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OU Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology


Lei Ding

IBEST Director 

Presidential Professor, SBME

Gallogly Hall  308 

 (405) 325-4577

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Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Design, develop and establish novel medical imaging technologies and neuroengineering principles for diagnosis and treatment of human brain diseases.

Faculty Members

Handan Acar

Gallogly Hall 319

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Ph.D. – Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Gallogly Hall 319

Research Interests:

Peptide-based therapeutic and diagnostic agents for cancer treatment

Chenkai Dai

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(405) 325-3234

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma

Medical device in hearing and balancing, Mechanics in aging or diorder ear, computational modeling of ear. 


Michael Detamore

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Gallogly Hall 105

SRTC 2068

(405) 325-0789

Ph.D. Rice University

Regenerative and translational medicine, biomaterials and TMJ bioengineering.

Sesh Commuri

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Ph.D. University of Southern California

Developing computational approches for machine learning, brain-machine interfaces, robotics, for motor control and neuroscience.

Rong Gan

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Ph.D. University of Memphis

Biomechanics of tissues and organs developing implantable hearing devices and computational models of the ear for diagnosis of middle ear diseases and restoration of hearing.

Roger Harrison

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Sarkeys T221
(405) 325-4367

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

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


Joseph P. "Joebob" Havlicek

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Williams Presidential Professor, Ph.D. University of Texas-Austin

MRI and PET signal processing. Image processing and computer vision algorithms for assessing engraftment and predicting relapse after bone marrow transplantation.

Dr. Javier Jo

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Research Interests

Biomedical Optical Imaging and Sensing Technology, Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, Machine Learning, Medical Computer-Aided Diagnosis, Medical Technology Translation/Commercialization.

Christian Lemon

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Ph.D. Binghamton University

Organization of brain circuits that support the processing and integration of sensory information, with emphases on flavor, somatosensation, and pain. Approaches used include in vivo neurophysiology and optogenetics.   

Co-Leader for Stephenson Cancer Center

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

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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.

Hong Liu

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SRTC 1145
(405) 325-7944

Ph.D. Worcester Polytechnic Institute-Massachusetts

Director of the Center for Advanced Medical Imaging; Charles and Jean Smith Chair in Electrical Engineering

Research Interests:
Biomedical imaging/biomedical engineering

David Miller

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Ph.D. Yale University

Designs and develops mechanical and robotic devices to asist infants and adults in overcoming mobility disabilities.







Matthias Nollert

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Ph.D. Cornell University

Researching the role of fluid mechanics in modulating the biology of blood cells and the blood vessel wall.

Edgar O'Rear

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Ph.D. Rice University

Researching biotransport phenomena in biorheology and the development of drug delivery therapeutics for thrombolysis of blood clots.

Chongle Pan

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DEH 231
(405) 325-2972

Integrated-omics, Computational Biology, High-Performance Computing.

Sanjay Patel

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Ph.D. Rice University

Development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic technology to treat urologic disease, and genetic and molecular profiling of cancers.

Yuchen Qiu

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Ph.D. University of Oklahoma

Research in the areas of radiomics, artificial intelligence in medical image analysis and computer aided therapy response evaluation.

Vassilios Sikavitsas

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Ph.D. University of Buffalo

Design and development of novel tissue engineering approaches for replacement of musculoskeletal system tissue (bones, cartilage, tendons) and in vitro models of cancer cell metastasis.

Kelly Stratton

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Department of Urology
M.D. University of Oklahoma
Residency Training: Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Training: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Image guided prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. MRI/US Fusion and prostate biopsy. Focal treatment of prostate cancer.


Email Dr. Tang

Gallogly Hall  307

(405) 325-0789

Ph.D.  University of Maryland
College Park

Research Interests:

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


Email Dr. Wilhelm

Gallogly Hall 318 

(405) 325-4982 

Ph.D. University of Regensburg, Germany

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

Han Yuan

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2PP 125
(405) 325-4665 

Ph.D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Neuroimaging, neuromodulation and biomedical image and signal processing.