Participating Faculty

Mahmoud Abou Alaiwa

Mahmoud Abou Alaiwa, MD

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health
Research Interest: Occupational hygiene, exposure assessment and computational fluid dynamics modeling
Reinhardt Beichel, PhD

Reinhardt Beichel, PhD

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology
Research Interest: Applying advanced imaging modalities into radiation treatment techniques
Gary Christensen, PhD

Gary Christensen, PhD

Title/Position
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Medical imaging, image & signal processing
Alejandro Comellas Freymond, MD

Alejandro Comellas Freymond, MD

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
Professor and Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Research Interest: Molecular basis of cystic fibrosis disease pathologies

Sean B Fain

Sean B. Fain, PhD

Title/Position
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology
Research Interest: Magnetic resonance imaging methods for lung disease, Quantitative and functional imaging measures and applications in asthma, Cystic fibrosis and interstitial lung disease
Jennifer Fiegel, University of Iowa

Jennifer Fiegel, PhD

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Research Interest: COPD, Imaging

Mathews Jacob, University of Iowa

Mathews Jacob, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Imaging processing, computer aided therapy planning

Hans Johnson, University of Iowa

Hans Johnson, PhD

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Research Interest: Respiratory physiology, respiratory mechanics, patient monitoring

Ching-Long Lin, University of Iowa

Ching-Long Lin, PhD

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
Professor of Epidemiology
Research Interest: Environmental epidemiology, cancer surveillance, cancer etiology, and cancer prevention and control
Vincent Magnotta, University of Iowa

Vincent Magnotta, PhD

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Medical image processing and analysis

Douglas Spitz, University of Iowa

Douglas Spitz, PhD

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interest: Computational fluid dynamics, biofluid mechanics, materials processing

George Weiner, University of Iowa

George Weiner, MD

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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

Title/Position
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