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

Cynthia Reinhart-King

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director of Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering · Vanderbilt University

Biomedical engineering expert whose research focuses on reducing cancer metastasis and artery hardening.

Metastasis Cancer Cell-Based Movement Arthrosclerosis

Ravindra Kolhe, PhD

Director, Georgia Esoteric & Molecular Laboratory at Augusta University · Augusta University

Ravindra Kolhe is a Molecular and Genetic Pathologist, involved in identifying and validating cutting-edge platforms for diagnostic medicine

Pathology Informatics Genetic Pathology Molecular Pathology Surgical Pathology

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

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

Adjunct Professor · University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

Health Innovation Advisory and Program Design & Management

Pain Management Research Oncology Medical Genetics Health Technologies Health Innovation

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

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

Gregg Fields, Ph.D.

Executive Director · Florida Atlantic University

Gregg Fields uses chemistry to answer biological questions, many of which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases.

Extracellular Matrix Biochemistry Matrix Metalloproteinase Collagen Drug Discovery Protein Biochemistry

Yanping Ma

Associate Professor of Mathematics · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Statistics Applied Mathematics Mathematics Mathematical Modeling Simulations

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

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

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

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.

Inez Caudill Jr. Distinguished Associate Professor; Associate Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., Lehigh University | M.S., University of Wisconsin | Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University · VCU

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;

Brent Reynolds

Professor · University of Florida

Brent Reynolds has been working with regenerative medicine for more than 30 years, with a focus on neural and cancer stem cells.

Cell Replacement Strategies Neural Stem Cells Cancer Stem Cells Cannabinoids Traditional Chinese Medicine