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Nancy AlbrittonNancy Allbritton, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair; UNC/NCSU Biomedical Engineering Department; UNC School of Medicine, NCSU College of Engineering
Dr. Allbritton's focus is microsystems engineering.  Her research interests include signaling in single cells and microfabricated systems for cellular analysis.  For further information, please visit her website.

Aravind AsokanAravind Asokan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Asokan's research goal is to combine the tools and priciples of molecular biology and genetics with chemistry to generate a synthetic viral toolkit.  For further information, please visit his website.

Ted BatemanTed Bateman, PhD
Associate Professor, UNC/NCSU Biomedical Engineering Department, UNC School of Medicine, NCSU College of Engineering
Dr. Bateman's research focus is ratiation therapy-induced osteoporosis in a mouse model for women with gynecological tumors.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Photo of Anthony BlikslagerAnthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Professor; Equine Surgery & Gastroenterology, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Blikslager's focus is gastrointestinal physiology.  His research interests include mechanisms responsible for maintenance and restoration of the intestinal barrier with the final objective of pharmacologically restoring the mucosal barrier in patients suffering from disease associated with increase intestinal permeability.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Scott BultmanScott Bultman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Bultman's research interests include: mouse models of human disease, chromatin-modifying factors, and epigenetics.  For further information, please visit his website.

Bruce CairnsBruce Cairns, MD
Professor and Director, Surgery Department / NC Jaycee Burn Center, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Cairns is part of the Burn Center's Research Lab.  Research foci include: the best ways to treat burn survivors and assist recovery, development of best practices to prevent catastrophic burn events and triage for these events, the study of immune dysfunction that occurs after major trauma.  For more information, please visit the Burn Center website.

 

Sai ChavalaSai Chavala, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Chavala's research works on creating novel treatments that improve the quality of life for patients suffering from retinal disease, using molecular mechanisms that control self-renewal, proliferation, competence, and differentiation of stem/progenitor cells.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Xian ChenXian Chen, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Chen's research works on both development and application of unconventional and transformative technology of systems biology to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of various inflammation-associated human diseases.  The ultimate goal is to mechanistically derive novel, precise disease markers for early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Ke ChengKe Cheng, PhD
Associate Professor, Regenerative Medicine, Molecular Biomedical Science Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Cheng's research studies regenerative medicine using patient-derived stem cells, biomaterials, micro-RNAs and bioengineering approaches.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Paul Cohen, NCSUPaul H. Cohen, PhD
Distinguished Professor & Department Head; Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, College of Engineering, NCSU
Dr. Cohen's focus is modeling of plastic deformation processes, development of new tooling materials and tribology.  His most recent research has examined properties and processes at the nano-scale.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Bill ColemanWilliam Coleman, PhD
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Coleman's research projects work on the molecular pathogenesis of cancer and the biology of liver stem-like progenitor cells.  For further information, please visit his website.

Teresa DeFrancesco, NCSUTeresa DeFrancesco, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
Professor; Cardiology & ICU Critical Care, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. DeFrancesco's research has a clinical focus.  Her most recent research has studied feline heartworm disease and delay of progression to heart failure in dogs with degenerative valvular disease.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Chris DekaneyChristopher Dekaney, PhD
Assistant Professor, Surgery Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Dekaney's research uses surgical and damage models to investigate mechanisms of control over intestinal stem cell expansion and quiescence in intestinal epithelium.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Mohanish DeskmukhMohanish Deshmukh, PhD
Associate Professor, Cell Biology & Physiology Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Deshmukh's research focus is how cells regulate their survival and death, with particular interest in identifying differences in the apoptotic pathway in postmitotic versus mitotic cells.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Jingyan Dong, NCSUJingyan Dong, PhD
Assistant Professor; Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, College of Engineering, NSCU
Dr. Dong's research focus is micro/nano manufacturing, multi-scale mechatronics and manufacturing systems, and multi-scale biomedical manufacturing.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Andrew DudleyAndrew Dudley, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology & Physiology Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Dudley's research seeks to understand how tumors make new blood vessels in order to better design and implement the anti-angiogenic therapies that can destroy them.  For further information, please visit his website.

Mathew Gerard, NCSUMathew P Gerard, BVSc, PhD, DACVS
Clinical Associate Professor; Equine Surgery, Molecular Biomedical Science Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Gerard's research focus is incisional infections and colic.  For further information, please see his website.

 

David GerberDavid Gerber, MD, FACS
Professor and Division Chief, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Surgery Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Gerber runs a basic science lab focused on stem cell research with an emphasis on cellular differentiation and organogenesis.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Troy GhashghaeiTroy Ghashghaei, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, Molecular Biomedical Science Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Ghashghaei's research makes use of state-of-the-art mouse genetic approaches, viral mediated gene transfer, and neurobiological assays to assess the role of distinct factors in the development and function of adult neural stem cells.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Brian GilgerBrian Gilger, DVM, Dipl. ACVO, Dipl ABT
Professor, Ophthalmology, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Gilger's research foci include: ocular immunology, inflammation, toxicology, pharmacology, and sustained ocular drug delivery.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Jody Gookin, NCSUJody L. Gookin, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor; Internal Medcine, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Gookin's long-term goals are to define mechanisms of intestinal defense and repair in infectious enteritis and to identify rational approaches to nutritional and pharmacologic enhancement of epithelial repair.  The main disease areas of her research are Cryptosporidium parvum and Tritrichomonas foetus.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Russell Gorga, NCSURussell E. Gorga, PhD
Associate Professor; Textile engineering, Chemistry & Science Department; College of Textiles, NCSU
Dr Gorga's research focus is production of polymer fibers,including nanofibers and nanocomposite fibers, with superior mechanical and conductive properties.  His research interests specifically focus on the fabrication and characterization of novel scaffolds for functional tissue engineering and filtration applications.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Ajay GulatiAjay Gulati, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Gulati's research includes a focus on pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases and intestinal epithelial repair responses in inflammation-induced gut injury.  For further information, please visit his website.

Mansoor Haider, PhD
Professor; Mathematics Department, NCSU
Dr. Haider's focus is applications in biomechanics and bioengineering, including PDEs, boundary value and interface problems, boundary integral equations, elasticity, visoelasticity, poroelasticity, continuum mixture models, contact problems, soft tissue mechanics, cell-matrix interactions, articular cartilage, osteoarthritis, and tissue engineering.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Lizette Hardie, NCSULizette Hardie, DVM, DACVS
Professor & Department Head, General Surgery, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Hardie's specialty is small animal surgery, with a research focus in recognition and treatment of postoperative pain and improvement treatment of high risk general surgery patients.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Karyn Harrell, NCSUKaryn Harrell, DVM, DACVIM
Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Harrell's clinical and research interests focus on general internal medicine, hematology, immunology and endocrinology.  For further informatio, please visit her website.

 

Susan HenningSusan Henning, PhD
Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Henning's research focus is intestinal stem cells, specifically the biological properties and potential for therapeutic application.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Shawn HingtgenShawn Hingtgen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Pharmaceutics Division, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC
Dr. Hingtgen's research seeks to harness the potential of stem cells to develop new and better methods for treating terminal cancers.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Jon Horowitz, NCSUJonathan Horowitz, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular Biomedical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Horowitz's research focus is mechanisms of negative-growth regulation, specifically the role of tumor-suppressor gene product, the retinoblastoma (Rb) protein, in control of mammalian cell proliferation and differentiation.  For further information, please visit his website.

Joanne JordanJoanne Jordan, MD, MPH
Eminent Professor and Division Chief; Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology Division; Medicine Department; Director, Thurston Arthritis Research Center; School of Medicine; UNC
Dr. Jordan's research foci are the epidemiology and genetics of osteoarthritis.  For further information, please visit her website.

Dave Kaber, NCSUDavid Kaber, PhD
Professor, Industrial and systems Engineering Department, College of Engineering, NCSU
Dr. Kaber's research in ergonomics focuses on cognitive engineering, human-computer interaction, human factors in systems design and engineering, human performance modeling, occupational ergonomics, occupational safety engineering, and system safety engineering.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Bruce Keene, NCSUBruce Keene, DVM, MSc, DACVIM
Professor, Cardiology, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
For further information, please visit his website.

 

Temitope KekuTemitope Keku, PhD
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medicine Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Keku carries out translational research that combines basic science with epidemiology to gain a better understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of GI diseases.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Seth Kullman, NCSUSeth Kullman, PhD
Associate Professor, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, NCSU
Dr. Kullman's research focus incorporates molecular, computational and comparative/functional genomic approaches to examine gene environmental interactions.  His research includes transcriptional profiling, coupling gene expression with pathology and conducting computational and laboratory-based methods to identify evolutionarily conserved mechanisms of xenobiotic-induced stress response.  For further information, please visit his website.

Thom LaBean, NCSUThom LaBean, PhD
Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, College of Engineering, NCSU
Dr. LaBean's research focus is structure, evolution, and engineering of biopolymers (biomacromolecules and materials assembled from them).  Current project involve the design, construction, and testing of self-assembling DNA nanostructures for applications in molecular materials, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, molecular robotics, and nanomedicine.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Duncan Lascelles, NCSUB. Duncan Lascelles, PhD, CertVA, DSAS(ST)
Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Lacelles' research interests include acute and chronic pain.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Jiandong LiuJiandong Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Liu's research combines genetics, molecular and cell biology to study cardiac development and function, focusing on the molecular mechanisms that link mechanical forces and genetic factors to the morphogenesis of the heart.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Elizabeth Loboa, NCSUElizabeth Loboa, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair, UNC/NCSU Biomedical Engineering Department, UNC School of Medicine, NCSU College of Engineering
Dr. Loboa works with empirical and computational approaches to stem cells for functional tissue engineering of musculoskeletal tissues and nanofibrous 'smart bandages' as controlled release systems for wound healing.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

P. Kay LundP. Kay Lund, PhD
Sarah Graham Kenan Professor, Cell Biology & Physiology, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Lund's research works on growth factors, cytokine interactions in Gastrointestinal Disease, stem cells, and obesity.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Kathy Lunn, NCSUKatharine Lunn, PhD
Associate Professor, Small Animal Internal, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Lunn's research focus includes: leptospirosis, canine influenza, endocrine disease, and renal disease.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Paul Lunn, NCSUD. Paul Lunn, PhD, MRCVS, Dip. ACVIM
Dean, Professor-Clinical Science Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Lunn's research interests have been in equine immunology and infectious disease, with a focus on influenza virus and EHV-1 infection in horses.  For further information, please visit his website.

Scott MagnessScott Magness, PhD
Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Division, Medicine Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Magness' research works on understanding the molecular basis for stem cell maintenance and differentiation and on generating mouse models to assess gene expression and molecular pathology.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Denis Marcellin-Little, NCSUDenis Marcellin-Little, DEDV
Professor, Orthopedics, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Marcellin-Little's focus is on animal physical therapy and rehabilitation.  His research looks at biological response to orthpedic implants, distration osteogenesis and canine developmental orthopedic diseases.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Chris Mariani, NCSUChristopher Mariani, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Associate Professor, Neurology, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Mariani's specialty is small animal neurology and neurosurgery.  For further, information, please visit his website.

 

                               Steven Marks, DACVIM
Clinical Professor, Critical Care & Internal Medicine, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Marks' research focuses on emergency and critical medicine, general internal medicine, cardiopulmonary medicine and pain management.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Chris McGahan, NCSUChristine McGahan, PhD
Professor & Department Head, Molecular Biomedical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. McGahan's current research is based on studies of iron metabolism in the eye,  Focus areas include: involvement of Fe in cataract formation, mechanisms of underlying post-surgical regrowth of lens tissue, uveitis, and retinal physiology and pathology.  For further information, please visit her website.

Natasha Olby, NCSUNatasha Olby, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM
Professor, Neurology, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Olby's focus is small animal neurology and neurosurgery.  Her research includes: treatment of spinal cord injury, genetics of hereditary neurodegenerative diseases and brain neoplasia, and therapy of canine brain tumors.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Roy OrlandoRoy Orlando, MD
Distinguished Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Division, Medicine Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Orlando's research focus is ion transport and barrier function as mucosal defense in esophageal and Barrett's epithelium.  For further information, please visit his website.

Melissa Pasquinelli, NCSUMelissa Pasquinelli, PhD
Associate Professor, Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science Department, College of Textiles, NCSU
Dr. Pasquinelli's research focus is the design and utilization of a variety of multiscale simulation tools at the molecular to mesoscopic scales for applications in nanotechnology, textiles, biomedical engineering and toxicology.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Joel Pawlak, NCSUJoel Pawlak, PhD
Associate Professor, Forest Biomaterials Department, College of Natural Resources, NCSU
Dr. Pawlak is an expert on paper physics.  His research focuses on the material science and material engineering of multiphase materials.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

David PedenDavid Peden, MD
Professor and Division Chief; Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology, & Infectious Diseases Division, Pediatrics Department; Director, Center for Environmental Medicine & Lung Biology; School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Peden's research studies the effect of air pollution on asthma, airway inflammation and allergic diseases.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Jorge Piedrahita, NCSUJorge Piedrahita, PhD
Professor, Genetics, Molecular Biomedical Sciences Department; Director, Center for Comparative Medicine & Translational Research; College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Piedrahita's research focuses on the role of imprinted genes in embryo development and in disease, and the development of transgenic animals of use in human and veterinary medicine, as well as agriculture.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Behnam Pourdeyhimi, NCSUBehnam Pourdeyhimi, PhD
Associate Dean for Industry Research & Extension, Distinguished Professor, Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science Dept., College of Textiles, NCSU
Dr. Pourdeyhimi's research includes: microscopy & image analysis, non-woven products & processes, fiber science, nano fibers, multi-component fibers, medical applications of fibrous materials.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Jeremy PurvisJeremy Purvis, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Purvis' research studies the behavior of individual cells to understand how groups of cells work together to carry out emergent functions.  The primary focus is in "irreversible" cell fates such as apoptosis, senescence, and differentiation.  For further information, please visit his website.

Li QianLi Qian, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Qian's research works on developing innovative approaches to regenerate or repair and injured heart.  The goal is to understand the molecular basis of cardiomyocyte specification and maturation, then apply this knowledge to improve efficiency and clinical applicability of cellular reprograming in heart disease.  For further information, please see her website.

Scott RandellScott Randell, PhD
Associate Professor, Cell Biology & Physiology Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Randell's research has four focus areas: 1) identification of airway epithelial stem cells, 2) micro-RNA regulation of human airway epithelial phenotype, 3) innate immunity in the airway, and 4) post-lung transplant ischemia reperfusion injury and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

picture of Balaji RaoBalaji Rao, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department, College of Engineering, NCSU
Dr. Rao's research focuses on molecular and cell bioengineering, molecular control of cellular processes and stem cell bioengineering.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Lola ReidLola Reid, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology & Physiology Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Reid's research focuses on developing methodologies and preparations of liver stem cells for transplantation and on the preparation of extracellular matrices to support stem cells in culture or after transplant.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Marcelo Rodriguez-Puebla, NCSUMarcelo Rodriguez-Puebla, PhD
Associate Professor, Carcinogenesis, Molecular Biomedical Science Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Rodriguez-Puebla's research focus is the study of the cell-cycle regulation in mouse skin by using transgenic and knockout mouse technology.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Simon Roe, NCSUSimon Roe, PhD, Dip. ACVS
Professor, Orthopedics, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Roe's research focus is the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system.  Specific projects include: fracture healing and fracture fixation, ligament and tendon healing, cranial cruciate ligament replacement techniques, and total hip replacement.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Janet RubinJanet Rubin, MD
Professor, Endocrinology & Metabolism Division, Medicine Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Rubin's research interests include mechanical control of bone remodeling, mesenchymal stem cell differentiation, and osteoporosis.  For further information, please visit her website.

R. Balfour SartorRyan Balfour Sartor, MD
Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Division, Medicine Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Sartor's research focuses on Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.  He is also the faculty director of the Gnotobiotic Mouse Center.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Lauren SchnabelLauren Schnabel, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Assistant Professor, Equine Orthopedics, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Schnabel's research focuses on regenerative therapies for the treatment of equine musculoskeletal disorders, specifically the understanding of immunologic and immunomodulatory properties of both mesenchymal and induced pluripotent stem cells.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Rohan Shirwaiker, NCSURohan Shirwaiker, PhD
Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, College of Engineering, NCSU
Dr. Shirwaiker's research areas include: antimicrobial coatings, design for infection control, regenerative medicine manufacturing, direct organ priting and micro/nano-scale fabrication.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Anna SpagnoliAnna Spagnoli, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Spagnoli's research focuses on discovering the ability of growth factors to control adult stem cells for tissue regeneration and understanding the mechanisms of tissue development to empower the regenerative responses during the tissue repair process.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Binil StarlyBinil Starly, PhD
Associate Professor, Regenerative Medicine, Industrial & Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, NCSU
Dr. Starly's research interests include: 3D Tissue scaffolds, 3D in vitro tissue modles, biomedical application of Additive manufacturing, biometrology and bioreactors.  For further information, please visit his website.

 

Steve Suter, NCSUSteven Suter, VMD, PhD, DACVIM
Associate Professor, Oncology, Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU
Dr. Suter's research specialties include molecular oncology and the development of novel therapeutics.  For further information, please visit his website.

John van AalstJohn van Aalst, MD
Associate Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Division, Surgery Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. van Aalst conducts outcomes studies with craniofacial and cleft surgeries and works on tissue engineering with nanotechnology and stem cells.  For further information, please visit his website.

Jing WuJing Wu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurology Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Wu's research focus is neuro-oncology.  For further information, please visit her website.

 

Rick Wysk, NCSURichard Wysk, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, College of Engineering, NCSU
Dr. Wysk's research interests are the general area of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and medical device design and manufacturing.  For further information, please visit his website.

Robert Young, NCSURobert Young, PhD
Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, College of Engineering, NCSU
Dr. Young's research areas of interest include operations research and industrial engineering tools to teach high school mathematics, database applications to production and manufacturing, and fuzzy logic applications to design and manufacturing.  For further information, please visit his website.