Joseph J. Pancrazio

Professor
Joseph J.
Pancrazio
Director, Bioengineering Department,
Joint Appointment with ECE
Office: 
Engineering 3803
Office Hours: 
By appointment.
Phone: 
703-993-1605
E-Mail: 
jpancraz@gmu.edu
Home Page: 
http://ece.gmu.edu/~jpancraz////
Research Area: 
Bioengineering

Joseph J. Pancrazio earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1984, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia (UVa), Charlottesville, in 1988 and 1990, respectively. His Ph.D. training focused on the ion channel electrophysiology using the patch clamp technique. After postdoctoral training in pharmacology in the Department of Anesthesiology at UVa as a recipient of a National Research Service Award, he received a joint appointment in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor of research at the UVa in 1991. In 1997, he joined Georgetown University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as an Assistant Professor working at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC. In 1998, he joined the NRL as a Principal Investigator at the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, becoming the Head of Code 6920, the Laboratory of Biomolecular Dynamics, in 2002. At the NRL, Dr. Pancrazio led an extramurally supported project including biologists and engineers for the development and demonstration of a biosensor system based cultured neuronal networks for environmental threat detection. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications, several book chapters and review papers, and has two patents. Dr. Pancrazio joined the Repair and Plasticity Cluster of NIH in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in January of 2004, where he served as the Program Director for neural engineering and the neural prosthesis program. In October 2009, he joined the faculty in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the new Bioengineering Program. His research interests center on neural interface technologies, biosensors, and neuropharmacological assay development.

Courses

Semester Catalog Course Room Lecture Times Syllabus
Spring 2014 BENG 301 Bioengineering Measurements Engineering Building 2608 MW: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Spring 2014 BENG 302-201 Bioengineering Measurements Lab (Lab) Engineering Building 3505 M: 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Spring 2014 BENG 302-202 Bioengineering Measurements Lab (Lab) Engineering Building 3505 W: 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Fall 2014 BENG 380 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics Engineering Building 2608 TR: 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Fall 2014 BENG 380-301 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics (Recitation) Engineering Building 2608 T: 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Fall 2014 BENG 381-201 Circuits and Electronics Lab (Lab) Engineering Building 3505 T: 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Fall 2014 BENG 381-202 Circuits and Electronics Lab (Lab) Engineering Building 3505 R: 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Senior Design Projects

Group Members Title Selected Deliverables Semester
Cameron Grady, Miguel Mba Ondo Long-Term Monitoring Wireless Electromyograph System Fall 2013
James Betty, Jong Sung Ham, John Mclaughlin Speech Recognition System for Persons with Disability Spring 2013
Lam Do, Natasha Henry, Santosh Poudel, Jaleesa Winley Voice-Controlled Vacuum Spring 2012

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