James Baish

James Baish

(2007-2010) Presidential Professor of Biomedical Engineering
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About James Baish

Educational Background

  • B.S.M.E, Bucknell University, 1979
  • M.S.E, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1986

Courses Taught

  • Biomedical Signals and Systems (BMEG 350)
  • Biotransport I (BMEG 300)
  • Biotransport II (BMEG 400)
  • Biomedical Simulation and Modeling (BMEG 465)
  • Biomedical Imaging (BMEG 472)

Research Interests

  • Biological heat and mass transport
  • Biological fluid mechanics
  • Origins of biological form

Selected Publications

Cancer, Angiogenesis and Fractals. J.W. Baish and R.K. Jain, Nature Medicine, vol. 4. p. 498, 1998.

Fractals and Cancer. J.W. Baish, R.K. Jain, Cancer Research, Vol. 60, p. 3683-3688, 2000.

Viscous Damping of Vibrations of Microtubules. K. R. Foster and James W. Baish, Journal of Biological Physics, Vol. 26 (4), p. 255-260, 2000.

Mathematical Models of Angiogenesis. J.W. Baish, Microvascular Research: Biology and Pathology, Elsevier, David Shepro, Ed., Chapter 163, p. 1121-1126, 2006.

Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Biomaterials. J.W. Baish, Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, John Wiley and Sons, 2006.

Numerical Models of Blood Flow Effects in Biological Tissues. J.W. Baish, K. Mukundakrishnan and P.S. Ayyaswamy, Advances in Numerical Heat Transfer Volume 3: Numerical Implementation of Bioheat Transfer Models and Equations, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, W.J. Minkowycz and E.M. Sparrow, Eds., Chapter 2, p. 29-74, 2009.

Scaling Rules for Diffusive Drug Delivery in Tumor and Normal Tissues. J.W. Baish, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos, Ryan M. Lanning, Walid S. Kamoun, Dai Fukumura, Lance L. Munn, Rakesh K. Jain, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 108(5) p. 1799-1803, 2011.

Optimal Design of Cancer Nanomedicines: Îœulti-stage Nanoparticle Delivery Systems for the Treatment of Solid Tumors, T. Stylianopoulos, E. Economides, J. W. Baish, D. Fukumura, R. K. Jain, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 43(9), p. 2291-2300, 2015.

Angiopoietin-4 Increases Permeability of Blood Vessels and Promotes Lymphatic Dilation, C. T. Kesler, H. Cui, G. M. Nelson, D. J. Masuck, J. W. Baish, T. P. Padera, FASEB Journal, Vol. 29(9), p. 3668-3677, 2015.

Mechanobiological Oscillators Control Lymph Pumping, C. Kunert, J. W. Baish, T. P. Padera and L. L. Munn, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 112(35), p. 10938-10943, 2015.

Mathematical Model of Oxygen Transport in Tuberculosis Granulomas, Meenal Datta, Laura E. Via, Wei Chen, J.W. Baish, Lei Xu, Clifton E. Barry 3rd, and Rakesh K. Jain, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 44(4), p. 863-872, 2015.

Microvascular Heat Transfer, J.W. Baish, Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Eds. Joseph D. Bronzino and Donald R. Peterson, CRC Press, 4th Ed., 2015.

Nitric Oxide Regulates Lymphatic Contractions, C. Kunert, J. W. Baish, S. Liao, T. P. Padera and L. L. Munn, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, letter to the editor, 113(2), p. E106, 2016.

Measuring Vascular Permeability, In Vivo, E.F.J. Meijer, J.W. Baish, T.P. Padera, D. Fukumura, The Tumor Microenvironment: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer, Vol. 1458, eds. Josie Ursini-Siegel and Nicole Beauchemin, Invited Book Chapter, p. 71-85, 2016.

Solid Stress and Elastic Energy as Measures of Tumour Mechanopathology, Hadi T. Nia, Hao Liu, Giorgio Seano, Meenal Datta, Dennis Jones, Nuh Rahbari, Joao Incio, Vikash P. Chauhan, Keehoon Jung, John D. Martin, Vasileios Askoxylakis, Timothy P. Padera, Dai Fukumura, Yves Boucher, Francis J.
Hornicek, Alan J. Grodzinsky, James W. Baish, Lance Munn, and Rakesh K. Jain, Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2016

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