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Joseph J. Pancrazio

Director, Bioengineering Program and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Expertise: Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Biosensors, Neural Interface Technologies, Health Care Technology, Environmental Threat Detection, Neural Engineering

Joseph J. Pancrazio is director of Mason’s new Bioengineering Program and a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering. Prior to joining Mason, he served as the program director for neural engineering at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the National Institutes of Health. He also was the head of the United States Naval Research Laboratory’s Laboratory for Biomolecular Dynamics where he led an environmental threat detection research team. He has also worked as an assistant professor of research in the University of Virginia’s Departments of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering and as an assistant professor of molecular and microbiology at Georgetown University. Pancrazio has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, several book chapters and review papers, and holds two patents. He holds both master’s and doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Pancrazio’s research interests include neural interface technologies, biosensors, and neuropharmacological assay development.


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