Biomedical Engineering

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Alan Eberhardt, Associate Chair of Education 2015 -

    Alan W. Eberhardt, PhD, is Associate Dean for the UAB School of Engineering, and a Professor within the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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    Alan Eberhardt, Professor (P) 2015 -

    Alan W. Eberhardt, PhD, is Associate Dean for the UAB School of Engineering, and a Professor within the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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    Allan Dobbins, Associate Professor (P) 2002 -

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    Andrew Pollard, Professor (P) 2005 -

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    Dale Feldman, Associate Professor (P) 1986 -

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    Glenn Fleisig, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Ho-Wook Jun, Professor (P) 2006 -

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    Jack Rogers, Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Jeffrey Holmes, Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Joel Berry, Associate Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Vladimir Fast, Professor (P) 1997 -

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    Xiaoguang Liu, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Yuhua Song Ph.D., Associate Professor (P) 2006 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Abidin Yildirim, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Adam Wende, Assistant Professor (S) 2014 -

    Since 2000, Dr. Wende has explored the regulation of metabolism and mitochondrial function with a specific focus on glucose utilization in heart and muscle. After completing his undergraduate biochemistry degree and an Honors Thesis with Dr. Mark R. Brodl at Knox College in Galesburg, IL he went on to undertake his Ph.D. training in the Cardiology Department as part of the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, MO studying transcriptional regulation wi...

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    Amjad Javed Ph.D., Assistant Professor (S) 2008 -

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    Anna Sorace, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Brigitta Brott, Professor (S) 2002 -

    Dr. Brott came to UAB in November, 2000 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then completed her medical degree at Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL in 1988 and completed an Internal Medicine residency (1991) at Beth Israel Medical Center – Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Brott completed both...

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    Christopher Willey M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 2013 -

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    Dean Sicking, Professor (S) 2014 -

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    Franklin Amthor, Associate Professor (S) 1991 -

    My career has been devoted to understanding neural computation, both for its own sake and for the sake of making neural prosthesis that restore and augment human function. My specific research has been to investigate complex neural computations in retinal ganglion cells, the first locus in the visual system of highly specific and nonlinear analyses such as motion and directional selectivity.

    The first task I took on as a retinal researcher was to identify, by intracellular recording and...

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    Glenn Rowe, Assistant Professor (S) 2016 -

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    Gregory Walcott, Associate Professor (S) 2005 -

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    Harrison Kim Ph.D., Assistant Professor (S) 2007 -

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    Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 2009 -

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    Herbert Chen M.D., Professor (S) 2016 -

    In October 2015, Dr. Herbert Chen was named as the new Chairman of the Department of Surgery. A native of Wisconsin, Chen received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and began his medical education at the Duke University School of Medicine, graduating in 1992. He completed his surgical residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins in 1999, along with a postdoctoral research fellowship in 1997 and a surgical oncology and endocrinology fellowship in 2000. Dr. Chen came to UAB from t...

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    J. Iwan Alexander, Professor (S) 2016 -

    Currently Interim Chair, department of electrical and computer engineering at UAB. Twenty-five years of leadership experience in non-profit research and education in engineering and the physical sciences. Extensive experience in planning and leading research and development across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines and applications since the early 1990s. Led and managed research in the engineering and physical sciences in academic and government laboratories and centers. Held p...

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    Kent Keyser Ph.D., Professor (S) 2002 -

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    Kristina Visscher, Assistant Professor (S) 2009 -

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    Lawrence Ver Hoef, Associate Professor (S) 2014 -

    Dr. Ver Hoef completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech and attended medical school at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed neurology residency and epilepsy fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he then became a faculty member at the UAB Epilepsy Center. He is board certified in Neurology (ABPN), Neuroimaging (UCNS), and Epilepsy (ABPN). He has a secondary appointment in Biomedical Engineering. He collaborates with ...

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    Louis Nabors M.D., Assistant Professor (S) 2002 -

    Dr. Nabors, originally from Columbus, Mississippi, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1985. He then obtained his Medical Doctorate from the University of Tennessee in 1991. Dr. Nabors was active in the United States Navy as a Flight Surgeon from 1992-95. Afterwards, he completed a Neuro-oncology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2000 and is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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    Lufang Zhou, Assistant Professor (S) 2011 -

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    Mark Bolding Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Martin Young, Professor (S) 2019 -

    Martin Young received his Bachelors, Masters, PhD degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. Following postdoctoral training at Boston University and the University of Texas-Houston, Dr. Young held faculty appointments at the University of Texas-Houston and Baylor College of Medicine, before joining the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Young is currently a Professor of Medicine, Vice-Director for Research in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, and Section Chief for...

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    Michael McCracken, Assistant Professor (S) 1999 -

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    Michelle Robbin M.D., Professor (S) 2003 -

    Michelle L. Robbin, MD, MS, FACR, FAIUM, FSRU completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She attended medical school at the Mayo Clinic, followed by an adult internal medicine internship at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Robbin completed a radiology residency and ultrasound fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. Thereafter, she joined the faculty in the ...

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    Mohammad Haider, Assistant Professor (S) 2013 -

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    Murat Tanik, Professor (S) 1999 -

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    Palaniappan Sethu, Associate Professor (S) 2013 -

    I am a Biomedical Engineer by training with a PhD from the University of Michigan where I worked with Dr. Carlos, H. Mastrangelo developing new polymer based lab-on-a-chip technologies for genomic and proteomic assays. I completed my postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Mehmet Toner at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Shriners Burns Hospital working on label-free approaches to isolate leukocyte sub-populations from who...

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    Paul Gamlin, Professor (S) 2002 -

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    Sergey Mirov, Associate Professor (S) 1994 -

    Dr. Mirov is an USSR-born naturalized American scholar serving as University Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He received the M.S. degree in electronic engineering, from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute – Technical University, in 1978, and the Ph.D degree in physics in 1983 from the P. N Lebedev Physics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He served as a staff research physicist, at P. N. Lebedev Physics Institute, and a principal research scientist...

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    Steven Pogwizd, Professor (S) 2008 -

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    Sumanth Prabhu, Professor (S) 2018 -

    Dr. Prabhu received a BS degree in Science from Penn State University and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He did internal medicine residency and a basic research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He was a cardiology faculty there as well as at the University of Louisville, before his arrival to UAB as Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. At ...

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    Suresh Verma, Associate Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Susan Bellis Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 1999 -

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    Timothy Gawne, Assistant Professor (S) 1997 -

    I was originally trained as an electrical engineer, and worked in industry for a time, but then moved on to physiology. I am first and foremost a systems neuroscientist: I am interested in how information is processed and transmitted in the nervous system, not so much the details of specific genes and ion channels etc. I worked at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) before moving to the UAB School of Optometry in 1996, where I remain to this day. I have applied this interest to the v...

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    Vinoy Thomas, Assistant Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Vladimir Parpura, Professor (S) 2015 -

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    William Holman, Professor (S) 2016 -

    Dr. Holman trained in general and cardiothoracic surgery at Duke University under Dr. David Sabiston. During his residency, he performed research in the laboratory of Dr. James Cox. Dr. Holman was an instructor in cardiac surgery at UAB under Dr. Albert Pacifico and joined the faculty in 1988. Since that time, Dr. Holman has performed adult cardiothoracic operations at UAB and the Birmingham VA Medical Center. In addition, he worked in several areas of research including cardiac arrhythmias, isc...

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    Yong Zhou, Assistant Professor (S) 2009 -

    Dr. Zhou obtained his MD degree from Wuhan University in China and his PhD from Kyshu University in Japan. He completed his postdoctoral studies in the area of TGF-beta, matrix biology, and lung fibrosis at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he later became a Department of Pathology faculty member. In 2009, Dr. Zhou was recruited to the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, where he is now an Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Zhou has ...

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