Joseph Bull

Joseph Bull

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
John and Elise Martinez Biomedical Engineering Chair

Phone: (504) 865-5843

524 Lindy Boggs Center
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

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  • Northwestern University, Evanston IL, 2000 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Wisconsin, Platteville, WI B.S. 1992 Mechanical
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, 2000 Surgery

Research Interests

Our lab’s research focuses on biofluid mechanics and ultrasound, including theoretical and computational modeling, and in vitro and in vivo experiments.  Our work in gas embolotherapy is focused on developing this potential treatment for cancer and addressing related fundamental questions.  Gas embolotherapy involves injecting perfluorocarbon liquid droplets into the bloodstream and then selectively vaporizing them to form gas bubbles that occlude blood flow and/or deliver drugs to tumors.  Diagnostic applications of selectively formed microbubbles are also of interest.  Other work in our lab centers on the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, related biomedical devices, and edema.

Courses Taught

Spring: BMEN 3650/6650 - Biomechanics and Biotransport
             BMEN 3651/6651  - Biomechanics and Biotransport Lab

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach and Diversity Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2016
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2014
  • Sequoyah Fellow, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, 2013
  • Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship, University of Michigan, 2012
  • John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007

Selected Publications

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