Faculty Roster Draft

BIOMATERIALS, MECHANOBIOLGY, AND TISSUE

James Ankrum

James Ankrum, Assistant Professor

Engineered cell-based therapies for diabetes and its complications, namotechnology, medical devices
Edward Sander

Edward A. Sander

Wound healing; multiscale biomechanics of native and engineered tissue; mechanobiology of growth and remodeling processes; vascular biomechanics

Cardiovascular Biomechanics

Seth Dillard

Seth Dillard, Lecturer

Cardiovascular fluid mechanics; computational and experimental fluid dynamics; image-based modeling
M.L. Suresh Raghavan

M.L. Suresh Raghaven, Professor and Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow

Mechanics of biological soft tissues; biomechanics of aneurysms and endovascular grafts; heart valve prosthesis; embolization materials
Sarah Vigmostad

Sarah C. Vigmostad, Associate Professor

Coronary blood flow dynamics; heart valve mechanics; cardiovascular implant design and analysis; RBC dynamics for analysis of blood damage; vocal cord dynamics

Cellular Engineering

Jose G. Assouline, Adjunct Associate Professor

Tissue engineering; nanotechnology

Michael A. Mackery, Associate Professor

Live cell imaging; modeling biomedical reaction pathways in living cells

Computational Genomics

Terry A. Braun, Associate Professor and Director, Coordinated Laboratory for Computational Genomics

Genetics; bioinformatics and computational genetics; macular degeneration

Thomas L. Casavant, Professor, Roy J. Carver Chair in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Bioinformatics; computational biology; genome sequence analysis; software tools for human disease mutation identification

David Kristensen, Assistant Professor

Development of bioinformatics algorithms to study the human microbiome. Comparative genomics and other large-scale studies of biological systems.

Todd E. Scheetz, Associate Professor

Regulation of gene expression and processing; disease gene identification; molecular genetics of disease; computational genomics; computational phenotyping; distributed computing and parallel processing

Michael Schnieders, Assistant Professor

Computational modeling of protein structure & function; simulation of missense mutations; prediction of the thermodynamics of organic biomaterials

Human Simulation & Computational Biomechanics

Karim Abdel-Malek, Professor and Director, Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD)

Human simulation: human systems integration; injury prediction; human modeling; virtual reality; personal protective equipment simulation; sports simulation

Imaging and Biological Systems

Edwin L. Dove, Associate Professor

Medical image processing; mathematical modeling of physiological processes

Joseph M. Reinhardt, Professor and Department Executive Officer

Pulmonary imaging; medical image analysis

Osama Saba, Lecturer

Medical imaging and biological systems modeling

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Nicole M. Grosland, Professor

Spinal biomechanics; total joint arthroplasty; patient/ subject-specific model development; finite element meshing techniques

Nicole Kallemeyn, Lecturer

Orthopaedic biomechanics; finite element modeling; patient-specific modeling

Tae-Hong Lim, Professor

Spine biomechanics; effect of mechanical loads on the cellular activities in the intervertebral discs; discogenic low back pain; mathematical modeling of spinal muscles

David G. Wilder, Professor

Whole body vibration; spine biomechanics; injury prevention; ergonomics; international standards development bme