Affiliated Faculty

Alpesh Amin, M.D.

Endowed Chair in Medicine and Professor of Medicine; Biomedical Engineering; Paul Merage School of Business; Program in Nursing Science
Research Interests: hospital medicine, quality/safety, new technologies in healthcare
Email: anamin@uci.edu


Pierre Baldi, Ph.D.

UCI Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science; Biological Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Developmental and Cell Biology
Research Interests: bioinformatics, computational biology
Email: pfbaldi@ics.uci.edu
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Lubomir Bic, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: parallel and distributed computing, mobile agents
Email: lbic@uci.edu
 

Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D.

Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Environmental Health Sciences; Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Interests: gene regulation by nuclear hormone receptors in vertebrate development physiology, endocrine disruption
Email: blumberg@uci.edu
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Donald Brown, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor in Residence of Ophthalmology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: glaucoma, optic nerve, non-linear optics
Email: dbrown@uci.edu
 

Peter Burke, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: nano-electronics, bio-nanotechnology
Email: pburke@uci.edu
 

Maxime Cannesson, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Biomedical Engineering
Email: mcanness@uci.edu
 

Dan Cooper, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: impact of exercise on exhaled biological gases, novel methods of assessing physical activity in infants and children using bioMEMS, impact of oxygen gradients on neutrophil trafficking
Email: dcooper@uci.edu
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Robert Corn, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: analytical, chemical biology, physical chemistry and chemical physics, polymer, materials, nanoscience
Email: rcorn@uci.edu
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Carl Cotman, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology; Biomedical Engineering; Neurobiology and Behavior
Research Interests: amyloid, C1q, Alzheimer's disease, apoptosis, successful aging, dementia
Email: cwcotman@uci.edu
 

Nancy Da Silva, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: molecular biotechnology
Email: ndasilva@uci.edu
 

Hamid Djalilian, M.D.

Professor of Otolaryngology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: medical devices, hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness/imbalance, clinical research
Email: hdjalili@uci.edu
 

James Earthman, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: biomaterials, dental and orthopaedic implants, green materials, nanocrystalline alloys, deformation and damage processes
Email: earthman@uci.edu
 

Aaron Esser-Kahn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: chemical biology, organic and synthetic, polymer, materials, nanoscience
Email: aesserka@uci.edu
 

Gregory Evans, M.D.

Professor of Surgery; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: aesthetic surgery, breast augmentation, cosmetic plastic surgery, craniomaxillofacial, hand surgery, head and neck reconstruction, liposuction, oncology, pelvic bone reconstruction, peripheral nerve regeneration, reconstructive microsurgery, replantation, tissue engineering
Email: gevans@uci.edu
 

Lisa Flanagan-Monuki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: stem cells, neural, embryonic, neuron
Email: lflanaga@uci.edu
 

Ron Frostig, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: optical methods for brain imaging, functional organization of the cortex
Email: rfrostig@uci.edu
 

John Fruehauf, M.D.

Professor of Medicine; Biological Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Interests: in-vitro cancer models using 3-D tissue systems to predict drug response
Email: jfruehau@uci.edu
 

Steven Gross, Ph.D.

Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Physics and Astronomy
Research Interests: force generation by molecular motors in living cells
Email: sgross@uci.edu
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Zhibin Guan, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: chemical biology, organic and synthetic, polymer, materials, nanoscience
Email: zguan@uci.edu
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Gultekin Gulsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiological Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Physics and Astronomy
Research Interests: in vivo molecular imaging, diffuse optical tomography, fluorescence tomography, photo-magnetic imaging, multi-modality imaging
Email: ggulsen@uci.edu
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Ranjan Gupta, Ph.D.

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Anatomy and Neurobiology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: hand and upper extremity surgery
Email: ranjang@uci.edu
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Frank Hsu, M.D.

Department Chair and Professor of Neurological Surgery; Biomedical Engineering; Otolaryngology
Research Interests: biomechanics of cerebral aneurysms, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy
Email:fpkhsu@uci.edu


Christopher Hughes, Ph.D.

Director of Edwards Lifesciences Cardiovascular Technology Center and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: tissue engineering, growth and patterning of blood vessels
Email: cchughes@uci.edu
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James Jester, Ph.D.

Jack H. Skirball Endowed Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: mechanics of wound healing and the inter-relationship of mechanical force, cell-matrix interaction, and gene expression, cellular basis of corneal transparency and the role of water-soluble proteins in isolated cell light scattering, three-dimensional and temporal imaging of cells in intact living tissue
Email: jjester@uci.edu


Joyce Keyak, Ph.D.

Professor in Residence of Radiological Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: bone mechanics, finite element modeling, quantitative computed tomography, prosthetic implants, osteoporosis, metastatic tumors in bone, radiation therapy
Email: jhkeyak@uci.edu
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Baruch Kuppermann, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: ocular manifestations of AIDS, risk factors for the development of retinopathy of prematurity post partum, photodynamic therapy for the treatment of choroidal melanomas
Email: bdkupper@uci.edu
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Young Jik Kwon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Research Interests: gene therapy, drug delivery, cancer-targeted therapeutics, combined molecular imaging and therapy, cancer vaccine
Email: kwonyj@uci.edu
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Jonathan Lakey, Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: islet transplantation for patients with diabetes, improving methods of islet isolation, characterization and developing novel methods of islet transplantation, biopolymer and encapsulation technologies
Email: jlakey@uci.edu
 

Arthur Lander, Ph.D.

Donald Bren Professor and Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Logic and Philosophy of Science; Pharmacology
Research Interests: systems biology of development, pattern formation, growth control
Email: adlander@uci.edu
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Richard Lathrop, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: modeling structure and function, machine learning, intelligent systems and molecular biology, protein structure/function prediction
Email: rickl@uci.edu
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Thay Lee, Ph.D.

Professor in Residence of Orthopaedic Surgery; Biomedical Engineering; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research Interests: research biomechanics
Email: tqlee@uci.edu or tqlee@med.va.gov
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Guann-Pyng Li, Ph.D.

Director of the UCI Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Director of the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: high-speed semiconductor technology, optoelectronic devices, integrated circuit fabrication and testing
Email: gpli@uci.edu
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Shin Lin, Ph.D.

Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: combined use of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, molecular biophysics to study the structure and function of proteins involved in cytoskeletal/contractile functions and signal transduction in muscle and nonmuscle cells
Email: shinlin@uci.edu
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John Lowengrub, Ph.D.

UCI Chancellor's Professor of Mathematics; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: applied and computational mathematics, mathematical and computational biology
Email: jlowengr@uci.edu
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Ray Luo, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: protein structure, noncovalent associations involving proteins
Email: rluo@uci.edu
 

Marc Madou, Ph.D.

UCI Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: fundamental aspects of micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), biosensors, nanofluidics, biomimetics
Email: mmadou@uci.edu
 

John Middlebrooks, Ph.D.

Professor of Otolaryngology; Biomedical Engineering; Cognitive Sciences; Neurobiology and Behavior
Research Interests: hearing research, neurophysiology, auditory prosthesis, computational neuroscience, auditory cortex
Email: j.midd@uci.edu
 

Sabee Molloi, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiological Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: quantitative aspects of medical x-ray imaging and its applications to cardiac and breast imaging
Email: symolloi@uci.edu
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Jogeshwar Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Preclinical Imaging, Radiological Sciences School of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering Professor
Email: j.mukherjee@uci.edu
 

J. Stuart Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: laser surgery, port wine stains, hemangiomas, vascular birthmarks
Email: jsnelson@uci.edu
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Hung Duc Nguyen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: self-assembly of biological and biomimetic nanoscale materials based on amino acids and on nucleic acids
Email: hdn@uci.edu
 

Qing Nie, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: computational mathematics, systems biology, cell signaling, stem cell
Email: qnie@math.uci.edu
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Pranav Patel, M.D.

Chief, Division of Cardiology; Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) and Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: intravascular imaging (OCT and IVUS), interventional cardiology research-coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease, medical quality and outcomes research, cardiac hemodynamics: fractional flow reserve and coronary flow reserve, preventive cardiology research
Email: pranavp@uci.edu


Susanne Rafelski, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: control of mitochondrial network size, topology and function in budding yeast cells
Email: susanner@uci.edu


David Reinkensmeyer, Ph.D.

Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology; Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research Interests: robotics, mechatronics, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation, biomechanics, neural control of movement
Email: dreinken@uci.edu
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Phillip C-Y Sheu, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Computer Science
Research Interests: database systems, interactive multimedia systems
Email: psheu@uci.edu
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Andrei Shkel, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: design and advanced control of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), precision micro-sensors and actuators for telecommunication and information technologies, MEMS-based health monitoring systems, disposable diagnostic devices, prosthetic implants
Email: ashkel@uci.edu
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Zuzanna Siwy, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry
Research Interests: biosensing, nanotechnology, condensed matter physics
Email: zsiwy@uci.edu


Ramesh Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Professor of Cognitive Sciences; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: cognitive neuroscience, brain development, consciousness, perception, EEG, brain dynamics
Email: r.srinivasan@uci.edu
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Roger Steinert, M.D.

Irving H. Leopold Chair in Ophthalmology and Professor of Ophthalmology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: cataract surgical technique and management of complications, refractive surgery, corneal transplantation
Email: steinert@uci.edu
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Vasan Venugopalan, ScD

Department Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Surgery
Research Interests: laser-induced thermal, mechanical and radiative transport processes for application in medical diagnostics, therapeutics, biotechnology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
Email: vvenugop@uci.edu
 

Szu-Wen Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: combining principles of self-assembly with nature-inspired macromolecular systems to engineer new materials and therapeutic strategies
Email: wangsw@uci.edu
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H. Kumar Wickramasinghe, Ph.D.

Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Engineering and Department Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: nanoscale measurements and characterization, scanning probe microscopy, storage technology, nano-bio measurement technology
Email: hkwick@uci.edu
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Brian Wong, M.D.

Professor of Otolaryngology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: biomedical optics, tissue engineering, development of surgical instrumentation
Email: bjwong@uci.edu
 

Xiangmin Xu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Research Interests: local cortical circuits
Email: xiangmin.xu@uci.edu
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Albert Fan Yee, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry
Research Interests: materials science aspects of polymers and soft materials, particularly on how they are used to impact nanotechnology
Email: afyee@uci.edu
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Fan-Gang Zeng, Ph.D.

Director of Hearing Research and Professor of Otolaryngology; Anatomy and Neurobiology; Biomedical Engineering; Cognitive Sciences
Research Interests: cochlear implants and auditory neuroscience
Email: fzeng@uci.edu
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Weian Zhao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: stem cell therapy, diagnostics, biosensors, nano- and microtechnology, aptamers
Email: weianz@uci.edu