Faculty & Staff
Robert Frisina, Jr., Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Research Areas: Development of Bio-therapeutic Systems, Devices and Compounds for Treating Sensory Deficits; Emphasis on Bench-to-Bedside Investigations of the Auditory System, and Translational Research on Deafness and Other Neuroengineering Applications.
Office: ENC 3504 | email@example.com | 813-974-4394 | Website
Bo Ding, M.D., M.S.
Research Associate Professor Research Areas: Investigate the molecular mechanism of age-related hearing loss and especially characterize the role of autophagy, a highly conserved cellular process, in the auditory system with aging.
Office: 3802 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 210 (BPB 210) | firstname.lastname@example.org | 813-974-4124
Loree C. Heller, Ph.D. Associate Professor Research Areas: Nucleic acid electrotransfer, Non-viral gene therapies, Pattern recognition receptors email@example.com | 813-974-4637
Richard Heller, Ph.D. Professor Research Areas: The major focus is to develop effective drug and gene delivery. The emphasis is on translational studies that include the development and testing of new protocols or devices that can be utilized for potential therapies for cancer, wound healing, metabolic disorders and vascular diseases (peripheral and coronary ischemia) as well as vaccine and immunotherapy protocols. firstname.lastname@example.org | 813-974-1221
Huabei Jiang, Ph.D.
Research Areas: Diffuse optical tomography (DOT), photoacoustic tomography (PAT), fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT), and bioluminescence tomography (BLT).
Office: ISA 7030A | email@example.com | 813-974-5253
Christopher Passaglia, Ph.D. Professor Research Areas: Vision Systems, Neural Signal Processing, Computational Modeling, Retinal Physiology and Disease Office: ENG 247 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 813-974-7140 | Website
George Spirou, Ph.D. Professor Research Areas: Research in the Spirou laboratory is focused on formation of neural circuits in early development and on construction of connectomes, or neural wiring diagrams, at nanoscale resolution. The generation of large image volumes for this work necessitated development of tools to understand these complex data sets. Leveraging long-standing interest in 3D reconstruction of brain structure, he and collaborators joined the revolution in immersive virtual reality to develop software for viewing, annotating and analyzing images. Their software, called syGlass, is marketed by their company, IstoVisio, Inc., which began operation in summer, 2017. email@example.com
Hao Yang, Ph.D.
Research Areas: Optical-based imaging technologies for in vivo visualization of tissue at both the macroscopic and microscopic scales.
Office: ISA 7030B | firstname.lastname@example.org | 813-974-4923
Biomedical Engineering Affiliated Faculty
Venkat Bhethanabotla, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Jerome Breslin, PhD; Professor & Director of Graduate Programs, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, Morsani College of Medicine
Stephanie Carey, PhD; Mechanical Engineering
Summer Decker, PhD; USF Morsani College of Medicine, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
Rajiv Dubey, PhD; Mechanical Engineering
Timothy J. Fawcett, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Jonathan Ford, PhD; USF Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Radiology
Nathan Gallant, PhD; Mechanical Engineering
Richard Gilbert, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Dmitry Goldgof, PhD; Computer Science & Engineering
Sergio Gutierrez, PhD; Director, Department of Innovation, Fourndation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE)
Andrew Hoff, PhD; Electrical Engineering
Mark Jaroszeski, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Piyush Koria, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
William E. Lee, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Stephen B. Liggett, MD; Assoc Vice President, USF Health Office of Research; Vice Dean for Research, Morsani College of Medicine; Professor, Internal Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
Steven Maskin, MD, PA
Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, MBA; Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, College of Pharmacy; Division Director, Associate Dean, & Distinguished Health Professor, Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine; Director, Center for Research and Education in Nanbioengineering and Division of Translational Medicine, Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine
Anna Pyayt, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Stephen Saddow, PhD; Electrical Engineering
Peter Simon, PhD; Senior Lead Scientist, Biomechanics Laboratory & Clinical Research Department, Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE)
Sylvia Thomas, PhD; Electrical Engineering
Radouil Tzekov, MD, PhD; USF Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
Dmitri Voronine, PhD; Physics
Joseph Walton, PhD; Communication Science & Disorders
Samuel Wickline, MD; Interim Chair and Associate Dean, Cardiology, USF Morsani College of Medicine; Director, USF Health Heart Institute; Professor, Cardiovascular Sciences
Jose Zayas-Castro, PhD; Executive Associate Dean, College of Engineering; Professor of Industrial Engineering