Four More Join The Team

Petit Institute adds new faculty members


Jerry Grillo
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Parker H. Petit Institute for
Bioengineering and Bioscience

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The Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience has added four new faculty members to its growing throng of researchers working on the cutting edge. Three of the new research institute members are based at the Georgia Institute of Technology, one at Emory University.

Constantine Dovrolis, a professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and he is working on network analysis and modeling. He has recently proposed an explanatory model of the hourglass effect in developmental biology, and a new method for inferring structural brain networks.
Young Jang, an assistant professor in Tech’s School of Applied Physiology, got his Ph.D. in biomedical science at the University of Texas. The main goal of Jang’s research is to understand the molecular and biochemical mechanisms that lead to muscle atrophy and loss of function during aging and in neuromuscular diseases.

Shuyi Nie, who earned her Ph.D. in cell biology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, is an assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Biology, where she has focused her research on the mechanisms of embryonic cell migration.

Hee Cheol Cho, an associate professor with the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, is based at Emory, where he is the Urowsky-Sahr Scholar in Pediatric Bioengineering. A member of the Emory+Children’s Pediatric Research Center, Cho’s research group develops gene- and-cell-based approaches to engineering biological pacemakers as alternatives to electronic cardiac pacemaker devices.

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Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

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