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Biomedical Engineering

Research at the College of Veterinary Medicine meets the clinical and research demands of human and animal health. Consistently ranked among the top veterinary colleges in the country, the College leads in scientific discovery. Faculty expertise focuses on the interface between scientific research and clinical practice as well as a commitment to animal and human health.

Faculty Index Faculty A-C Faculty D-L Faculty M-R Faculty S-Z

Area of Interest
Jonathan Cheetham
Jon Cheetham
Biomedical imaging, tissue engineering to restore upper airway function in animals and humans, larynx, pharynx, trachea, muscle,denervation, regeneration, re-innervation
Biomedical mechanics; Equine sports medicine with emphasis on upper respiratory function during exercise, and its influence on pulmonary hemodynamics
Small animal medicine; clinical oncology; biomedical imaging
Biomedical mechanics; Equine embryonic stem cells; The role of Rho-subfamily GTPases in cartilage homeostasis; Tetracyclines as therapeutics for arthritis; Platelet rich plasma for tendon and suspensory ligament regeneration
Muscle biology;  biomechanics of locomotion; gait abnormalities; elucidation of interactions between nerves and muscles in affecting the phenotype of mature muscles; specializing in bat research
Biomedical imaging; cellular excitation and relaxation; sarcoplasmic reticular calcium release channels; molecular processes underlying excitation-contraction coupling; sarcolemnal ion channels
Small animal medicine; lameless; arthritis; biomedical mechanics
Biomedical imaging; cellular excitation and relaxation; sarcoplasmic reticular calcium release channels; molecular processes underlying excitation-contraction coupling; sarcolemnal ion channels
Comparative and anatomic pathology in a wide variety of disease processes in common animal species; biomedical imaging
Biomedical mechanics; joint pathobiology and cartilage repair with growth factor gene-enhanced chondrocyte and stem cell transplantation techniques; genetic characterization of OCD in animals and man using microarray expression studies; clinical application of growth factor recombinant proteins and gene therapy for improved joint, tendon, and bone repair
Development of vertebrate craniofacial muscles, blood vessels, and skeletal tissues; cell differentiation and the morphogenesis of musculoskeletal complexes; biomaterials & drug delivery
Virology; Adeno-associated viruses; animal viruses; viral protein structure; mechanisms of binding to different receptors; how differences in viral structural proteins can control their host ranges; the processes of cell infection, and how antibody binding can neutralize the virus in some cases but not others; biomaterials & drug delivery
Regulation of pituitary-specific gene expression by gonadotropin-releasing hormone; Regulation of placental trophoblast cell function by combinatorial signaling; biomaterials & drug delivery
Mechanisms of Cancer metastasis and coagulation in thrombosis; Micro and nano-biotechnology; hematopoietic and hemostatic disorders in animals
Biomedical mechanics; canine hip dysplasia; osteoarthritis; genetics linkage analysis
Micro and nano-biotechnology; biomaterials & drug delivery; Reproductive Physiology; Cell biology of male germ cells; preservation of genetic diversity; comparative biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft membrane sub-domains in sperm; applications of technologies using reproductive stem cells for wildlife conservation
Biomaterials & drug delivery; Virology; Endocytosis of influenza virus, structure-function studies on influenza HA, entry of coronaviruses and rhabdoviruses into host cell; feline infectious peritonitis

Cell cycle regulation; cell differentiation; myeloblastic hematological tumor cell line, HL-60; Cancer chemoprevention; biomaterials & drug delivery; oncogenes; genetics