Graduate

PhD program faculty by research area

Central to the BME PhD program is the requirement for students to seek out faculty with whom they share common research interests to discuss research opportunities prior to their second year.

Biomedical Imaging

Associated Faculty
  • Nicholas Durr, PhD
    Medical imaging, computational biophotonics, endoscopy, and medical device design
  • Taekjip Ha, PhD
    High resolution single molecule and single cell analysis technologies
  • Tim Harris, PhD
    Technology for very high channel count recording and stimulation of brain activity in rodents and non-human primates
  • Scot Kuo, PhD
    Mechanism of biological force generation, laser-induced optical forces
  • Xingde Li, PhD
    Medical imaging and biophotonics
  • Michael Miller, PhD
    Medical imaging, computational anatomy, pattern theory, computational neuroscience
  • Tilak Ratnanather, DPhil
    Biomedical imaging, computational anatomy, computational medicine, cochlear implants
  • Jeffrey Siewerdsen, PhD
    Medical imaging, image-guided surgery, interventional radiology, radiation therapy, 3-D imaging, spectral imaging, CT, cone-beam CT, imaging physics, image quality, image registration
  • J. Webster Stayman, PhD
    Medical imaging, device design and optimization, adaptive imaging, task-based acquisition, reconstruction, and estimation theory
  • Rene Vidal, PhD
    Biomedical image analysis, computer vision, machine learning, medical robotics, signal processing
  • Wojciech B. Zbijewski, PhD
    Medical imaging, modeling and evaluation of imaging systems, CT algorithms, quantitative CT and cone-beam CT, imaging biomarkers of bone and joint health, musculoskeletal radiology

Computational Genomics

Associated Faculty

Computational Medicine

Associated Faculty
  • Siamak Ardekani, PhD
    Use computational models to develop image-based biomarkers in neurological and cardiovascular diseases that can be potentially used to perform differential diagnosis, monitor response to therapy, or to develop and validate new therapeutic strategies
  • Joel Bader, PhD
    Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Patrick Boyle, PhD, PEng, FHRS
    Development of computer models of the heart to discover new treatment schemes and better understand disease mechanisms
  • Rachel Karchin, PhD
    Computational molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetic variation
  • Feilim Mac Gabhann, PhD
    Computational modeling of growth factor-receptor networks, personalized medicine, therapeutic cardiovascular remodeling, novel methods for data visualization and automated image analysis
  • Michael Miller, PhD
    Medical imaging, computational anatomy, pattern theory, computational neuroscience
  • Aleksander Popel, PhD
    Systems biology, computational medicine and biology, angiogenesis, cancer, immuno-oncology, peripheral arterial disease
  • Tilak Ratnanather, DPhil
    Biomedical imaging, computational anatomy, computational medicine, cochlear implants
  • Sridevi Sarma, PhD
    Computational neuroscience, estimation and control theory, applications to disorders of the central nervous system and brain machine interfaces
  • Natalia Trayanova, PhD
    Computational cardiaciology, arrhythmias in the diseased heart and anti-arrhythmia therapies, reconstruction of heart geometry and structure from MRI
  • Rene Vidal, PhD
    Biomedical image analysis, computer vision, machine learning, medical robotics, signal processing
  • Joshua Vogelstein, PhD
    Big data science, especially statistical and computational connectomics
  • Raimond Winslow, PhD
    Statistical modeling and analysis of cardiovascular gene and protein expression data, and computational modeling of signal transduction, mitochondrial energetics, ion channel function, and intracellular calcium dynamics in cardiac myocytes and vascular endothelial cells

Data Intensive Biomedical Science

Associated Faculty
  • Michael Miller, PhD
    Medical imaging, computational anatomy, pattern theory, computational neuroscience
  • Tilak Ratnanather, DPhil
    Biomedical imaging, computational anatomy, computational medicine, cochlear implants
  • Steven Salzberg, PhD
    Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Winston Timp, PhD
    Development and application of sequencing technologies to explore biology and diagnose disease
  • Natalia Trayanova, PhD
    Computational cardiaciology, arrhythmias in the diseased heart and anti-arrhythmia therapies, reconstruction of heart geometry and structure from MRI
  • Rene Vidal, PhD
    Biomedical image analysis, computer vision, machine learning, medical robotics, signal processing
  • Joshua Vogelstein, PhD
    Big data science, especially statistical and computational connectomics
  • Raimond Winslow, PhD
    Statistical modeling and analysis of cardiovascular gene and protein expression data, and computational modeling of signal transduction, mitochondrial energetics, ion channel function, and intracellular calcium dynamics in cardiac myocytes and vascular endothelial cells

Genomic-Epigenomic Engineering

Associated Faculty
  • Joel Bader, PhD
    Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Alexis Battle, PhD
    Genomics and machine learning
  • Michael Beer, PhD
    Computational regulatory genomics
  • Patrick Cahan, PhD
    Computational and experimental exploration of gene regulatory networks in development, stem cell engineering, tumorigenesis and cancer progression
  • Andrew Feinberg, MD, MPH
    Epigenetics of development and disease, stochasticity in development and cancer
  • Taekjip Ha, PhD
    High resolution single molecule and single cell analysis technologies
  • Rachel Karchin, PhD
    Computational molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetic variation
  • Steven Salzberg, PhD
    Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Jamie Spangler, PhD
    Structural and molecular immunology, protein engineering, therapeutic antibody discovery and design, targeted drug development
  • Winston Timp, PhD
    Development and application of sequencing technologies to explore biology and diagnose disease

Neuroengineering

Associated Faculty
  • Angelo All, MD, MBA
    Neuroscience, spinal cord injury, computer integrated surgical systems
  • Vikram Chib, PhD
    Decision-making, neuroeconomics, neural control of movement, functional brain imaging, noninvasive brain stimulation
  • Kathleen Cullen, PhD
    Multisensory integration for action and perception, neural mechanisms of motor learning, neural prosthesis and rehabilitation, computational neuroscience
  • Tim Harris, PhD
    Technology for very high channel count recording and stimulation of brain activity in rodents and non-human primates
  • Xingde Li, PhD
    Medical imaging and biophotonics
  • Michael Miller, PhD
    Medical imaging, computational anatomy, pattern theory, computational neuroscience
  • Tilak Ratnanather, DPhil
    Biomedical imaging, computational anatomy, computational medicine, cochlear implants
  • Sridevi Sarma, PhD
    Computational neuroscience, estimation and control theory, applications to disorders of the central nervous system and brain machine interfaces
  • Reza Shadmehr, PhD
    Mechanisms of movement control in humans, learning control of the arm, brain imaging, robotics and adaptive control, computational neuroscience
  • Nitish Thakor, PhD
    Medical instrumentation, neuroengineering, neural signal processing and clinical instrumentation, micro/nano scale sensors, devices and systems
  • Joshua Vogelstein, PhD
    Big data science, especially statistical and computational connectomics
  • Xiaoqin Wang, PhD
    Neurophysiology of the auditory cortex, neural mechanisms of speech perception and learning, computational neuroscience
  • Kechen Zhang, PhD
    Theoretical and computational neuroscience, neural computation

Regenerative and Immune Engineering

Associated Faculty
  • Patrick Cahan, PhD
    Computational and experimental exploration of gene regulatory networks in development, stem cell engineering, tumorigenesis and cancer progression
  • Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD
    Biomaterials, hydrogels, tissue engineering, and cartilage regeneration
  • Warren Grayson, PhD
    Tissue engineering, stem cells, bioreactors, biomaterials, orthopaedics
  • Jordan Green, PhD
    Cellular engineering and nanobiotechnology, biomaterials, controlled drug delivery, and gene therapy
  • Feilim Mac Gabhann, PhD
    Computational modeling of growth factor-receptor networks, personalized medicine, therapeutic cardiovascular remodeling, novel methods for data visualization and automated image analysis
  • Aleksander Popel, PhD
    Systems biology, computational medicine and biology, angiogenesis, cancer, immuno-oncology, peripheral arterial disease
  • Jamie Spangler, PhD
    Structural and molecular immunology, protein engineering, therapeutic antibody discovery and design, targeted drug development
  • Alexander Spector, PhD
    Cell mechanics and biophysics, biological and general solid mechanics, mechanics of hearing, mathematical and computational methods in medicine and biology
  • Leslie Tung, PhD
    Electrophysiology and arrhythmia of cardiac cell networks, cardiac mechanoelectric transduction, stem cell-derived heart cells, defibrillation
  • Kevin Yarema, PhD
    Biotechnology and clinical aspects of carbohydrate engineering

Systems Biology

Associated Faculty
  • Joel Bader, PhD
    Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Alexis Battle, PhD
    Genomics and machine learning
  • Michael Beer, PhD
    Computational regulatory genomics
  • Patrick Cahan, PhD
    Computational and experimental exploration of gene regulatory networks in development, stem cell engineering, tumorigenesis and cancer progression
  • Andrew Feinberg, MD, MPH
    Epigenetics of development and disease, stochasticity in development and cancer
  • Taekjip Ha, PhD
    High resolution single molecule and single cell analysis technologies
  • Rachel Karchin, PhD
    Computational molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetic variation
  • Feilim Mac Gabhann, PhD
    Computational modeling of growth factor-receptor networks, personalized medicine, therapeutic cardiovascular remodeling, novel methods for data visualization and automated image analysis
  • Aleksander Popel, PhD
    Systems biology, computational medicine and biology, angiogenesis, cancer, immuno-oncology, peripheral arterial disease
  • Steven Salzberg, PhD
    Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Jamie Spangler, PhD
    Structural and molecular immunology, protein engineering, therapeutic antibody discovery and design, targeted drug development
  • Alexander Spector, PhD
    Cell mechanics and biophysics, biological and general solid mechanics, mechanics of hearing, mathematical and computational methods in medicine and biology
  • Winston Timp, PhD
    Development and application of sequencing technologies to explore biology and diagnose disease
  • Raimond Winslow, PhD
    Statistical modeling and analysis of cardiovascular gene and protein expression data, and computational modeling of signal transduction, mitochondrial energetics, ion channel function, and intracellular calcium dynamics in cardiac myocytes and vascular endothelial cells
  • Kevin Yarema, PhD
    Biotechnology and clinical aspects of carbohydrate engineering