Research Topics

Research Topics

Drug Delivery and Molecular Imaging (Doiron)

  • Designing nanoparticles from chemical building blocks to better deliver drugs or imaging agents to sites of disease
  • Innovative materials with responses to their environment to augment specific delivery of agents
  • Improving detection and treatment of atherosclerosis, inflammation, cancer, and biofilm infections

Human Physiology and Chronic Diseases (McLeod)

  • Diagnosis and prevention of age related physiologic adaptations
    • Alzheimer's disease
    • chronic pain
    • obesity
    • osteoporosis
    • Parkinson's disease
    • venous insufficiency

Computer-Supported Diagnosis and Prognosis (Land, Schaffer)

  • Survival analysis
  • Breast density as import feature in breast cancer diagnosis
  • Stable bio markers for colorectal and colon cancer
  • Classification and Diagnosis of colon, lung and melanoma cancer types
  • Detecting early signs of neurodegenerative disease using speech processing

Evolution of Smart Machines based on Spiking Neural Networks (Schaffer, Laramee)

  • Autonomous robotics
  • Smart prosthetics
  • Modeling living neural systems

Computational Biology (Laramee, Sayama)

  • Interaction of electromagnetic waves with tissue
  • Computational modeling of morphogenetic collective systems

Bioelectromagnetics (Laramee, McLeod)

In Vitro and In Silico Models of Organs and Tissues (Mahler)

  • Biomechanical and biochemical cell signalling
  • Cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions
  • Cell behavior during disease and response to chemicals or drugs
  • Applications toward cardiovascular disease and cancer

Drug Delivery and Molecular Imaging (Doiron)

  • Designing nanoparticles from chemical building blocks to better deliver drugs or imaging agents to sites of disease
  • Innovative materials with temperature-sensitive responses to their environment to augment specific delivery of agents
  • Targeting diseases including atherosclerosis and cancer

Nanotechnology and Living Systems (Doiron, Mahler)

  • Understanding how nanoparticles interact with biomolecules, cells, and tissues
  • Molecular changes in nanoparticle design affect the way that nanoparticles react to their environment
  • Nanotoxicity

Human and Social Dynamics (Sayama, Laramee)

Complex Systems and Artificial Life (Sayama)

Interactive Evolutionary Computation (Sayama)

Transportation Systems (McLeod)

  • Development of high speed ground transportation systems

Education (McLeod, Laramee, Sayama)

Last Updated: 8/11/14