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Schneider Schneider, James W.
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1998, University of Minnesota
http://www.cheme.cmu.edu/people/faculty/schneider.htm
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Schneider Research
Highlights: The research of Professor Schneider is focused on the design of novel self-assembled materials for use in high-performance bioanalytical devices. Specifically, his group has developed a series of surfactant-tagging methods that allow for rapid, high-resolution electrophoretic separations of DNA without the use of gels. These methods find applications in sequencing, forensic identification, and detection of trace levels of microRNA. Current research involves extending these methods to separations of long DNA in microfluidic devices, high-throughput plasmid purification, and sample pre-concentration and arraying schemes. Other research interests include the use of atomic force microscopy to interrogate biophysical properties of lipid membranes and the fidelity of biosensing surfaces. Prof. Schneider received an NSF CAREER Award and a Beckman Young Investigator Award for his research on novel DNA separation methods.
Email: schneider cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 4394
FAX: 412 268 7139
Address: Doherty Hall 3121
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Nanoemulsions for DNA separation; novel biomimetic materials for bioseparation and biosensing
Shimada Shimada, Kenji
Theodore Ahrens Professor in Engineering
Ph.D., 1993, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/shimada/
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Email: shimada cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 3614
FAX: 412 268 3348
Address: 314 Scaife Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Medical robotics; computer-assisted surgery; human body modeling and simulation
Stetten Stetten, George D.
Research Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering
M.D., 1991, State University of New York Syracuse Health Center
Ph.D. 2000, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
http://www.vialab.org/index.html
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Stetten Research
Highlights: Dr. Stetten's current research interests include image-guided surgery, having developed a device called the Sonic Flashlight, which uses a half-silvered mirror to superimpose ultrasound image in-situ within the patient in real time.His research continues with various adaptations of the underlying principle of in-situ image guidance, including an optical coherence tomography system for guidance of eye surgery, and a video enabled ultrasound scanner for merging internal and external data from the patient.He has invented a new surgical tool that magnifies the sense of touch to enable the surgeon to feel forces during delicate procedures. In addition, Dr. Stetten develops image analysis techniques for automated identification and measurement of anatomical structures.Stetten is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Stetten VideoProfessor Stetten introducing his invention of Sonic Flashlight.
Email: stetten andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 624 7762
FAX: 412 624 3699
Address: Newell Simon Hall A411
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests:Statistics and geometry of image analysis; psychophysics of image perception/cognition; medical image guidance with in-situ virtual images; fingertip visual to haptic transducers
Tilton Sydlik, Stefanie
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
http://sydlikgroup.blogspot.com/p/welcome.html
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Sydlik Research
Highlights: The Sydlik Group, located in the Chemistry Department, specializes in the design and synthesis of novel polymers and organic materials for use in biomedical applications. They create biomimetic materials that emulate the complexity of materials found in nature, to serve as cell instructive scaffolds for tissue regeneration. Specifically, they have developed a procedure that transforms graphite into a degradable, cell-instructive scaffold that recapitulates the properties of native bone to induce bone healing. Further, they are developing a next-generation bone cement with a capacity to encourage integration. Other interests include the synthesis of chondromimetic hydrogels for cartilage regeneration, peptide modified graphite biomaterials, and self assembling hydrogels for neuronal engineering. Chemical synthesis is central to all research aims. However, unlike a traditional chemistry group, all group members actively learn skills to see through the application of their materials, most often through mechanical characterization and cell culture.
Email: ssydlik andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 5579
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Address: Mellon Institute 840
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests:Polymer synthesis; polymer synthesis; biomimetic polymers and materials; graphene biomaterials; surgical adhesives; covalent controlled release; stem cells; bone and cartilage regeneration
Taylor Taylor, Rebecca
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 2013, Stanford University
http://andrew.cmu.edu/user/bex
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Taylor Research
Highlights: Professor Taylor's Group studies form and function in micro- and nanosystems. Using modern micro/nanofabrication techniques, they develop devices like stretchable sensors and actuators with rationally designed geometries that exhibit extreme mechanical properties. The Taylor Group is also interested in developing tools for experimental mechanobiology at the micro and nano scales, focusing specifically on cardiovascular biomechanics. Currently they are investigating DNA origami as an engineering material for creating nanoscale force sensors and for organizing proteins with nanoscale precision to better mimic biological structures.
Email: bex andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268
FAX: 412 268 3348
Address: Scaife Hall 323
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests:Mechanobiology; micro- and nanoscale force sensors; MEMS; cardiovascular biomechanics
Tilton Tilton, Robert D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., 1991, Stanford University
http://tiltongroup.cheme.cmu.edu/
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Tilton Research
Highlights: Professor Tilton's group investigates phenomena in the spaces where fundamental nanoscale colloid science intersects with biomedical or environmental systems. His group is developing surfactant-based self-dispersing aerosolized carriers for enhanced drug delivery in obstructed lungs, in parallel with fundamental studies of adsorption and surface tension driven flows in complex fluids. His group also addresses the physical and toxicological interaction of engineered nanomaterials with microbial communities in relation to the environmental implications of nanotechnology, in parallel with fundamental studies of the thermodynamic and mechanical properties of nanostructured materials and interfaces. The common thread linking all projects in the group is the controlling role played by fundamental colloidal and interfacial phenomena. Professor Tilton is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.
Email: tilton andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 1159
FAX: 412 268 7139
Address: Doherty Hall 2100B
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests:Nanoparticle probes; nanoparticle-cell interactions; environmental effects of nanoparticles; surfactant-based carriers for pulmonary drug delivery; protein adsorption and protein drug delivery; cell sorting technologies
Trumble Trumble, Dennis
Assistant Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Ph.D., 2010, Carnegie Mellon University
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Trumble Research
Highlights: Professor Trumble's professional career to date has focused on the design and development of implantable medical devices, mostly for cardiac assist purposes. Devices for which he holds patents include the TandemHeart centrifugal blood pump, a muscle energy converter, a vessel repair mechanism, a right heart assist device, a torsion-based cardiac assist device, and an artificial tendon. He also has considerable experience in hemodynamic monitoring, multi-scale computational modeling, skeletal muscle training, muscle-powered cardiac assist, axial-flow blood pumps, and sternal closure methods. His current research is focused on developing these innovative devices to realize their clinical impact. His other research interests include the neural basis for cognition, the nature of consciousness, animal awareness, and the psychology of belief and decision making.
Trumble VideoAn interview of Professor Trumble by Internet Medicine.
Email: dtrumble andrew.cmu.edu
Address: Scott Hall 4N115
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Computational cardiac mechanics; cardiac assist devices; muscle-powered implants; medical device design and optimization; tissue-device interfaces; the neural basis of cognition; science education
Waggoner Waggoner, Alan S.
Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1969, University of Oregon
http://www.cmu.edu/bio/faculty/waggoner.html
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Email: waggoner andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 3456
FAX: 412 268 6571
Address: Mellon Institute 294B
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests:Optical biosensors for cell imaging and high throughput assays
Wang Wang, Yu-li
Mehrabian Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1980, Harvard University
http://www.bme.cmu.edu/people/yuliwang.html
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Wang Research
Highlights: The research of Professor Yu-li Wang has focused on aspects of cellular mechanical activities that serve as the foundation of cell and tissue engineering; specifically, how cells use mechanical means to probe the environment and respond to physical cues. His major contributions include the development of live cell imaging using fluorescently tagged proteins, the development of polyacrylamide flexible substrate for cellular mechanical studies, the development of imaging methods for measuring cellular traction forces, the demonstration of cellular sensitivities to material rigidity, and the discovery of durotaxis.
Professor Wang has published over 120 papers and edited 3 books on Cell Mechanics and Fluorescence Microscopy of Living Cells. He has an h-Index of 64 with three of his papers receiving over 1000 citations. He was a recipient of the NIH MERIT award.
Email: yuliwang andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 4442
FAX: 412 268 3025
Address: Scott Hall 4N120
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Mechanisms of cell migration and division; cellular mechanical activities; mechanics of cell-matrix interactions; mechanotransduction; live cell imaging and image processing; cellular micromanipulations
Washburn Washburn, Newell R.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering
Ph.D. 1998, University of California, Berkeley
http://www.chem.cmu.edu/groups/washburn/
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Washburn Research
Highlights: The research of Professor Newell Washburn is focused on molecular engineering of materials for use in biomedical applications. His current work centers on developing therapies for local control of inflammation, with applications to burn treatment, and on establishing microstructured adhesives for reversible binding to tissues, with applications in medical robotics.
Professor Washburn has published over 40 papers and has been a recipient of the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Grant and the Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Award. He also holds an international patent to apply polymer gels conjugated with antibodies against cytokines for promoting the wound healing process.
Email: washburn andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 2130
FAX: 412 268 6897
Address: Mellon Institute 814
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Bioactive polymers for wound healing and regenerative medicine; biopolymer mediated manipulations of cytokines and growth factors
Weiss Weiss, Lee E.
Emeritus Research Professor, Robotics Institute, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
Ph.D., 1984, Carnegie Mellon University
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~lew/
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Weiss Research
Highlights: Professor Weiss has spent the last 40 years applying his diverse background in biomedical and electrical engineering, robotics, and advanced manufacturing to create technology-based solutions to address challenging problems in medicine, including development of devices for interventional radiology, fetal heart monitoring, cardiac pacing, angioplasty, MEMS-based drug delivery, and computer-aided surgery. His current research is focused on applying biopatterning technology to spatially control cell function for applications in regenerative medicine. Professor Weiss holds 37 issued U.S. patents, has 160 peer-reviewed publications, and has founded several biomedical start-up companies.
Email: lew cs.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 7657
FAX: 412 268 6897
Address: Newell Simon Hall 3113
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Bioprinting; biofabrication; bionic interfaces
Whitehead Whitehead, Kathryn A.
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 2007, University of California, Santa Barbara
http://whitehead.cheme.cmu.edu/
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Whitehead Research
Highlights: The research interests of the Whitehead Lab lie at the interface of chemical engineering, molecular biology, and medicine, with the ultimate goal of engineering safe and effective drug delivery systems for therapeutic outcomes in humans. Her current effort is focused on developing a fundamental understanding of the relationship between the biology of delivery barrier and the transport of siRNA for RNA interference-mediated gene silencing. The knowledge, combined with modern chemical techniques, guides the design of optimized delivery vehicles for the liver, the intestinal epithelium, or B lymphoma cells. Professor Whitehead was a recipient of the NIH Ruth Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her lipid nanoparticale-based technology for siRNA delivery has been licensed to several companies and her earlier technology for oral drug delivery is being translated for clinical use.
Whitehead VideoProfessor Whitehead introducing her research on advanced nanoparticle research for drug delivery
Email: kawhite cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 9836
FAX: 412 268 7139
Address: Doherty Hall A205
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Drug delivery; biomaterial design and synthesis; transport in biological systems; RNA interference therapeutics
Yang Yang, Ge
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Lane Center for Computational Biology
Ph.D., 2004, University of Minnesota
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/geyang/
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Yang VideoProfessor Yang introducing his research on the transport of intracellular materials in neurons
Email: geyang andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 3186
FAX: 412 268 2977
Address: Scott Hall 4N103
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Computer vision techniques for biological microscopy images; quantitative analysis and computational modeling of dynamic cellular processes and signaling events; intracellular transport in neurons in normal physiology and neurodegenerative diseases; cytoskeletal dynamics in cell division; advanced fluorescence imaging and image analysis of live cells
Yu Yu, Byron
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ph.D., 2007, Stanford University
http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~byronyu
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Yu Research
Highlights: Professor Byron Yu works in the field of computational neuroscience. His research is at the intersection of signal processing, machine learning, biomedical engineering, and basic neuroscience. His group develops statistical / machine learning methods for studying the activity of large groups of neurons recorded in the brain. There are two broad research aims. First, they ask basic scientific questions about how the brain carries out computations. Current projects include studies in the motor and visual cortices. Second, they apply this knowledge to develop biomedical devices that interface with the brain, in particular brain-computer interfaces to assist paralyzed patients and amputees. Professor Yu's research is supported by an NIH R01 grant and a grant from the Neilsen Foundation.
Yu VideoProfessor Yu introducing his research on learning process as related to brain-computer interface
Yu VideoProfessor Yu describing how brain-computer interface may help people with disabilities
Email: byronyu andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 9658
FAX: 412 268 6345
Address: Hamerschlag Hall B204
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Neural signal processing; machine learning approaches in neuroscience; neural prosthetic systems
Zapanta Zapanta, Conrad M.
Teaching Professor and Associate Head of Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1997, Pennsylvania State University
http://www.bme.cmu.edu/people/zapanta.html
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Email: czapanta andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 9061
FAX: 412 268 1173
Address: Scott Hall 4N205
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Prosthetic cardiac valves, cardiac assist devices, biomedical engineering education
Zhang Zhang, Yongjie Jessica
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 2005, University of Texas at Austin
http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/jessicaz/
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Email: jessicaz andrew.cmu.edu
Telephone: 412_ 268 5332
FAX: 412 268 3348
Address: Scaife Hall 318
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Finite element method and its applications in biomechanics; image-based geometric modeling and mesh generation; image processing and analysis; patient-specific geometric modeling for cardiovascular surgical planning; geometric modeling and active site detection for molecular/protein structures; geometric modeling and mesh generation from medical imaging data; computer-assisted surgery

 

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