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Peggy and Charles Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering

As we continue to grow the new Peggy and Charles Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering, we continue to build an outstanding team of faculty members. 

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field. In addition to the SBME faculty members listed below, our students have the opportunity to perform thesis research with facutly members from the OU Institute for Biomedical, Engineering, Science and Technology.

SBME Faculty Members

Handan Acar

Handan Acar

Ph.D. Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Gallogly Hall 319

(405) 325-2186

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Research Interests:
Peptide-based therapeutic and diagnostic agents for cancer treatment

 

   

 

Jerzy Bodurka

Jerzy Bodurka

Ph.D. Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
OU-Tulsa

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Research Interests:
Multimodal electro-encephalography and blood oxygenation level dependent functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging neuroimaging for study of human brain functions, dynamics, and neuromodulation.

 

Rachel Childers

Rachel Childers

Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Gallogly Hall 321

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Won the Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Oklahoma Student Government Association for 2019

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Research Interests:
Cardiovascular biomechanics, mechanobiology, engineering education, and Customized 3D printed upper limb prosthetics.

Michael Detamore

Michael Detamore

SBME Director and Professor
Ph.D. Rice University
Gallogly Hall 105

SRTC 2068

(405) 325-0789

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Research Interests:

Regenerative and translational medicine, biomaterials and TMJ bioengineering.

 

 

Lei Ding

Lei Ding

IBEST Director 
Presidential Professor
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Gallogly Hall  308 

(405) 325-4577

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Research Interests:
Brain Network Imaging in Healthy and diseased persons (such as autism, cerebral palsy, balance disorder, etc.); Broadly Accessible Functional Neuroimaging Tools; Neurorobotics for Infant Crawling.

Roger Harrison

Roger Harrison

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sarkeys T221
(405) 325-4367

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Research Interests:
Cancer Therapy using novel fusion proteins and proein-carbon nanotubes conjugates.  



 

 

 

Lacey McNally

Lacey McNally

Co-Leader for Stephenson Cancer Center

Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Gallogly Hall 308
(405) 325-0789

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Research Interests:
Research focus on development of contrast agents to identify cancer, theranostic nanoparticles, and Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MOST) as well as translation of these discoveries and technologies into the clinical settings of breast, pancreas, ovarian, and other GI/GYN cancers.

Marc Moore

Marc Moore

Ph.D. University of Florida

Gallogly Hall 320
(405) 325-2621 

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Directs SBME makerspace, studiospace and senior capstone curriculum; engages regional biotech industry.

Research Interests:
Include tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, wound healing, biomaterials, and biomedical design. 


  

 

 

 

Qinggong Tang

Marc Moore

Ph.D.  University of Maryland
College Park

Gallogly Hall  307
(405) 325-0789

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Research Interests:

Developing novel optical imaging techniques for early cancer detection, cancer therapy monitoring, functional brain imaging, surgical guidance and translational research. 

 

 


  

 

Stefan Wilhelm

Stefan Wilhelm

Ph.D. University of Regensburg, Germany


Gallogly Hall 318 

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Research Interests:
Engineering nanotechnology for detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases as well as cancer nanomedicine.  

Han Yuan

Han Yuan

Ph.D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2PP 125
(405) 325-4665 

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Research Interests:
Neuroimaging, neuromodulation and biomedical image and signal processing.

Adjunct Faculty Members

Dimitris Karamichos

Dimitris Karamichos

Ph.D. University College London, London, UK
OU College of Medicine
(405) 271-4019 
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Research Interests:
Cornea wound healing and cornea dystrophies

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Rheal Towner

Rheal Towner

Ph.D.  University of Guelph, (Biochemistry)
OU Department of Pathology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
(405) 271-7383
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Research interests:
Glioma pre-clinical models (adult and pediatric), hepatocellular carcinoma pre-clinical models, anti-cancer agents development, characterization and pre-clinical testing, molecular-targeted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for tumor growth biomarkers, advanced MRI techniques (vascular, structural and metabolites)

Hongwu Wang

Marc Moore

Ph.D. Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh

Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 3113
(405) 271-2432 ext. 47137 
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