Students in the joint PhD program can select faculty mentors at Oregon State University (listed below) or at the University of Oregon. At this time, MS students can only select faculty mentors from OSU.

 

Joe Baio

Joe Baio

Associate Professor
Bioengineering

Interests: Biomaterials, biomimetics, molecular self-assembly.

ravi balasubramanian

Ravi Balasubramanian

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Interests: Robotics and human control systems.

bermudez

Luiz Bermudez

Professor
Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences

Interests: Mechanisms of pathogenesis of intracellular bacteria, with focus on mycobacteria.

kevin brown

Kevin Brown

Assistant Professor

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bioengineering

Interests: Biological systems, systems biology, systems neuroscience, and cognitive science. 

Vrushali A Bokil

Professor
Mathematics

Interests: Mathematical biology - deterministic and stochastic modeling, analysis, and simulation of multiscale problems in population dynamics and epidemiology.

Larry Cheng

Larry Cheng
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Interests: Nanomaterials and integrated biosensors for point-of-care testing.

Pallavi Dhagat

Pallavi Dhagat

Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Interests: Biomagnetic applications, magneto-acoustics, magnetic metrology, 3D printed magnetic materials, spintronics.

Kaitlin Fogg

Kaitlin Fogg

Assistant Professor
Bioengineering

Interests: The Fogg Lab aims to develop and exploit high throughput in vitro 3D models of cancer in order to identify novel druggable targets, improve treatment selection of current therapeutics, and reprogram the immune system in the metastatic niche.

Elain Fu

Elain Fu

Associate Professor
Bioengineering

Interests: Molecular interactions and fluid transport in microfluidic systems, the development of tools and methods for use in high-performance microfluidic assays, and the implementation of microfluidic assays for clinically relevant analytes.

Morgan Giers

Morgan Giers

Assistant Professor
Bioengineering

Interests: Predicting treatment outcomes for intervertebral disc (IVD) regenerative and surgical therapies. Utilizing MRI, image processing, mathematical modeling, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and surgery to study transport phenomena in vivo.

Stacey Harper

Stacey Harper

Professor
Environmental Engineering

Interests: Novel approaches to predictive toxicology.

David Hendrix

David Hendrix

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Biophysics
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Interests: Structure, function and mechanisms of action of non-coding RNAs, both large and small.

adam higgins

Adam Z. Higgins

Associate Professor
Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

Interests: Technologies for long-term stabilization of cells, tissues and organs; microfluidic devices for chemical processing of blood.

Matthew Johnston

Matthew Johnston
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering 

 

Interests: Electronic sensors, circuits, and devices, with an emphasis on biosensor and bioelectronic platforms, massively-parallel sensing, and lab-on-chip technologies for medical monitoring and point-of-care diagnostics.

Goran Jovanovic

Goran Jovanovic

Professor
Chemical Engineering

Interests: Design, manufacturing, and application of microscale-based therapeutic devices. Continuous blood processing via the i-Blood platform, a wearable, high-performance microfluidic device.

Jay Kim

Jay Kim

Assistant Professor
Public Health and Human Sciences

Interests: Occupational ergonomics and biomechanics.

Sam Logan

Sam Logan

Associate Professor
Public Health and Human Sciences

Interests: Health and wellbeing of typically developing children and children with disabilities.

Marilyn Mackiewicz

Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Interests: Our research is centered around 4 major themes that include: 1) designing nanoscale materials for biomedical and environmental applications, 2) studying nanoparticle-biological interactions and nanotoxicology, 3) developing diagnostic assays and systems to monitor disease states and therapeutic response, and 4) systems for imaging and targeted drug delivery. 

Molly Megraw

Assistant Professor
Botany and Plant Pathology

Interests: Understanding how small RNAs and transcription factors work together in living cells.

Mike Pavol

Mike Pavol

Associate Professor
Biological & Population Health Sciences

Interests: Biomechanics of preventing falls and fractures; ergonomics of transferring people with disabilities

Philmus Benjamin

Benjamin Philmus

Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Interests: The Philmus lab is interested in the natural products (aka secondary metabolites) produced by both microorganisms and plants.

Stephen Ramsey

Stephen Ramsey
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Biomedical Sciences
 

Interests: Reverse engineering gene regulatory networks; genetic variation and its effect on gene expression and gene regulation; atherosclerosis; cancer. 

Skip Rochefort

Skip Rochefort

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering

Interests: Rheological, molecular, thermal, and surface characterization of polymer-based biomaterials and biomedical devices.

Thomas Sharpton

Thomas Sharpton

Associate Professor
Microbiology, Statistics

Interests: Using gut microbiomes to understand, diagnose, and treat chronic diseases.

Bill Smart

Bill Smart

Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Interests: Robotics and machine learning.

Bo Sun

Bo Sun

Associate Professor
Physics

Interests: Collective distributed sensing by multiple cells, mechanics of tumor and extracellualr matrix, force generation and invasion of cancer cells.

Conroy Sun

Conroy Sun

Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Interests: Applying nanotechnology toward unanswered problems in cancer care. 

Tim Warren

Tim Warren

Assistant Professor
Horticulture, Integrative Biology

Interests: Neuroscience; animal navigation; automated, closed-loop instrumentation; computer vision; computational biology