Research Areas

From labs investigating the molecular mechanisms of cellular mechanotransduction, to labs developing novel tools to image cardiac hemodynamics, to labs exploring novel methods of improving rehabilitation, VCU Biomedical Engineering is on the cutting edge of research at the interface of biology, medicine and engineering. See the table below to find out which faculty members are working in different areas.

  Experimental (Cell/Molecular) Experimental (Systems/Animal/Clinical) Computational
Cardio   Jordan, Wilson Wilson
Lung Heise Heise Heise
Immune Olivares-Navarrete, Heise Olivares-Navarrete, Heise  
Rehabilitation/ Neuro Zhang Krusienski, Fei, Peterson, Pawluk, Wetzel Krusienski, PawlukPeterson
Musculoskeletal Boyan, Donahue, Schwartz, McClure, Puetzer, Hwang, Wilson Boyan, DonahueMcClure, Schwartz, Peterson, Puetzer Peterson 
Cancer Boyan, Schwartz, Heise, Lemmon, Hwang Jordan, Heise, Hwang, Wilson Lemmon, Heise
Mechanobiology of Disease Donahue, Puetzer, Hwang, Lemmon, Heise Puetzer, Heise Lemmon, Heise
Novel Imaging   Wilson, Jordan Krusienski
Regenerative Medicine Boyan, Donahue, Schwartz, McClure, Olivares-Navarrete, Puetzer, Hwang Boyan, Schwartz, McClure, Olivares-Navarrete, Puetzer