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Charles Anthony Taylor
Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering
BioCharles A. Taylor received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987, an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1991 and his M.S. Degree in Mathematics in 1992 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in 1996 under the joint supervision of Thomas J.R. Hughes, Ph.D. and Christopher K. Zarins, M.D. He joined the faculty at Stanford in 1997 where he developed an internationally recognized research program in the departments of Bioengineering and Surgery focused on the development of computer modeling and imaging techniques for cardiovascular disease research, device design and surgery planning. He pioneered the field of image-based modeling by performing the first computer simulations of blood flow in patient-specific models derived from medical imaging data. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers in internationally refereed journals (h-index 57), more than 250 peer-reviewed conference abstracts and has more than 150 issued or pending patents. While on the full-time faculty at Stanford, he supervised more than 30 PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows. In 2004, he was appointed to a 3-year term as a special advisor to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health in the Food and Drug Administration. While at Stanford, Dr. Taylor taught courses in “Cardiovascular Bioengineering” and “Computational Methods in Cardiovascular Bioengineering”, was a founding faculty of the department of Bioengineering and led the development of the undergraduate degree program in Bioengineering. Dr. Taylor co-founded HeartFlow, Inc. in 2007 where he serves as the Chief Technology Officer and leads the technology development effort. He is an adjunct Professor of Bioengineering.
Mary Frances Nunez Teruel
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Teruel Lab uses a combination of engineering and biological approaches including high-throughput screening of RNAi and DNA construct libraries, targeted mass spectrometry, live-cell fluorescence microscopy, and bioinformatics to investigate the systems biology of cell differentiation and cell signaling with particular focus on uncovering the molecular mechanisms underlying insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity.
Joseph D. Towles
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
BioJoseph Towles is a Lecturer jointly appointed in the Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering Departments at Stanford University. Joe’s teaching interests are in the areas of solid mechanics, neuromuscular biomechanics, dynamic systems and controls, and engineering design. His scholarship interest is in the area of engineering education. Specifically, Joe's engineering education activities include student-centric course and curricular development; assessment of student learning & engagement; and innovation in approaches to enhance student learning. Joe earned his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and his MS and PhD degrees both in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Joe also completed a research post-doctoral fellowship in neuromuscular biomechanics in the Sensory Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Northwestern University.
Administrative Associate, Bioengineering
BioI graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Health Science with a focus in Health Service Administration. I've interned at the Stanford Prevention Research Center as a clinical researcher working with the Healthy Aging Studies (HAS) programs under Dr. Abby King. At Good Will of Silicon Valley, I had the opportunity to go back to my high school to teach children with special needs as a part-time teacher. Most recently, I've been working as a program associate with Stanford Medicine X under Dr. Larry Chu. Currently, I am supporting the Mobilize Center, OpenSim, and the NMBL lab under Dr. Scott Delp and the Altman lab which includes: Stanford-UCSF CERSI and the AI100 Project under Dr. Russ Altman.
Organizations that I am passionate about are Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Autism Speaks community, and COUGH@SJSU. Each summer I dedicate a week to MDA Summer Camp to kids with muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases to have the "the best week of the year". If you are a doctor, nurse, or a person who loves children, please check out https://www.mda.org/services-summer-camp.