Core Faculty

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Russ Altman

Russ Altman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Bioengineering, Genetics, Medicine - BMIR and, by courtesy, Computer Science, Department Chair (2007-2012)

Applications of computational technologies to problems in molecular biology of relevance to medicine.

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  Annelise Barron

Annelise Barron, Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Novel polymeric materials and strategies for capillary and microchip electrophoresis; polymer-biomolecule conjugates; sequence-controlled, biomimetic oligomers with folded structure for biomedical and biomaterial applications.

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Kwabena Boahen

Kwabena Boahen, Ph.D.
Associate Chair of Graduate Admissions, Professor, Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering

Large-scale models of biological sensory, perceptual and motor systems.

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  Zev Bryant

Zev Bryant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Bioengineering and, by courtesy, Structural Biology

Structure and function of molecular motors; single molecule tracking and manipulation; biopolymer mechanics.

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David Camarillo

David Camarillo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, and, by courtesy, Mechanical Engineering

Design of smart biomedical device systems for translational research.

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Dennis Carter

Dennis Carter, Ph.D.
Professor, Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies (2004-10)

Influence of mechanical loading on the development, regeneration, and aging of skeletal tissue.

Jennifer Cochran

Jennifer Cochran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies

Chemical synthesis, directed evolution, and molecular design techniques to develop proteins and peptides with specific biological functions.

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  Markus Covert

Markus Covert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical & Systems Biology

Model-driven discovery, regulatory and signaling networks, cell-cell interactions.

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Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education, Professor, Bioengineering and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Developing optical, molecular and cellular tools to observe, perturb, and re-engineer brain circuits.

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  Scott Delp

Scott Delp, Ph.D.
Professor, Bioengineering and, by courtesy, Orthopedic Surgery, Department Chair (2002-2006)

Experimental and computational approaches to study muscle, movement, and movement disorders.

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Drew Endy

Drew Endy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Foundational and applied research in support of making biology easy to engineer.

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  KC Huang

KC Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Bioengineering and of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

Physical mechanisms of cell shape determination, detection, and maintenance in bacteria; membrane organization; cell division.

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Jin Hyung Lee

Jin Hyung Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Bioengineering

In vivo visualization and control of neural circuits, optogenetic functional magnetic resonance imaging, study of neurological disease mechanism and therapy development, imaging and engineering technology development for neuroscience.

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  Michael Lin

Michael Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Human Gene Therapy, Bioengineering and Pediatrics

Molecular engineering of fluorescent biosensors and protease-based switches, technologies for sensing and controlling signal transduction.

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Jan Liphardt

Jan Liphardt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Biological spatial organization on the mesoscale (10 nm - 10 microns) and the role of mechanical cues in cellular decision-making.

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  Norbert Pelc

Norbert Pelc, Sc.D.
Department Chair, Professor, Bioengineering and Radiology, and by courtesy, Electrical Engineering

Physics and engineering aspects of, and the development of new clinical applications of diagnostic imaging systems, with particular emphasis on CT and MRI.

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Manu Prakash

Manu Prakash, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Living and active soft-matter physics, emergence of behavior in multi-cellular systems, origin of multicellularity, organismic biophysics (lower metazoans), algorithmic self-assembly, frugal science and global health.

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  Lei Stanley Qi

Lei Stanley Qi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Chemical and Systems Biology

Development genome and epigenome engineering technologies for studying genomes; directed stem cell reporgramming for disease modeling and regenerative medicine.

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Stephen Quake

Stephen Quake, Ph.D.
Professor, Bioengineering, Applied Physics and, by courtesy, Physics

Single molecule biophysics, precision force measurement, micro and nano fabrication with soft materials, integrated microfluidics and large scale biological automation.

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  Hans Ingmar Riedel Kruse

Ingmar Riedel-Kruse, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Biophysics of (zebrafish) development and tissue engineering; Design and application of biotic games.

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Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott, Ph.D.
Professor, Bioengineering, Developmental Biology, Genetics and, by courtesy, Biology

Understanding genetic control of animal development and the relations of developmental biology to human disease.

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  Christina Smolke

Christina Smolke, Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Education, Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Biomolecular design, RNA engineering, synthetic biology, and cellular engineering.

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James Swartz

James Swartz, D.Sc.
Professor, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering

Microbial metabolism, protein expression, and protein folding.

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  Bo Wang

Bo Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, and by courtesy, Developmental Biology

Understanding systems control of stem cell collective behaviors to optimize tissue regeneration, remolding, and adaptation.gene delivery, tissue engineering.

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Fan Yang

Fan Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Orthopedic Surgery

Stem cell, biomaterials, drug and gene delivery, tissue engineering.

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  Paul Yock

Paul Yock, M.D.
Professor, Bioengineering and, by courtesy, Mechanical Engineering and at the GSB, Co-Chair, Bioengineering (2003 - 2006)

Device development and testing in interventional, cardiology including angioplasty, atherectomy, and stents; intra-vascular ultrasound: development and clinical trials; advanced, coronary imaging techniques including x-ray topography; coronary, hemodynamics especially velocity and pressure measurements.

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Courtesy Faculty

Kim Butts

Kim Butts Pauly , Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Research), Radiology -Diagnostic Radiology

MR-guided minimally invasive therapies and MRI pulse sequences.

  Rebecca Fahig

Rebecca Fahrig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

Jeffrey Feinstein

Jeffrey Feinstein, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Cardiology

Computer simulation and modeling of cardiovascular physiology, development and testing of trans-catheter therapies and the evaluation and treatment of pulmonary hypertension/pulmonary vascular disease.

  Daniel Fisher

Daniel S. Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor of Applied Physics and, by courtesy, of Biology and Bioengineering

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Sam Gambhir

Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Radiology, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

Development of novel strategies to image molecular/cellular events in living subjects.

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  Garry Gold

Garry Gold, M.D.
Associate Professor, Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology

Application of new MR imaging technology to musculoskeletal problems.

Stuart Goodman

Stuart Goodman, M.D.
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedics

Adult reconstructive surgery including total joint replacement, osteotomies and the fixation of fractures.

  Brian Hargreaves

Brian Hargreaves, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Associate Professor, Radiology

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications including cardiovascular, abdominal, breast and musculoskeletal imaging. My work includes novel excitation schemes, efficient imaging methods and reconstruction tools.

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Sarah Heilshorn

Sarah Heilshorn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Biomaterials in regenerative medicine, engineered proteins with novel assembly properties, microfluidics and photolithography of proteins, and synthesis of materials to influence stem cell differentiation.

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  Thomas Krummel

Thomas Krummel, M.D.
Emile Holman Professor and Chair, Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program, Department of Surgery

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Ellen Kuhl

Ellen Kuhl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Biomechanics with a focus on growth and remodeling. Development of appropriate enhanced continuum models based on multiscale considerations carrying information from the cell to the tissue level.

  Marc Levenston

Marc Levenston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Function, degeneration and repair of orthopaedic soft tissues, with an emphasis on understanding the interactions between biophysical and biochemical cues in controlling cells from articular cartilage and fibrocartilage.

Craig Levin

Craig Levin, Ph.D.
Professor, Radiology and Electrical Engineering

Development of novel instrumentation and software algorithms for in-vivo imaging of molecular signals in humans and small laboratory animals.

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  Michael Longaker Michael Longaker, M.D.
Professor, Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Regenerative Medicine

Wound healing, tissue engineering, mesenchymal stem cell biology, skeletal regeneration and repair.

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Lloyd B. Minor

Lloyd B. Minor, M.D.
The Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor for the Dean of the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurobiology and Bioengineering

  Sakti Srivastava

Sakti Srivastava, M.D.
Associate Professor (Teaching), Surgery - Anatomy


Paul J. Wang

Paul J. Wang, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical device development, cardiac arrhythmia, medical student bioengineering education, mobile health.

  Bruce Daniel

Bruce Daniel, M.D.
Professor, Radiology - General Radiology

MRI of Breast Cancer, MRI-guided interventions

Joseph Woo

Joseph Woo, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiothoracici Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Aortic Valve Repair, Complex Valve Repair Surgery, Minimally Incasice Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm

  David Magnus

David Magnus, Ph.D.
Professor, Medicine and Biomedical Ethics

Genetic testing, gene therapy, genetically engineered organisms, and the history of eugenics. Stem cell research and cloning, and egg procurement. Examining ethical issues in reproductive technologies.

James Wall

James Wall, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery at LPCH

General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Endoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery



Consulting Faculty

Stephen Fodor

Stephen Fodor, Ph.D.
Consulting Professor, Bioengineering

Molecular device innovation, light-directed spatial addressable chemical synthesis; Founder, "Affymetrix".

  Uday Kimar

Uday Kumar, M.D.
Consulting Associate Professor, Bioengineering; Fellowship Director, Global Biodesign Programs

Global Biodesign Initiatives: India and Singapore, cardiovascular electrophysiology, biotechnology innovations.


Gordon Saul

Gordon Saul, M.B.A.
Executive Director, Program in Biodesign; Consulting Professor, Bioengineering

Medical device innovation, technology translation, business development, entrepreneurship.

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  Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor, Ph.D.
Consulting Professor, Cardiovascular Bioengineering, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education (2008-2010)

Simulation-based medical planning, MRI, image-based geometric modeling, computational fluid and solid mechanics.

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Linehan, John

John Linehan, Ph.D.
Consulting Professor, Bioengineering

Medical device innovation, Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Alliance (BME-IDEA).

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  Todd Brinton

Todd Brinton, M.D.
Consulting Associate Professor, Bioengineering Clinical Assoicate Professor, CV Medicine

Staff Physician, Interventional Cardiovascular Services, PaloAlto VA Hospita


Joseph De-Chung

Joseph De-Chung Shih, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Bioengineering
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  Natalia Khuri Natalia Khuri, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Bioengineering
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Ross Venook Ross Venook, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Bioengineering
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