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Caterina Gallippi

Mary Ellen Jones 9202A
UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 843-6647

4308 Engineering Building III
NC State
Raleigh, NC 27695,

Research Areas:
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • B.S.E in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton NJ


A major research focus in the Gallippi laboratory is acoustic radiation force-based elastographic ultrasound technologies, which diagnose and monitor diseases by noninvasively interrogating the mechanical properties of tissue. We design custom imaging beam sequences that are implemented on clinical ultrasound imaging systems, and we develop novel signal and image processing methods to exploit the pertinent diagnostic information in our data. I have a particular interest in adaptive regression methods, including Principle Component Analysis and other Blind Source Separation techniques, as well as in multi-dimensional tissue motion estimation methods. We validate our methods in relevant animal models, and we translate them to clinical imaging.

Research Interests

Biomedical Imaging
Rehabilitation Engineering
Ultrasonic Imaging
Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging
Molecular Imaging


National Institutes of Health Independent Scientist 2010-2015
Research Award for Excellence: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Women’s Health Research, 2009.

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