Participating Faculty

Mahmoud Abou Alaiwa

Mahmoud Abou Alaiwa, MD

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Research Interest: Bronchoscopy, human Cystic Fibrosis, mucociliary transport, and quantitative lung imaging

James Ankrum, PhD

James Ankrum, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interest: Cell based therapies, microenvironmental control of cell phenotype, pancreatic beta cell therapy

Renee Anthony, PhD

T. Renée Anthony, PhD

Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health

Research Interest: Occupational hygiene, exposure assessment and computational fluid dynamics modeling

Stephen Baek, PhD

Stephen Baek, PhD

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Interest: Medical image processing, computer-aided design, human body modeling and tracking

Reinhardt Beichel, PhD

Reinhardt Beichel, PhD

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interest: Medical computer vision and graphics, lung image analysis, PET image analysis

John Buatti, MD

John Buatti, MD

Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology

Research Interest: Applying advanced imaging modalities into radiation treatment techniques

Gary Christensen, PhD

Gary Christensen, PhD

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interest: Medical imaging, image & signal processing

Alejandro Comellas Freymond, MD

Alejandro Comellas Freymond, MD

Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Research Interest: Lung injury and ambient air pollution resulting in COPD, asthma

John Engelhardt, PhD

John Engelhardt, PhD

Professor and Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Research Interest: Molecular basis of cystic fibrosis disease pathologies

Jennifer Fiegel, University of Iowa

Jennifer Fiegel, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Research Interest: Drug delivery, polymeric biomaterials, nano and microtechnology, airborne infectious diseases

R. William Field, University of Iowa

R. William Field, PhD

Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health

Research Interest: Pulmonary diseases, radon measurement and health effects, occupational and environmental epidemiology

Alicia Gerke, University of Iowa

Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Research Interest: Critical care medicine, pulmonary diseases

Eric Hoffman, University of Iowa

Eric A. Hoffman, PhD

Professor of Radiology - Division of Physiologic Imaging

Research Interest: Advanced imaging methodologies to study basic respiratory physiology centered largely on mechanisms of ventilation and perfusion heterogeneity and regional lung mechanics

Karin Hoth, University of Iowa

Karin Hoth, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interest: COPD, Imaging

Mathews Jacob, University of Iowa

Mathews Jacob, PhD

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interest: Imaging processing, computer aided therapy planning

Hans Johnson, University of Iowa

Hans Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interest: Large scale, heterogeneous, multi-site data collections using modern High Performance Computing (HPC) resources

David Kaczka, University of Iowa

David Kaczka, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesia

Research Interest: Respiratory physiology, respiratory mechanics, patient monitoring

Ching-Long Lin, University of Iowa

Ching-Long Lin, PhD

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interest: Multiscale simulation of gas flow and particle transport in the human lungs, turbulent flow in complex geometry, fluid-structure interaction, and parallel computing

Sajan Goud Lingala, University of Iowa

Sajan Goud Lingala, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging acquisition and reconstruction methods for rapid imaging, Real-time MRI of upper-airway dynamics, eg. during speech, swallowing

Charles Lynch, University of Iowa

Charles Lynch, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology

Research Interest: Environmental epidemiology, cancer surveillance, cancer etiology, and cancer prevention and control

Vincent Magnotta, University of Iowa

Vincent Magnotta, PhD

Professor of Radiology - Division of Neuroradiology

Research Interest: Development of novel imaging approaches and analysis strategies to better understand the psychiatric and neurological brain disorders

Paul McCray, University of Iowa

Paul McCray, MD

Professor of Pediatrics - Pulmonary Medicine

Research Interest: Development of novel imaging approaches and analysis strategies to better understand the psychiatric and neurological brain disorders

Patrick O’Shaughnessy, University of Iowa

Patrick O’Shaughnessy, PhD

Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health

Research Interest: Enhancement of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models of the deposition of aerosols in the human lung

Suresh Raghavan, University of Iowa

M.L. Suresh Raghavan, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interest: Cardiovascular biomechanics, finite element method, geometric modeling, 3D reconstruction, mechanical testing of biologic tissues

Joseph Reinhardt, University of Iowa

Joseph Reinhardt, PhD

Roy J. Carver Chair in Biomedical Engineering

Research Interest: Image processing, medical imaging, signal processing, cardiopulmonary imaging

Punam Saha, University of Iowa

Punam Saha, PhD

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interest: Tensor scale-based image analysis, digital topology and geometry, object class uncertainty theory in images segmentation and classification

Edward Sander, University of Iowa

Edward Sander, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interest: Tissue engineering, multi-scale mechanics to engineer in vitro models of tissues, and biomechanics of the lung

Jessica Sieren, University of Iowa

Jessica Sieren, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology - Division of Physiologic Imaging

Research Interest: Multimodal investigation of lung nodules, incorporating computed tomography, nuclear imaging, and histopathology

Milan Sonka, University of Iowa

Milan Sonka, PhD

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interest: Medical image processing and analysis

Douglas Spitz, University of Iowa

Douglas Spitz, PhD

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Director, Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program

Research Interest: Free Radical Biology and Medicine

David Stoltz, University of Iowa

David Stoltz, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Research Interest: pulmonary diseases and lung infections, advanced airway imaging modalities and analysis

John Sunderland, University of Iowa

John Sunderland, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor of Radiology - Division of Nuclear Medicine

Research Interest: Quantitative PET, cyclotron-based radionuclide production, and small animal imaging

H.S. Udaykumar, University of Iowa

H.S. Udaykumar, PhD

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interest: Computational fluid dynamics, biofluid mechanics, materials processing

George Weiner, University of Iowa

George Weiner, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine - Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Research Interest: Study of mechanisms of action of anti-cancer monoclonal antibodies, and development of novel approaches to immunotherapy of lymphoma

Michael Welsh, University of Iowa

Michael Welsh, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Research Interest: Biology of cystic fibrosis (CF) pathogenesis

Xiaodong Wu, University of Iowa

Xiaodong Wu, PhD

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interest: Computer-aided medical surgery and diagnosis, biomedical image analysis

Joseph Zabner, University of Iowa

Joseph Zabner, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Research Interest: Gene transfer to human airway epithelia in particular to develop gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, fluid composition of the airway surface liquid and how it affects innate immunity