People

  • Elliot Botvinick
    Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Surgery, School of Medicine
    Research Interests: Cellular and tissue biomechanics, cellular mechanotransduction, tissue function, vascular mechanobiology
  • Zhongping Chen
    Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Email Address: z2chen@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Microfabrication and fiber-optic based biomedical imaging systems development
  • Anna Grosberg
    Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Email Address: grosberg@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Applying multiscale computational modeling and tissue engineering to stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells), cardiac morphogenesis (development of structure), and cardiac function.
  • Christopher CW Hughes
    Ph.D., Interim Director, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Email Address: cchughes@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Endothelial cells as initiators and targets of immune responses and genes regulating endothelial cell tube formation/angiogenesis
  • Arash Kheradvar
    M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Email Address: arashkh@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Cardiovascular engineering with emphasis on cardiac mechanics, cardiac imaging and cardiovascular devices
  • Wendy Liu
    Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Email Address: wendy.liu@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Cell and tissue engineering, biomaterials, microfabricated technologies, mechanotransduction
  • Geoffrey Abbott
    Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biophysics
    Email Address: abbottg@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Function and regulation of K+ channels in the heart and other tissues that impact cardiac function, and the mechanisms underlying K+ channel-associated cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Bernard Choi
    Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Surgery, School of Medicine
    Email Address: choib@uci.edu
    Research Interests: In vivo research, optical imaging, microvasculature, therapy monitoring, neurosurgery, dermatology, instrumentation development
  • Robert Detrano
    M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Radiological Sciences and Public Health
    Email Address: rdetrano@uci.edu
  • Aaron P. Esser-Kahn
    Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences
    Email Address: aesserka@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Microvascular materials for biological and energy applications. Current work focuses on building 3-dimensional systems for tissue engineering and cellular growth.
  • Roy M. Fujitani
    M.D., Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, School of Medicine
    Email Address: rmfujita@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Endovascular interventions; Aneurysmal disease; Extracranial carotid occlusive disease; Noninvasive vascular diagnostic and imaging studies; Mesenteric ischemia; Renovascular hypertension & ischemic nephropathy; Surgical critical care; Use of computer-gen
  • Zhibin Guan
    Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry and Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Email Address: zguan@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Organic, Biological, and Macromolecular Materials Chemistry
  • James Hicks
    Ph.D., Professor, Department Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Email Address: jhicks@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Understanding the mechanism(s), regulation and functional significance of intracardiac shunting in "lower vertebrates", investigating the factors that determine and regulate the cardiopulmonary response to elevated metabolism in "lower vertebrates", inves
  • Elliot Hui
    Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Email Address: eehui@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Biological Microtechnology: spatial cell biology, microscale tissue engineering, global health diagnostics, microfluidic computing
  • Morton J. Kern
    M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine and Associate Chief of Cardiology
    Email Address: mkern@uci.edu
    Research Interests: ACS, Hemodynamics, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Interventional Cardiology
  • Michelle Khine
    Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Email Address: mkhine@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Single Cell Electroporation, Shrinky-Dink Microfluidics, Microsystems for Stem Cell Differentiation, Canary on a Chip, Quantitative Single-Cell Analysis of Receptor Dynamics and Chemotactic Response on a Chip
  • Jin Kim
    M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
    Email Address: jkim13@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Anti-apoptotic mechanisms of estrogen in cardiomyocytes
  • Ellis R. Levin
    M.D., Professor and Vice-Chairman for Academic Affairs and Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Joint Appointment, Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, , School of Medicine
    Email Address: elevin@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Estrogen action in the cardiovascular system and in breast cancer
  • Jeffrey C. Milliken
    M.D., Clinical Professor, Surgery and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine
    Email Address: jcmillik@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Adult Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery, Homograft Valve Replacement, Ross Procedure, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Congenital Heart Surgery,Thoracoscopic Pulmonary Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, Emphysema Surgery (LVRS), Thoracic A
  • Sabee Molloi
    Ph.D., Professor, Department of Radiological Sciences, School of Medicine
    Email Address: symolloi@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Digital radiography, application of digital subtraction angiography to cardiac imaging, coronary artery flow measurement, digital image processing
  • Pranav Patel
    Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Cardiology
    Email Address: pranavp@uci.edu
  • William Tang
    Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science
    Email Address: wctang@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Biological systems at the micro- and nano-scales with mechanically-derived modalities
  • Bruce Tromberg
    Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Director, Laser Microbeam and Medical Program, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, School of Medicine
    Email Address: bjtrombe@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Lasers, near infrared spectroscopy, non-invasive diagnostics, photomedicine, biomedical optics, photodynamic therapy
  • Nick D. Vaziri
    M.D., Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, School of Medicine
    Email Address: ndvaziri@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Current investigations center on the role of oxidative stress, inflammation & dysregulation of NO in the pathologenesis of hypertension CKD, as well as, molecular mechanisms of lipid disorders in renal insufficiency & proteinuria.
  • Ping H. Wang
    M.D., Professor, Medicine, Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine , Director, Center for Diabetes Research and Treatment
    Email Address: phwang@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Insulin-like growth factor, Heart, Diabetes, Diabetes Complications
  • Szu-Wen Wang
    Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
    Email Address: wangsw@uci.edu
    Research Interests: Biomolecular engineering, nanostructured materials, drug delivery, biomaterials for tissue engineering
  • Weian Zhao
    Ph.D., Professor, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Research Interests: Adult stem cell therapy and molecular diagnostics