Our Faculty, Staff & Students

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Professor and Department Head

Dr. Ki Chon
Phone: (860) 486-4767
Email: kchon@uconn.edu


Lisa Ephraim
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Phone: (860) 486-0163
E-mail: lisae@engr.uconn.edu

Jennifer Seyford
Administrative Program Support III
Phone: (860) 486-0116
E-mail: jennifer.seyford@uconn.edu

Birgit Sawstrom
Administrative Program Support II
Phone: (860) 486-1267 
E-mail: birgit.sawstrom@uconn.edu

Sowmya Ramesh
Financial Assistant I
Phone: (860) 486-7139
E-mail: sowmya.ramesh@uconn.edu

Sarah Dunnack
Administrative Program Support I
Phone: (860) 486-5838
E-mail: sarah.dunnack@uconn.edu



Main Office Address

Biomedical Engineering Department
A.B. Bronwell Building, Room 217
260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Phone: (860) 486-5838
Fax: (860) 486-2500

Hurley, Marja

Marja M, Hurley, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Orthopedics 
Member Institute of Systems Genomics
Office Phone: (860) 679-2830 

Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery

The Hurley laboratory currently examines 1) molecular mechanisms by which members of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) and FGF receptor families moduulate fracture repair, bone remodeling and disorders of bone and phosphate homeostasis. FGF2 knockout and FGF2 transgenic mice are utilized to elucidate the role of FGF2 in disorders of bone including osteoporosis and hypophosphatemic rickets. 2) The epigenetic mechanism by which the nuclear localized high molecular weight isoforms of FGF2 mediates growth-plate abnormalities and osteoarthropathy. 3) Role of the microbiome in sickle cell bone disease.