Department Chair

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Justin Williams


Peter Tong Department Chair and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Contact: jwilliams@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-3952

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Neural Engineering, Functional Neurosurgery, BioMEMS, Neural Rehabilitation, Neural Prostheses, Applied Neuroscience

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Faculty

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Randolph Ashton


Associate Professor

Contact: rashton2@wisc.edu, (608) 316-4312

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Neural tissue engineering, Vascular tissue engineering, Regenerative therapies for the central nervous system, Stem cell bioprocessing, Nanoscale biomaterials engineering, Engineerig the stem cell-biomaterial i...

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Other affiliations: Biotechnology Training Program


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David J. Beebe


John D. MacArthur Professor & Claude Bernard Professor

Contact: djbeebe@wisc.edu, (608) 262-2260

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Microfluidics, Cell & Cancer biology, Global Health

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research


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Walter Block


Professor

Contact: wfblock@wisc.edu, (608) 265-9686

Also: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science Program

Research interests: Magnetic resonance (MR) interventional procedures, MR angiography and cardiac imaging - specifically designing real-time magnetic resonance acquisition and processing algorithms and systems for these procedures...

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Christopher Brace


Associate Professor

Contact: clbrace@wisc.edu, (608) 262-4151

Research interests: Interventional OncologyThermal Ablation, Microwave Ablation Antenna Design, Image-Guided Therapy, , Simulation of Biophysical InteractionsMicrowave Heating, Heat Transport in Tissue, Antenna Optimization, , Bio...

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Other affiliations: DELTA


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Paul Campagnola


Professor

Contact: pcampagnola@wisc.edu

Research interests: Biophotonics, tissue imaging, breast and ovarian cancer, connective tissue disorders, nanofabrication, cancer cell biology, tissue engineering

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Other affiliations: Medical Physics


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Naomi Chesler


Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Contact: Naomi.Chesler@wisc.edu, (608) 265-8920

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Engineering education, Vascular biomechanics and hemodynamics, Vascular remodeling in systemic and pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary vascular resistance and impedance, Ventricular-vascular coupling

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Other affiliations: Mechanical Engineering, Medicine


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Kevin W Eliceiri


Walter H. Helmerich Professor

Contact: eliceiri@wisc.edu, (608) 263-6288

Research interests: Biophotonics, Biomedical Optics, Optical Instrumentation, Cancer imaging, Live Cell Imaging, Image Informatics, Image Analysis

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Other affiliations: Graduate School, Medical Physics, Morgridge Institute for Research, UW Carbone Cancer Center, UW Eye Research Institute, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery


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Shaoqin Sarah Gong


Vilas Distinguished Professor

Contact: shaoqingong@wisc.edu, (608) 316-4311

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Biomaterials (e.g., multifunctional drug nanocarriers, theranostic nanomedicines, and  tissue engineering scaffolds), and functional devices (e.g., flexible electronics, supercapacitors, nanogene...

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Other affiliations: Chemistry, UW Carbone Cancer Center, UW Eye Research Institute, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Wisconsin Stem Cell Research Program


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Aviad Hai


Assistant Professor

Contact: ahai@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3411

Also: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: Neural engineering, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Nanoelectronics & Nanofabrication, Brain Machine Interfaces

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Other affiliations: Grainger Institute for Engineering


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Melissa Kinney


Assistant Professor

Contact: melissa.kinney@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3301

Research interests: Stem cell engineering, systems biology, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, multi-omics, hematopoiesis, developmental biology, cell-cell interactions


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Pamela Kreeger


Associate Professor

Contact: kreeger@wisc.edu, (608) 890-2915

Research interests: Systems biology, cell-cell interactions, ovarian cancer, angiogenesis, macrophages

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Other affiliations: Cell and Regenerative Biology, UW Carbone Cancer Center


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Wan-ju Li


Associate Professor

Contact: li@ortho.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1338

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Stem cell-based regenerative medicine, Musculoskeletal tissue engineering, Mesenchymal stem cell biology,   

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Other affiliations: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation


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Kip Ludwig


Associate Professor

Contact: kip.ludwig@wisc.edu, (608) 265-3544

Research interests: Neural Interfaces, 1 and 2 Photon Microscopy, Neuromodulation Therapies, Electroceuticals, Bioelectronic Medicines, Autonomic Nervous System, Deep Brain Stimulation, Brain-Machine Interfaces, Brain-Computer Int...

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Kristyn Masters


Vilas Distinguished Professor, H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow, & Department Vice Chair

Contact: kmasters@wisc.edu, (608) 265-4052

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Role of the microenvironment in regulating cell function, Creation of in vitro tissue-engineered models of disease, Cellular decision-making in complex environments

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Megan McClean


Assistant Professor

Contact: mmcclean@wisc.edu, (608) 890-0416

Research interests:


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Elizabeth Meyerand


Associate Chair of Graduate Advising and Professor

Contact: memeyerand@wisc.edu, (608) 263-1685

Also: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research interests: The development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) based acquisition and post-processing methods to visualize diffusion and activation in the human brain.

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Also: Radiology


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William L. Murphy


Harvey D. Spangler Professor & H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow

Contact: wlmurphy@wisc.edu, (608) 265-9978

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Creation of new biomaterials using bioinspired approaches, Using biomaterials to define the stem cell microenvironment, Development of biomaterials for tissue regeneration (tissue engineering), New approaches f...

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Jeremy Rogers


Assistant Professor

Contact: jdrogers5@wisc.edu, (608) 262-8357

Research interests: Biophotonics, Microscopy, Spectroscopy, Optical design and instrumentation, Computational simulation and Monte Carlo ray tracing, Theoretical models of light scattering in tissue

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Other affiliations: Biophysics, Medical Physics, UW Eye Research Institute, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research


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Krishanu Saha


Associate Professor

Contact: ksaha@wisc.edu, (608) 316-4313

Research interests: Personalized and Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials Engineering, Stem Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Signal transduction, Systems biology, Synthetic biology, Evolution & optimization of signaling pro...

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Melissa Skala


Associate Chair of Graduate Admissions and Associate Professor

Contact: mcskala@wisc.edu, (608) 316-4108

Research interests: Optical imaging, Tissue engineering, Cancer, Metabolism, Immunology and cancer immunotherapy, Machine Learning, High-throughput tool development, Cell-cell interactions, Cellular heterogeneity, Translational re...

Other affiliations: Medical Physics


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Darryl Thelen


Bernard A. and Frances M. Weideman Professor

Contact: dgthelen@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1902

Also: College of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Simulation of musculoskeletal dynamics, Mechanics and control of movement, Neuromuscular adaptation with age, injury and disease, Imaging of soft tissue mechanics, Application of biomechanics in orthopedics and...

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Other affiliations: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation


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Colleen Witzenburg


Assistant Professor

Contact: witzenburg@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3332

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Research interests:

    Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Physiology, Computational Modeling, Tissue Growth, Remodeling, and Failure, Soft tissue Characterization and Mechanical Testing

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Faculty Associates and Lecturers

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Amit Nimunkar


Faculty Associate

Contact: ajnimunkar@wisc.edu, (608) 890-1008


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John P Puccinelli


Associate Chair of the Undergraduate Program

Contact: john.puccinelli@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3573

Research interests: Assessment, advising, curriculum, instruction, and educational innovation - developing hands on approaches to teaching especially related to biomaterials, tissue/cellular engineering, biomems/microfluidics and ...

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


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Tracy Jane Puccinelli


Associate Faculty Associate


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Darilis Suarez-Gonzalez


Assistant Faculty Associate


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Aaron Suminski


Senior Scientist

Contact: asuminski@wisc.edu, (608) 263-6963

Research interests: Neural Control of Upper Limb Movement, Brain-Machine Interface, Functional Neuroimaging, Development of MR Compatible Devices


 

Emeritus

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Ed Bersu


Professor Emeritus

Contact: etbersu@wisc.edu, (608) 890-1956


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Willis J. Tompkins


Professor Emeritus

Contact: tompkins@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1581

Also: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: Microcomputer-based biomedical instrumentation, real-time biomedical digital signal processing, biomedical computing


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John G Webster


Professor Emeritus

Contact: john.webster@wisc.edu, (608) 263-1574

Research interests: Medical instrumentation, implantable intracranial pressure monitor, safety of less-lethal electromuscular incapacitation device (EMD): stun guns and Tasers, biopotential amplifiers and interference, bioelectrod...


 

Adjunct or Faculty Affiliates

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Wendy Crone


Associate Chair for Faculty and Staff Development, Karen Thompson Medhi Professor

Contact: crone@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-8384

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Experimental mechanics of materials, characterization hydrogels and biomaterials, therapeutic medical devices, stem cell mechanics


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Sean B. Fain


Associate Professor

Contact: sfain@wisc.edu, (608) 263-0090

Research interests: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fast MRI, quantitative imaging, functional lung imaging, perfusion imaging and transplant viability.

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Other affiliations: Medical Physics


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Elizabeth Felton


Assistant Professor

Contact: felton@neurology.wisc.edu, (608) 263-0755

Research interests: Relationship between the menstrual cycle, seizures, and ketosis in women on dietary treatment for epilepsy, Developing methods to use quantitative EEG, neuroimaging, and neuropsychological testing to better und...

Other affiliations: Neurology


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Aaron S. Field


Assistant Professor

Contact: as.field@hosp.wisc.edu, (608) 263-7952

Research interests: MR tracking of myelination following glial cell transplantation, Quantitative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of white matter disease, including diffusion tensor imaging

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Other affiliations: Radiology


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Christian Franck


Grainger Institute for Engineering Associate Professor

Contact: cfranck@wisc.edu, (608) 265-8481

Research interests: Experimental mechanics including digital image and volume correlation methods and 3D microscopy techniques.  Soft matter and cell mechanics including cellular traumatic brain injury.   


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Susan Hagness


Philip Dunham Reed Professor

Contact: susan.hagness@wisc.edu, (608) 265-5739

Research interests: Bioelectromagnetics, computational electromagnetics, dielectric spectroscopy, FDTD theory and applications, including multi-physics solvers, microwave diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for biological and me...

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Other affiliations: University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center


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Bryan Heiderscheit


Professor

Contact: heiderscheit@ortho.wisc.edu, (608) 263-5428

Research interests: Neuromuscular adaptations to injury and aging, Gait mechanics, Running injuries, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation,  

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Other affiliations: Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, Institute on Aging, School of Medicine and Public Health


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Corinne Henak


Assistant Professor

Contact: chenak@wisc.edu, (608) 263-1619

Research interests: Mechanical and biological responses of cartilage to injury, Orthopedic soft tissue materials characterization, Finite element modeling

Other affiliations: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation


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Gopal Iyer


Assistant Professor

Contact: Giyer@wisc.edu, (608) 263-0662

Research interests: My research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of lung and pancreatic cancer development and progression toward metastasis

Other affiliations: Human Oncology


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Hongrui Jiang


Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering & Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Contact: hongrui@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-9418

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: MicroElectroMechanical System, Microsensors and microactuators, BioMEMS and micro-optics, Microfluidics, Lab on chips, Biomimetics and bioinspiration

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Bhuvana Krishnaswamy


Assistant Professor

Contact: bhuvana@ece.wisc.edu, (608) 265-7849

Research interests: Biological Networks, Biosensors, Molecular Communication, Wireless Networks


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Hau D. Le


Assistant Professor

Contact: leh@surgery.wisc.edu

Research interests: Lung development and regeneration in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and studying the effects of eicosanoids on pediatric solid tumors.

Other affiliations: School of Medicine and Public Health, Surgery


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Alan McMillan


Associate Professor (CHS)

Contact: abmcmillan@wisc.edu, (608) 262-2622

Research interests: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), PET/MR, PET/CT, machine learning, deep learning


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Jacob Notbohm


Harvey D. Spangler Assistant Professor

Contact: jknotbohm@wisc.edu, (608) 890-0030

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Solid mechanics | biomechanics | cell mechanics | biomaterials | collective cell migration | optical microscopy | adhesion


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Sean P. Palecek


Milton J. and A. Maude Shoemaker Professor

Contact: sppalecek@wisc.edu, (608) 262-8931

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Cellular engineering, tissue engineering, stem cells, cell and protein biosensors

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Robert G. Radwin


Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor

Contact: rradwin@wisc.edu, (608) 263-6596

Research interests: Occupational ergonomics and biomechanics, Biomechanics of muscle and tendon disorders, Primary and secondary prevention of repetitive motion injuries, Ergonomic design of manually operated products, hand tools ...

Other affiliations: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery


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Amish N. Raval


Assistant Professor

Contact: anr@medicine.wisc.edu, (608) 263-6146

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Other affiliations: Medicine


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Scott B. Reeder


Associate Professor

Contact: sb.reeder@hosp.wisc.edu, (608) 265-9964

Research interests: Research interests are in the areas of cardiovascular and abdominal MRI, particularly in the development of rapid and quantitative imaging techniques, including rapid cardiac imaging methods, and novel fat-wate...

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Other affiliations: Radiology


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Alejandro Roldán-Alzate


Assistant Professor

Contact: roldan@wisc.edu, (608) 265-3696

Research interests: Cardiovascular fluid dynamics, Medical imaging based computational fluid dynamics, Patient specific in vitro experiments, Patient specific virtual surgery, In vivo and In vitro 4D flow MRI, Particle Image Veloc...


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Josh Roth


Assistant Professor

Contact: jdroth2@wisc.edu

Research interests: Research in the lab utilizes a combination of experimental and computational methodologies and falls under three primary themes: ​     1. Transform the planning of personalized treatments for m...

Other affiliations: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation


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Eric V. Shusta


Howard Curler Distinguished Professor

Contact: eshusta@wisc.edu, (608) 265-5103

Research interests: Brain drug delivery, blood-brain barrier modeling, biopharmaceutical design, protein engineering

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Other affiliations: Neurological Surgery


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Paul Thompson


Adjunct Professor

Contact: pdthompson@wisc.edu, (608) 628-8816

Research interests: Diagnostic UltrasoundMilking MachinesAlternative Energy

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Douglas Weibel


Professor

Contact: douglas.weibel@wisc.edu, (608) 890-1342

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Soft materials, Micro- and nanofabrication, Microbiology, Chemical biology, Biotechnology

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Other affiliations: Molecular Biosciences Training Grant Program


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John–Paul Yu


Assistant Professor

Contact: jpyu@uwhealth.org, (608) 265-4792

Research interests: Systems neuroscience, Austism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, RNA-Seq, Mass Spectroscopy Proteomics, MRI, MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Cellular Redox

Other affiliations: Radiology