Principal Investigators Earn National Funding to Support New Research

Biomedical engineering faculty were awarded 13 new sponsored research awards over the past 12 months from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Department of Defense and National Science Foundation. Plus, our National Science Foundation REU was renewed (more).

New Awards | Assistant Professors (10/19 – 10/20)

 

Steven Caliari, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, U.S. NIH Institute of General Medical Science 1R35GM138187-01 “Designing cell-instructive hydrogels to understand and exploit mechanobiology” (2020-09-01 – 2025-07-31) MORE

Xue Feng, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, American Heart Association 19AIML35210327 "A Cloud-Based Framework for Multi-Institutional Clinical Studies Incorporating Artificial Intelligence" (2019-12-01 – 2021-11-30)

Donald Griffin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering 1R21EB028971-01A1 “Improving Biomaterial Implant Tolerance with Damage-Associated Molecular Pathway (DAMP) Molecule Attachment” (2020-08-01 – 2023-04-30)

Donald Griffin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, U.S. NIH Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases 1R56DK126020-01 “Engineering Injectable Microporous Hydrogels for Diabetic Wound Repair” (2020-07-01 – 2021-06-30)

Eli Zunder, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke 1R01NS111220-01A1 “Deciphering trophic signaling programs governing peripheral sensory nervous system development” (2019-12-01 – 2024-11-30) More

New Awards | Associate Professors (10/19 – 10/20)

 

Matthew Lazzara, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, U.S. NIH Cancer Institute 1R21CA252576-01 “Engineering ERK-specificity for cancer suicide gene therapy” (2020-09-01 – 2022-08-31)

Kristen Naegle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science, U.S. NIH Institute of General Medical Science 1R35GM138127-01 “Systematic Approaches to Reveal Novel Regulatory Functions of Tyrosine Phosphorylation” (2020-09-15 – 2025-06-30)

New Awards | Professors (10/19 – 10/20)

 

George Christ, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery, U.S. Department of Defense W81XWH2010839 “Clinical Translation of Advanced Technologies for Muscle and Nerve Regeneration” (2020-09-01 – 2025-08-31) MORE

Craig Meyer, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Medical Imaging, U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering 1R01EB028773-01A1 “Comprehensive MRI Guidance of Focused Ultrasound Neurosurgery” (2020-09-01 – 2024-05-31)

Jason Papin, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases 1R01AI154242-01 “Multi-scale model of microbial phenotype modulation by mucins” (2020-06-01 – 2025-05-31) MORE

Richard Price, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, U.S. NIH Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering 1R01EB030007-01 “Focused Ultrasound Regimens that Synergize with Melanoma Immunotherapy” (2020-07-01 – 2024-03-31)

Richard Price, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke 1R21NS118278-01 “ImmunoPET Assessment of anti-CD47 Immunotherapy Delivery to Glioblastoma with Focused Ultrasound” (2020-08-01 – 2022-07-31)

Aidong Zhang, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) 2008208 “Small: Multimodal Machine Learning for Data with Incomplete Modalities” (2020-10-01 – 2023-09-30)