Faculty

Terri A. Camesano

Terri A. Camesano

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 4002
Phone: +1-508-831-5380
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
terric@wpi.edu

Terri A. Camesano

My favorite teaching activities are working on research projects with graduate and undergraduate students. I love to engage students in the discovery process of research. The work in my lab relates to studying how bacteria attach to different kinds of surfaces. For example, we have been studying whether compounds in cranberry juice can inhibit bacteria from colonizing the cells that line the bladder. We also work on strategies to kill pathogenic bacteria using antimicrobial peptides. Read more...

Glenn Gaudette

Glenn Gaudette

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Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 4012
Phone: +1-508-831-6086
Fax: +1-508-831-5541
gaudette@wpi.edu

Glenn Gaudette

I have 18 years’ experience in the cardiac research field, including 10 years in cardiac surgery research. I currently teach biomedical engineering design, biomechanics, physiology, and tissue engineering. My research aims to develop a treatment for the millions of Americans suffering from myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular diseases. Read more...

Kristen L. Billiar

Kristen L. Billiar

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Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 4007
Phone: +1-508-831-5384
Fax: +1-508-831-4121
kbilliar@wpi.edu

Kristen L. Billiar

In our lab we use precisely engineered, two-dimensional and three-dimensional constructs as model systems to study the effects of external internal (cell-generated) forces on cell behavior, matrix biochemistry, and the biomechanics of soft tissues and biomaterials. We have developed many innovative systems to modulate the cells’ mechanical environment by applying external multiaxial strain fields, creating compliant tissue boundary conditions, and controlling the surrounding matrix stiffness. Read more...

Participating Faculty

 

Frank Hoy

Frank Hoy

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Washburn Shops, 101
Phone: +1-508-831-4998
fhoy@wpi.edu

Frank Hoy

  • Co-Principal Investigator, IGERT
  • Paul R. Beswick Prof. of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business

WPI provides an exciting educational environment for multiple reasons. For me, personally, these include 1) the emphasis placed on entrepreneurship and innovation, 2) the interdisciplinary perspectives of students and faculty, and 3) the recognition that we live in a global society and must understand and value other cultures.  Read more...

Dirk R. Albrecht

Dirk R. Albrecht

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Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 3017
Phone: +1-508-831-4859
dalbrecht@wpi.edu

Dirk R. Albrecht

I look forward to teaching students about topics related to quantitative biology, including the source, measurement, perturbation, and analysis of biological signals. I enjoy working together with students of different backgrounds-- engineering, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics-- as student projects and our lab research benefit greatly from the complementary approaches of these fields. As a group, we aim to accelerate biomedical discovery by applying engineering principles to increase efficiency and decrease costs. It is a great reward to mentor students to help them become independent scientists with the strong interdisciplinary skills they will need to advance the future of healthcare. Read more...

Tanja Dominko

Tanja Dominko

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Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 3004
Phone: +1-508-831-4108
tdominko@wpi.edu

Tanja Dominko

Some of the work of our lab includes investigating the molecular basis of stem cell gene activation in human fibroblasts during induced pluripotency. We also evaluate the role of FGF2 isoforms independently and in combination to identify key molecular mechanisms and pathways, as well as investigate FGF2 targets and partners during this phenotypic change.  Read more...

R. James Duckworth

R. James Duckworth

Contact Information

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 301
Phone: +1-508-831-5204
rjduck@wpi.edu

R. James Duckworth

This [PPL] project started as a result of the tragic incident in Worcester in 1999 when six firefighters lost their lives in a warehouse fire. Its overall goal is to protect the lives of emergency responders and to enhance their ability to accomplish their missions.  Read more...

Gregory Fischer

Gregory Fischer

Contact Information

Higgins Laboratories, 206
Phone: +1-508-831-5261
gfischer@wpi.edu

Gregory Fischer

Professor Fischer is a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering with an appointment in Biomedical Engineering at WPI. He is also director of the Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Laboratory.  Read more...

Patrick Flaherty

Patrick Flaherty

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Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 3003
Phone: +1-508-831-6583
Fax: +1-508-831-4121
pjflaherty@wpi.edu

Patrick Flaherty

I’m interested in using large-scale genomic data to provide the best clinical diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other genetic diseases. To do that, my research involves designing computationally efficient statistical tools to interpret and integrate large-scale data sets generated by sequencing, microarray and other high-throughput experimental platforms. New biological detection and measurement technologies are drastically changing the amount of data we can obtain from a clinical or experimental sample. However, the statistical tools that are currently available to address genomics data are overwhelmed by the amount of data new technologies are capable of delivering. Read more...

Cosme Furlong

Cosme Furlong

Contact Information

Higgins Laboratories, 151
Phone: +1-508-831-5126
Fax: +1-508-831-5680
cfurlong@wpi.edu

Cosme Furlong

Cosme Furlong received his BEng from the University of the Americas, Mexico, in 1989, and his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, in 1992 and 1999, respectively. He was visiting Post-doctoral investigator at BIAS, Bremen, Germany in 2002. He held the positions of Research Professor and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at WPI where he currently is Associate Professor working in the field of Nanoengineering, Science, and Technology (NEST). Read more...

Selҫuk Güҫeri

Selҫuk Güҫeri

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Atwater Kent Laboratories, 128A
Phone: +1-508-831-4692
guceri@wpi.edu

Selҫuk Güҫeri

Selçuk I. Güçeri, PhD, joined WPI in January 2011 as the inaugural Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering. Dr. Güçeri authored or coauthored more than 100 publications about manufacturing, materials mechanics, and software development. Born in Turkey to two engineers, Dr. Güçeri earned his BS and MS in mechanical engineering at Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He completed a PhD as a NATO Fellow at the North Carolina State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Read more...

Anjana Jain

Anjana Jain

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 4004
Phone: +1-508-831-4956
ajain@wpi.edu

Anjana Jain

I enjoy teaching students and introducing them to a new world of information and the possibilities that can be used to improve the human condition. It is important to combine the classroom with the laboratory benchtop, so that students understand the benefits of learning introductory courses, such as organic chemistry and physics.  Read more...

Christopher Lambert

Christopher Lambert

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5443
clambert@wpi.edu

Christopher Lambert

  • Research Associate Professor, WPI Bioengineering Institute
  • Chief Scientific Officer, Active Surface Technologies
Yitzhak Mendelson

Yitzhak Mendelson

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 3007
Phone: +1-508-831-5103
ym@wpi.edu

Yitzhak Mendelson

At the undergraduate level, I teach laboratory-based courses that relate fundamental science and engineering concepts to biomedicine. At the graduate level, I teach medical instrumentation and derive great satisfaction from encouraging and working closely with my graduate students as they develop intellectually and strive to achieve their dreams.  Read more...

Raymond Page

Raymond Page

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 4005
Phone: +1-508-831-4109
rpage@wpi.edu

Raymond Page

In our lab we study the effects of ambient oxygen tension and cell culture substrate on the effect of specific growth factors in determining the growth rate, state of differentiation, and regeneration potential of primary human cells. We are also interested in the development of three-dimensional in vitro models of skeletal muscle formation and function.  Read more...

Amy Peterson

Amy Peterson

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center, Gateway Park I: GP4038
Phone: +1-508-831-6029
ampeterson@wpi.edu

Amy Peterson

I am excited to be working at WPI. I appreciate the focus on project-based learning and I really enjoy mentoring students in the lab and in the classroom. My research is focused on functional polymer and composite surfaces, particularly for biomedical applications.  Read more...

George Pins

George Pins

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Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 4010
Phone: +1-508-831-6742
gpins@wpi.edu

George Pins

In the classroom, I particularly enjoying working with teams of students on capstone design projects to develop biomaterials scaffolds and benchtop assays to characterize cell-biomaterial interactions that can be used to solve clinical problems related to wound healing and tissue regeneration. At the graduate level, I enjoy mentoring master’s and doctoral students.  Read more...

Mark Rice

Mark Rice

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Washburn Shops, 215
Phone: +1-508-831-4675
rice@wpi.edu

Mark Rice

WPI students are smart; they work hard; and they get things done. That’s why they are so much fun to teach and to learn with. I particularly like helping students develop skill in questioning–a key part of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. My research on incubation of new ventures in startups and established enterprises; and on radical innovation helps connect my teaching to practice.  Read more...

Marsha Rolle

Marsha Rolle

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 4011
Phone: +1-508-831-4145
mrolle@wpi.edu

Marsha Rolle

I enjoy collaborating with students to explore the role of cells and ECM on tissue organization and material properties in health and disease. I also enjoy working with undergraduate student teams to apply engineering principles to design and prototype bioreactors that impart mechanical stimuli on engineered vascular tissues to simulate the hemodynamic environment of the human circulatory system.  Read more...

Karen Lindsay Troy

Karen Lindsay Troy

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Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 4033
Phone: +1-508-831-6093
ktroy@wpi.edu

Karen Lindsay Troy

The ability of our biological tissues to adapt to their mechanical environment, and the ways in which our tissues are well suited for their own mechanical role within the body, is a constant source of wonder to me. I am interested in understanding the mechanical signals that are experienced within the skeleton during different types of physical activity, understanding what features of these signals stimulate bone to adapt its structure, and in developing noninvasive methods to quantify bone strength. Read more...

Qi Wen

Qi Wen

Contact Information

Olin Hall, 213A
Phone: +1-508-831-6057
qwen@wpi.edu

Qi Wen

Professor Wen enjoys interacting with students. Through research advising and classroom lectures, he tries to excite their interests in learning the physics not only required to understand our universe, but essential for their careers as engineers.  Read more...

 
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