Biomedical Acoustics

biomedical acoustics There are three main areas of study in the area of biomedical acoustics at the University of Rochester:

The ultrasound research projects benefit from the University of Rochester's Center for Biomedical Ultrasound. Hearing researchers participate actively in the Center for Navigation and Communication Sciences. 

Professor Laurel Carney and Professor Diane Dalecki were featured on WXXI's Science Roundtable. Listen to the interview here.

Example Research Projects:

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acoustic radiation force impulse biological effects of ultrasound computational models of the auditory system functional pathways in the auditory system auditory processing of sound microfluidics SMURF
low frequency underwater sound cochlear

Current Researchers:

David A. Borkholder, PhD Biosensors, biomedical MEMs, medical devices, the auditory system, and treatment of auditory dysfunction
Laurel H. Carney, PhD Auditory neuroscience; neurophysiological, behavioral, and computational studies of hearing; signal processing for hearing aids
Diane Dalecki, PhD Biomedical ultrasound, acoustics, lithotripsy, biological effects of ultrasound
Vikram Dogra, MBBS Photoacoustic imaging for medical diagnosis, application of high resolution ultrasound for bladder tumor detection and follow-up; high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for hemostasis
Marvin Doyley, PhD Advanced ultrasonic and magnetic resonance imaging techniques
Sheryl Gracewski, PhD General area of solid mechanics, more specifically in wave propagation and vibrations in elastic media
Denise Hocking, PhD Regulation of cell behavior by the extracellular matrix
Anne E. Luebke, PhD Role of cochlear outer hair cells in hearing and hearing loss, at both the molecular and systems levels
Stephen A. McAleavey, PhD Development of novel, clinically applicable ultrasound imaging techniques
Jong-Hoon Nam, PhD Biophysics of inner ear sensory cells, cell mechanics
Gary D. Paige, MD, PhD Visual, vestibular, and adaptive control of spatial orientation and balance
Kevin Parker, PhD Medical imaging, digital imaging, halftoning, and novel scanning techniques using Doppler shift effects
Deborah Rubens, PhD Ultrasound sonoelasticity; 3-dimensional imaging; contrast agents
Scott H. Seidman, PhD Vestibular systems, motor learning, physiological models, multi-sensory integration