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Abe Lee

Abraham Lee, Ph.D.

William J. Link Chair in Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: Integrated point-of-care diagnostics, engineered “theranostic” vesicles and particles, active cell sorting microdevices, microphysiological microsystems, and high throughput droplet bioassays
Email: aplee@uci.edu
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Kyriacos Athanasiou

Kyriacos Athanasiou, Ph.D., P.E.

Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director of DELTAi (Directing Engineering & Life-science Translational Advances @ Irvine)
Research Interests: understanding and enhancing the healing processes of musculoskeletal tissues as well as the body’s cartilaginous tissues, effecting translation of engineering innovations to clinical use, especially in terms of instruments and devices
Email: athens@uci.edu
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Michael Berns

Michael Berns, Ph.D.

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Chair in Laser Biomedicine and Professor of Surgery; Biomedical Engineering; Developmental and Cell Biology
Research Interests: photomedicine, laser microscopy, biomedical devices
Email: mwberns@uci.edu
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Elliot Botvinick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Research Interests: laser microbeams, cellular mechanotransduction, mechanobiology
Email: elliot.botvinick@uci.edu
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Gregory Brewer

Gregory Brewer, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: neuronal networks, decoding brain learning and memory, brain-inspired computing, Alzheimer's disease, brain aging, neuron cell culture
Email: gjbrewer@uci.edu
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James Brody, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: bioinformatics, micro-nanoscale systems
Email: jpbrody@uci.edu
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Zhongping Chen

Zhongping Chen, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Otolaryngology; Surgery
Research Interests: biomedical optics, optical coherence tomography, bioMEMS, biomedical devices
Email: z2chen@uci.edu
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Bernard Choi

Bernard Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Residence of Surgery; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: biomedical optics, in vivo optical imaging, microvasculature, light-based therapeutics
Email: choib@uci.edu
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Michelle Digman

Michelle Digman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Research Interests: biophotonics, fluorescence Spectroscopy and microscopy, nano-scale imaging, mechanotransduction, cancer cell migration, fluorescence lifetime and metabolic mapping
Email: mdigman@uci.edu
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Tim Downing

Tim Downing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: stem cell and tissue engineering, regenerative biology, cell reprogramming, epigenomics, mechanobiology
Email: tim.downing@uci.edu

Anthony Durkin

Anthony Durkin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: spatial frequency domain imaging, wide field functional imaging, quantitative near-infrared spectroscopy of superficial tissues, chemometrics, fluorescence spectroscopy, quantitative spectral imaging
Email: adurkin@uci.edu
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Enrico Gratton

Enrico Gratton, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Developmental and Cell Biology; Physics and Astronomy
Research Interests: design of new fluorescence instruments, protein dynamics, single molecule, fluorescence microscopy, photon migration in tissues
Email: egratton@uci.edu
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Anna Grosberg

Anna Grosberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: computational modeling of biological systems, biomechanics, cardiac tissue engineering
Email: grosberg@uci.edu
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Jered Haun

Jered Haun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: nanotechnology, molecular engineering, computational simulations, targeted drug delivery, clinical cancer detection
Email: jered.haun@uci.edu
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Elliot Hui

Elliot Hui, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: microscale tissue engineering, bioMEMS, cell-cell interactions, global health diagnostics
Email: eehui@uci.edu
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Tibor Juhasz

Tibor Juhasz, Ph.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: laser-tissue interactions, high-precision microsurgery with lasers, laser applications in ophthalmology, corneal biomechanics
Email: tjuhasz@uci.edu

 

Arash Kheradvar, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; School of Medicine
Research Interests: cardiac mechanics, cardiovascular devices, cardiac imaging
Email: arashkh@uci.edu
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Michelle Khine

Michelle Khine, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: development of novel nano- and micro-fabrication technologies and systems for single cell analysis, stem cell research, in-vitro diagnostics
Email: mkhine@uci.edu
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Frithjof Kruggel, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: biomedical signal and image processing, anatomical and functional neuroimaging in humans, structure-function relationship in the human brain
Email: fkruggel@uci.edu

Chang Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry
Research Interests: genetic engineering, directed evolution, synthetic biology, chemical biology
Email: ccl@uci.edu
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Wendy Liu

Wendy Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: biomaterials, microdevices in cardiovascular engineering, cell-cell and cell-micro-environment interactions, cell functions and controls
Email: wendy.liu@uci.edu
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Beth Lopour

Beth Lopour, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: computational neuroscience, signal processing, mathematical modeling, epilepsy, translational research
Email: beth.lopour@uci.edu
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Zoran Nenadic

Zoran Nenadic, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: adaptive biomedical signal processing, control algorithms for biomedical devices, brain-machine interfaces, modeling and analysis of biological neural networks
Email: znenadic@uci.edu
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William Tang

William Tang, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) nanoscale engineering for biomedical applications, microsystems integration, microimplants, microbiomechanics, microfluidics
Email: wctang@uci.edu
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Bruce Tromberg

Bruce Tromberg, Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering; Physiology and Biophysics; Director, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic
Research Interests: photon migration, diffuse optical imaging, non-linear optical microscopy, photodynamic therapy
Email: bjtrombe@uci.edu
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