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Faculty Research Interests

Bioengineering categorizes its research into six tracks: Bioimaging and Signals; Medical Product Engineering (MPE); Neural Engineering; Molecular, Cellular, and Systems Engineering (MCSE); Biomechanics; and Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM).

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Faculty Name Department Research Interests Research Track 
Abramowitch, Steven David Bioengineering Elucidating the processes of injury, disease, and healing of connective tissues through an understanding of tissue mechanics and the complex relationships between composition, structure, and function (research summary) Biomechanics
TERM
Aizenstein, Howard Medicine, Bioengineering Using functional MRI to relate depression in the elderly to neuroanatomy Biosignals
Almarza, Alejandro Dental Medicine, Bioengineering Temporomandibular Joint Cartilage and Bone Regeneration and Biomechanics; functional tissue engineering techniques; development of novel bioreactors; identifying appropriate stem cell sources; genetic manipulation of cells to promote regeneration; and quantification of joint movement Biomechanics
TERM
Ambrosio, Fabrisia Medicine, Bioengineering Regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, aging, skeletal muscle injury and repair, stem cells, tissue engineering  
Anderson, Carolyn Medicine, Bioengineering Development of novel molecular imaging agents that target cancer and cancer metastasis; clinical interests include translating novel PET agents for cancer imaging into humans MCSE
Anderst, William Medicine, Bioengineering Effects of age, pathology, surgical intervention and rehabilitation on in vivo joint kinematics. Developing subject-specific computational models based on medical imaging (MRI and CT) and in vivo joint kinematics obtained using biplane radiography to estimate tissue loading during dynamic functional activities.  
Badylak, Stephen Medicine, Bioengineering Tissue engineering and wound healing, biomaterial/tissue interactions Neural Engineering
TERM
Bae, Kyong Medicine, Bioengineering Research focuses on quantitative and physiologic imaging and computer applications in diagnostic imaging Biosignals
Balaban, Carey Medicine, Bioengineering Anatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry of vestibular function Neural Engineering
Biosignals
TERM
Banerjee, Ipsita Chem/Petroleum Engineering, Bioengineering Cell-substrate interaction, nanotoxicity evaluation, inflammation modeling, metamodeling of inflammation, decellularized pancreatic matrix for stem cell therapy (research summary TERM
MCSE
Batista, Aaron P Bioengineering Neurophysiology of sensory-motor coordination, brain-machine interfaces Neural Engineering
Biosignals
Becich, Michael J. Biomedical Informatics, Bioengineering Translational Bioinformatics; Pathology Informatics; Oncology Informatics; Tissue Banking Informatics; Research Resource Development; Personalized Medicine.  
Bell, Kevin Medicine, Bioengineering Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, focusing on spine and device development Biomechanics
Beniash, Elia Dental Medicine, Bioengineering Biomineralization, with primary focus dental tissues TERM
Beschorner, Kurt E Bioengineering Whole-body biomechanics; tribology; ergonomics; prevention of slips, trips and falls accidents; slip resistant shoe and floor designs; prevention of falls in older adults (research summary)  
Billaud, Marie Medicine, Bioengineering (1) cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in ascending aortic aneurysms, (2) mitochondrial dysfunction in bicuspid aortic valve-associated aortic aneurysms.  
Boninger, Michael Medicine, Bioengineering Assistive technology, upper extremity pain, wheelchairs, telerehabilitation Biomechanics
Neural Engineering
Borovetz, Harvey S Bioengineering Cardiovascular organ replacements for adult and pediatric patients (research summary) MPE
TERM
Brienza, David SHRS, Bioengineering Soft tissue mechanics, wheelchair seating, pressure ulcer prevention Biomechanics
MPE
Brown, Bryan Nicklaus Bioengineering Inductive; Scaffold Based Regenerative Medicine; host innate immune interactions in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (research summary) TERM
MCSE
Byrne, Leah Ophthalmology, Bioengineering Viral vector engineering, genome editing, gene therapy for retinal disease.  
Calabro, Finnegan Medicine, Bioengineering Multimodal imaging to assess the development of cognitive systems through adolescence, and how mental illnesses emerge during this time Biosignals
Cham, Rakie Bioengineering Postural control, gross movement biomechanics, gait, falls, ergonomics (research summary) Biomechanics
Chambers, April J Bioengineering Gait biomechanics, injury prevention, ergonomics, fatigue, prosthetics, human performance enhancement engineering (research summary) Biomechanics
Chan, Kevin Medicine, Bioengineering Structural, metabolic and functional imaging of the visual system in health and disease MCSE
Chun, Young Jae Industrial Engineering, Bioengineering Artificial biomaterials, bio-hybrid composites, endovascular devices, diagnostic vascular implants, micro-bio-systems, and fundamental device-associated biocompatibility and development of experimental methods (research summary) MCSE
MPE
Collinger, Jennifer Medicine, Bioengineering Neurorehabilitation and brain-computer interfacing Neural Engineering
Cooper, Gregory Medicine, Bioengineering Translational-related research based on tissue engineering for the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery  
Cooper, Rory SHRS, Bioengineering Rehabilitation engineering, biomechanics, assistive devices, and rehabilitation robotics Biomechanics
Corcoran, Timothy Medicine, Bioengineering Aerosol drug delivery, fluid mechanics, nuclear medicine, cystic fibrosis Biosignals
MPE
Cui, Xinyan Bioengineering Biomaterials, conducting polymer, implant coatings, nanomaterials, neural electrode tissue interface, neural engineering, on demand drug delivery (research summary) Neural Engineering
D'Amore, Antonio Medicine, Bioengineering Seeks to couple a mechanistic understanding of the relationship between scaffolds micro-structure, mechanics, and endogenous tissue growth with the development of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering strategies. The focus of research is on unmet clinical needs in cardiovascular diseases.  
Datta, Moni Kanchan Bioengineering Bone tissue engineering and renewable energy science (research summary)  
Davidson, Lance A Bioengineering Reverse engineering morphogenesis from cell motility and ECM to tissue mechanics (research summary) TERM
MCSE
Biomechanics
Debski, Richard E Bioengineering Biomechanics of shoulder & knee, soft tissue injuries & repair, robotics (research summary) Biomechanics
DiCianno, Brad  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bioengineering  Developing and studying interventions targeted to improve health and wellness in individuals with complex disabilities.  Specialized areas of interest include Spina Bifida, wheelchair prescription and technology, adaptive sports, telemedicine, and virtual reality.  
Ding, Dan SHRS, Bioengineering Assistive device instrumentation and monitoring; wheelchair modeling, control, test, and evaluation; rehabilitation robotics; virtual reality Biomechanics
Duncan, Andrew Medicine, Bioengineering Elucidating mechanisms that control hepatic polyploidy and aneuploidy, as well as how these processes affect human disease TERM
Edwards, W. Barry Radiology, Bioengineering Development of molecular imaging agents for optical and nuclear molecular imaging  
El Gharbawie, Omar Medicine, Bioengineering Neuronal populations, optical imaging, neurophysiology, and anatomical methods  
Falo, Louis Medicine, Bioengineering Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers; clinical trials of novel immune therapies for psoriasis and cutaneous T cell lymphomas  
Federspiel, William Bioengineering Artificial lung, cardiovascular devices, biotransport, tissue engineering (research summary) MPE
Biomechanics
TERM
Fisher, Lee Medicine, Bioengineering Development and testing of electrical stimulation systems for the nervous system  
Friberg, Thomas Medicine, Bioengineering Bio-mechanical properties of ocular tissues and how they are altered in diseases and disorders TERM
Furman, Joseph Medicine, Bioengineering Improving the testing methods relating to balance system abnormalities, increasing the understanding of human inner ear (vestibular) function, and enhancing the rehabilitation of people with inner ear diseases Neural Engineering
Gandhi, Neeraj Bioengineering Neural basis of coordinated eye and head motion (research summary) Neural Engineering
Biosignals
Gartner, Mark J Bioengineering Bioactive surface treatment development, medical product design and development, minimally invasive surgical tool design, pediatric medical product design  
Gaunt, Robert Medicine, Bioengineering Neural prostheses, brain computer interfaces, sensory feedback, bladder control, amputation, spinal cord injury. Neural Engineering
Biosignals
MPE
Konig, Gerhardt Medicine, Bioengineering Autonomous control of fluid and blood product administration; perioperative technology and innovation; new sensors and devices; patient blood management; clinical dashboards.  
Gerlach, Jörg Medicine, Bioengineering Bioreactor, hybrid organs, bio-artificial liver, stem cells  
Gladwin, Mark Medicine, Bioengineering    
Gleason, Thomas Medicine, Bioengineering Thoracic aortic disease management, aortic dissection, ascending aortic (vascular) biology, bicuspid valve associated aortopathy, valve-sparing aortic root reconstruction, aortic and mitral valve repair, endovascular aortic stent grafting, transcatheter aortic valve replacement/implantation, aortic root and aortic arch surgery, surgery for atrial fibrillation, off-pump coronary revascularization, heritable disorders of the thoracic aorta (bicuspid aortic valve, Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), and cardiac and aortic infections  
Goncharova, Elena Medicine, Bioengineering Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating metabolism, proliferation, motility and survival of smooth muscle cells as it relates to the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).  
Gopalakrishnan, Vanathi  Biomedical Informatics, Bioengineering 

Study of biological profiling data from de-identified samples for biomarker discovery, to enable early detection, monitoring and better outcomes for various cancers and cardiovascular diseases. 

 
Gronenborn, Angela Medicine, Bioengineering Biomolecular structure and its correlation to function in transcription factor complexes, HIV-1 proteins, and signaling proteins.  
Gurleyik, Kilichan Bioengineering Algorithms; linear models; magnetic resonance imaging; probability MPE
Hirschman, Alan D Bioengineering Medical product development and educating new product entrepreneurs (research summary) MPE
Hung, Tin-Kan Bioengineering Computational fluid mechanics and biomechanics  
Huppert, Theodore Medicine, Bioengineering Development and testing of physiologically plausible models of cerebral physiology and the application of these models to human imaging experiments; development of new MRI, optical, EEG, and MEG methods Biosignals
Ibrahim, Tamer Selim Bioengineering Antenna design for MRI & biological implantable devices; computational electromagnetics (research summary) Neural Engineering
Biosignals
MPE
Imran, Mir Bioengineering Tissue engineering, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, orthopedics, congestive heart failure and artificial organs  
Iordanova, Bistra Bioengineering Neurometabolic and neurovascular relationships in the healthy and disease brain. Using optical imaging of transgenic mice models to uncover early vascular and metabolic events in Alzheimer’s Disease. Developing approaches for improvement of cerebral blood flow after cardiac arrest.  
Jin, Tao Medicine, Bioengineering Development of novel metabolic MRI and functional MRI techniques for the study of physiology and diseases  
Kalinski, Pawel Medicine, Bioengineering Role of prostanoids and proinflammatory factors in the regulation of the immune cell entry into cancer  
Kalra, Arush 

PECA Labs,
Bioengineering 

Design thinking for implantable medical devices with focus on cardiovascular class III implantables  
Kameneva, Marina Medicine, Bioengineering Biorheology, hemorheology, hemodynamics and mechanical blood trauma in artificial organs MPE
TERM
MCSE
Kandler, Karl Medicine, Bioengineering Understanding the mechanisms regulating and mediating neuronal plasticity in the auditory system  
Kellum, John Medicine, Bioengineering Critical care nephrology, sepsis and multi-organ failure, and clinical epidemiology MPE
MCSE
Kim, Kang Medicine, Bioengineering Development of imaging research in the Center for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics; high resolution nonlinear ultrasound elasticity imaging; high resolution thermal strain imaging; molecular contrast imaging Biomechanics
Biosignals
Kim, Tae Medicine, Bioengineering Cerebrovascular physiology and magnetic resonance imaging Biosignals
Koontz, Alicia SHRS, Bioengineering Rehabilitation biomechanics, upper limb injury prevention, assistive technology, and functional electrical stimulation. Biomechanics
Kormos, Robert Medicine, Bioengineering Development of cardiovascular support devices for congestive Heart Failure; development and application of implantable and wearable sensors for healthcare diagnostics and maintenance Biomechanics
MPE
Kozai, Takashi Daniel Yoshida Bioengineering Elucidating how biological structures and biochemical pathways influence neurophysiology following injury and disease, as well as bidirectional communication between the nervous system and neural interface technology (research summary)  
Kulkarni, Mangesh Bioengineering Development of biomaterials based delivery systems; Molecular diagnostics and therapeutics (particularly involving non-coding RNA); Cell-free therapeutic strategies like stem cells secretome therapy; Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine TERM
MCSE 
Kumta, Prashant N Bioengineering Nanostructured materials; non-viral gene and protein delivery, energy storage systems, mineralized tissue engineering (research summary)  
Lathrop, Kira Medicine, Bioengineering Imaging, microscopy, image analysis and quantitation, the Palisades of Vogt, optical coherence tomography MPE
Laymon, Charles Medicine, Bioengineering Imaging instrumentation, and algorithm and methods development Biosignals
Leuba, Sanford Medicine, Bioengineering Single-molecule approaches for the study of molecular motors and chromatin fibers in the nucleus Biomechanics
Biosignals
MCSE
Little, Steven R. Chem/Petroleum Engineering, Bioengineering Biomaterials, controlled release, delivery of drugs to the eye, drug delivery systems, immunotherapies, Regenerative Medicine MCSE
TERM
Liu, Yang Medicine, Bioengineering Biomedical optics; optical spectroscopy and imaging for cancer diagnosis, surveillance and prevention. Biosignals
MCSE
Lotze, Michael Medicine, Bioengineering Tumor immunology, biomarkers, intracellular signaling, multicolor flow cytometry. MCSE
Loughlin, Patrick J Bioengineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering Sensory integration; control of human movement; balance and gait; sensory substitution, haptics, vibrotactile feedback; brain-computer interfaces; computational models; signal processing. (research summary) Biosignals
Lund, Laura Bioengineering Artificial lung technology, blood gas exchange, human factors engineering  
Mahajan, Aman Anesthesiology, Bioinformatics, Pharmacology,
Bioengineering 
 
Mahboobin, Arash Bioengineering Computational biomechanics (musculoskeletal modeling), human postural control, time-varying signals and systems, and hybrid-optimization; developing muscle-actuated forward dynamic simulations of gait and posture, and analysis and modeling of human postural control Biomechanics
Maiti, Spandan Bioengineering Computational mechanics and materials science, multiscale and multiphysics techniques applied to physical and biological systems. (research summary) Biomechanics
Mallampalli, Rama Medicine, Bioengineering Understanding how protein degradation affects biophysical properties of lung and the design and development of small molecule therapies  
Mandala, Mahender Bioengineering Product Design and Development, Design Theory & Research, Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation, Engineering Design, Engineering Education.  
Mao, Zhi-Hong Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bioengineering Control of networked and large-scale dynamical systems, Human-in-the-loop control systems (research summary) Neural Engineering
Biosignals
Marra, Kacey Medicine, Bioengineering Nerve regeneration, polymeric conduits, microspheres/hydrogels, stem cells Neural Engineering
TERM
MCSE
Menegazzi, James Medicine, Bioengineering Resuscitation from cardiac arrest, ventricular fibrillation, ventilation adjuncts, emergency medicine  
Miller, Mark C Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Bioengineering Rigid body dynamics and control, kinematics, orthopaedic surgery, upper extremity biomechanics, joint replacement, mechanics of tissues Biomechanics
Miskov-Zivanov, Natasa Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bioengineering Biological design automation and systems and synthetic biology  
Moalli, Pamela Medicine, Bioengineering Pathophysiology and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse  
Modo, Michel Medicine, Bioengineering Stem cell therapy, such as neural stem cells, stem cell repair, stem cell differentiation, immunological aspects of cell therapy TERM
Moyer, Brian Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering Characterization of human movement specifically toward the prevention of traumatic injury Biomechanics
Musahl, Volker Medicine, Bioengineering Sports medicine; comprehensive care of injuries to the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle Biomechanics
Niepa, Tagbo Chem/Petroleum, Bioengineering Bacterial biofilms and engineered microbial microniches  
Nishikawa, Robert Medicine, Bioengineering Department Clinical imaging; diagnostic radiology  
Pacella, John Medicine, Bioengineering Microcirculation, coronary circulation, ultrasound, medical devices, hemodynamics  
Parker, Robert S Chem/Petroleum Engineering, Bioengineering Department Modeling, analysis, and control of biomedical systems; nonlinear input-output model identification; model predictive control (research summary) MCSE
Patzer, John F Bioengineering Department Tissue engineering for artificial liver, implantable glucose sensors. TERM
Phillippi, Julie Medicine, Bioengineering Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of ascending aortic aneurysms in patients with bicuspid aortic valve and other heritable disorders TERM
MCSE
Pinsky, Michael Medicine, Bioengineering Complexity modeling of physiological signals to define health and disease. Use of programmable multi-site pacing to optimize LV contraction synchrony. Effectiveness of hemodynamic monitoring to drive resuscitation from circulatory shock  
Pitt, Bruce GSPH, Bioengineering Pulmonary endothelial cell biology, metal ion homeostasis, NO, oxidants MCSE
Pu, Jiantao Medicine, Bioengineering Interface between computer science and biomedicine with focus on biomedical image analysis, biomedical informatics, computer-aided detection/diagnosis, computer graphics and vision, machine learning, and human-computer interaction  
Redfern, Mark Departments of Otolaryngology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Bioengineering Human postural control and ergonomics for the prevention of falling injuries by investigating the factors that influence balance Biomechanics
Neural Engineering
Biosignals
Robertson, Anne M Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Bioengineering Cerebral vascular disease, constitutive modeling of soft biological tissues, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics Biomechanics
Rose, Jason Medicine,
Bioengineering
Drug development, drug discovery, inhalational injury, toxicology, antidotal therapies MCSE
Rossi, Ethan Medicine, Bioengineering Advanced imaging technologies with adaptive optics to study the normal and diseased retina on a microscopic scale in the living human eye Biosignals
Roy, Partha Bioengineering Cancer biology, cytoskeleton and cell migration, angiogenesis, cell signaling, optical manipulation of proteins (research summary) MCSE
TERM
Rubin, Joseph Medicine, Bioengineering Adipose stem cell biology and applications to regenerative medicine  
Ruder, Warren Bioengineering Developing new approaches in synthetic biology and linking these technologies with engineered systems that mimic cell, tissue, and organism physiology. (research summary) MCSE
Sadagopan, Srivatsun Medicine, Bioengineering Studying the mechanisms by which such invariance properties are generated in the neural responses of primary and higher auditory cortex. In particular, we focus on one behaviorally important set of sounds - vocal communication sounds. Neural Engineering
Samosky, Joseph Thomas Bioengineering Design and development of medical simulation systems for healthcare training and performance measurement. Medical devices and technologies including smart systems, sensors and information displays. User-centric design, interaction design, augmented reality and hybrid reality (mixed virtual and physical systems), autonomous and embedded systems. (research summary)  
Sant, Shilpa Pharmacy, Bioengineering To develop tissue-engineered tumor models that recreate the three-dimensional structure, cell-cell/cell-ECM interaction, stromal environments, and signaling cues present in vivo  
Schatten, Gerald Medicine, Bioengineering Developmental, reproductive and molecular medicine research from preconception through birth  
Schneider, Walter CAS, Bioengineering Cognitive neuroscience, cognitive control, semantic representation, attention and automaticity, skill acquisition, connectionist/hybrid modeling, brain imaging, brain activity interpretation  
Schuman, Joel Medicine, Bioengineering Ocular imaging for early detection of glaucoma and glaucoma progression, aqueous humor outflow and aqueous dynamics, laser-tissue interactions in the eye and electronic health records in ophthalmology  
Schwartz, Andrew Medicine, Bioengineering Neurobiology, motor neurophysiolgy, neural prosthetics, chronic microelectrodes  
Sejdic, Ervin Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bioengineering Advanced information systems in medicine, Anticipatory medical devices, Assistive technologies, Bioinformatics and biomimetics, Biomedical Signal Processing, Gait analysis, Rehabilitation engineering, Robot-mediated rehabilitation, Swallowing difficulties, Theoretical signal processing, Vascular aging and diseases (research summary) Biosignals
Sfeir, Charles Medicine, Bioengineering Role of extracellular matrix in tissue engineering and biomineralization; The use of bioceramic nanoparticles in non-viral DNA gene delivery  
Sharma, Nitin Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Bioengineering Derivation of robust nonlinear control algorithms and optimal control algorithms. Goal is to restore standing and walking function in persons with spinal cord injury. (research summary) Neural Engineering
Shroff, Sanjeev Govinddas Bioengineering Mechano-energetic function of the heart, underlying cellular processes (research summary) Biomechanics
Biosignals
MCSE
Sigal, Ian Medicine, Bioengineering Ocular biomechanics, simulation/modeling, methods for multivariate analysis, statistical shape analysis and geometric morphometrics Biomechanics
Biosignals
Simon, Marc Medicine, Bioengineering Cardiology; right ventricular structure and function; ventricular assist devices, cardiac resynchronization therapy Biomechanics
MPE
Smith, Matthew Medicine, Bioengineering Neurophysiology of vision, eye movements, and perception, chronic microelectrode recordings, neural prosthetics, computational neuroscience Neural Engineering
Smithgall, Thomas Medicine, Bioengineering Antiretroviral and antineoplastic drug recovery and high-throughput assay design  
Sowa, Gwendolyn Medicine, Bioengineering Research on disk and spine deterioration and the mechanisms of back pain Biomechanics
TERM
Sparto, Patrick SHRS, Bioengineering Effects of aging and vestibular disease on postural control Biomechanics
Star, Alexander CAS, Bioengineering Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, nano-bio-sensors, and nanotoxicology/drug delivery  
St. Hilaire, Cynthia Medicine, Bioengineering  Mechanisms of vascular and valvular calcification; vascular extracellular matrix remodeling; cell phenotypic switching; mechanical stress and cell fate.  
Stetten, George Dewitt Bioengineering In situ image guided intervention, image analysis, open-source software (research summary) Biosignals
MPE
Storkus, Walter Medicine, Bioengineering Immunobiology and immunotherapy of melanoma and renal cell carcinoma; development of combinational immunotherapies including vaccines and immunomodulatory compounds MCSE
Stuckenholz, Carsten Bioengineering Development of organisms and organs to treat human disease, harvesting large-scale datasets to extract biologically meaningful information, bioinformatics  
Sun, Mingui Medicine, Bioengineering Neurophysiology, detection/localization of electrical generators in the brain Neural Engineering
Biosignals
Sundd, Prithu Medicine, Bioengineering Elucidating the mechanism of WBC recruitment to sites of inflammation, role of inflammation in the complications associated with SCD and ALI MCSE
Syed-Picard, Fatima Bioengineering 3D scaffold-less dentin and bone engineering, periosteum engineering, Bone Scaffold characterization  
Taboas, Juan Dental Medicine, Bioengineering Tissue engineering of multiphasic skeletal and craniofacial tissues; microtissue fabrication with photo-patterning, biomaterial scaffolds, and microfluidic bioreactors TERM
Tai, Changfeng Medicine, Bioengineering Bladder and sphincter functions in normal and neurological disorder condition, modeling analysis of electrical nerve stimulation, and restoring locomotion function after spinal cord injury by electrical stimulation of lumbar spinal cord  
Tarin, Tatum Medicine, Bioengineering His research in Pittsburgh included harvesting human muscle from organ donors in an effort to harvest stem cells for the treatment of urologic disease  
Teichert, Tobias Medicine, Bioengineering Building an ultrasoundbased non-invasive localized brain-drug delivery system for non-human primates Biosignals
Tejero Bravo, Jesus Medicine, Bioengineering Reactions of nitrite and nitric oxide with heme proteins. MCSE 
Toosi, Kevin   Study repetitive strain injuries of nerves and connective tissues and investigate the acute and chronic change in the musculoskeletal systems by collecting and analyzing biomechanical data  
Torres, Gelsy Bioengineering Sensorimotor learning; Generalization of motor learning; Neurorehabilitation; Posture and Gait. (research summary) Neural Engineering
Biomechanics
Tuan, Rocky Medicine, Bioengineering Development, growth and health of the musculoskeletal system, stem cell biology, and engineering-based technologies to regenerate and/or restore function to diseased and damaged musculoskeletal tissues  
Urish, Kenneth Medicine, Bioengineering Biofilm dynamics with implant infection and arthroplasty implant design; medical and microscopy image analysis and classification. Biosignals
Vande Geest, Jonathan Bioengineering Ocular, vascular, and nerve biomechanics, tissue engineering, nonlinear optical microscopy, and finite element modeling (research summary) Biomechanics
TERM
Vazquez, Alberto Medicine, Bioengineering Role and properties of dynamic neuro-vascular and neuro-metabolic couplings in normal brain function, as well as impact of pathologies on these processes using optical (two-photon microscopy, fluorescence microscopy), magnetic resonance and electrophysiological methods Biosignals
Velikokhatnyi, Oleg Bioengineering Materials engineering (alternative energy sources and biomaterials)  
Vipperman, Jeffrey S Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Bioengineering Many related disciplines of dynamics, vibrations, controls, analog and digital signal processing, autonomous system health monitoring, smart materials, acoustics, and structural acoustics (research summary) MPE
Vodovotz, Yoram Medicine, Bioengineering Biology of acute inflammation in shock states, chronic inflammatory diseases, wound healing, malaria, and restenosis; mathematical modeling to unify and gain insight into the biological interactions that characterize these inflammatory conditions Biosignals
MCSE
TERM
Vogt, Keith Medicine, Bioengineering Determining the effect of concomitant pain on long-term auditory memory under anesthesia; Development of functional connectivity MRI as a biomarker for pain; Optimization of physiologic noise correction for functional MRI.  
Vorp, David A Bioengineering Mechanics of vascular disease, tissue-engineered blood vessels, stem cells (research summary) Biomechanics
TERM
Wagner, William R. Chem/Petroleum Engineering, Bioengineering Cardiovascular engineering with projects that address medical device biocompatibility and design, tissue engineering, and targeted imaging TERM
MPE
Wang, James Medicine, Bioengineering Cell mechanobiology, contraction vs wound healing, functional tissue engineering TERM
MCSE
Waters, Jonathan Medicine, Bioengineering Transfusion management, fluid resuscitation and acid-base theory  
Weber, Douglas John Bioengineering Neural engineering and prosthetics, functional electrical simulation, neural decoding (research summary) Neural Engineering
Weinbaum, Justin Sol Bioengineering Interdisciplinary tissue engineering research that exploits the cell-instructive properties of matricellular proteins (research summary) TERM
MCSE
Wells, Alan Medicine, Bioengineering Biochemistry and mechanics of cell motility in tumors, wounds, and organogenesis MCSE
TERM
Wipf, Peter CAS, Bioengineering Synthetic Organic, Medicinal, heterocyclic and computational chemistry  
Woo, Savio L Y Bioengineering Effects of stress and motion on healing and repair of soft tissues; Theoretical and experimental studies of the nonlinear viscoelastic and mechanical properties of biological tissues; Kinematics of synovial joints, including the knee and shoulder, by developing a novel robotic universal force-moment sensor testing system to assess the roles of various soft tissues; Functional tissue engineering approaches involving the use of extracellular matrix (ECM) bioscaffolds, i.e., ECM-SIS to improve the healing of injured ligaments and tendons; Development of biodegradable metallic materials to assist the healing of ligaments and tendons as well as for implantable devices for orthopaedic applications. ( research summary) Biomechanics
MPE
TERM
MCSE
Worobey, Lynn Medicine, Bioengineering Enhancing independence and participation of individuals who use assistive technology as well as minimizing secondary injury.  
Wu, Shandong Radiology Computational biomedical image analysis with an emphasis on quantitative breast imaging for translational and clinical applications  
Yeh, Fang-Cheng Frank Medicine, Bioengineering Diffusion MRI, medical image analysis, brain connectome, digital pathology  
Yeh, Joanne Medicine, Bioengineering 3-D structural elucidation of biomacromolecules and methodologies development to enhance structural-functional studies Biosignal
Yun, Minhee Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bioengineering Biosensor development based 1-dimensional and 2-dimensional nanomaterials. Use of electrical signals to detect specific biomarkers in human blood and urine samples (research summary) Neural Engineering
Zervantonakis, Ioannis (Yannis) Bioengineering Microfabricated and microfluidic technologies to study cancer progression, metastasis and response to therapies. Systems biology modeling of cell-cell interactions, cell signaling and localized drug release technologies in cancer. MCSE
Biomechanics
Zhou, Leming SHRS, Bioengineering Mathematical modeling, algorithm development, sequence alignments, data mining, data integration, information security and privacy, and high performance computing MCSE