Research Area: Modeling & Biomedical Data Science

Xiao Fan, Ph.D.

Dr. Xiao Fan completed her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics program at the University of Alberta in 2016. Her research interests involve studying genetic architecture of rare diseases using whole genome/exome sequencing data, improving genetic variant interpretation and using machine learning methods… Read More

Azra Bihorac, M.D., MS FCCM, FASN

Azra Bihorac, MD MS FASN FCCM is the Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is also the R. Glenn Davis Professor of Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology and Physiology & Functional Genomics, and… Read More

Christopher Butson, Ph.D.

Dr. Butson received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. He completed post-doctoral training at the Cleveland Clinic and… Read More

Shreya Saxena, Ph.D.

Honors and Awards: Rising Stars in Electrical Engineering, 2019 Rising Stars in Biomedical Engineering, 2018 Honoree of the Graduate Women of Excellence Award, MIT, 2017 Shreya Saxena is as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida in the Department… Read More

Meghan Ferrall-Fairbanks, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Ferrall-Fairbanks’ research focuses on using quantitative biology approaches to cultivate a mechanistic understanding of tumor heterogeneity and evolution to optimize cancer treatment strategies. Ecology and evolutionary forces in cancer allows a tumor to alter its growth and… Read More

Ivana Parker, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Ivana Parker, Ph.D., is a Fulbright Scholar who recently completed a year-long study at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Her project assesses the risk of a commonly used TB vaccine, BCG, on HIV susceptibility in infants… Read More

Jennifer A. Nichols, Ph.D.

Jennifer A. Nichols, Ph.D.

Research Summary Dr. Nichols’ research broadly focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics. Her long-term goal is to create predictive, biomechanical simulations to improve the functional ability and quality of life for individuals with musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., osteoarthritis, muscular dystrophy, fracture, joint pain).… 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