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Faculty

  • Caterina Gallippi, Ph. D. – Associate Professor
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    Phone: 919-843-6647
    Publications: PubMed, IEEE

    Caterina M. Gallippi, Ph.D. leads the Gallippi Laboratory. She is an Associate Professor in the Joint UNC, NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering, Affiliated Associate Professor in the NCSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UNC Department of Radiology. Dr. Gallippi earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Duke University and a BSE in electrical engineering and engineering biology from Princeton University. Her research interests include interrogation of the mechanical properties of tissue, adaptive signal filtering, and multi-dimensional motion estimation.

Graduate Students

  • Gabriela Torres, B.S. – Graduate Research Assistant
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    Phone: 919-966-7347
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    Gabriela Torres is a graduate student research assistant in the Gallippi Laboratory. She graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Her current research is on the development of ARFI imaging techniques to improve ultrasonic plaque characterization. Her hobbies include playing piano and tennis.


  • Keita A. Yokoyama, B.S. – Graduate Research Assistant
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    Phone: 919-966-7347

    Keita A. Yokoyama is a graduate student research assistant in the Gallippi Laboratory. He graduated from the Joint UNC/NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering with a BS in Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering. His project is related to developing a new approach to estimating the elastic properties of tissue using acoustic radiation force (ARF) and machine learning methods. His hobbies include swimming and photography.


  • Keerthi S. Anand, B.S. – Graduate Research Assistant
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    Phone: 919-966-7347

    Keerthi S. Anand is a graduate student research assistant in the Gallippi Laboratory. He graduated from the Joint UNC/NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering with a BS in Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering. His research is focused on the development of ARFI imaging techniques to improve ultrasonic tissue characterization. His hobbies include photography and wirecrafting.


  • Joseph (Joey) Richardson, B.S. – Graduate Research Assistant
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    Phone: 919-966-7347

    Joey Richardson is a graduate student research assistant in the Gallippi Laboratory. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BS in Electrical Engineering and is working on his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at NCSU. His current research interests include developing quantitative viscoelastic measurements of anisotropic tissue using ARF-based imaging techniques, physics constrained machine learning model applications in ultrasound, and channel data displacement estimators. His hobbies include rock climbing, running, and playing guitar.


  • Devon Martin, M.S. – Graduate Research Assistant
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    Phone: 919-966-7347

    Devon Martin is a graduate student research assistant in the Gallippi Laboratory. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Chemistry and Statistics, and with a MS in Applied Mathematics. He is working on his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at NCSU. His current research is focused on improving ARFI tissue characterization using machine learning techniques. His hobbies include running and reading.


  • Anna V. Phillips, B.S. – Graduate Research Assistant
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    Phone: 919-966-7347

    Anna V. Phillips is a graduate student research assistant in the Gallippi Laboratory. She graduated from Ohio State University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on medical imaging. Her research is focused on the development of ARFI imaging techniques to improve ultrasonic tissue characterization. Her hobbies include cooking and video games.


Undergraduate Students

  • Chris Zurowski – Undergraduate Research Assistant
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    Christopher Zurowski is an undergraduate research assistant in the Gallippi Laboratory. He is currently pursuing a BS degree in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is focused on developing real-time ARFI imaging.


Research Staff

  • Melissa Caughey, Ph. D. - Research Assistant Professor - Clinical Sonographer
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    Dr. Caughey is a Research Assistant Professor and clinical sonographer in the UNC Chapel Hill, NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. She completed her Ph. D. in epidemiology at UNC in 2014.


  • Melrose Fisher, R.N. - Clinical Nurse Coordinator
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    Melrose W. Fisher, R.N. is a clinical nurse coordinator who assists the Gallippi Laboratory with patient recruitment. She has over 30 years experience working with physicians and patients in the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Medical Center.


Alumni

Doctoral Students

  • Murad Hossain, Ph. D.
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    Md Murad Hossain is a graduate student research assistant in the Gallippi Laboratory. Murad earned a master's degree in biomedical engineering from George Mason University. His Ph.D. research is focussed on developing acoustic radiation force (ARF)-based imaging methods for delineating anisotropy and for quantifying tissue viscoelasticity. His work is applied to early identification of renal allograft failure. He is currently a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University.

  • Chris Moore, Ph. D.
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    Christopher J. Moore, Ph. D. completed his doctoral research in the Gallippi Laboratory. He earned his B.S.E.E. in electrical engineering and his B.F.A. in production design from Ohio University. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. His dissertation research focused on developing Viscoelastic Response (VisR) ultrasound in finite element method (FEM) simulation, in calibrated experiments, and in in vivo application to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Chris is now serving as a senior scientist at SonoVol.

  • Tomek Czernuszewicz, Ph. D.
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    Tomek J. Czernuszewicz, Ph.D. completed his doctoral research in the Gallippi Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the Joint UNC, NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering and a BSE in biomedical engineering from Marquette University. He is an expert in the application of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging to delineating the structure and composition of atherosclerotic plaque. His other research interests include other cardiovascular as well as hemorrhage imaging applications. Tomek currently serves as the chief technology officer at SonoVol.

  • Mallory Selzo, Ph. D.
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    Mallory R. Selzo received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington in 2008 and a Ph.D. from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University in 2015. Her research in the Gallippi lab focused on viscoelastic modeling and muscle imaging. She is currently a Senior Systems Engineer in the Advanced Development group at Siemens Healthcare in Issaquah, WA.

  • Russ Behler, Ph. D.
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    Russell H. Behler was born in Elgin, IL, in 1983. He received his B.S. degree in physics from Butler University in 2005. He earned his Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University in 2011 with a focus on ultrasonic imaging. He is currently AI and Digital Product Manager for LOGIQ products at GE Healthcare in Wauwatosa, WI.

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Larken Euliss Cumberland, Ph. D. – Research Staff Scientist, HRL Laboratories, Los Angeles, CA

Masters Students

  • Leslie Baggessen, B.S., M.S.  – Chief Biomedical Engineer, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA
  • Aaron Richardson B.S., M.S. –  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Resident, University of Florida COM, Jacksonville, FL

Undergraduates

  • Kristyna Herman, B.S. (TU Delft)
  • Ramya Varadarajan, B.S. (NIH)
  • Israa Wajih, B.S. (Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC & NCSU)
  • Rebecca E. Geist, B.S.
  • Ryen Ormesher (Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC & NCSU)
  • Ranvir Dhaliwal, B.S.
  • Davis Ranson, B.S. (EPIC)
  • Chase DuBois, B.S. (Quick Proto-Solutions)
  • Robert Hinson, B.S. (UNC M.D. – Ph.D. program)
  • Allie Pinosky, B.S. (NWU)
  • Shruthi Rajan, B.S. (Teleflex Incorporated)
  • Will Mauldin, B.S., Ph.D. (UVA and Rivanna Medical)