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

Dr Sarah Pitt

Principal Lecturer in Microbiology · University of Brighton

Sarah is a member of the Institute of Biomedical Science’s Virology Specialist Advisory Panel and its Chief Examiner.

COVID-19 Microbiology Viruses Infection Control Anti-microbial Resistance

Kartik Ariyur

Assistant Professor · Purdue University

Assistant Professor at Purdue University

Matlab Algorithms Simulations Controller Design Health Monitoring

Tyan Parker Dominguez

Clinical Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Health care systems expert, focusing on persistent racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality, pre-term delivery, and low birthweight

Inpatient and outpatient medical settings Community mental health clinics

Frances J. Richmond, PhD

Director of the International Center for Regulatory Science & Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

An expert in implantable medical devices, clinical trial regulatory issues, and regulation of pharmaceuticals and medical device products.

Regulatory Science Implantable Medical Devices Regulatory Issues and Clinical Trials Regulation of Medical Products

Michael Hamblin, PhD

Principal Investigator, Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital · Associate Professor, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Hamblin's research interests are now broadly in the area of phototherapy for multiple diseases

Microscopy Molecular Biology Photomedicine Flourescence Microscopy Biotechnology

Roberto Dell'Oro

Professor of Theological Studies and Director of the Bioethics Institute · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Bioethics Theological Studies Anthropological

Jessika Rojas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Rojas is a nuclear engineering expert specializing in nuclear materials, nanomaterials, and radiation processing.

Nanostructures for targeted radionuclide therapy and enhanced external radiotherapy Radiation damage and radiation effects on nuclear materials Nuclear materials Nanomaterials for nuclear engineering applications Radiation chemistry and radiation processing

Jayanta Gupta, M.D., Ph.D.

Expert in epidemiology · Florida Gulf Coast University

Jayanta Gupta explores the genetic and environmental risk factors behind chronic health conditions, including allergic and kidney diseases.

Asthma Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Healthly Living Chronic Kidney Disease

Jack Lipton

Chair and Professor of Translational Neuroscience · Michigan State University

Jack Lipton is an expert in the areas of neural transplantation therapies, and experimental therapeutics for Parkinson’s Disease.

Stereotaxic Surgery Western Blot Pharmacokinetic Studies of Investigational Drugs Gene Therapy Neural Transplantation Therapies

Marc Clauson, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Law · Cedarville University

Specializes in Legal topics, Constitutional law cases, Policy issues (e. g., health care, environment, etc.), Political philosophy

Legal Topics Constitutional Law Cases Policy Issues Political Philosophy Economic Philosophy

Michael Mancini, Ph.D.

Director of Project Outreach and Professor of the Practice · VCU College of Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering

Entrepreneur with experience in medical technology commercialization; College of Engineering Capstone Design director.

Business Development Technology Transfer Medical Devices and Instrumentation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Biology and Medicine Biomedical Engineering

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

Scott Siegel, Ph.D., MHCDS

Director of Population Health Research · ChristianaCare

Scott Siegel, Ph.D., MHCDS, is a licensed psychologist and the Director of Population Health Research at ChristianaCare.

Cancer and Behavioral Health Population Health Research Behavioral Health Determinants Psychchology Social Health Determinants

Philip Santangelo

Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Philip J. Santangelo researches optical microscopy and in vivo imaging, RNA virus pathogenesis, HIV/SIV.

Therapeutics and Vaccines RNA Regulation RNA Virus Pathogenesis Optical Microscopy and In Vivo Imaging HIV/SIV and hRSV

Annabelle Singer

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Annabelle Singer researches to understand how neural activity produces memories and spurs the brain’s immune system.

Alzheimer's Disease Virtual Reality Optogenetics Learning & Memory Neural Coding & Decoding

Nicholas Shaheen, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Shaheen's research interest is in the epidemiology and management of esophageal diseases

Epidemiology Esophageal Diseases Reflux Disease Mobility Disorders Barrett's Esophagus

Jennifer S. Wayne, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery & Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Experimental and computational modeling of diarthrodial joint function Structural stability of fixation constructs Articular cartilage: normal function reparative techniques Reparative Techniques

Janet Robishaw, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Research & Chair · Florida Atlantic University

Janet Robishaw is an expert in biochemical mechanisms and the molecular cloning of the newly discovered the heterotrimeric G-proteins.

Heterotrimeric G-proteins Biochemical Mechanisms Chemistry and Biology Molecular Cloning

Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D.

Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Dean, College of Engineering | B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rice University · VCU College of Engineering

Dean Boyan specializes in cell and tissue engineering

Cell and Tissue Engineering Response of Cells to Biomaterials Mechanisms of Action of Hormones and Growth Factors in Cartilage and Bone Normal and Pathological Calcification Stem Cell Delivery Technologies