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Biomedical Engineering & Assistive Technology

Shadnaz Asgari
Areas of expertise
•  Signal processing/data mining
•  Mathematical and computational modeling
Research focus
•  Bioinformatics for neuro-critical care
•  Biomedical signal processing and data analysis
•  Clinical forecast of physiological events for brain disorders
•  Multimodality patient monitoring

Shadnaz Asgari

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Dr. Asgari works in CSULB's Biomedical Engineering and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments. In her research, she uses computational and mathematical modeling, advanced signal processing algorithms, and artificial intelligence to deliver biomedical applications. After earning a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA, she completed two years postdoctoral training at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and multidisciplinary brain research in the UCLA Neurosurgery Department. The recipient of a UCLA Brain Injury Research Center Young Investigator Award and CSULB Early Academic Career Excellence Award, Asgari in 2016 was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors.

Perla Ayala
Areas of expertise
•  Biomaterials
•  Tissue engineering
•  Drug delivery
•  Microfabrication
•  Stem cells
Research focus
•  Regenerative medicine
•  Cardiac & muscle repair
•  Mechanobiology
•  Immune response
•  Fibrosis
 

Perla Ayala

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Dr. Ayala's research focuses on therapeutic systems that promote optimal healing. An assistant professsor in the Biomedical Engineering Department , she applies a multidisciplinary approach to create engineered tissues and cohesive drug-delivery platforms for clinic applications. Dr. Ayala received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC Riverside. After earning her Ph.D in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, she completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. She is the recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and was inducted into the CSULB chapter of the National Academy of Inventors in 2016. She is a member of BMES, TERMIS, MRS, and SACNAS.

Emel Demircan
Areas of expertise
•  Robotics
•  Biomechanics
•  Dynamics & control
Research focus
•  Cyber-physical systems
•  Rehabilitation robotics
•  Human motion synthesis
•  Dynamics, control & simulation of musculoskeletal systems

 

Emel Demircan

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Dr. Demircan researches techniques for understanding how motor control dictates human movement, multi-body dynamics and control, and simulation and analysis of biomechanical and robotic systems. The research could help advance rehabilitation and assistive robotics, cyber-physical systems, and sports biomechanics. Dr. Demircan obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2012. She was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford from 2012-2014, a visiting assistant professor at University of Tokyo from 2014-2015, and a part-time scientist at Stanford's Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital Gait Analysis Lab. Dr. Demircan holds a joint appointment in the Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering departments.

Roger Lo and student
Areas of expertise
•  Microfabrication
•  Microfluidics
•  Electrophoresis
•  Fluorescence microscopy
Research focus
•  Microfluidics
•  Open-source instrumentation
•  Laboratory automation
•  High-throughput separation technology
•  Microreactor technology

Roger Lo

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Roger C. Lo couples microfabrication with robust analytical detection methods and computer automation to enable rational microsystem design for various applications, such as microreactors and high-throughput biological/chemical analysis. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008 and joined CSULB the following year. Dr. Lo holds a joint appointment in the Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering departments.

 

 

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Areas of expertise
•  Biomaterials
•  Nanomaterials
•  Cardiovascular engineering
•  Cell mechanics & migration
Research focus
•  Material-cell interaction
•  Cell migration & mechanics
•  Cardiovascular nano-biomaterials
•  Orthopedic translational medicine

 

David A. Stout

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Dr. Stout holds a joint appointment in the CSULB Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical &Aerospace Engineering departments. He is International Coordinator for the Research Center for Translational Orthopedics at Soochow University, China. Dr. Stout employs mechanics engineering techniques to the biomedical world to combat deadly diseases and infections ranging from cardiovascular disease to COPD and sepsis. He earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from CSULB and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University. The recipient of the NSF Graduate Student Fellowship and (twice) Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum Research Fellowship, he has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and presented his work internationally.