Gregg Fields, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry · 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

Jennifer Puetzer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S. Biomedical Engineering, NC State | Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Puetzer focuses on musculoskeletal tissue engineering for meniscus, tendon, and ligament replacement and repair.

Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology Biomechanics Collagen Fiber Development Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Extracellular matrix biology

John S. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Pauley Heart Center | B.S. Engineering, Baylor University | M.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center | Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Yale University · VCU College of Engineering

Cardiovascular Mechanics & Imaging Lab: developing MRI quantification of patient-specific mechanics for improved cardiovascular diagnostics

Cardiovascular Biomechanics Aortic Aneurysms & Dissections Cardiovascular MRI Growth & Remodeling

Elisabeth Barton

Professor · University of Florida

Barton is a molecular physiologist with a primary interest in skeletal muscle repair.

Muscular Dystrophy Skeletal Muscle Repair Mechanical Signal Transduction Optimization of IGF-I for Muscle Therapeutics Viral Gene Therapy

Professor Tim Thompson

Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology · University Alliance

His area of expertise is in the decomposition of human remains after death - with interest in what happens when a skeleton or body is burnt.

Burnt Bodies Skeletons Forensics Forensic Anthropology Human Remains

Treena Arinzeh

Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Arinzeh specializes in stem cell tissue engineering, developing biomaterial repair of bone, cartilage and musculoskeletal tissues

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Musculoskeletal Injuries Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomedical Engineering STEM Cell

Ketan Bulsara, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at UConn Health · University of Connecticut

Dr. Ketan R. Bulsara is a world-renowned neurosurgeon with an unparalleled range of expertise in treating neurological disorders.

Brain Surgery Spine Surgery Brain Aneurysms Ischemic Stroke Endovascular Surgery

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

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

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

Michael J. McClure, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | BE, Vanderbilt University | Ph.D, Virginia Commonwealth University · VCU College of Engineering

Understanding the role of extracellular matrix and mechanical forces to regulate skeletal muscle structure, function, and innervation.

Muscle aging Cell-matrix interactions Integrin-mediated signaling Myoblast fusion Regenerative rehabilitation in skeletal muscle trauma

Wujie Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Wujie Zhang is an expert in biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cell-based medicine, micro/nanotechnology, and drug delivery.

Biomaterials Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Micro/Nano-technology Drug Delivery Stem Cell Research

Joanne M. Jordan, M.D., MPH.

Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor, Department of Medicine & Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology & Director, Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The main interests in Dr. Jordan's research are the epidemiology of osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis Epidemiology Radiographic Osteoarthritis Rheumatology Immunology

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

Morteza Mahmoudi

Asst. Professor · Michigan State University

Morteza Mahmoudi researches nanomedicine and regenerative medicine for the development of new nano-based platforms.

Nanotechology Sensor Array Academic Parity Lab Ethics/Life Nanomedicine

Sarah F. Hamm-Alvarez, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Sarah F. Hamm-Alvarez is an expert in drug delivery for eye diseases.

Cellular Junctions Autoimmune Diseases Cytoskeleton Trafficking Membrane Trafficking Lacrimal Gland (Tear Gland)

Pankaj Karande

Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focuses on engineering peptides as novel drugs, drug carriers, affinity agents, and biomaterials for medical applications

Diagnostics Vaccine Design Drug Delivery Drug Discovery Peptide Engineering

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

Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Friedman's research investigates the role of genetic variability in the musculoskeletal response to spaceflight and disuse.

Bone Exercise Physiology Skeletal Muscle Physiology Biomechanics Nutrition

Dr Prasanta Dey

Professor in Operations and Information Management · Aston University

Prasanta Dey specializes in low carbon supply chain management and project management.

Environmental Management Total Quality Management Service Operations Management Project Management Supply Chain Management