matrix production

Advisor

Dr. Jennifer Robinson

Danny Griffin
  • Phd Bioengineering Ambassador
  • Doctoral Program

Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Dr. Cory Berkland

Additional Info

Engineering Graduate Ambassador

Megan Hamilton
  • Masters Program

Track

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

David Hazlewood
  • Masters Program

Track

Bioimaging

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Dr. Xinmai Yang

  • Masters Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Mei He, Ph.D.

Additional Information

TBD

Kait Howard Headshot
  • Masters/Doctoral Program

Track

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Orthopedic Biomechanics, Gait Mechanics, and Knee Arthroplasty

Advisor

Dr. Lorin Maletsky

 

Sebastian Huayamares
  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Nanocomposite Biomaterials, Drug Delivery Devices, Mathematical modelling of biopharmaceutical systems

Advisor

Dr. Cory Berkland

Additional Info

Self Graduating Senior Fellow, International Graduate Senator, Society of Biomaterials, and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

  • Masters/Doctoral Program

Track

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Tunable 3D Tissue Scaffolds, Personalized Regenerative Medicine, & Biomimetic Approaches to Engineering

Advisor

Dr. Jennifer Robinson

Additional Information

Graduate Student Senator

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  • Doctoral Program

Tracks

Biomechanics and Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Development of Novel Spinal Fusion Device in the Spine Biomechanics Lab

Advisor

Dr. Lisa Friis

Additional Info

Engineering Graduate Ambassador

  • Masters Program

Track

Product Design

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Paulette Spencer, D.D.S., Ph.D.

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  • Masters Program

Track

Biomedical Product Design and Development

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Dr. Lisa Friis

  • Masters Program

Track

Bioimaging

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Dr. Kathleen Gustafson

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  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering 

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Dr. Arghya Paul 

  • Masters Program

Track

Biomedical Product Design and Development

Research Interests

Medical Device Development, Treatment and Diagnosis of Cancer

Advisor

Dr. Steven A. Soper

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  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Murphy is developing a model to describe how electrical microstimulation can be used to reprogram the brain in an anesthetized rat model. Ultimately, he hopes to use this model to facilitate the commercialization of an implantable brain-machine-brain device that functionally restores motor deficits of patients suffering from stroke or traumatic brain injury.

Advisor

Dr. Randy Nudo

Additional Info

Chancellor's Fellow

S. Mukui Mutunga
  • Masters/Doctoral Program

Track

Biomechanics and Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Coordination patterns in trunk, lumbar and pelvic segments in runners (Thesis) and lower limb amputees (Dissertation)

Advisor

Dr. Sara Wilson

Additional Information

Self Graduate Fellow

  • Masters/Doctoral Program

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Dr. Ken Fischer

  • Masters Program

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Cellular Engineering, Drug Delivery, Cardiovascular regeneration

Advisor

Dr. Arghya Paul

Gopi Chandran Ravichandran

Track

Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Microfluidic Devices for Cancer Diagnosis

Advisor

Dr. Yong Zeng

Sharad Richardet
  • Phd Bioengineering Ambassador
  • Accelerated Masters

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

Additional Information

TBD

  • Doctoral Program

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

  • Masters Program

Track

Pending

Research Interests

Pending

Advisor

Dr. Cory Berkland

  • Masters Program

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

  • Masters and Doctoral Program

Track

Biomedical Product Design and Development

Research Interests

Pending

Advisor

Dr. Xinmai Yang

  • Doctoral Program

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

Coleman Vaclaw
  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Biomaterials and Biomimetics

Advisor

Dr. Stevin Gehrke

Dr. Prajna Dhar

Additional Information

NIH T32 Biotechnology Training Grant

Track

Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Microfluidic and Nanofluidic applications for cancer diagnosis

Advisor

Dr. Steven A Soper

Sarah VanOosten

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Dr. Candan Tamerler

Track

Biomechanical Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

-

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

-

  • Masters Program

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

TBD

Additional Information

TBD

Brett Whorley
  • Master/Doctoral Program

Track

Biomechanics and Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technologies

Advisor

Dr. Fischer

Affiliations

Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellow

  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Self-Assembled Peptide Systems used as Biomimetic Nano-Interfaces on Medical Implants

Advisor

Dr. Candan Tamerler

Additional Info

2012-2016 Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellow

  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Dr. Steve Soper

  • Doctoral Program

Track

TBD

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Dr. Zeng

  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

TBD

Advisor

Dr. Mei He

Staff


Denise Bridwell
  • Program Coordinator
785-864-5258
Learned Hall, Room 3135A
Henry Hunt
  • Program Student Assistant
303-362-3475

Who's this one?

  • Writes the weekly emails and edits website
  • Aerospace Undergraduate

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