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Core Faculty

David Kaplan, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Department Chair and Stern Family Professor of Engineering
biopolymer engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioengineering
Lauren Black, Ph.D., Boston University
Associate Professor
cardiovascular tissue engineering, dynamic tissue mechanics and visualization, computational modeling, myocardial infarction, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiogenesis
Mark Cronin-Golomb, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
optical instrumentation, laser tweezers, atomic force microscopy, nonlinear optics, biomedical optics, optical tweezers
Sergio Fantini, Ph.D., University of Florence
biomedical optics, near-infrared spectroscopy, diffuse optical imaging
Irene Georgakoudi, Ph.D., University of Rochester
spectroscopic imaging and characterization, in vivo flow cytometry
Xiaocheng Jiang, Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor
nanobiotechnology, microfluidic biotechnology, bioelectronics, biomaterials
Srivalleesha Mallidi, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor
ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, multi-modality imaging, image-guided surgery and therapeutics, nano drug delivery systems
Fiorenzo Omenetto, Ph.D., University of Pavia
Frank C. Doble Professor
Dean of Research

ultrafast nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, biopolymer multifunctional materials, photonic crystals, photonic crystal fibers
Madeleine Oudin, Ph.D., King's College London
Assistant Professor
cancer biology, tumor microenvironment, mechanisms of metastasis and drug resistance
Brian Timko, Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor
nanoelectronics, biosensing, biomaterials, tissue engineering, drug delivery
Qiaobing Xu, Ph.D., Harvard University
Associate Professor
biomaterials, drug delivery, micro/nanofabrication, tissue engineering

Professor of the Practice

  • Steve Jacques, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
    Tissue optics, laser-tissue interactions
  • Janet Krevolin, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
    Medical device design and development

Research Professor

  • Barbara Brodsky, Ph.D., Harvard University
    Biophysics, collagen, protein structure
  • Zoia Monaco, Ph.D., University of London, UK
    Chromosome biology, genome stability, gene expression, human artificial chromosome

Research Associate Professor

  • Alessandra Balduini, Ph.D. University of Pavia
    Regulation, environment and pathology of megakarocytes to platelets
  • Thomas Nieland, Ph.D. University of Amsterdam
    3-D tissue engineering, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disease research, systems biology and stem cell biology

Research Assistant Professor

  • Ying Chen, Ph.D. University of Maine, Orono
    Tissue engineering, regenerative tissue applications
  • Chiara Ghezzi,, Ph.D., McGill University
    Dense collagen based tubular tissue models for airway tissue engineering
  • Chunmei Li,, Ph.D., Tufts University
    Biomaterials for hard tissue regeneration, biophysical control of macrophage polarization
  • Daniela Moralli, Ph.D., University of Pavia, Italy
    Chromosome biology, cytogenetics, human artificial chromosome
  • Angelo Sassaroli, Ph.D., University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo
    Medical imaging, near infrared spectroscopy, diffuse optical tomography

Adjunct Professor

  • Peter Bergethon, Adjunct, M.D., Jefferson Medical College
    Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
    Computational neurology
  • John Castellot, Adjunct, Ph.D., Harvard University
    Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
    Cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating smooth muscle cell proliferation
  • Luis Dorfmann, Adjunct, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
    Structural engineering and mechanics, mathematical models of material behavior, nonlinear magneto- and electromechanical interactions, biomechanics of soft materials, rubber elasticity and inelasticity
  • Jonathan Garlick, Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook, NY
    Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
    Tissue Models to study human disease processes in stratified squamous epithelium
  • Jim Harden, Adjunct, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
    Professor, University of Ottawa
    Biomolecular assemblies, biomaterials, computational biophysics, cell mechanics, complex fluids
  • Krishna Kumar, Adjunct, Ph.D., Brown University
    Professor and Department Chair, Tufts University, Department of Chemistry
    Novel methods for the rational design and construction of artificial proteins, molecular enzymes and self-assembling biomaterials
  • Michael Levin, Adjunct, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
    Professor, Tufts University, Department of Biology
    Morphological and behavioral information processing in living systems
  • Lorenz Meinel, Affiliate, Ph.D., ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    ETH Zurich, Novartis
    Drug delivery interfaces
  • Eric Miller, Adjunct, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Professor, Tufts University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Signal and image processing algorithms
  • John Richmond, Adjunct, M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine
    Professor, Tufts University, School of Medicine
    Ligament formation, treatment of injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament, regulation and proliferation of growth factor expression in arthrofibrosis
  • Igor Sokolov, Adjunct, Ph.D., The Mendeleev Institute of Metrology
    Professor, Tufts University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Condensed matter, soft condensed matter and biomedical research, energy-related materials and sustainability, surface science and engineering
  • Sameer Sonkusale, Adjunct, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
    Professor, Tufts University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Nanoscale sensors, active metamaterial devices, circuits, CMOS image sensors
  • Barry Trimmer, Adjunct, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England
    Professor, Tufts University, Department of Biology
    Central processing of sensory information by receptors, second messengers and synaptic networks in an insect model system. The neural control of soft-bodied locomotion
  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Adjunct, Ph.D., University of Belgrade, Serbia
    Professor, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science, Columbia University
    Transport phenomena, tissue engineering and bioreactors
  • David Walt, Adjunct, Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook
    Professor, Tufts University, Department of Chemistry
    Bioanalytical chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry, and nanoscience
  • Pamela Yelick, Adjunct, Ph.D. Tufts University
    Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
    Molecular genetic analyses of craniofacial cartilage, bone, and tooth development

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Blaise Frederick, Adjunct
    Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
    Magnetic resonance equipment and techniques for the study of psychiatric illness, in Alzheimer's disease and substance abuse
  • Carl Kirker-Head, Adjunct, BVM, University of Cambridge, England
    Assistant Professor, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
    Bone growth and remodeling, bone repair in response to injury, bone grafting, surgical and other orthopaedic disease models, musculo-skeletal vascular disease. bone and soft tissue biomechanics, skeletal tissue engineering, orthopedic device development, clinical interests in equine athletic injury and orthopedic surgery, particularly internal fixation and arthroscopy

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Bree B. Aldridge, Adjunct, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
    Microbiology, systems biology, mathematical modeling, infectious disease, microscopy
  • Niall Lennon, Adjunct, Ph.D., University College Dublin
    Molecular biology, cell biology, nano biotechnology, genomics