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  • Dr. Frisina microscope

    Helium Plasma Treatment This device can non-invasively deliver DNA to skin cells, a method for very targeted gene therapy.

  • Microscope Image of HaCaT cell line

    Confocal microscope image of a human keratinocyce cell line (HaCaT) that with Sytox nucleic acid stain delivered using a helium plasma.

  • BME Research

    Learn more about active research projects at the USF Department of Medical Engineering.

  • Neuroscience, bme

    Evidence for trans-endocytocis of postsynaptic somatic spine complexes (magenta) that become completely incorporated (green) inside the pre-synaptic terminal.

  • Rat Optic Nerve

    Department of Medical Engineering Professor Receives National Institute of General Medical Sciences Grant Professor Chris Passaglia is collaborating with with New York-based Mount Sinai Institute for Systems Biomedicine Director Ravi Iyengar to investigate optic nerve restoration.

Welcoming Dr. Albert Kim

We would like to welcome Dr. Albert Kim to the Department of Medical Engineering. He is arriving with a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He also brings a great deal of experience as an R&D engineer from Intel and research at Temple University. As an undergraduate, Albert became interested in semiconductor fabrication. He soon found a mentor that guided him to the fabrication of biomedical microchips. Since then, Albert’s research has been focused towards biomedical engineering, earning 4 NSF grants, including the CAREER award, and with a 5th waiting in the wings. We greatly look forward to working with Dr. Kim starting this fall semester.

Acousto-Bioelectronics Lab 

BME Post-Doc ASGCT Award

Amanda Sales Conniff, Ph.D, receives award

Amanda Sales Conniff, PhD, from Loree Heller’s lab receives an “Excellence in Research” award from Beverly L. Davidson, PhD, President, at the American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy 2022 meeting for her presentation entitled “DNA sensor palmitoylation in mouse skeletal muscle following DNA electroporation”.

Excellence in Innovation

Dr. Richard Heller and Dr. Mark Jarozseski

Dr. Richard Heller and Dr. Mark Jaroszeski were awarded the Excellence in Innovation Award for their 2020-2021 fiscal year accomplishments. Both Dr. Heller and Dr. Jaroszeski developed a series of patents related to drug delivery through electroporation for the veterinary and human clinical market. They partnere