Dr. Barr's research interests include bioelectricity and biomedical computing.
Bursac's research interests include embryonic and adult stem cell therapies for heart and muscle disease. Cardiac and skeletal muscle tissue engineering. Cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias. Genetic modifications of stem and somatic cells. Micropatterning of proteins and hydrogels.
Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Graduate Studies
Chilkoti's research focuses on biomolecular materials and biointerface science and emphasizes the development of applications that span the range from bioseparations, biosensors, patterned biomaterials, and targeted drug delivery.
Dr. Gersbach’s research interests are in gene therapy, biomolecular and cellular engineering, regenerative medicine, and synthetic biology.
Addy Family Professor
Dr. Grill’s research interests and in neural engineering and neural prostheses and include design and testing of electrodes and stimulation techniques, the electrical properties of tissues and cells, and computational neuroscience with applications in restoration of bladder function, treatment of...
Dr. Hoffman’s research focuses on understanding, on a molecular level, how mechanical and chemical cues from the environment are detected, integrated, and manipulated by cells to dictate physiological and patho-physiological responses important in vascular biology.
Professor Izatt's research interests are in the area of biophotonics and include coherence-based biomedical imaging and microscopy, novel technologies for ophthalmic imaging, and nanoscale studies of cellular morphology and dynamics.
Nello L. Teer, Jr. Professor
Dr. Katz's research interest include methods for prophylaxis against STD's, emphasizing topical microbicides and contraception; biofluid mechanics; rheology and transport phenomena; biophysical aspects of mammalian sperm motility, sperm transport, and fertilization; and biomechanical functioning of...
James B. Duke Professor
Leong's research interest focuses on biomaterials design, particularly on synthesis of nanoparticles for DNA-based therapeutics, and nanostructured biomaterials for regenerative medicine.
Professor (joint with Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science)
Prof. Lopez' professional interests lie in research and education in biomaterials science and engineering, bioanalytical chemistry and biointerfacial phenomena.
M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, with appointments in Surgery, Business, and Anatomy and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Research Interests: Electroporation-mediated drug delivery and gene therapy; Control of cardiac arrhythmias using nonlinear dynamics
James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Associate Professor
Nightingale's research interests include: ultrasonic and elasticity imaging, specifically nonlinear propagation, acoustic streaming and radiation force; the intentional generation of these phenomena for the purpose of tissue characterization; finite element modeling of normal and diseased tissue...
Alan L. Kaganov Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Ph.D. Education
Reichert's research interests include biosensors, protein mediated cell adhesion, and wound healing.
Professor and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Research in Setton's laboratory is focused 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.
Current research interests are the development and evaluation of improved medical ultrasound image quality for applications in cardiology, radiology and obstetrics. Advances in image quality result from improvements in the spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio of diagnostic ultrasound...
Dr. Marc Sommer studies neuronal circuits of the brain. Research in his laboratory involves recording from single neurons and studying the effects of inactivating or stimulating well-defined brain areas. His goals are to understand how individual areas process signals and how multiple areas...
Trahey's research interests include medical ultrasound, image guided surgery, adaptive imaging, imaging of tissue's mechanical properties, and radiation force imaging.
R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Truskey's research interests include cardiovascular tissue engineering, mechanisms of atherogenesis, cell adhesion, and cell biomechanics.
R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor and Director of Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics
Vo-Dinh’s research activities and interests involve biophotonics, laser-excited luminescence spectroscopy, room temperature phosphorimetry, synchronous luminescence spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, field environmental instrumentation, fiberoptics sensors, nanosensors, biosensors...
Thomas Lord Professor
Dr. von Ramm's research interests include diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems, IR imaging, medical instrumentation and their new applications.
Theodore Kennedy Associate Professor and Director of Master's Studies
Dr. Wax's research interests include optical spectroscopy for early cancer detection, novel microscopy and interferometry techniques.
Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
West's research in biomaterials, nanotechnology and tissue engineering involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel biofunctional materials, and the use of biomaterials and engineering approaches to study biological problems.
Wolf's research is primarily in the area of advanced instrumentation for diagnosis and treatment of electrophysiological problems. This research covers two primary organ systems: the heart and the brain. In the heart, Dr. Wolf is developing an image guided ablation system for treatment of...
Dr. You's research interest focus on computational systems biology & synthetic biology, including mathematical modeling of cellular networks; mechanisms of information processing by gene networks; design, modeling and construction of robust gene networks for applications in engineering and...
Associate Professor (primary appt: Radiology, Medical Physics Graduate Program)
There are several research projects underway in my laboratory, focusing on the improvement of diagnostic accuracy in digital chest radiography and digital mammography. The first project uses a dual-energy digital radiography technique that forms images which have either the bones or soft-tissues...
John Cocke Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Sr. Associate Dean for Research
Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor (primary appt: Radiology, Diagnostic Physics)
Dr. Johnson is the Charles E. Putman University Professor of Radiology, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Duke Center for In Vivo Microscopy (CIVM). The CIVM is an NIH NCRR/NIBIB national Biomedical Technology Resource Center with a mission to develop novel technologies for...
Assistant Research Professor (primary appt: Surgery-Plastic Max & Oral Surgery)
The primary basic science research interests of our laboratory are in the area of physiological mechanisms of maintaining substrate transport from blood to tissue. This broad topic covers studies on whole animals, such as rats and mice, as well as studies on whole organ, hemorheological,...
Associate Research Professor (primary appt: Medical Physics Grad Program, Radiology)
The lab focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer using advanced imaging techniques. There are 3 main projects: breast tomosynthesis, computer aided diagnosis, and improved treatment planning for radiation therapy. First, Dr. Lo leads a team from the Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories (see...
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
I direct the Brain Stimulation Engineering Lab (BSEL) which focuses on the development and modeling of devices and application paradigms for transcranial brain stimulation. Transcranial brain stimulation involves non-invasive delivery of fields (e.g., electric and magnetic) to the brain that...
Associate Professor (primary appt: Radiology, Medical Physics Program (Primary Appt.))
James B. Duke Professor of Chemistry and Radiology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director, Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Imaging
Our work focuses on the design and application of what might best be called novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter dynamics. The heart of the work is chemical physics, and most of what we do is ultrafast laser spectroscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance. It generally...
Professor, Department of Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Biomedical Engineering (primary appt: Department of Radiology, Medical Physics Program) and Jonathan Spicehandler M.D. Professor of Neuro-Oncology Research
Sternberg Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Alfred M. Hunt Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Graduate Studies
Nano-mechanical and nano-tribological characterization (elasticity, friction, adhesion) of materials including organic thin films; self-assembled monolayers, polymeric gels, and cellulosics; Fabrication of polymeric nanostructures by scanning probe lithography; Colloidal probe and atomic force...
Associate Research Professor
Dr. Bass's research interests include the biomechanics of blast, blunt and ballistic trauma and pediatric trauma. His research focuses on injury risk from microscale to macroscale for the head, neck, thorax and extremities.
Associate Research Professor
The area of anticancer drug delivery. Current anticancer therapies, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, are a double-edge sword as they kill both tumor cells and normal cells. It is essential to develop an ideal drug delivery carrier for maximizing delivery of therapeutically active drug to a...
Associate Research Professor
Dr. Nightingale's current research interests include: crash test dummies, pediatric head and neck injury, the biomechanics of trauma, modeling of the human head and cervical spine, and the mechanical characterization of head and neck tissues.
Assistant Research Professor
Dr. Palmeri's research interests include ultrasonic imaging, specifically using acoustic radiation force to characterize the mechanical properties of tissue, and finite element analysis of soft tissue response to impulsive radiation force excitation. Other research interests include ultrasonic...
Assistant Research Professor
Dr. Yu's research interests include optical spectroscopy for cancer diagnostics, diffuse reflectance imaging for tumor margin detection, near-infrared spectroscopy for study of tumor hypoxia and angiogenesis, and specialized fiber optic sensors and photonics devices for medical applications.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
My current research interests include the investigation into current and experimental biosensors, including the use of lasers and photonic techniques to create the next generation of miniaturized biosensors and analytical devices. I am interested in biomedical devices of all types, including the...
Professor of the Practice and Director of Engineering World Health
Professor Malkin's work on medical instrumentation in the developing world has been supported by Engineering World Health, The National Institutes of Health, The American Heart Association, The Whitaker Foundation, the National Science Foundation and other organizations. The DHT-Lab runs...
Clinical Associate and Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement
Dr. Friedman's research interests focus on the role of mechanical forces in the localization and evolution of vascular disease, particularly atherosclerosis. Specific areas of research are the influence of adaptation on vascular biology and physiology, the influence of shear stress gradients and...