Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Fabrice Manns

Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering


(305) 284-2335
Dr. Fabrice Manns serves as chair and professor of the University of Miami College of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Manns holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology where his research laboratory is located. He is the Co-Director of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Ophthalmic Biophysics Center....

Ashutosh Agarwal

Assoc. Professor


(305) 243-8925

Fotios M Andreopoulos

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-2069

Courtney M Dumont

Asst. Professor


Courtney Dumont received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer in 2014 under the mentorship of Deanna Thompson while studying the effects of endothelial hemodynamics on neural stem cell fate, and her BS at Rensselaer in 2009. Dr. Dumont performed her postdoctoral research under the mentorship of Lonnie Shea at the Univeristy of...

Andrew R Dykstra

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-8237
Dr. Dykstra earned his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology in 2011 after earning his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Miami and MIT, respectively. Before joining the faculty at the University of Miami, he was a postdoc at Heidelberg University (Germany) and...

Patrick Ganzer

Asst. Professor


(305) 243-7112
Patrick D. Ganzer, Ph.D. is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami (jointly appointed at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Department of Biomedical Engineering). He received his undergraduate degree in 2008 from King’s College in Neuroscience. In 2013, he received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and...

C.-Y. Charles Huang

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-1320
Dr. Huang is an Associate Profess of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami (UM) College of Engineering, USA. His current research focuses on mechanobiology of orthopedic soft tissues and stem cells, especially impact injury of articular cartilage, energy metabolism of intervertebral disc. Dr. Huang has received several research...

Alicia Renee Jackson

Associate Professor


(305) 284-2135
Transport and Electromechanical Properties, Nutritional Supply to Cells and Tissues, Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Soft Tissues, Finite Element, Analysis, Orthopaedic Tissues: Intervertebral Disc, Meniscus, etc.

Ozcan Ozdamar



(305) 284-2136

Abhishek Prasad

Associate Professor


(305) 243-4886
Neural Electrodes, Neuroprosthetics, Motor neurophysiology, Brain-Machine Interfaces

Suhrud M Rajguru



(305) 243-7946
Suhrud Rajguru, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Miami, Research Health Scientist at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and founder and Chief Scientific Officer of RestorEar Devices, LLC. The NeuroTherapeutics group led by Dr. Rajguru carries out research with translational focus on characterization, diagnosis and treatment of hearing...

Alice Tomei

Associate Professor


(305) 243-3469
Dr. Tomei is an Associate Professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Immunology and Surgery and the director of the Islet Immunoengineering Laboratory at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Millers School of Medicine. She is applying her unique background in bioengineering and immunology to develop novel...

Weizhao Zhao



(305) 284-6763

Noel Marysa Ziebarth

Assoc. Professor & Associate Dean, Graduate


(305) 284-4520
Dr. Ziebarth’s research program is dedicated to applying advanced imaging technologies to investigate the structural and mechanical properties of ophthalmic tissues. Specifically, her laboratory uses confocal microscopy (FRAP), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to analyze the lens, cornea, retina,...

Teaching and Research Faculty

Jorge E Bohorquez

Professor of Professional Practice


(305) 284-1639

Edward A Dauer

Professor of Clinical


(305) 284-2445

Gianluca D'Ippolito, Ph.D.



(305) 284-2445
Dr. Gianluca D’Ippolito has almost 30 years of experience on stem cell research. His work is focused on the isolation, characterization, and application of adult stem cells from bone marrow stroma. He is the co-inventor of the Marrow-Isolated Adult Multilineage Inducible (MIAMI) cells, a developmentally immature and highly homogeneous...

Julian Lippmann



(305) 284-3351