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Andrew E . Ekpenyong, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor

Andrew Ekpenyong

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HLSB - Hixson Lied Science Building

Andrew E . Ekpenyong, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor

Teaching Interests

  • Medical Physics (didactic and research)

Research Focus

Almost all the vital signs are biophysical properties: blood pressure, pulse rate, body temperature, etc. With collaborators from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, the School of Medicine, Creighton University, as well as international collaborators in the UK and Germany, I develop and use novel biophysical tools to discover new biomarkers that provide diagnostic information and new therapeutic options. I address the physician’s wish list in order to improve disease diagnosis, patient monitoring, drug development and testing, etc. While these efforts seek to improve biomedicine using principles and tools of physics, I also aim at advancing the physics of complex systems such as living matter. In particular, I seek to understand how biological cells function as mechanical units, with material properties.