Biomedical Engineering

Debajit Saha

Dr. Debajit Saha is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Saha joined MSU in 2019 Fall after pursuing his doctoral and postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, Dr. Saha received his master’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and bachelor’s degree in Physics from Jadavpur University, India.

Ripla Arora

Ripla Arora is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology within the College of Human Medicine and is the Chief of the Division of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology in the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering. Her research focuses on embryo uterine interactions at the time of implantation and uterine development. 

Adam Alessio

Adam Alessio is a professor in the departments of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE), Biomedical Engineering (BME), and Radiology.  His research is focused on non-invasive quantification of disease through advanced imaging algorithms and integrated data analysis.
Dr. Alessio’s research group solves clinically motivated research problems at the intersection of imaging and medical

Taeho Kim

Taeho Kim focuses on developing nanoscale inorganic materials as novel contrast agents and therapeutics for medical applications. He has harnessed his expertise in solution phase synthesis of inorganic nanoparticle (metal, metal oxide, semiconductor) and subsequent particle engineering to create tools for targeted drug delivery, cell tracking, and molecular therapeutics in various disease states (cancer, stroke, bacterial infection). His recent research lies in the development of nanoparticles for photoacoustic molecular imaging.

Aitor Aguirre

Aitor Aguirre is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He joined MSU from the University of California, San Diego, where he focused on large-scale metabolomics and functional genomics applied to human cardiac regeneration, development and disease states.

Kurt Zinn

MSU Departments:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology

Kurt R. Zinn, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry (B.A) at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC), followed by veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) and graduate education at UMC where he earned M.S. (Chemistry) and Ph.D. (Biochemistry) degrees.  He joined the UAB Radiology faculty in 1995 after 9 years as a scientist at the UMC Research Reactor where he developed methods for producing high specific activity radionuclides, including Cu-64.