Dept of Biomedical Engineering

Academic Department

People

Faculty Administrative Position

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    Gangjian Qin, Director 2016 -

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    Gangjian Qin, Vice Chairperson 2017 -

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    Jay Zhang, Department Chairperson 2015 -

    Jianyi “Jay” Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.H.A., is an international leader in myocardial bioenergetics, biomaterials, and stem cells for cardiac repair. He is tenured Professor of Medicine and of Engineering; T. Michael and Gillian Goodrich Endowed Chair of Engineering Leadership; and the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), a joint department of the School of Medicine and School of Engineering, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

    He came to UAB in October 2...

  • Faculty Position

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    Aijun Qiao, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Anuradha Subramanian, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2019 -

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    Gangjian Qin, Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Jay Zhang, Professor (P) 2015 -

    Jianyi “Jay” Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.H.A., is an international leader in myocardial bioenergetics, biomaterials, and stem cells for cardiac repair. He is tenured Professor of Medicine and of Engineering; T. Michael and Gillian Goodrich Endowed Chair of Engineering Leadership; and the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), a joint department of the School of Medicine and School of Engineering, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

    He came to UAB in October 2...

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    Junjie Yang, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Mary Sewell-Loftin, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Philippe Menasche, Professor - Visiting (P) 2018 -

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    Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Krishnamurthy completed his Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine from Bangalore Veterinary College and earned his Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India. He held faculty appointments at the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and Houston Methodist Research Institute before joining UAB. Dr.Krishnamurthy directs a research program focusing on understanding mechanisms of cardiovasc...

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    Ramaswamy Kannappan, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Yang Zhou, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Her research focuses on studying cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac differentiation and direct reprogramming. The cardiac reprogramming offers a promising strategy to generate functional heart muscle cells for heart repair. The long-term goal of Zhou’s research is to comprehensively understand the genetic and epigenetic regulation for cell fate conversion, which will ultimately aid in the achievement of regenerative therapy and personalized medicine in the future.

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    Yuji Nakada, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Anna Sorace, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Jake Chen Ph.D., Professor (S) 2018 -

    Dr. Chen conducts research in “translational bioinformatics”—the science of collecting, representing, storing, retrieving and processing data and knowledge for the improvement of human health. His research interest focus on systems biology, data mining, advanced visual analytics for therapeutic discovery and clinical decision-making applications. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and edited two bioinformatics books, “Biological Database Modeling” and “Biological Data...

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    Jillian Richter, Assistant Professor (S) 2017 -

    Dr. Jill Richter is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery at UAB. Dr. Richter is a biomedical engineer by training, and she received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Carolina State University. For her doctoral work, Dr. Richter attended the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, a joint program between Wake Forest University and Virginia Tech, and she completed her research training at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Richter ...

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    Merida Grant, Assistant Professor (S) 2014 -

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    Rajasekaran Namakkal Soorappan, Assistant Professor (S) 2016 -

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    Timmy Lee, Associate Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Timothy King, Associate Professor (S) 2016 -

    Dr. King is an associate professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery. He specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery for infants, children and adults. He has specific interests in pediatric plastic surgery; cleft lip and palate surgery, reconstruction of Moh’s defects; and the treatment of birthmarks and vascular lesions.

    Dr. King is also an active researcher, investigating new insights into the molecular mechanisms of cutaneous wound healing through which a clinically relevant t...

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