Faculty of Biomedical Engineering Department

Distinguished Professors

Chu, Benjamin, Ph.D., 1959, Cornell University: Synthesis, characterization and processing of biomaterials, molecular manipulation and self-assembly in biomimetic mineralization, DNA complexation for gene therapy.

Dill, Ken A., Ph.D., 1978, UC San Diego: Quantitative Biology

Hsiao, Benjamin, Ph.D., 1987, Institute of Materials Science at University of Connecticut: Structural and morphological development of complex polymer systems during preparation and processing in real time.

Rafailovich, Miriam, Ph.D., 1980, Stony Brook University: Polymeric liquids; phase transitions; thin film wetting phenomena; biopolymers.

Rubin, Clinton, T., Chair, Ph.D., 1983, Bristol University: Tissue adaptation; biophysical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Takeuchi, Esther, Ph.D., 1981, Ohio State University: Cutting-edge research in electrochemistry, batteries and their intersection with human health

Professors

Abi-Dargham, Anissa, M.D., 1984, St. Joseph’s University Molecular imaging, pharmacology, schizophrenia and addiction

Benveniste, Helene, Ph.D., understanding diagnostic MR contrast parameters suitable to visualize neuro-pathology in neurodegenerative diseases.

Bluestein, Daniel (Danny), Ph.D., 1992, Tel Aviv University, Israel: Dynamics of fluid flow and cellular transport through vessels.

Clark, Richard, M.D., 1971, University of Rochester: Tissue engineering in wound repair.

Dilmanian, F. Avraham, Ph.D., 1980, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Experimental methods of radiation therapy utilizing the tissue-sparing effects.

Du, Congwu, Ph.D., 1996, University of Luebeck, Germany:  Development of advanced biomedical optical imaging techniques for translational research.

Duong, Timothy, Ph.D., 1998, Washington University: Development and application of MRI, spectroscopy and speckle and optical imaging, to the study of brain and retinal anatomy.

Entcheva, Emilia, Ph.D., 1998, University of Memphis: Cardiac bioelectricity, electrical stimulation of cardiac tissue, mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias, defibrillation and modulation of cell function through gene transfer.

Fowler, Joanna, Ph.D., 1967, University of Colorado: Radiotracer synthesis with positron emitters.

Frame, Molly, Ph.D., 1990, University of Missouri: Microvascular flow control at the fluid dynamic and molecular levels.

Hannon, Gregory, Ph.D., 1992, Case Western Reserve University: Explores the mechanisms and regulation of RNA interference as well as its applications to cancer research.

Judex, Stefan, Ph.D., 1999, University of Calgary, Canada: Molecular bioengineering; mechanical, molecular, and genetic influences on the adaptation of bone and connective tissues to physiologic stimuli.

Kaufman, Arie E., Ph.D., 1977, Ben-Gurion University: Computer graphics; visualization; interactive systems; 3-D virtual colonoscopy; computer architecture.

Liang, Jerome, Ph.D., 1987, City University of New York: Development of medical imaging hardware for single photon detection.

Lieber, Baruch, Ph.D., 1985, Georgia Institute of Technology, Cerebrovascular Research

McCombie, Richard, Ph.D., 1982, University of Michigan: Structure and function in complex genomes.

Miller, Lisa, Ph.D., 1995, Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Research focuses on the study of the chemical makeup of tissue in disease using high-resolution infrared and x-ray imaging.

Mitra, Partha, Ph.D., 1993, Harvard University, Brain function

Mueller, Klaus, Ph.D., 1998, Ohio State University: Computer graphics, data visualization, medical imaging. 

Pan, Yingtian, Ph.D., 1992, National Laser Technology Laboratories, China: Optical/NIR spectroscopy and imaging methods and applying these techniques to provide clinical diagnostic information. 

Parsey, Ramin, M.D., Ph.D., 1994, University of Maryland Baltimore: State-of-the-art imaging modalities to investigate psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Qin, Yi-Xian, Ph.D., 1997, Stony Brook University: Physical mechanisms involved in the control of tissue growth, healing, and homeostasis, especially bone adaptation influenced by mechanical environment.

Rizzo, Robert, Ph.D., 2001, Yale University: Application of computational techniques to drug discovery

Simmerling, Carlos, Ph.D., 1994, University of Illinois, Chicago: Simulate known properties of molecules, assist in the refinement and interpretation of experimental data.

Simon, Sanford, Ph.D., 1967, Rockefeller University, Acute and chronic inflammatory responses.

Skiena, Steven, Ph.D., 1988, University of Illinois: Computational geometry; biologic algorithms.

Tracey, Kevin, M.D., 1983, Boston University: Research focuses on the roles of individual mediators of systemic inflammation, and their regulation by interactions between the brain and the innate immune system.

Vaska, Paul, Ph.D., 1997, State University of New York at Stony Brook: Instrumentation for positron emission tomography (PET).

Zhao, Wei, Ph.D., 1997, University of Toronto, Canada: Development of novel detector concept and new clinical applications for early detection of cancer.

Associate Professors


Balazsi, Gabor, Ph.D., 2001, University of Missouri-Saint Louis: Synthetic gene circuits

Button, Terry, Ph.D., 1989, University at Buffalo: High-resolution computer-aided tomography.

DeLorenzo, Christine, Ph.D., 2007, Yale University: Brain Imaging and mental disease

Mujica-Parodi, Lilianne, Ph.D., 1998, Columbia University: Relationships between four simultaneously or near-simultaneously interacting systems: neural, cardiac, endocrine, and cognitive, to better understand the neurobiology of arousal, fear, and stress. 

Osten, Pavel, Ph.D. 1995, SUNY Downstate: Automated microscopy and bioinformatics methods for whole-brain analysis in the mouse

Powers, Scott, Ph.D., 1983, Columbia University:  Cancer gene discovery; cancer diagnostics and therapeutics; cancer biology.

Rubenstein, David, Ph.D., 2007, Stony Brook University:  Fabrication of complex three dimensional biomimetic scaffolds and to test the compatibility of the fabricated scaffolds with the vascular system. 

Schlyer, David, Ph.D., 1976, San Diego State University: Development of multi-modality imaging

Sitharaman, Balaji, Ph.D., 2005, Rice University: Research related to  related to the diagnosis/ treatment of disease and tissue regeneration.

Sordella, Raffaella, Ph.D., 1998, University of Turin: Why cancer cells are responsive to the inhibition of one particular gene or gene product.

Strey, Helmut, Ph.D., 1993, Technical University, Munich: Nanostructured Materials for Applications in Bioseparation, Drug Delivery and Biosensors. 

Yin, Wei, Ph.D., 2004, Stony Brook University: Role of disturbed shear stress on platelets, vascular endothelial cells and their interactions. 

Assistant Professors 

Arbab, Hassan, Ph.D., 2012, University of Washington: Terahertz spectroscopy, Ultrafast photonics and femtosecond optics, Wavelet methods, Biomedical optics

Bialkowska, Agnieszka, Ph.D. 2003, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics: Inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract

Brouzes, Eric, Ph.D., 2004, Institute Curie: Microfluidic technologies for single-cell genomics

Huang, Chuan, Ph.D., University of Arizona: Medical Imaging Analysis

Jia, Shu, Ph.D., Princeton University, 2010: Development of novel biophotonic technologies for understanding complex biological systems at the nano-meter scale.

Sheltzer, Jason, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015: Understand the genetic differences between normal, malignant, and metastatic cells.

Venditti, Chuck, M.D., Ph.D., 1996, Pennsylvania State University: Inborn errors of metabolism, the hereditary methylmalonic acidemias (MMA), and disorders of intracellular cobalamin metabolism.