Signature Research Areas

Focuses on how natural and synthetic materials interact with biological systems – from advanced studies characterizing the instructive role of extracellular matrix components to developing novel polymeric biomaterials for enhanced drug delivery – to find new ways to replace, repair, or regenerate tissues lost or damaged from injury and disease.

Focuses on developing techniques and applications in a broad variety of biomedical imaging domains, including microscopic, ultrasound, tomographic, and magnetic resonance imaging for improving diagnosis, characterization, and treatment of diseases.

Addresses all aspects of instrumentation design and application, from the engineering underlying medical device development and optimization, to the basic science required to develop novel experimental approaches for testing instrumentation and evaluating (patho) physiology, to the signal processing and biostatistics required to analyze data efficiently for clinical application.

Uses mathematical modeling, systems analysis, and engineering tools to identify and utilize the dynamics of information flow through protein and gene regulatory networks; to predict the best treatment regimen for individual patients; to ensure that medical treatments are provided in an efficient manner in hospitals; and much more.

Integral to advancing biomedical research, such as multielectrode stimulation and recording, development of cellular and brainwide imaging and stimulation technologies, and diagnosing and treating pathologies such as addiction, Alzheimer’s, or hearing loss.