Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Office: EC 2674
Dr. Nikolaos Tsoukias received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1994 and a doctorate in Engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 1999. Upon completion of a three-year research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he joined Florida International University as an Assistant Professor in 2003. Dr. Tsoukias is a regular member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the Microcirculatory Society and the American Physiological Society. He was the 2006 recipient of the Arthur C. Guyton
award for excellence in integrative physiology, and a recipient of a NIH-Support of Competitive Research Advancement Award in 2008. Dr. Tsoukias’ research interests are in the areas of Computational Medicine and Biology; Systems Physiology; Cardiovascular engineering and Biotransport.
Dr. Tsoukias established the laboratory of Vascular Physiology and Biotransport at FIU in 2003. The laboratory has been supported through extramural funding by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health and has provided research and training opportunities to scientists including to two research faculty, two postdocs, six PhD students, six MS students and more than twenty undergraduates.
Professor Tsoukias’ research activities cover the following areas:
- NO biotransport
- Microcirculatory Ca2+ dynamics
- High performance computing of molecular transport
- Multiscale vascular systems biology
- Neurovascular coupling: from cell signaling to fMRI