People

Leadership


  • Director, Bioengineering
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2994
1132D Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

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

Research Interests

-Tissue Mechanics
-Computational Joint Mechanics



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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


Candan Tamerler
  • 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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  • 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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785-864-1455
320E Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

-Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
-Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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

-Associate Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders
-Courtesy Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Associated Tracks

-Computational Bioengineering
-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

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
785-864-4936
MRB 220E

Titles

-Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

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

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

 

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

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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785-864-2908
4154 Learned Hall

Titles

-Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

-Computational Bioengineering
-Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

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

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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

-Professor, Neurology

Associated Tracks

-Bioimaging

Research Interests

-Developing neuroimaging (magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging) and signal processing methods to study brain bioenergetics and metabolic changes with aging and neurodegeneration in clinical and preclinical studies.  

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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

-Computational Bioengineering

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

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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

Headshot of Krzysztof Kuczera
785-864-5060
5090 Malott Hall

Titles

-Professor, Chemistry
-Professor, Molecular Biosciences

Associated Tracks

-Computational Bioengineering

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

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
-Sports Injury Rehabilitation

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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

-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

-Computational Bioengineering
-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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785-864-0053
3046 Dole Human Development Center

Titles

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

Associated Tracks

-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

-Neuromechanical basis of motor speech disorders
-Develop quantitative tools for motor speech assessment 

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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

Adam Rouse, M.D., Ph.D.
913-588-5129
Delp 5080H

Titles

-Assistant Professor, Director of Basic Research

Associated Tracks

-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Computational Bioengineering
-Bioimaging

Research Interests

-Neural encoding of hand and finger movements
-Brain-machine interfaces
-Data science/machine learning for neurotechnologies

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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.

Mark Shiflett
785-864-6719
CEBC, Building A, Office 110F

Titles

-Foundation Distinguished Professor
School of Engineering
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis

Associated Tracks

-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Separations
-Thermodynamics
-Reaction Engineering

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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)

Belinda Sturm, Ph.D.
785-864-1739
4112C Learned Hall

Titles

-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

David Volkin
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
-Computational Bioengineering
-Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-Tumor progression, invasion, metastasis

Liang Xu
785-864-6319
3185 ISB

Titles

-Professor, Molecular Bioscience

Associated Tracks

-Biomaterials, Bioimaging

Research Interests

-Drug discovery
-Drug delivery
-Cell biology/engineering
-Genetic engineering
-Nanotechnology

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:

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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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
-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
 

 

Headshot of Hinrich Staecker

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



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

Rajarshi Bose
  • Masters Program

Track

Biomedical Product Design and Development

Research Interests

Medical Devices, Microfluidics

Advisor

Mei He, Ph.D.

  • Masters Program

Track

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Lorin Maletsky, Ph.D.

  • Masters Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Jenny Robinson

Track

Product Design and Development

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Steven Soper

Craig Cunningham

Track

Biomedical Product Development

Research Interests

Structural Biomaterials, Orthopedics

Advisor

Dr. Lisa Friis

Additional Information

SFB, BMES

Track

Biomechanics and Neural Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Lisa Friis, Ph.D.

Victoria Drapal

Track

Biomedical Product Design and Development

Research Interests

Bioreactors, Biomedical Product Design and Development

Advisor

Dr. Lisa Friis

Additional Info

Biomedical Engineering Society, Society For Biomaterials, Co-Vice President for Society For Biomaterials

Track

-

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Cory Berkland

  • Masters/Doctoral Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Jenny Robinson

Eryn Gerber
  • Masters/Doctoral Program

Track

Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

Gait Biomechanics, Rehabilitation

Advisor

Dr. Luchies

Additional Information

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Megan Hamilton

Track

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Prajna Dhar, Ph.D.

  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Mei He, Ph.D.

  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Adam "A.J." Mellott, Ph.D.

Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D.

Sebastian Huayamares

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

Track

Biomechanics and Neural Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Sara Wilson

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

-

Advisor

Dr. Lisa Friis

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Prajna Dhar, Ph.D.

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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
  • 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

Track

-

Research Interests

Biomaterial and Tissue Engineering

Advisor

-

Track

Product Design and Development

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Lisa Friis

  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomechanics and Neural Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Dr. Ken Fischer

Subhradweep Patra

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Binding studies of E and VE cadherin

Advisor

Dr. Teruna Siahaan

Aparna

Track

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Drug Delivery, Cancer Immunotherapy, Cellular Engineering

Advisor

Dr. Cory Berkland

Additional Information

2019-2020 P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fellow

Gopi Chandran Ravichandran

Track

Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Microfluidic Devices for Cancer Diagnosis

Advisor

Dr. Yong Zeng

Sharad Richardet

Track

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Candan Tamerler, Ph.D.

Track

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D.

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Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Dr. Cory Berkland

Track

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Mei He, Ph.D.

Cory Berkland, Ph.D.

Track

-

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Shrikant Anant

Chris Tacca

Track

Biomedical Product Design and Development

Research Interests

Virtual Reality, EEG, Psychotherapy

Advisor

Dr. Lisa Friis

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

-

Advisor

Dr. Candan Tamerler

  • Masters Program

Track

Biomechanical Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Lorin Maletsky, Ph.D.

  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Liang Xu, Ph.D.

  • Masters Program

Track

Computational Bioengineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Suzanne Shontz, Ph.D.

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

  • Masters Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Dr. Steve Soper

  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Dr. Zeng

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  • Doctoral Program

Track

Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-

Advisor

Mei He, Ph.D.

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