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https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Lori-Setton.aspx105Lori Setton<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Setton_Lori_9_1501.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Department Chair & ProfessorLori Setton - Biomedical Engineering - ​Combines methods of engineering and biology to regulate disc and cartilage health and healing<div>​​​​​PhD, Columbia University, 1993 </div><div>MS, Columbia University, 1988</div><div>BSE, Princeton University, 1984</div> <br/> <a href="https://twitter.com/setton_lab"> <img src="/newsletter/PublishingImages/twitter_icon.png" alt="twitter" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> @setton_lab</a>​ <br/> <p> <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HUxQ1TAAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao"> <img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><span><hr/></span><strong>Affiliations</strong><br/><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><a href="https://imse.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">The Institute of Materials Science & Engineering</a><br/></li></ul>https://settonlab.wustl.edu/<div>Department Chair<br/></div><div><br/></div><div>Lucy & Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering​<br/></div><h3>Research</h3><p>Professor Setton's research focuses on the role of mechanical factors in the degeneration and repair of soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system, including the intervertebral disc, articular cartilage and meniscus. In the lab, her work focuses on engineering and evaluating novel materials for tissue regeneration and drug delivery to treat musculoskeletal disease.</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>In 2015, Lori A. Setton joined Washington University in St. Louis as the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, where she was the William Bevan Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Bass Fellow and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery. She joined the Duke faculty in 1995. She is a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society and of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering and earned a Presidential Early Career Award from Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 1997, as well as several awards for excellence in mentoring​.</p><p><strong></strong>Professor Setton earned master's and doctoral degrees, both in mechanical engineering and biomechanics, in 1988 and 1993, respectively, from Columbia University. She earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Setton_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-8612<br/><a href="mailto:setton@wustl.edu">setton@wustl.edu<br/></a>Whitaker Hall, Room 190<br/></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 194122db-ddcf-40af-8bda-b6916c9d3c72" id="div_194122db-ddcf-40af-8bda-b6916c9d3c72" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_194122db-ddcf-40af-8bda-b6916c9d3c72" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Back-to-the-beginning.aspx">Back to the beginning — Researchers develop new process to differentiate stem cells</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Back-to-health.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Back to health</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Setton-lab-awarded-$1-2M-NIH-grant.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Setton lab awarded $1.2M NIH grant</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Better-than-a-pill.aspx">Better than a pill</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Setton-named-Lopata-Distinguished-Professor-of-Biomedical-Engineering.aspx">Setton named Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering</a><br/></li></ul>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Dennis-Barbour.aspx5Dennis Barbour<img alt="Dennis Barbour" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Barbour_Dennis.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorMD, PhDDennis Barbour - Biomedical Engineering - ​Conducts brain-computer interface research to rewire brains & recover lost function from stroke<p>​​MD, Johns Hopkins University, 2003<br/>PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2003<br/>BEE, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995​</p><div> <a href="https://twitter.com/dlbarbour"> <img src="/newsletter/PublishingImages/twitter_icon.png" alt="twitter" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px; display: none !important;"/> @dlbarbour</a><br/></div><p><a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=XfYRqF4AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p>http://lsnn.wustl.edu/drupal/<p>​​Associate Professor<br/><br/>Director of Masters Studies<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Dennis Barbour's research interests include sensory neurophysiology, sensory cortex microcircuitry, functional neuronal imaging and computational neuroscience. He is researching the encoding of complex sounds in the auditory system. His work has the potential to contribute toward improved devices for interfacing with humans, including hearing aids, auditory prostheses and computers capable of recognizing speech. </p><p>Professor Barbour also investigates novel methods of rewiring brain circuitry to take on new functions and effectively replace damaged brain tissue.​​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2004, Professor Barbour was a Research Associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Barbour_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-7548<br/><a href="mailto:dbarbour@wustl.edu">dbarbour@wustl.edu</a><br/>Whitaker Hall, <g class="gr_ gr_5 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del" id="5" data-gr-id="5">Room</g> 200E</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 9f5920e4-26be-4045-a194-17796a7e733c" id="div_9f5920e4-26be-4045-a194-17796a7e733c" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_9f5920e4-26be-4045-a194-17796a7e733c" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineering-doctoral-student-wins-$10%2c000-for-efficient-hearing-test-.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Doctoral student wins $100,000 in healthcare technology competition​</a><br/></li><li>​<a href="/news/Pages/Research-may-lead-to-better-understanding-of-injured-spinal-cord-therapy.aspx" style="line-height: inherit; background-color: #ffffff;">Research may lead to better understanding of injured spinal cord therapy​​​​​</a></li></ul>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Hong-Chen.aspx100Hong Chen<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Chen_Hong_7_15_06.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorHong Chen - Biomedical Engineering - Develops ultrasound-based image-guided drug delivery techniques​​PhD, University of Washington, 2011<br/>MS, Xi'an Jiaotong University. 2006<br/>BS, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2003<br/><br/> <p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DrUwvK0AAAAJ&hl=en"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><div> <span> <hr/></span> <strong>Affiliations</strong> <div style="text-align: left;"><ul><li> <a href="/departments-faculty/interdisciplinary-degree-programs/imaging-science/Pages/default.aspx" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Imaging Science PhD Program</a><br/></li></ul></div></div>http://sites.wustl.edu/ultrasoundlab/<p>​<span class="tx" style="left: 159.9pt; width: 39.1pt; height: 9pt; border-width: 0px 23pt 4pt 0px;">Assistant </span><span class="tx" style="letter-spacing: 0.04pt; word-spacing: -0.04pt; top: 11.5pt; width: 51pt; height: 9pt; border-width: 0px 11pt 3pt 161pt;">Professor</span><span class="tx" style="top: 57.5pt; width: 48.9pt; height: 9pt; border-width: 0px 13pt 11pt 161pt;"></span></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p></p><p>Hong Chen's research focuses on medical ultrasound. Her goal is to develop ultrasound-based image-guided drug delivery platforms for cancer therapy through combining the diagnostic and therapeutic functions of ultrasound, integrating physical acoustics with the development of medical ultrasound devices, and bridging basic and translational research.<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Hong Chen joined the WashU faculty in 2015 as an assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine from Columbia University, where she was a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Hong%20Chen%20Washington%20University%20Engineering%20Lab%20Logo.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-3954<br/><a href="mailto:scg@wustl.edu"><span class="dt"></span> <span class="dd"></span></a><a href="mailto:hongchen@wustl.edu">hongchen@wustl.edu</a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 2004</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 9dfbe9cc-63e2-49f5-aeaa-2d272a1ae25b" id="div_9dfbe9cc-63e2-49f5-aeaa-2d272a1ae25b" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_9dfbe9cc-63e2-49f5-aeaa-2d272a1ae25b" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li>​<a href="/news/Pages/WashU-Engineer-to-develop-new-imaging-technique-for-brain-injury.aspx">WashU Engineer to develop new imaging technique for brain injury</a></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Chen-aims-to-revolutionize-medicine-by-improving-tried-and-true-technique.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Chen aims to revolutionize medicine by improving tried-and-true technique​</a></li></ul>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Jianmin-Cui.aspx7Jianmin Cui<img alt="Jianmin Cui" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Cui_Jinamin.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorJianmin Cui - Biomedical Engineering - ​Aims to design ultrasound protocols for drug & gene delivery<div>​​​PhD, State University of New York, 1992</div><div>MS, Peking University, 1986</div><div>BS, Peking University, 1983<br/></div><div> <span><hr/></span> </div><div><strong>Affiliations</strong><br/> <ul style="text-align: left;"><li> <a href="http://cbac.wustl.edu/default.asp" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center (CBAC)</a><br/></li></ul></div>http://research.engineering.wustl.edu/~jcui/<p>Professor​</p><h3>Research</h3>Jianmin Cui's research includes molecular basis of electrical signaling in normal and diseased cardiovascular and nervous systems. Abnormal electrical activities cause cardiac arrhythmia and neurological disorders such as epilepsy. Using experimental and computational approaches, including molecular biology, electrophysiology, fluorescence optical measurement, kinetic modeling and protein dynamics simulation, the Cui lab analyzes the mechanism of ion channels that generate electrical signals and ho​w genetic mutations of these important molecules alter channel function and cause diseases.<br/> <br/>The lab also designs small molecules and discovers natural toxins that target ion channels, which can be used as research tools or drug leads. ​<h3>Biography​</h3><p>Professor Cui came to Washington University in St. Louis in 2004 from Case Western Reserve University, where he was an assistant professor. From 1994 to 1998, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University following work as a postdoctoral fellow at State University of New York.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Cui_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-8896<br/><a href="mailto:jcui@wustl.edu">jcui@wustl.edu</a><br/>Whitaker Hall, Room 290C</p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoFTD9LoI4o">play video</a><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read a60b55ff-1ef2-4873-8b4a-c8cc62de6787" id="div_a60b55ff-1ef2-4873-8b4a-c8cc62de6787" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_a60b55ff-1ef2-4873-8b4a-c8cc62de6787" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Molecular-function-connected-to-high-blood-pressure%2c-other-diseases-investigated.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Molecular function connected to high blood pressure, other diseases investigated</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Heart%E2%80%99s-inner-mechanisms-to-be-studied-with-NIH-grant.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Heart’s inner mechanisms to be studied with NIH grant</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Research-opens-opportunities-to-develop-targeted-drug-therapy-for-cardiac-arrhythmia.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="line-height: 1.6;">​Research opens opportunities to develop targeted drug therapy for cardiac arrhythmia</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.6;"><a href="/news/Pages/Research-opens-opportunities-to-develop-targeted-drug-therapy-for-cardiac-arrhythmia.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">​​</a></span><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Three-biomedical-engineering-professors-elected-as-AIMBE-Fellows-.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Three biomedical engineering professors elected as AIMBE Fellows</a><br/><br/></li></ul>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Song-Hu.aspx195Song Hu<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Song%20Hu.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorSong Hu - Biomedical Engineering - ​Advances theranostics through the development of novel optical and photoacoustic technologies<p>​PhD, biomedical engineering, Washington University in St. Louis</p><p> BS and MS, electronic engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing<br/></p><p> <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=tfQuPyEAAAAJ&hl=en"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><p>​Associate Professor<br/></p><h3>​Research</h3><p>Song Hu’s research focuses on the development of cutting-edge optical and photoacoustic technologies for high-resolution structural, functional, metabolic and molecular imaging in vivo and their applications in neurovascular disorders, cardiovascular diseases, regenerative medicine, and cancer. In particular, his lab has invented multi-parametric photoacoustic microscopy, which enables simultaneous imaging of blood perfusion, oxygenation and flow at the microscopic level and lays the technical foundation for high-resolution oxygen-metabolic imaging. Moreover, his lab has developed the first-of-a-kind head-restrained PAM for high-resolution hemodynamic and metabolic imaging in the awake behaving brain, addressing a long-standing challenge in brain research. He begins on Jan. 1, 2020.<br/></p><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Song Hu joins the McKelvey Engineering School from the University of Virginia, where he is an associate professor of biomedical engineering. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in journals including <em>Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience</em>, and <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</em>, and delivered more than 40 invited talks including a Neurotechnologies plenary talk at Photonics West and a President’s Symposium keynote talk at Annual Microcirculatory Society Meeting. His publications, including the 4th and 6th most-cited articles in<em> Journal of Biomedical Optics</em> since 2009 and the 5th most-cited article in <em>Optics Letters</em> since 2007, have accumulated over 6,000 citations (h-index: 30). He won the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2018 and the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2014. He serves on the editorial boards of <em>Neurophotonics, Photoacoustics</em>, and <em>Scientific Reports</em>.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Song%20Hu%20Research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-7208<br/><a href="mailto:songhu@wustl.edu">songhu@wustl.edu</a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 2009<br/></p>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Nathaniel-Huebsch.aspx114Nathaniel Huebsch <img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Huebsch_Nate.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Assistant ProfessorNathaniel Huebsch - Biomedical Engineering - ​Focuses on basic & translational stem cell mechanobiologyPhD, Harvard University, 2010<br/>BS, University of California, Berkeley, 2003<br/> <p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DLVFrFAAAAAJ&hl=en"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><p></p> <span> <hr/></span> <p> <strong>Affiliations</strong><br/></p><ul style="text-align: left;"><li> <a href="http://cbac.wustl.edu/default.asp" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center (CBAC)</a><br/></li><li> <a href="https://imse.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">The Institute of Materials Science & Engineering</a><br/></li><li> <a href="http://cimed.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases (CIMED)</a><br/></li><li> <a href="https://cardiovascularresearch.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Cardiovascular Research</a><br/></li><li> <a href="https://regenerativemedicine.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Regenerative Medicine</a><br/></li></ul>https://huebschlab.wustl.edu/home/<p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>​Research<br/></h3><p>Professor Huebsch's research focus is in basic and translational stem cell mechanobiology, with specific focus on hydrogels to control cell-mediated tissue repair, and 3-D iPSC-based heart-in-a-dish models to study the influence of mechanical loading and genetics on arrhythmia and contractility.<br/></p><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Professor Huebsch joined Washington University in St. Louis in January of 2018. Prior to this, he was a senior scientist in the Department of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and a postdoctoral fellow at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​314-935-7208<br/>Whitaker Hall, Room 290D<br/><a href="mailto:nhuebsch@wustl.edu" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">nhuebsch@wustl.edu</a><br/><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 622b3a65-dcb4-4f62-9043-4bdca296a491" id="div_622b3a65-dcb4-4f62-9043-4bdca296a491" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_622b3a65-dcb4-4f62-9043-4bdca296a491" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Princess-Imoukhuede.aspx179Princess Imoukhuede<img alt="Princess Imoukhuede" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Princess%20Imoukhuede%202018.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorPrincess Imoukhuede - Biomedical Engineering - ​Uses bottom-up systems biology to gain insight into vascular signaling<p>PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2008<br/>SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002<br/></p><p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://twitter.com/Imoukhuede_Lab"> <img src="/newsletter/PublishingImages/twitter_icon.png" alt="twitter" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> @Imoukhuede_Lab</a></p><p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ImoukhuedeLab"> <img src="/newsletter/PublishingImages/facebook-icon.png" alt="twitter" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> @ImoukhuedeLab</a><br/></p><span><hr/></span><strong>Affiliations</strong><br/><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><a href="https://livingsystems.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Science and Engineering of Living Systems</a><br/></li></ul><p style="text-align: center;"><br/></p>https://sites.wustl.edu/imoukhuedelab/Associate Professor<br/><p></p><h3>Research</h3><p>Professor Imoukhuede's research examines mechanisms regulating angiogenic signaling with focus on tyrosine kinase receptors, VEGFRs and PDGFRs. She pioneers both quantitative biological measurements and computational biological models to delineate ligand-receptor binding, receptor and effector phosphorylation, and sprouting angiogenic hallmarks (cell proliferation and migration). This bottom-up systems biology paradigm offers mechanistic insight towards directing vascular signaling with translational implications to cancers and cardiovascular diseases. <br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Imoukhuede joins Washington University in St. Louis as an associate professor of biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where she was recognized with a Distinguished Promotion Award to associate professor of bioengineering. Professor Imoukhuede performed biomedical engineering postdoctoral training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has earned numerous awards, including the 2017 NSF CAREER Award, the 2018 IMSA Distinguished Leadership Award and the 2018 Young Innovator in Nanobiotechnology.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Imoukhuede%20research%20.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-7038<br/><a href="mailto:imoukhuede@wustl.edu" style="text-align: center; background-color: #ffffff;">imoukhuede@wustl.edu</a></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read ef57bd3a-033c-4319-82a6-5f2298dcb240" id="div_ef57bd3a-033c-4319-82a6-5f2298dcb240" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_ef57bd3a-033c-4319-82a6-5f2298dcb240" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Abhinav-Jha.aspx125Abhinav Jha<img alt="Abhinav Jha" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Abhinav%20Jha%202018.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Assistant ProfessorAbhinav Jha - Biomedical Engineering - ​Develops computational-imaging methods for diagnosing and treating diseases<p>PhD, University of Arizona, 2013<br/></p> <a href="https://twitter.com/JhaLabWashU"><img src="/newsletter/PublishingImages/twitter_icon.png" alt="twitter" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> @JhaLabWashU</a>​  <div><div style="text-align: center;"> <span> <hr/></span> <strong>Affiliations</strong><strong></strong></div><ul style="font-size: 0.9em; text-align: left;"><li> <a href="/departments-faculty/interdisciplinary-degree-programs/imaging-science/Pages/default.aspx" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Imaging Science PhD Program</a><br/></li><li> <a href="https://www.mir.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;"> Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology</a><br/></li></ul></div>https://irislab.wustl.edu/<p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>Research</h3><p>Abhinav K. Jha's research is in the design of medical imaging systems and algorithms for optimized performance in clinical tasks using quantitative measures of task performance. His research includes devising novel methods for objective assessment of image quality, image reconstruction, parameter quantification, image analysis, using parallel computing hardware for medical imaging, and clinical translation. A current focus is on improving quantitative imaging, with applications such as in improving the reliability of imaging biomarkers for monitoring cancer-treatment response and in improving dosimetry. <br/></p><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Professor Jha joined Washington University in St. Louis as an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and of Radiology in April 2018. Previously he was a faculty at the Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Professor Jha obtained his PhD from the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, where he was the valedictorian of his graduating batch. His research and teaching has been recognized through several awards such as the Young Investigator Symposium Award of Distinction for Translational Sciences at the ECOG-ACRIN meeting, Rolyn Optics Outstanding Teaching Associate Award, and a Therapy Center for Excellence Young Investigator award at the SNMMI Annual meeting.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Jha_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p style="text-align: center;">​<span style="color: #444444;">314-273-2655<br/></span><a href="mailto:%20a.jha@wustl.edu" style="background-color: #ffffff;"> a.jha@wustl.edu</a><br/>Danforth campus:<br/>Whitaker Hall, Room 200D<br/>Medical campus:<br/>Clinical Sciences Research Building 4424F</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 3c7b2050-a3df-4775-b851-eee45830b4a8" id="div_3c7b2050-a3df-4775-b851-eee45830b4a8" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_3c7b2050-a3df-4775-b851-eee45830b4a8" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Noah-Ledbetter.aspx127Noah Ledbetter<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Noah%20Ledbetter_1199.jfif?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />LecturerNoah Ledbetter - Biomedical Engineering - <p>​PhD, University of Utah, 2013<br/>MS, University of Utah, 2010<br/>BA, St. John's College, 2002<br/></p> <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0sXF5e0AAAAJ&hl=en" style="background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 14.4px;"> <img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/><p>​Lecturer<br/></p><p>​Noah Ledbetter joined the Washington University in St. Louis teaching staff in 2017. Prior to his position as lecturer, he worked in the software industry from 2015 to 2017 on linear programming and optimization problems. From 2011-2015, he held postdoctoral positions at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.<br/></p><p style="text-align: center;">​<span style="color: #444444;">314-935-6152<br/></span><a href="mailto:nledbetter@wustl.edu" style="background-color: #ffffff;">nledbetter@wustl.edu</a><br/>Whitaker Hall, Room 200C</p>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Daniel-Moran.aspx11Daniel Moran<img alt="Daniel Moran" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Moran_Dan.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorDaniel Moran - Biomedical Engineering - ​Explores how we can control objects with our minds<div>​PhD, Arizona State University, 1994</div><div>BS, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1989</div><div> <br/> </div><p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2Zeqd3QAAAAJ&hl=en"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p>https://moranlab.wustl.edu<p>Professor​​<br/><br/>Director of Undergraduate Studies<br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Neuroprosthetics, neural engineering, brain computer interfaces, motor control <br/></p><h3>Research</h3><p>Daniel Moran's research interests include voluntary motor control and neuroprostheses. He works to understand how the brain controls voluntary upper arm movements and he is also working to identify alternative control signals for brain-computer interfaces, which restores function in patients who have paralysis or neuromuscular disorders.​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Prior to joining Washington University in St. Louis in 2001, Professor Dan ​Moran studied motor systems neurophysiology as a junior and associate fellow at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, California.</p><p> <br/> </p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Moran_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-8836<br/><a href="mailto:dmoran@wustl.edu">dmoran@wustl.edu</a><br/>Whitaker Hall, Room 200G<br/></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 349a8a4b-8531-46c0-b576-984b5ea000e5" id="div_349a8a4b-8531-46c0-b576-984b5ea000e5" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_349a8a4b-8531-46c0-b576-984b5ea000e5" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Device-developed-at-WashU-may-allow-sensations-in-prosthetic-hands.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Device developed at WashU may allow sensations in prosthetic hands</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Three-biomedical-engineering-professors-elected-as-AIMBE-Fellows-.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Three biomedical engineering professors elected as AIMBE Fellows​</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Inaugural-Healthcare-Innovation-Investment-Conference-Sept-18.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Inaugural Healthcare Innovation & Investment Conference​</a></li></ul>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Rohit-Pappu.aspx13Rohit Pappu<img alt="Rohit Pappu" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Rohit%20Pappu%202019.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorRohit Pappu - Biomedical Engineering - Uncovers the biophysical principles of intrinsically disordered proteins & their connection to cellular processes<div>​​PhD, Tufts University, 1996</div><div>MS, Tufts University, 1993</div><div>BSc, Bangalore University, 1990</div><div><p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=VdzVqCwAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><p> </p><span><hr/></span><p><strong>Affiliations</strong><br/></p><ul style="text-align: left;"><li> <a href="https://livingsystems.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Science and Engineering of Living Systems</a><br/></li></ul></div>http://pappulab.wustl.edu/<p>​​Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Rohit Pappu’s research interests are focused on intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), specifically their roles in transcriptional regulation, receptor mediated cell signaling, and cellular stress response. The Pappu lab has pioneered the combined use of polymer physics theories, novel homegrown computational methods, and experiments to probe the functional and phenotypic impacts of IDPs. Professor Pappu's lab also has a significant effort that is focused on neurodegeneration in Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The central goal is to understand how protein aggregation and protein homeostasis pathways collude to give rise to neuronal death as a function of aging.​​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Professor Pappu joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2001. He received his PhD in biological physics from Tufts University and completed​ two biophysics postdoctoral fellowships at Washington University and Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine. Professor Pappu is the director of the Center for Biological Systems Engineering, co-d​irector of the Center for High Performance Computing, and a member of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Pappu_Research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-7958<br/><a href="mailto:pappu@wustl.edu">pappu@wustl.edu</a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 2015a</p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r6SGjn7PMo">play video</a>​ <div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 48a895f4-236d-481f-bb29-0f3037f502af" id="div_48a895f4-236d-481f-bb29-0f3037f502af" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_48a895f4-236d-481f-bb29-0f3037f502af" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03070-2">Nature: What lava lamps and vinaigrette can teach us about cell biology</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineer-collaborators-win-1-million-international-grant-.aspx">WashU engineer, collaborators win $1 million international grant</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Pappu-Harmon-contribute-to-new-findings-on-cell-nucleolus-structure.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Pappu, Harmon contribute to new findings on cell nucleolus structure </a> <br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Pappu-to-help-launch-Human-Dark-Proteome-Initiative.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Pappu to help launch Human Dark Proteome Initiative</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineers-help-unravel-molecular-control-of-hindering-cell-cycle.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">How to stop dividing cancer cells in their tracks</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Washington-University-expanding-supercomputer-with-NIH-grant.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Washington University expanding supercomputer with NIH grant</a><br/></li></ul>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Barani-Raman.aspx14Barani Raman<img alt="Baraniharan Raman" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Raman_Baraniharan.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Associate ProfessorBarani Raman - Biomedical Engineering - His lab's electronic nose technology has applications for homeland security<div>​​​​PhD, Texas A&M University, 2005</div><div>MS, Texas A&M University, 2003</div><div>B Eng, University of Madras, 2000</div> <br/> <a href="https://twitter.com/BaraniRaman"> <img src="/newsletter/PublishingImages/twitter_icon.png" alt="twitter" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> @BaraniRaman</a> <div> <br/> <div> <span><hr/></span><strong>Affiliations</strong><br/> <ul style="text-align: left;"><li> <a href="https://livingsystems.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Science and Engineering of Living Systems</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/departments-faculty/interdisciplinary-degree-programs/imaging-science/Pages/default.aspx" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Imaging Science PhD Program</a><br/></li></ul></div></div>http://labs.seas.wustl.edu/bme/raman/<div></div><div>Dennis & Barbara Kessler Career Development Associate Professor<br/></div><h3>Research</h3><p>Barani Raman's research interests include computational and systems neuroscience, pattern recognition, sensor-based machine olfaction and bio-inspired intelligent systems. </p><p>His research combines theoretical and electrophysiological approaches to study how brain processes complex sensory signals (especially the olfactory cues), and to identify fundamental principles of neural computation. In parallel, he is also involved with the development of novel neuromorphic devices (such as an 'electronic nose') and algorithms that have potential applications in biomedical, homeland security, robotics and human computer interaction domains.<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Prior to joining Washington University in St. Louis in February 2010, Professor Raman was a joint postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.</p><img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Barani%20Raman%20Locust.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-8538<br/><a href="mailto:barani@wustl.edu">barani@wustl.edu</a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 2007</p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpz9Nq-Ud8c">play video</a> <div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 2f118e7d-2674-4641-9fbf-c87aca467ce6" id="div_2f118e7d-2674-4641-9fbf-c87aca467ce6" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_2f118e7d-2674-4641-9fbf-c87aca467ce6" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Locusts-help-uncover-the-mysteries-of-smell.aspx">Locusts help uncover the mysteries of smell</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineering-team-receives-Navy-grant-for-biosensing-research.aspx">Engineering team receives Navy grant for biosensing research </a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineers-to-use-cyborg-insects-as-biorobotic-sensing-machines.aspx">Engineers to use cyborg insects as biorobotic sensing machines</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Ching-Raman-team-up-to-study-sensory-networks-in-the-brain.aspx">Ching, Raman team up to study sensory networks in the brain</a> <br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Raman-seeks-to-replicate-sense-of-smell-with-NSF-CAREER-Award.aspx">Raman seeks to replicate sense of smell with NSF CAREER Award</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/What-a-locusts-nose-taught-WashU-engineers-about-monkeys-ears.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff; outline: 0px;">What a locust’s nose taught WashU engineers about monkeys’ ears </a> <br/></li></ul>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Jai-Rudra.aspx184Jai Rudra<img alt="Jai Rudra" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Jai%20Rudra%202018.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorJai Rudra - Biomedical Engineering - Designs biomaterials for vaccine development and immunotherapy<p>PhD, Louisiana Tech University, 2007<br/>B Tech, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, 2002<br/></p><p> <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-DtKfGcAAAAJ&hl=en"> <img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><span><hr/></span><strong>Affiliations</strong><br/><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><a href="https://imse.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">The Institute of Materials Science & Engineering</a><br/></li></ul>https://rudralab.wustl.edu/<p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><p>​<span style="color: #666666; font-family: "libre baskerville", "times new roman", serif; font-size: 1.25em;">Research</span></p><p>Jai Rudra's lab is interested in the development of nano-scale biomaterials such as nanofibers, nanoparticles, virus-like particles, and hydrogels for engaging the immune system to induce protective antibody and cell-mediated immune responses against diseases such as tuberculosis, melanoma and flavivirus infections (West Nile and Zika). His is  also investigating the development of vaccines against drugs of addiction such as cocaine.<br/></p><p>Biomaterials immunoengineering is a multidisciplinary field that lies at the intersection of materials science, chemistry, immunology and vaccinology. His lab collaborates with virologists, immunologists, and clinicians not only to develop synthetic vaccination platforms but also to understand how biomaterials interact with the immune system and continue to develop novel materials and creative tools to tackle multidisciplinary problems in vaccine development and immunotherapy.<br/></p><div><h3>Biography<br/></h3>Rudra joins Washington University in St. Louis from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago in the Department of Surgery. At the University of Texas, he was a member of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, the Center for Addiction Research and of the Human Pathophysiology and Translational Research Graduate Program. </div><p><br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Rudra_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​<span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">314-935-8704</span><br style="color: #444444; text-align: center;"/><a href="mailto:srudra22@wustl.edu" style="background-color: #ffffff; text-align: center;">srudra22@wustl.edu<br/></a><span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">Whitaker Hall, Room 390B</span><br/></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 93d0c80d-df2c-4865-a404-064a8fbd168a" id="div_93d0c80d-df2c-4865-a404-064a8fbd168a" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_93d0c80d-df2c-4865-a404-064a8fbd168a" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Yoram-Rudy.aspx15Yoram Rudy<img alt="Yoram Rudy" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Rudy_Yoram.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorYoram Rudy - Biomedical Engineering - ​Leads the Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center<div>​​PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 1978</div><div>MSc, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1973</div><div>BSc, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1971<br/><br/></div><div> <span><hr/></span><strong style="text-align: center;">Affiliations</strong><br style="text-align: center;"/> <ul style="text-align: left;"><li> <a href="http://cbac.wustl.edu/default.asp" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center (CBAC)</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/departments-faculty/interdisciplinary-degree-programs/imaging-science/Pages/default.aspx" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Imaging Science PhD Program</a><br/></li></ul></div>http://rudylab.wustl.edu/<p>​Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Mathematical modeling of cardiac ion channels, cells and tissue to study cardiac excitation and arrhythmias across scales, noninvasive electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI) for the study, diagnosis and treatment of clinical cardiac arrhythmias in patients</p><h3>Research</h3>Rhythm disorders of the heart lead to over 400,000 cases of sudden death annually in the U.S. alone. Yoram Rudy's research aims at understanding the mechanisms that underlie normal and abnormal rhythms of the heart at various levels, from the molecular and cellular to the whole heart. Through development of detailed mathematical models of ion channels biophysics and electrophysiology, and of cardiac cells and tissue, the Rudy Lab is investigating arrhythmia mechanisms. The cell models have been used worldwide for research, teaching and training. Professor Rudy has also developed a novel noninvasive imaging modality (Electrocardiographic Imaging, ECGI) for diagnosis and guided therapy of cardiac arrhythmias. ECGI is used to study mechanisms of clinical arrhythmias (e.g. atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, heart failure) in patients. Their premise in the Rudy Lab is that an integrated approach to the study of mechanisms at all levels of the cardiac system, from cell to bedside, and the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools will lead to successful strategies for prevention and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death.<br/> <br/>Professor Rudy is currently the director of the interdisciplinary <a href="http://cbac.wustl.edu/">Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center​</a> ​(CBAC), which includes 39 faculty members.<br/><br/><div><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Rudy came to Washington University in St. Louis in 2004 from Case Western Reserve University, where he had been a member of the faculty and director of the Cardiac Bioelectricity Research and Training Center since 1980.</p><p>He has also served as a visiting professor in various universities worldwide, including Oxford, Columbia, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Bern, Nagoya, Maastricht, Stanford and Technion and delivered many keynote addresses at international scientific meetings.</p><p>Professor Rudy published over 200 scientific articles. He graduated 30 doctoral students, who continue to pursue careers in academic research and medicine and in the biomedical industry.</p><p>Professor Rudy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of numerous awards, among which are: the NIH Merit Award, the Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lectureship Award, the Astor Visiting Professorship at Oxford, the Heart Rhythm Society Distinguished Scientist Award, Case Western Reserve University Distinguished Alumni Award and the Hein Wellens Distinguished Professor in Cardiology at Maastricht University. He also served as President of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society from 2006-2008.</p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Rudy_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-8160<br/><a href="mailto:rudy@wustl.edu">rudy@wustl.edu</a><br/>Whitaker Hall, Room 290B</p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ea2gUINVwk#t=22">play video</a><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 18e19bad-8f77-4fc7-97d2-1d3aedd9b6ea" id="div_18e19bad-8f77-4fc7-97d2-1d3aedd9b6ea" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_18e19bad-8f77-4fc7-97d2-1d3aedd9b6ea" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li>​<a href="/news/Pages/Rudy-delivers-lectures-at-University-of-Oxford.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Rudy delivers lectures at University of Oxford</a></li></ul>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Katherine-Schreiber.aspx203Katherine Schreiber<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Katie%20Schreiber.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Katherine Schreiber - Biomedical Engineering - <p>​PhD, Saint Louis University, 2009<br/>BS, University of Dayton, 2004<br/></p><p>​Lecturer<br/></p><p>​Schreiber joins McKelvey Engineering as a lecturer from the Department of Biology, where she has been a research scientist since 2017. Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. She earned a doctorate in biochemistry from Saint Louis University in 2009 and a bachelor's in biology from the University of Dayton in 2004.<br/></p><p>​314-935-3873<br/><a href="mailto:khschreiber@wustl.edu">khschreiber@wustl.edu</a><br/></p>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Jin-Yu-Shao.aspx17Jin-Yu Shao<img alt="Jin-Yu Shao" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Shao_Jin-Yu.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorJin-Yu Shao - Biomedical Engineering - ​Works to further understand infectious & inflammatory diseases<div>​​PhD, Duke University, 1997</div><div>MS, Peking University, 1991</div><div>BS, Peking University, 1988<br/><br/></div><p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=E0nK44AAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p>http://users.seas.wustl.edu/shao/<p>​Associate Professor<br/><br/>Director of Doctoral Studies<br/></p><h3>Research</h3><p></p>Jin-Yu Shao works to develop new techniques in cellular and molecular engineering, especially in biomechanics and protein-protein interactions. The Micropipette Aspiration Technique (MAT) developed by his group has the unique capability of applying femtonewton- ​to nononewton-level forces to single proteins and cells. He also works to further understand infectious and inflammatory diseases by combining theoretical modeling and experimental approaches.​<div><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 1998, Professor Shao was an assistant research professor at Duke University. <span style="line-height: inherit;">Professor Shao is a member of the Biophysical Society.</span></p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Shao_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-7467<br/><a href="mailto:shao@wustl.edu">shao@wustl.edu</a><br/>Whitaker Hall, Room 290E</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 9f30f742-6196-4058-aaf1-b31bd828e593" id="div_9f30f742-6196-4058-aaf1-b31bd828e593" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_9f30f742-6196-4058-aaf1-b31bd828e593" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Faculty-team-awarded-125-million-to-study-swimming-cells.aspx">Faculty team awarded $1.25 million to study ‘swimming cells’</a><br/></li></ul>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Jonathan-Silva.aspx18Jonathan Silva<img alt="Jonathan Silva" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Silva_Jon.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorJonathan Silva - Biomedical Engineering - Uses​ holograms to guide cardiac arrhythmia ablations<div>​​​​PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008</div><div>MS, Case Western Reserve University, 2004</div><div>BS, Johns Hopkins University, 2000</div> <br/> <p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=wSPgTVwAAAAJ&hl=en"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><p> </p><span><hr/></span><p><strong>Affiliations</strong><br/></p><ul style="text-align: left;"><li> <a href="http://cbac.wustl.edu/default.asp" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center (CBAC)</a></li><li> <a href="https://livingsystems.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Science and Engineering of Living Systems</a><br/></li></ul>http://silvalab.bme.wustl.edu/<p>Associate Professor</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><div></div><p>Cardiac Arrhythmia, Molecular Imaging, Engineered Cardiomyocytes, Computational Models, Extended Reality<br/></p><p><span style="color: #666666; font-family: "libre baskerville", "times new roman", serif; font-size: 1.25em;">Research</span><br/></p><div></div><p>Jonathan R. Silva applies computational and biophysical methods to improve arrhythmia therapies. Current projects include using holograms to guide ablation procedures and creating developing models to guide precision anti-arrhythmic drug prescription based on advanced molecular imaging data.<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p></p><p>Professor Silva joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in July 2012 after receiving the prestigious Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface (CASI) as a postdoctoral fellow.<br/></p><p>Professor Silva’s laboratory has created novel algorithms that predict whether patients will respond to class I anti-arrhythmic molecules.  These predictions are based on machine learning approaches that leverage a deep understanding of drug interaction biophysics.  His group also developed software to provide a holographic display to physicians who perform catheter ablations for arrhythmia.  This software was recently tested in humans, and the results showed that physician accuracy was significantly improved with the display.  A company that he co-founded, SentiAR Inc, is commercializing the technology.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Heart%20hologram%20research%20image%20Jon%20Silva%20WashU.png?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-8837<br/><a href="mailto:jonsilva@wustl.edu">jonsilva@wustl.edu</a><br/>Whitaker Hall, Room 290G​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read c3c4605f-03fb-447b-9493-94442f01c3a8" id="div_c3c4605f-03fb-447b-9493-94442f01c3a8" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_c3c4605f-03fb-447b-9493-94442f01c3a8" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/In-the-media-WashU-startup-SentiAR-Inc--awarded-$2-2M-NIH-grant.aspx">In the media: WashU startup SentiAR Inc. awarded $2.2M NIH grant</a><br/></li><li> <a href="http://www.ksdk.com/video/news/health/washu-doctors-develop-heart-goggles/63-2799229">WashU doctors develop heart googles</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Chen-Silva-win-grants-for-pediatric-research.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Chen, Silva win grants for pediatric research </a><a href="/news/Pages/Bear-Cub-Challenge-awards-$225%2c000-to-five-research-teams.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">​​​</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Bear-Cub-Challenge-awards-$225%2c000-to-five-research-teams.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Bear Cub Challenge awards $225,000 to five research teams </a>​<br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Heart-of-the-matter-Silva-studying-genetic-mutations-.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff; line-height: inherit;">Heart of the matter: Silva studying genetic mutations </a><span style="line-height: inherit;">​</span><br/></li><li> <span style="line-height: inherit;"><a href="/news/Pages/Common-heart-ailment-target-of-new-WashU-Engineering-research.aspx">Common heart ailment target of new WashU Engineering research​</a><br/></span></li></ul>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Kurt-Thoroughman.aspx20Kurt Thoroughman<img alt="Kurt Thoroughman" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Thoroughman_Kurt.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorKurt Thoroughman - Biomedical Engineering - ​Works to identify patterns in neural activity that correspond to motor adaptation<div>​​PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1999</div><div>BA, University of Chicago, 1993</div>http://labs.seas.wustl.edu/bme/kathoroughman/<p>Associate Professor</p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Kurt Thoroughman's research interests are in human learning and motor control.​ He is the director of the Laboratory of Neural Computation and Motor Behavior. Professor Thoroughman is also the Principal Investigator of an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training grant from the National Science Foundation entitled "Cognitive, Computational and Systems Neuroscience."  </p><p>Characterizing motor learning processes in healthy human adults will identify the specific signals used to plan movements and build motor predictions, which will in turn predict the neuronal activities required for motor learning. Comparing these predictions to physiological recordings from non-human primates will indicate the brain area that likely underlie these computations. Understanding motor behavior and its neural basis will make possible the measurement of these processes in disease, which will further the development of insightful clinical test in movement neurology, facilitate the early detection of symptoms, and make possible treatments of motor diseases at the earliest and least problematic stages.</p><h3>Biography​</h3><p>Prior to joining Washington University in 2002, Professor Thoroughman completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brandeis University.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Thoroughman_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-9094<br/><a href="mailto:thoroughman@wustl.edu">thoroughman@wustl.edu<br/></a>Whitaker Hall, Room 245</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 088c43e0-bc13-4d75-829c-f08a0c701987" id="div_088c43e0-bc13-4d75-829c-f08a0c701987" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_088c43e0-bc13-4d75-829c-f08a0c701987" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Michael-Vahey.aspx113Michael Vahey<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Vahey,%20Mike.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorMichael Vahey - Biomedical Engineering - Uses imaging & microfluidics to understand infectious disease<p>​PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010<br/>MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006<br/>BS, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004<br/></p><span><hr/></span><strong>Affiliations</strong><br/><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><a href="https://livingsystems.wustl.edu/" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Center for Science and Engineering of Living Systems</a><br/></li></ul>https://sites.wustl.edu/mvahey/<p>​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>​Research</h3><p>Professor Vahey’s research focuses on developing imaging methods and microfluidic technologies to understand infectious diseases, with an emphasis on studying how viruses like influenza A navigate and shape their hosts in order to replicate.</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>In March 2018, Professor Vahey will join Washington University in St. Louis from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioengineering. He has received numerous awards, including the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface grant. <br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Michael%20Vahey%20WashU%20Engineering.png?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-8427<br/>Brauer Hall, Room 2005<br/><a href="mailto:mvahey@wustl.edu">mvahey@wustl.edu</a><br/></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 1ae5a362-82c1-4032-94fc-b6a15226fead" id="div_1ae5a362-82c1-4032-94fc-b6a15226fead" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_1ae5a362-82c1-4032-94fc-b6a15226fead" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Patricia-Widder.aspx128Patricia Widder<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/widder.png?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Principal LecturerPatricia Widder - Biomedical Engineering - <p>​MS, Washington University in St. Louis, 1998<br/>BS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1990<br/></p>Principal Lecturer<br/><br/>Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies<br/><p>​Prior to joining Washington University in St. Louis in 2011, Particia Widder worked as an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer for Monsanto Company in Cincinnati, OH. She currently is the primary instructor in the undergraduate teaching labs and is Assistant Program Director for the Master of Engineering in Biomedical Innovation degree program.<br/></p><p style="text-align: center;">​(314) 935-3560<br/><a href="mailto:pwidder@seas.wustl.edu" style="background-color: #ffffff;">pwidder@seas.wustl.edu</a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 2011</p>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Chao-Zhou.aspx196Chao Zhou<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Chao%20Zhou%202019.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorChao Zhou - Biomedical Engineering - ​Noninvasive optical pacing and imaging of fruit fly heart<p> PhD, physics, University of Pennsylvania</p><p> BS, physics, Peking University, China<br/></p><p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=p_QR9RUAAAAJ"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p>https://zlab.wustl.edu/<p>​Associate Professor<br/></p><h3>​Research<br/></h3><p> Chao Zhou's research interests are in optical coherence tomography, a growing technology used to perform high-resolution cross-sectional imaging using light. He has multiple grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other federal and private sources. He holds multiple patents, both in the U.S. and in China for his inventions, and has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as several book chapters. He is associate editor for <em>IEEE Photonics Journal</em>, <em>Journal of Biomedical Optics and Medical Physics.</em><span style="caret-color: #000000; color: #000000; font-family: -webkit-standard; font-size: medium;"></span><br/></p><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Zhou joins the McKelvey Engineering School from Lehigh University, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a founding member of the Department of Bioengineering. He joined Lehigh in 2012 as an assistant professor and served as the P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor from 2015-2017. He completed postdoctoral work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/research/PublishingImages/zhou-flyheart-v5b.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-1296<br/> <a href="mailto:chaozhou@wustl.edu" style="text-align: center;">chaozhou@wustl.edu</a><br/> <span style="caret-color: #444444; color: #444444;">Whitaker Hall, Room 390E</span></p>
https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Quing-Zhu.aspx107Quing Zhu<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Zhu_Quing_15.jpeg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorQuing Zhu - Biomedical Engineering - ​Advances cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment prediction and monitoring ​<p>​PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1992<br/>MS, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, 1987<br/>BSE, Northern Jiaotong University, 1983</p>​ <p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=TOAnGa8AAAAJ&hl=en"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><div style="text-align: center;"> <span> <hr/></span> <strong>Affiliations</strong> </div><ul style="text-align: left;"><li> <a href="/departments-faculty/interdisciplinary-degree-programs/imaging-science/Pages/default.aspx" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Imaging Science PhD Program</a><br/></li></ul>https://sites.wustl.edu/opticalandltrasoundimaginglab/<p>​Professor</p><h3>​Research<br/></h3><p>Quing Zhu has pioneered the combining ultrasound and near infrared (NIR) imaging modalities for clinical diagnosis of breast cancers and for treatment assessment and prediction of advanced breast cancers.  In addition, Zhu and her team as well as her collaborators have pioneered co-registered ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging techniques for ovarian cancer detection and diagnosis. Recently, Zhu’s team and her collaborators at Medical School have investigated co-registered photoacoustic microscopy and ultrasound, optical coherence tomography and structured light techniques for colorectal cancer diagnosis and for rectal cancer treatment response prediction.   Her passion is to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment prediction .   Her research interests are focused on multi-modality photoacoustic, ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, structured light  imaging techniques for cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment assessment and prediction.</p><h3>​​​Biography<br/></h3><p>Professor Zhu joined Washington University in St. Louis as a professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in July 2016. Previously, she was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut.</p><p>Professor Zhu has been named Fellow of Optical Society of American (OSA), Fellow of SPIE- International Society for Optics and Photonics, a Member of Connecticut Academy of Science. Professor Zhu received the Connecticut Technology Council 2007 Women of Innovation Award. She is a Topical Editor of Optics Letters, and an editorial board member of Photoacoustic and Biomedical Optics. She is a member of organizing committee for the SPIE Photonics West Photon Plus Ultrasound Conference, and Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IX conference. ​</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Zhu_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​​314-935-7519<br/><a href="mailto:%20zhu.q@wustl.edu%E2%80%8B">zhu.q@wustl.edu​​</a><br/>Whitaker Hall, Room 200F<br/></p><p>​​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 8eb85e69-dbd2-4d52-9288-c225d04bb7a0" id="div_8eb85e69-dbd2-4d52-9288-c225d04bb7a0" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_8eb85e69-dbd2-4d52-9288-c225d04bb7a0" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/a-new-way-to-see-cancer/">A New Way to "See" Cancer</a><br/></li></ul>

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