Research

Overview

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Medical Engineering at the University of South Florida houses an interdisciplinary research program that spans the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine and partners with Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital, and other BME-affiliated institutes in the Tampa Bay area. Engineers, scientists, and clinicians collaborate to translate medical discoveries into novel therapies, technologies, and treatment strategies. Research efforts of department faculty and faculty affiliates are concentrated in the following areas: 

 

Biomedical Imaging & Bioelectronics

Biomedical imaging involves the development and evaluation of processes, techniques and instrumentation to enable visualization and optical manipulation of cells and tissues in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo. Bioelectronics includes research into the area of understanding electrical pathways and communication between cells, and developing approaches for electronic control of physiological function.

USF Active Research Faculty

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Summer Decker, Ph.D.| USF Department of Radiology 

jonathan ford

Jonathan Ford, Ph.D.

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Dmitry Goldgof, Ph.D.| Electrical Engineering

rheller

Richard Heller, Ph.D.| Medical Engineering

drewhoff

Drew Hoff, Ph.D.|Electrical Engineering 

jaroszeski

Mark Jaroszeski, Ph.D.

jiang

Huabei Jiang, Ph.D.

shyam

 Shyam Mohapatra, Ph.D

passaglia

Christopher Passaglia, Ph.D. 

saddow

Stephen Saddow, Ph.D.

Spirou

George Spirou, Ph.D.

Thomas

Sylvia Thomas, Ph.D.

wickline

Samuel Wickline, M.D


Dr. Steven Maskin*
Dr. Anna Pyayt*  
Dr. Radouil Tzekov* 
Dr. Dmitry Voronin* 
Dr. Mike Cai Wang* 



Cell and Tissue Engineering

Cell and tissue engineering involves the study of cell signaling and mechanics and structure/function of tissue as well as regenerative medicine, and tissue cultivation, replacement and transplantation. Research is centered on understanding cellular phenomena and synthesis or functional repair of tissue, including the broad area of rehabilitation science. 

USF Active Research Faculty

frisina

Robert Frisina, Ph.D.

gallant

Nathan Gallant, Ph.D.

heller

Richard Heller, Ph.D.

lee

William Lee III, Ph.D.

shyam

Shyam Mohapatra, Ph.D.

spirou

George Spirou, Ph.D.

thomas

Sylvia Thomas, Ph.D.

wang

Mike Cai Wang, Ph.D.

  
 


 

Molecular Medicine & Drug Delivery
Focus on characterizing diseases at the cellular and molecular levels and developing means of diagnostics and treatments by understanding the interaction of genes and proteins. Includes research on developing means to effectively deliver drugs and genes in pre-clinical translation.

USF Active Research Faculty

frisina

Robert Frisina, Ph.D.

heller

Richard Heller, Ph.D.

hoff

Andrew Hoff, Ph.D.

mark

Mark Jaroszeski, Ph.D.

koria

Piyush Koria, Ph.D.

shyam

Shyam Mohapatra, Ph.D.

saddow

Stephen Saddow, Ph.D.

thomas

Sylvia Thomas, Ph.D.

wickline

Samuel Wickline, M.D.


Dr. Jerome Breslin* 
Dr. Timothy Fawcett* 
Dr. Richard Gilbert*

Dr. Loree Heller

DrHuabei Jiang      
Dr. Stephen Liggett* 
Dr. Lawrence Stern*  

 

Neuroengineering & Rehabilitation Engineering 

Computational modeling, preclinical and clinical evaluation of neural networks and systems. Includes research related to sensory organs with respect to function and repair, with emphasis upon vision, hearing, aging, prosthetics and biomechanics.

USF Active Research Faculty

Venkat

Venkat Bhethanabotla, Ph.D.

Cary

Stephanie Carey, Ph.D.

Dubey

Rajiv Dubey, Ph.D.

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Dr. Robert Frisina, Ph.D.

lee

Dr. William Lee III, Ph.D.

christopher

Dr. Christopher Passaglia, Ph.D.

saddow

Dr. Stephen Saddow, Ph.D.

spirou

Dr. George Spirou, Ph.D.

walton

Dr. Joseph Walton, Ph.D.


Dr. Timothy Fawcett  
Dr. Sergio Gutierrez 
Dr. Huabei Jiang* 
Dr. Peter Simon 
Dr. Radouil Tzekov