Dept of Biomedical Engineering

Academic Department

People

Faculty Administrative Position

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    Gangjian Qin, Director

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    Jay Zhang, Department Chairperson

    Jianyi “Jay” Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.H.A., is an international leader in myocardial bioenergetics, biomaterials, and stem cells for cardiac repair. He is tenured Professor of Medicine and of Engineering; T. Michael and Gillian Goodrich Endowed Chair of Engineering Leadership; and the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), a joint department of the School of Medicine and School of Engineering, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

    He came to UAB in October 2...

  • Faculty Position

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    Aijun Qiao, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Anuradha Subramanian, Professor - Adjunct (P)

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    Gangjian Qin, Professor (P)

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    Jay Zhang, Professor (P)

    Jianyi “Jay” Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.H.A., is an international leader in myocardial bioenergetics, biomaterials, and stem cells for cardiac repair. He is tenured Professor of Medicine and of Engineering; T. Michael and Gillian Goodrich Endowed Chair of Engineering Leadership; and the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), a joint department of the School of Medicine and School of Engineering, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

    He came to UAB in October 2...

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    Mary Sewell-Loftin, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Philippe Menasche, Professor - Visiting (P)

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    Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Krishnamurthy completed his Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine from Bangalore Veterinary College and earned his Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India. He held faculty appointments at the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and Houston Methodist Research Institute before joining UAB. Dr.Krishnamurthy directs a research program focusing on understanding mechanisms of cardiovasc...

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    Ramaswamy Kannappan, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Yang Zhou, Assistant Professor (P)

    Her research focuses on studying cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac differentiation and direct reprogramming. The cardiac reprogramming offers a promising strategy to generate functional heart muscle cells for heart repair. The long-term goal of Zhou’s research is to comprehensively understand the genetic and epigenetic regulation for cell fate conversion, which will ultimately aid in the achievement of regenerative therapy and personalized medicine in the future.

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    Yuji Nakada, Assistant Professor (P)

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Anna Sorace, Assistant Professor (S)

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    Jake Chen Ph.D., Professor (S)

    Dr. Jake Y. Chen is the Chief Bioinformatics Officer at UAB Informatics Institute and a Professor of Genetics, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering. Previously, he was the founding director of Indiana Center for Systems Biology and Personalized Medicine. He has over 25 years of R&D experience in biological data mining and systems biology, with over 180 peer-reviewed publications. He is currently President-elect of the Midsouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society. He is an el...

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    Jillian Richter, Assistant Professor (S)

    Dr. Jill Richter is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery at UAB. Dr. Richter is a biomedical engineer by training, and she received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Carolina State University. For her doctoral work, Dr. Richter attended the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, a joint program between Wake Forest University and Virginia Tech, and she completed her research training at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Richter ...

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    Merida Grant, Assistant Professor (S)

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    Rajasekaran Namakkal Soorappan, Assistant Professor (S)

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    Timmy Lee, Associate Professor (S)

    Timmy Lee, M.D., M.S.P.H is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Division of Nephrology with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Lee received his medical degree at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and completed his Internal medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Nephrology research fellowship at the University o...

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