Research Collaborations

There are many research collaborations, both formal and informal, taking place between Georgia Tech, Emory and PKU. For the past 5 years, faculty have competed for seed grant funding to create projects that span both continents. Below is a list of the current and former seed grants; some of those that are not currently being funded through the program have continued their progress through other resources. Please contact the principal investigators for more information on a specific project.

For more information on current research collaborations, see what our students are doing.

Active Seed Grants (2011-2012):

  • Project 19 BME Research Todd Sulchek and Chunyang Xiong: Biophysicochemical Effects on Cell Endocytosis
  • Project 18 BME Research Garrett Stanley and Mingliang Pu: Adaptive Enhancement of Depth Perception in Visual Cortex
  • Project 17 BME Research Phil Santangelo and Peng Xi: Subdiffraction limited imaging of single RNA sensitive probes using STED microscopy
  • Project 16 BME Research David Hu and Wenchang Tan: Novel mechanism for drag reduction using a hairy surface
  • Project 15 BME Research Ravi Bellamkonda and Hongbin Han: Comparison of therapeutic efficacy of neuroprotective drugs between liposomal delivery and stereotactic simple diffusion delivery (SDD) via brain extracellular space in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Project #03R BME Research Barbara Boyan and Haifeng Chen: Biomimetic Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Regeneration



Former Seed Grants (2010-2011):

  • Project #14 BME Research Shuming Nie and Peng Xi: Super-resolution Imaging of Cellular Dynamics with Quantum Dots and STED
  • Project #13 BME Research Yijun Liu and May Wang: Neuroimaging and Biomedical Informatics Integration for Risky Factors Analysis and Treatment of Developmental Disorders
  • Project #12 BME Research Zigang Ge and Todd McDevitt: Spatial-Temporal Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells with Engineering Technologies and Molecular Biology Synergistically
  • Project #11 BME Research Jing Fang and Xiaoping Hu: Continuous Arterial Spin Labeling with an Independent Labeling Coil for Kidney Perfusion Imaging
  • Project #10 BME Research Gang Bao and Changhui Li: Developing novel imaging methods for early detection of atherosclerosis with bio-conjugated nanoparticles
  • Project #09 BME Research Ying Luo and Niren Murthy: Multifunctional Proflavine-Hyaluronic Acid Conjugate (PHC): A new siRNA delivery vehicle for treating lung cancer



Former Seed Grants (2009-2010):

  • Project #8 BME Research Zigang Ge and Robert Guldberg: Cartilage Regeneration with Functional Biomaterials and Quantitative Assessment of Regeneration
  • Project #7 BME Research Ravi Bellamkonda and Chunyang Xiong: The effects of CSPG mediated inhibition on neuronal cell signaling and cytoskeletal mechanics
  • Project #06R BME Research Hanjoong Jo and Jianzhong Xi: Development of genome-wide functional high-throughput assays using siRNA arrays with a microfluidic device
  • Project #05R BME Research Xiaoping Hu and Jue Zhang: Quantitative fMRI and Network Analysis of Acupuncture Induced Brain Activity
  • Project #01R BME Research Julie Babensee and Ying Luo: Carbohydrate Microarrays for High-Throughput Analysis of Dendritic Cell-Glycan Interactions



Former Seed Grants (2008-2009):

  • Project #06 BME Research Hanjoong Jo and Jianzhong Xi: Development of genome-wide functional high-throughput assays using siRNA arrays with a microfluidic device
  • Project #05 BME Research Xiaoping Hu and Jue Zhang: Quantitative fMRI of Acupuncture Induced Brain Activity
  • Project #04 BME Research Andres J. Garcia and Hongwei Ma: Study of Cell Adhesion Strength Responses to Substrate Deformation
  • Project #03 BME Research Barbara D. Boyan and Haifeng Chen: Nanostructure at Bone Cell/Material Interface
  • Project #02 BME Research Mark Borodovsky and Huaiqiu Zh>: New gene finding methods for shotgun DNA sequences of microbial communities coexisting with a human host
  • Project #01 BME Research Julia E. Babensee and Ying Luo: Carbohydrate Microarrays for High-Throughput Analysis of Dendritic Cell-Glycan Interactions