Priscilla Hwang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Duke University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Hwang's research focuses on developing 3D microphysiological systems to investigate musculoskeletal pathologies and cancer progression.

tumor microenvironment intervertebral disc microphysiological systems cancer metastasis collective cell migration

Sophia Lunt

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

The Lunt Lab focuses on understanding the role of metabolism in supporting cancer proliferation, heterogeneity, and metastasis.

Cells Metabolomics Molecular Biology Mass Spectrometry LC-MS

Matt Ewend, M.D.

Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Ewend’s clinical interests include brain tumors, including brain metastases, trigeminal neuralgia and radiosurgery

Neuroscience Brain Tumors Brain Metastases Trigeminal Neuralgia Radiosurgery

Amanda Burkhardt, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy · USC School of Pharmacy

An immunology researcher and educator with experience working in both basic and translational science.

Chemokines Vaccine Immunology Immunology Vaccines Cytokines

James Dahlman

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

James Dahlman uses molecular biology to rationally design the genetic drugs he delivers.

Vascular and Immunoengineering DNA Barcoded Nanoparticles Drug Delivery CRISPR Gene Editing

Dr. Sima Salahshor

Principal, Shiruy, Inc · Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

Health Innovation Advisory and Program Design & Management

Program Implementation Health Technologies Health Innovation Medical Genetics Marketing & Corporate Strategy

Lisa Holle, Pharm.D., BCOP, FHOPA

Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice · University of Connecticut

Dr. Holle’s clinical research focuses on medical marijuana, oral cancer therapy management, and impact of clinical pharmacy services

MyDispense Medical Marijuana Pain Cancer Cancer Therapeutics

Susan Thomas

Associate Professor, Associate Director for Integrated Research Center, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Susan Thomas is an expert on the role of biological transport phenomena in physiological and pathophysiological processes.

Drug Development and Delivery Cancer Biology Biomaterials Drug Design

Yanping Ma

Associate Professor of Mathematics · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Statistics Applied Mathematics Mathematics Mathematical Modeling Simulations

Scott A. Mosley, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy · USC School of Pharmacy

Scott Mosley is an expert in pharmacogenomics implementation.

Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacokinetics Personalized Medicine Pharmacogenomics Pharmacodynamics

René Olivares-Navarrete, D.D.S, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | D.D.S, National Autonomous University of Mexico | Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico · VCU DEPT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Olivares-Navarrete’s research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine approaches for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic needs.

Tissue Engineering Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomaterials for Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Tissues Immunomodulation and Immunoengineering Wnt Signaling in Morphogenesis Healing and Regeneration

Barry Elkind

Manager, Technology & Venture Development (Head, Molecular Diagnostics) · MaRS Innovation

Commercializing life science technologies in the areas of molecular diagnostics, medical devices and therapeutics

Molecular Cell Biology Molecular Diagnostics Life Sciences Commercialization Project and Program Management

Dr James Brown

Associate Professor in Ageing and Metabolism, ARCHA Director, Associate Dean External Engagament · Aston University

Dr. James Brown is a lecturer in biology and biomedical science and a researcher into obesity, diabetes and healthy ageing.

Breast Cancer Exercise in PCOS Healthy Ageing Type 2 Diabetes in Young Adults Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults

D. Joshua Cohen, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Applications to solve orthopedic and dental challenges involving the musculoskeletal system; focusing on in vivo studies using rodent models

MicroCT imaging Orthopedic and dental implantology Breast cancer metastasis to bone Small animal model surgery

Jean C. Shih, PhD

University Professor & Boyd & Elsie Welin Professor, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Dr. Jean Chen Shih is one of the world’s leading researchers on the MAO enzymes and emotion behavior and cancers associated with this enzyme

Autism Spectrum Disorder Novel Cancer Drug for both Therapy and Diagnosis Repurposing Antidepressants for Brain Cancer Repurposing Antidepressants for Prostate Cancer Brain Development

Kristen Mills

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Biomechanics of tumor growth, tumor cell-matrix interactions

Development of in vitro models Cell and tissue biomechanics Experimental mechanics of materials

Christopher A. Lemmon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., Lehigh University | M.S., University of Wisconsin | Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Lemmon's research lies in cell-generated traction forces and extracellular matrix biology

Cell-generated traction forces Extracellular matrix biology Cellular mechanotransduction Mechanobiology of fibrosis Matrix mechanics and signaling in the tumor microenvironment;