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
    Curriculum vitae
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    Phone: 919-966-7347
    Publications: PubMed Google Scholar

    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.


  • Katie Heath, B.S. – Graduate Research Assistant
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    Phone: 919-966-7347

    Katelyn M. Heath is a rotating graduate research assistant in the Gallippi Laboratory. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Biomedical Engineering. Her research is on the development of ARFI imaging techniques to improve ultrasonic breast cancer characterization.


  • 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 is focused on developing quantitative viscoelastic measurements of anisotropic tissue using ARFI imaging techniques. His hobbies include rock climbing and playing guitar.


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.


  • Kristyna Herman – Undergraduate Research Assistant
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    Kristyna Herman is an undergraduate research assistant in the Gallippi Laboratory. She is pursuing a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Joint UNC/NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her research is focused on the development of viscoelastic anisotropic phantoms for VisR imaging. Her hobbies include ballroom dance and rock climbing.


Research Staff

  • Melissa Caughey, Ph. D. - Instructor, Division of Cardiology - Clinical Sonographer
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    Dr. Caughey is an Instructor in the division division of Cardiology at the UNC School of Medicine, and works with the Gallippi lab as a clinical sonographer. She completed her Ph. D. research 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 for clinical studies. 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.

  • Chris Moore, Ph. D.
    Contact: Linkedin
    Publications: PubMed, IEEE

    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.
    Contact: Linkedin
    Publications: PubMed, IEEE

    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 an ultrasound lead systems engineer 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

  • 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. (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
  • Shruthi Rajan, B.S. (Teleflex Incorporated)
  • Will Mauldin, B.S., Ph.D. (UVA and Rivanna Medical)