Research Area: Biomedical Imaging & Application

Fan Hong, Ph.D.

Fan is interested in developing biomolecular tools with nucleic acids to dive into the complexity of biology (decoding and regulating cellular functions on the molecular basis at tissue scale). Before joining the faculty at the University of Florida, Fan was a… Read More

Kuang Gong, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Gong’s research interests are centered around the convergence of deep learning, medical imaging, and data science to enhance the diagnosis and treatment monitoring of various diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and cancer. His work involves developing novel… Read More

Abbas Babajani-Feremi, PhD

Dr. Abbas Babajani-Feremi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology, Division of Epilepsy at UF and the Director of the Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Laboratory. Abbas joined as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Neurology at the Henry Ford… Read More

Stephen A. Coombes, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Coombes completed his masters and PhD degrees at The University of Florida. His PhD work was funded by the American Heart Association and focused on how emotional states influence motor planning and motor control. He completed postdoctoral work… Read More

Shahab Vahdat, Ph.D.

Research Interests  Mechanisms of neuroplasticity in motor learning and stroke recovery Spinal cord and brain functional neuroimaging Optogenetic fMRI in rodents

David Clark, Sc.D.

Dr. Clark is the Associate Chief of Staff for Research Service (“Chief of Research”) for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, and Professor of Neurology at UF. Dr. Clark studies the neural control of walking in people with neurological… Read More

Jennifer A. Nichols, Ph.D.

Jennifer A. Nichols, Ph.D.

Research Summary Dr. Nichols’ research broadly focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics. The guiding vision of her lab is to create predictive simulations that cross disciplinary boundaries and improve the functional ability and quality of life for individuals with musculoskeletal disorders. In… Read More

Edward A. Phelps, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Phelps’s research is focused on biomaterials engineering as a strategy for regenerative therapies with emphasis in the area of type 1 diabetes. Phelps specializes in bio-synthetic cellular microenvironments (e.g., bio-functionalized polyethylene-glycol hydrogel) for controlled presentation of bioactive… Read More

Parisa Rashidi, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Rashidi’s research aims to develop intelligent patient monitoring systems using artificial intelligence and sensing technology. Her research methodology is to develop scalable machine learning techniques to tackle challenging problems that arise in the context of intelligent patient… Read More