New BME Faculty

Rishikesan Kamaleswaran
Assistant Professor

Director of Translational Clinical Informatics,
Assistant Professor,
Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine 
Emory University School of Medicine  

Research in Health Informatics Applications Design and Development. Areas of Interest: Remote Patient Monitoring, Intelligent Health Data Mining, and Patient Care

Imon Banerjee
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical informatics
Department of Radiology
Emory University School of Medicine


The focus of Banerjee's lab is the analysis and integration of unstructured medical data (images, 3D models, clinical narratives) to support clinical diagnosis and treatment. In regards to cancer, she's interested in diagnosis and prognosis using deep learning, predictive analysis longitudinal data, and natural language processing of clinical notes.

Abeed Sarker
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Informatics
Emory University School of Medicine

My lab’s research lies at the intersection of computational linguistics, social media mining, applied machine learning, public health and medicine. We work with natural language data from various sources–social media, published medical literature and electronic health records. We design and develop solutions for both big data and small data problems associated with health. 


Gregory Melikian

Division of Infectious Disease
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine


Our laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of enveloped virus entry into cells. When activated by binding to cellular receptors and/or by acidic pH in endosomes, viral fusion proteins undergo extensive conformational changes resulting in membrane merger. Current projects in the lab involve function studies of fusion proteins of influenza A virus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other retroviruses, such as Avian Sarcoma and Leukosis Virus (ASLV). By imaging individual virions co-labeled with fluorescent membrane and content markers, we visualize the lipid mixing (hemifusion) and the fusion pore formation steps in live cells. Moreover, we developed methodologies to simultaneously visualize the pH changes around single internalized viruses and their subsequent fusion with acidic endosomes.

Manoj Bhasin
Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory School of Medicine,
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Emory School of Medicine


His main interest is applying and developing systematic analysis strategies for high-throughput transcriptional profiling, epigenomics, genotyping, proteomics, and metabolomics data to improve molecular understanding of diseases and to identify novel diagnostics, prognostic and therapeutics biomarkers. He is leading development of computational approaches for systems level integrative analysis of imaging, clinical and multidimensional genome level data to identify key features driving the disease.

Dheera Ananthakrishnan, MD
Assistant Professor

Emory University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

(404) 778-6306

My current research project is a Biomechanical Analysis of Football Helmet Removal in the Injured Cervical Spine

Map of Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

BME @ Emory

Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology &
Emory University School of Medicine

313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127 Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

387 Technology Circle NW Atlanta, GA 30313
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BME @ Emory:
1760 Haygood Dr, Ste W 200 Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404.727.9874 :: Fax: 404.727.9873