Ivan M Suarez Castellanos was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1987. He received his B.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering and M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the George Washington University in Washington, DC (United States) in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at George Washington University in 2017 for his work in exploring the dynamics involved in the stimulation of insulin release from pancreatic beta cells using therapeutic ultrasound.
He has experience in various research areas including medical instrumentation, diagnostic radiology, therapeutic ultrasound, and regulatory science, in addition to several projects in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He joined LabTAU as a postdoc immediately after finishing his Ph.D. in the summer of 2017 and is now working in a project aimed at studying and understanding the mechanims involved (at the cellular level) in ultrasound neurostimulation.
  • Chateaubriand Fellowship: STEM & Health, 2015-2016
    The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a yearly grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States, allowing doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months.
  • ORISE (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education) Fellowship, 2010-2013
    ORISE is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, support national security and emergency preparedness, and educate the next generation of scientists.
  • Suarez Castellanos I, Balteanu B, Singh T,  Jeremic A, Zderic V. Calcium-dependent ultrasound stimulation of secretory events from pancreatic beta cells. In Press at the Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound (2017).
  • Suarez Castellanos I, Jeremic A, Cohen J, Zderic V. Ultrasound stimulation of insulin release from pancreatic beta cells as a potential novel treatment for type 2 diabetes. Ultrasound Med Biol, (June 2017)
  • Suarez Castellanos I, Balteanu B, Singh T, Zderic V. Therapeutic Modulation of Calcium Dynamics using Ultrasound and Other Energy-based Techniques, IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering (April 2016).
  • B. Ghammraoui ; R. Peng ; I. Suarez; C. Bettolo and A. Badal "Including the effect of molecular interference in the coherent x-ray scattering modeling in MC-GPU and PENELOPE for the study of novel breast imaging modalities", Proc. SPIE 9033, Medical Imaging 2014: Physics of Medical Imaging, 90334N (March 19, 2014)
  • Ivan M. Suarez Castellanos ; Richard Kaczmarek ; Claudia C. Brunner ; Hugo de Las Heras ; Haimo Liu, "Evaluation of automatic exposure control performance in full-field digital mammography systems using contrast-detail analysis", Proc. SPIE 8313, Medical Imaging 2012: Physics of Medical Imaging, 83134I (February 23, 2012).