Our Team

Together, our multi-disciplinary faculty, staff, students, and collaborators combine their knowledge from various forms of engineering and medicine to make breakthrough discoveries and develop novel solutions to one of society's most challenging problems.

Points of Pride

Leadership
William Marras

William S. Marras, PhD, CPE

  • Distinguished University Professor
  • Executive Director - SRI, SRI-Ergo
  • Scientific Director - SRI
  • Professor - Integrated Systems Engineering
  • Professor - Neurological Surgery
  • Professor - Orthopaedics
  • Professor - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
614-292-6670
                                                                      1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems
                                                                                                                                                Columbus, OH  43210
Tristan Weaver

Tristan Weaver, MD

  • Clinical Director - SRI
  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Anesthesiology
  • Physician - FGP Anesthesiology

tristan.weaver@osumc.edu

410 W 10th Ave Room N411
Columbus, OH  43210

Greg Knapik

Gregory G. Knapik, PhD

  • Assistant Director - SRI
  • Biodynamics Laboratory Research Coordinator - Integrated Systems Engineering

knapik.1@osu.edu

614-292-2016

1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520C
Columbus, OH  43210

Gary Allread

Gary Allread, PhD, CPE

  • Program Director - SRI-Ergo
  • Program Director - Integrated Systems Engineering

allread.1@osu.edu

614-292-4565
 

1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520F
Columbus, OH  43210

Bill Darling

William Darling

  • Executive Director-Assistive Technology of Ohio

darling.12@osu.edu

614-292-7721

1314 Kinnear Rd Room 1704
Columbus, OH  43221

Devina Purmessur

Devina Purmessur, PhD

  • Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering

walter.368@osu.edu

140 W 19th Ave
Columbus, OH  43210

Ben Walter

Benjamin Walter, PhD

  • Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering
 
140 W 19th Ave
Columbus, OH  43210

Points of Pride

Staff & Students
Alex Aurand

Alexander Aurand, MS

  • Research Associate Engineer - SRI

aurand.20@osu.edu

614-292-2016

Spine Research Institute
1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520
Columbus, OH  43210

Barry Booso

Barry Booso, MHA

  • Administrative Operations Manager

booso.1@osu.edu

614-292-2016

Spine Research Institute
1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520D
Columbus, OH  43210

Labronze Davis

LaBronz Davis

  • Clinical Research Assistant

labronz.davis@osumc.edu

OSU Comprehensive Spine Center
543 Taylor Ave
Columbus, OH 43203

Ke Ding

Ke Ding

  • Graduate Research Assistant - Integrated Systems Engineering

ding.547@buckeyemail.osu.edu

614-292-2016

Spine Research Institute
1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520
Columbus, OH  43210

 
 
Jon Dufour

Jonathan S. Dufour, MS, MBA

  • Senior Research Assoc-Engineer - SRI

dufour.8@osu.edu

614-292-2016

Spine Research Institute
1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520
Columbus, OH  43210

Sarah Grim

Sarah Grim

  • Clinical Research Coordinator

grim.97@osu.edu

614-292-2016
 
Spine Research Institute
1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520
Columbus, OH  43210
Lindsay Hanes

Lindsay Hanes

  • Clinical Research Manager

lindsay.hanes@osumc.edu

OSU Comprehensive Spine Center
543 Taylor Ave
Columbus, OH 43203

 
 
Hamed Hani

Hamed Hani

  • PhD Candidate - SRI
  • Graduate Research Associate - Integrated Systems Engineering

hani.4@osu.edu

614-292-2016

Spine Research Institute
1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520
Columbus, OH  43210

Halle Harris

Halle Harris

  • MS Candidate
  • Graduate Research Associate - Integrated Systems Engineering

harris.2687@osu.edu

614-292-2016

Spine Research Institute
1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520
Columbus, OH  43210

 
 
Emily Huber

Emily Huber

  • Clinical Research Coordinator

emily.huber@osumc.edu

OSU Comprehensive Spine Center
543 Taylor Ave
Columbus, OH 43203

 

Zarsha Khuhro

Zarsha Khuhro

  • Clinical Research Assistant

zarsha.khuhro@osumc.edu

OSU Comprehensive Spine Center
543 Taylor Ave
Columbus, OH 43203

 

Rhyan Lee

Rhyan Lee

  • Clinical Research Assistant

lee.9488@osu.edu

OSU Comprehensive Spine Center
543 Taylor Ave
Columbus, OH 43203

Accordions

Prasath Mageswaran

Prasath Mageswaran, PhD

  • Senior Research Assoc-Engineer - SRI

prasath.1@osu.edu

614-292-2016

Spine Research Institute
1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520
Columbus, OH  43210

Mashnur Rashid

Mashnur Rashid

  • Graduate Research Assistant - Integrated Systems Engineering

rashid.118@buckeyemail.osu.edu

614-292-2016

Spine Research Institute
1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520
Columbus, OH  43210

 
 
Narges Salehi

Narges Salehi

  • Graduate Research Assistant - Integrated Systems Engineering

salehi.22@buckeyemail.osu.edu

614-292-2016

Spine Research Institute
1971 Neil Ave, Baker Systems Room 520
Columbus, OH  43210

 
 
Alison Wandling

Alison Wandling

  • Clinical Research Coordinator

alison.wandling@osumc.edu

OSU Comprehensive Spine Center
543 Taylor Ave
Columbus, OH 43203

Points of Pride

Faculty Collaborators
Ahmet Ayan

Ahmet Ayan, PhD

  • Associate Professor-Clinical, Radiation Oncology

ayan.1@osu.edu

614-366-1773

460 W 10th Ave Room 201G
Columbus, OH  43210

Robin Berner

Robin Berner, MD

  • Assistant Professor-Clinical, Family Medicine
  • Physician, FGP-Family Medicine

robin.berner@osumc.edu

The James CarePoint East
543 Taylor Rd., 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH  43203

 

Dukagjin Blakaj

Dukagjin Blakaj, MD, PhD

  • Physician, FGP-Radiation Oncology
  • Associate Professor-Clinical, Otolaryngology
  • Associate Professor-Clinical, Radiation Oncology

dukagjin.blakaj@osumc.edu

460 W. 10th Ave Room D252N
Columbus, OH  43210

Eric Bourekas

Eric Bourekas, MD

  • Physician & Assoc Professor, FGP-Radiology
  • Associate Professor-Clinical, Radiology
  • Associate Professor, Neurology
  • Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery

Eric.Bourekas@osumc.edu

614-293-7627

395 W 12th Ave Room 468
Columbus, OH  43210

John Bridges

John Bridges, PhD

  • Professor

bridges.167@osu.edu

614-685-2543
 
1800 Cannon Dr
220 Lincoln Tower
Columbus, OH  43210
Guy Brock

Guy Brock, PhD

  • Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics

brock.206@osu.edu

614-366-8504

1800 Cannon Drive
320-N Lincoln Tower
Columbus, OH  43210

David Carbone

David Carbone, MD, PhD

  • Physician, FGP-Medical Oncology
  • Professor - Medical Oncology

carbone.41@osu.edu

614-685-4479

Starling Loving Hall
488 Biomedical Research Tower
Columbus, OH  43210

Angela Emerson

Angela Emerson, MPH, CCRP

  • Assistant Director for Research - HPC

emerson.120@osu.edu

614-688-4666
Ohio Stadium (between gates 22 + 24), 212L
1961 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH  43210
 
Andrew Grossbach

Andrew Grossbach, MD

  • Physician, FGP-Neurological Surgery
  • Assistant Professor-Clinical, Neurological Surgery

andrew.grossbach@osumc.edu

460 W. 10th Ave
Columbus, OH  43210

Nilendu Gupta

Nilendu Gupta, PhD

  • Professor-Clinical, Radiation Oncology
  • Professor-Clinical, HRS - Health & Rehab Sciences

gupta.6@osu.edu

614-293-4204

460 W. 10th Ave Room A201L
Columbus, OH  43210

Brad Henry

Bradley Henry

henry.347@osu.edu

1224 Kinnear Rd
Columbus, OH  43212

Arunark Kolipaka

Arunark Kolipaka, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Radiology

kolipaka.1@osu.edu

614-366-0268

395 W 12th Ave, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH  43210

Whitney Luke

Whitney Luke, MD

  • Physician, FGP-Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Associate Professor-Clinical, Physical Medicine & Rehab

whitney.luke@osumc.edu

614-293-7604

480 Medical Center Dr
Columbus, OH  43210

Steve Lavender

Steve Lavender, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

lavender.1@osu.edu

614-292-9980

1971 Neil Ave
292 Baker Systems
Columbus, OH  43210

Xia Ning

Xia Ning, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics
  • Co-Director, TDAI Community of Practice

ning.104@osu.edu

614-366-2298

1800 Cannon Drive
310-C Lincoln Tower
Columbus, OH  43210

Ehud Mendel

Ehud Mendel, MD, FACS

  • Professor - Neurological Surgery
  • Physician - FGP Neurological Surgery
  • Professor - Orthopaedics
  • Professor - Internal Medicine
  • Professor - Integrated Systems Engineering

Ehud.Mendel@osumc.edu

614-293-5346

410 W 10th Ave Room N-1037
Columbus, OH  43210

Joshua Palmer

Joshua Palmer, MD

  • Physician, FGP-Radiation Oncology

palmer.775@osu.edu

460 W 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH  43210

Soheil Soghrati

Soheil Soghrati, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering

soghrati.1@osu.edu

201 W 19th Ave
Columbus, OH  43210

Carolyn Sommerich

Carolyn Sommerich, PhD, CPE

  • Associate Professor, HRS - Health & Rehab Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering

sommerich.1@osu.edu

614-292-9965

1971 Neil Ave
276 Baker Systems
Columbus, OH  43210

Sam Davanloo Tajbakhsh

Sam Davanloo Tajbakhsh, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering

davanloo.1@osu.edu

1971 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH  43210

Stephen Woods

Stephen Woods, MD

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehab

woods.296@osu.edu

480 W. 9th Ave Room 1019
Columbus, OH  43210

Elizabeth Yu

Elizabeth M. Yu, MD

  • Physician, FGP-Orthopaedics
  • Associate Professor-Clinical, Orthopaedics

elizabeth.yu@osumc.edu

614-293-0706

376 W. 10th Ave Room 725
Columbus, OH  43210