Biomedical Engineering

Faculty selected as IPREP mentors
Edward J. Berbari , Ph.D.
Edward J. Berbari , Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Medicine
Tel: 317-274-3728
Email: eberbari@iupui.edu
Office: SL220
Professor Berbari is the founding chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and conducts research on cardiac electrophysiology, biomedical engineering and instrumentation, and signal processing.
Julie Ji,, Ph.D.
Julie Ji,, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Tel: 317-278-2275
Email: jji@iupui.edu
Office: SL220J
Professor Ji’s laboratory is currently studying the effect of substrates on endothelial mechano-transduction in order to fully understand how multiple mechanical cues can influence endothelial functions. Using techniques such as gene manipulation, protein analysis, and fluorescent confocal imaging, analysis of structural activities are done at the cellular and sub-cellular scale in response to external forces.
John Schild, Ph.D.
John Schild, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Tel: 317-274-9747
Email: jschild@iupui.edu
Office: SL164J
Professor Schild's research studies the roles that ion channels in play in pathophysiological conditions associated with sensory afferent excitability to develop better methodologies for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders that involve ion channels. His lab utilizes a combination of experimental and computational techniques in developing a functional understanding of how individual cardiac sensory neurons and brainstem neural circuits encode and process cardiovascular information.
Joseph Wallace, Ph.D.
Joseph Wallace, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Tel: 317-274-2448
Email: jmwalla@iupui.edu
Office: SL220D
Professor Wallace’s laboratory seeks to understand how mechanical and biological factors influence the assembly, organization and mechanical integrity of bone throughout the tissue’s hierarchy. The laboratory focuses on tying morphology and composition to mechanical function at discrete size scales throughout bone’s hierarchical structure by investigating structure/function relationships at discrete hierarchical levels to elucidate the link between biology and mechanics.
Hiroki Yokota, Ph.D.
Hiroki Yokota, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Adjunct Professor Anatomy and Cell Biology

Tel: 317-278-5177
Email: hyokota@iupui.edu
Office: SL220C
Professor Yokota and his laboratory are engaged in biomechanics and systems biology, focusing on how bone and joint tissues respond to mechanical stimulation and induce various molecular signaling pathways. In particular, they have been investigating the effects of mechanical loads on remodeling of bone as well as maintenance of joint tissues using animal models and cultured cells.
Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program
IUPUI
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
755 W. Michigan Street
University Library, UL 1140
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5159
Tel:317-274-2877
Fax:317-274-1024
Email:IPREP@iupui.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.