Faculty and Staff Profiles

Assoc Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Email: Amy.Curry@memphis.edu
Office Location: 330 Engineering Tech Bldg
Personal Homepage: https://www.memphis.edu/bme/faculty/curry.php
  • BS Electrical Engineering - Memphis State University - 1992
  • MS Electrical Engineering - Memphis State University - 1993
  • PhD Biomedical Engineering - The University of Memphis - 1997

Work Experience

  • Senior Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering - University of Memphis - 7/93 - 8/98
  • Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering - University of Memphis - 9/98 - 8/00
  • Assistant Professor for Research, Physics - Rhodes College - 1/00 - 8/00
  • Assistant Professor (temporary), Biomedical Engineering - University of Memphis - 9/00 - 8/02
  • Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Biomedical Engineering - University of Memphis - 8/02 - 8/08
  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering - University of Memphis - 9/08 - present
  • Associate Professor (secondary appointment), Electrical & Computer Engineering - University of Memphis - 9/08 - present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering - University of Tennesee Health Science Center - 9/09 - present
  • Senior Member - IEEE - 2007
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Memphis Business Journal - 2009
  • Herff Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award - Herff College of Engineering, University of Memphis - 2011
  • Herff Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award - Herff College of Engineering, University of Memphis - 2017

Teaching Experience

  • Engineering Problem Solving - Undergraduate
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Concepts - Undergraduate
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering - Undergraduate
  • Biomedical Engineering Visualization - Undergradaute
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Tools - Undergraduate
  • Physiologic Systems & Modeling - Undergraduate
  • Bioelectricity - Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Biomedical Engineering Analysis - Graduate


  • Improving Transthoracic Atrial Defibrillation: Optimizing Electrode Configurations - American Heart Association, Southeast Affiliate - Principal Investigator - 7/01 - 6/04
  • VaNTH Subcontract for Freshman Course Development - NSF VaNTH ERC for Bioengineering Education Technologies (Vanderbilt) - Co-Investigator - 9/03 -2/08
  • Data Visualization: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Reducing the Cognitive Load when Extracting Meaning from Large Data Sets - NSF (CCLI) - Co-Investigator - 9/04 - 8/07
  • Role of Cardiac Fibrosis in Arrhythmogenesis - NIH (NHLBI) - Principal Investigator - 7/06 - 7/10
  • MemphiSTEP: A STEM Talent Expansion Program - NSF - Senior Personnel - 6/08 - 5/15
  • ENGAGE Spatial Skills Mini-Grant - Stevens Institute of Technology, NSF Extension Services Project - Principal Investigator - 7/12 - 12/13
  • Defibrillation Modeling - St. Jude Medical - Principal Investigator - 12/12 - 4/13
  • Tissue Engineered Cardiac Patches: Multifaceted Stimulation of Stem Cells in Decellularized Myocardium - NIH - Co-Investigator - 8/09 - 7/13
  • Biomedical Engineering Projects for People with General and Age Related Disabilities - NSF - Co-Investigator - 9/12 - 8/18
  • Research Initiation: Forming the Empathic Engineer - A Path to Gender Equity in the Profession - NSF - Co-Investigator - 9/16 - 8/19
  • Investigations into the Etiology of Phantom Limb Sensations and Phantom Limb Pain - NIH - Co-Investigator - 9/18 - 6/23
  • Broadening the Participation and Persistence of Women in STEM Through Virtual Peer Mentoring - NSF - Co - Investigator - 10/22 - 09/25
Books Published
  • Book Chapters
  • Wang, B., Shah, M., Williams, L. N., de Jongh Curry, A. L., Hong, Y., Zhang, G., & Liao, J. (2022). Acellular Myocardial Scaffolds and Slices Fabrication, and Method for Applying Mechanical and Electrical Simulation to Tissue Construct. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 2485, 55–70. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-2261-2_4
  • Bo Wang, Lakiesha N. Williams,Amy L. De Jongh Curry, and Jun Liao: Preparation of Acellular Myocardial Scaffolds with Well-Preserved Cardiomyocyte Lacunae, and Method For Applying Mechanical And Electrical Simulation To Tissue Construct. In:  Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Methods and Protocols. Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1181, Humana Press, 2014.
  • de Jongh Curry AL, Malkin RA:  Defibrillation.  In:  Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
Journal Articles
  • Pourmotabbed, H., de Jongh Curry, A. L., Clarke, D. F., Tyler-Kabara, E. C., & Babajani-Feremi, A. (2022). Reproducibility of graph measures derived from resting-state MEG functional connectivity metrics in sensor and source spaces. Human Brain Mapping, 43( 4), 1342– 1357. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25726
  • Xu, Y. J., Jacobs, E., Astorne-Figari, C., de Jongh Curry, A. L., Roberts, S. G., & Deaton, R. J. (2021). Empathy and Low Participation of Women in Engineering: Is There a Hidden Link. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 9(6), 16-28. https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v9i6.5237
  • Pellicer-Morata, V, Wang, L, de Jongh Curry, A, Tsao, JW, Waters, RS. Structural and functional organization of the lower jaw barrel subfield in rat primary somatosensory cortex. J Comp Neurol. 2021; 529: 1895– 1910. https://doi.org/10.1002/cne.25063
  • Konakanchi D, de Jongh Curry AL, Waters RS, Narayana S. Focality of the Induced E-Field Is a Contributing Factor in the Choice of TMS Parameters: Evidence from a 3D Computational Model of the Human Brain. Brain Sciences. 2020; 10(12):1010. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10121010
  • DeCosta-Fortune TM, Ramshur JT, Li CX, de Jongh Curry A, Pellicer-Morata V, Wang L, Waters RS. Repetitive microstimulation in rat primary somatosensory cortex (SI) strengthens the connection between homotopic sites in the opposite SI and leads to expression of previously ineffective input from the ipsilateral forelimb. Brain Res. 2020 Feb 1;1732:146694. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2020.146694
  • Favorov OV, Pellicer-Morata V, DeJongh Curry AL, Ramshur JT, Brna A, Challener TD, Waters S. A newly identified nociresponsive region in the transitional zone (TZ) in rat sensorimotor cortex. Brain Research. 2019 Aug;1717:228-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2019.04.028
  • Ramshur JT, Morshed BI, de Jongh Curry AL, Waters RS. Telemetry-controlled simultaneous stimulation-and-recording device (SRD) to study interhemispheric cortical circuits in rat primary somatosensory (SI) cortex. BMC Biomedical Engineering. 2019;1(1):19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42490-019-0019-7
  • Myers MH, Jolly E, Li Y, de Jongh Curry A,Parfenova H. Power spectral density analysis of electrocorticogram recordings during cerebral hypothermia in neonatal seizures.  Ann Neurosci. 2017 May;24(1):12-19. https://doi.org/10.1159/000464418
  • Harsono M, Pourcyrous M, Jolly E, de Jongh Curry A, Fedinec A, Liu J, Basuroy S, Zhuang D, Leffler C, and Parfenova H. Selective head cooling during neonatal seizures prevents postictal cerebral vascular dysfunction without reducing epileptiform activity.  Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Nov 1;311(5):H1202-H1213. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00227.20166
  • Myers MH, Padmanabha A, Hossain G, de Jongh Curry AL and Blaha CD. Seizure Prediction and Detection via Phase and Amplitude Lock Values. Front Hum Neurosci 2016 Mar 8;10:80. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00080
  • Decosta-Fortune TM, Li CX, de Jongh Curry AL, Waters RS.  Differential pattern of interhemispheric projection of layer v neurons in forelimb and shoulder representations in rat first somatosensory cortex (SI).  Anat. Rec. 2015 Nov;298(11):1885-902. https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.23262
  • Fitch DA, de Jongh Curry AL. Esophageal fields are predictive of atrial cardioversion success-a finite element analysis. Ann Transl Med 2015 Aug;3(14):196. https://doi.org/10.3978/j.issn.2305-5839.2015.08.17
  • Bo Wang, Guangjun Wang, Filip To, J. Ryan Butler, Andrew Claude, Ronald M. McLaughlin, Lakiesha N. Williams, Amy L. de Jongh Curry, and Jun Liao. “Myocardial Scaffold-based Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Application of Coordinated Mechanical and Electrical Stimulations.” Langmuir 29(35):11109-17, 2013. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la401702w
  • Wang B, Tedder ME, Perez CE, Wang G, de Jongh Curry AL, To F, Elder SH, Willams LN, Simionescu DT, Liao J: Structural and biomechanical characterizations of porcine myocardial extracellular matrix.  J Mater Sci Mater Med. 23:1835-1847, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10856-012-4660-0
  • Fitch DA, de Jongh Curry AL.  An esophageal probe for measuring three-dimensional electric fields during external cardiac defibrillation.  Physiol Meas. 2012 Mar;33(3):535-43.
  • Fitch DA, Soberman J, De Jongh Curry AL. Esophageal Electric Fields are Predictive of Atrial Defibrillation Thresholds. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Mar;35(3):335-40. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03291.x
  • Deshmukh PA, Bellary SR, Schwender FT, Kamalov G, Magotra M, de Jongh Curry AL, Sun Y, Weber KT. Spironolactone prevents the inducibility of ventricular tachyarrhythmia in rats with aldosteronism.  J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2011 Nov;58(5):487-91.  https://doi.org/10.1097/FJC.0b013e31822a78c1
  • Wang B, Borazjani A, Tahai M, de Jongh Curry AL, Simionescu DT, Guan J, To F, Elder SH, Liao J: Fabrication of cardiac patch with decellularized porcine myocardial scaffold and bone marrow mononuclear cells.  J Biomed Materials Res Part A 94(4):1100-10, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.32781
  • Qualls J,Russomanno DJ, de Jongh Curry AL, Konakanchi D. Visualisation of defibrillation simulation using multiple transthoracic electrodes. Int J Computer Aided Engineering and Technology 2 (1): 66-77, 2010.
  • Russomanno DJ, de Jongh Curry AL, Anastova G, Hunt LC, Goodwin JC:  DefibViz:  a visualization tool for the assessment of electrode parameters on transthoracic defibrillation thresholds.   IEEE Trans Info Tech Biomed 12:76-86, 2008. 
  • Russomanno DJ, Franceschetti D, de Jongh Curry AL, Lambert A:  The development of an interdisciplinary data visualization course with an ongoing community-based project component.  Computers in Education Journal 16:29-39, 2006.
  • Hunt LC, Curry ALD: Electrode placement significantly affects transthoracic atrial defibrillation thresholds. Cardiovasc Eng 10:62-68, 2005.
  • Malkin RA, Kramer N, Schnitz B, Gopalakrishnan M, Curry AL: Advances in electrical and mechanical cardiac. Physiol Meas 26:R1-R14, 2005.
  • Malkin RA, de Jongh Curry AL: Factors influencing the frequency dependence of the cardiac threshold to alternating current stimulation between 10 Hz and 160 Hz. Med & Biol Comp & Eng 41:640-645, 2003.
  • de Jongh AL, Ramanathan V, Hoffmeister BK, Malkin RA: Left ventricular geometry immediately following defibrillation: shock-induced relaxation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 284:H815-H819, 2003.
  • de Jongh AL, Entcheva E, Replogle JA, Booker RS, KenKnight BH, Claydon FJ: Defibrillation efficacy of different electrode placements in a human thorax model. PACE 22[Pt. II]:152-157, 1999.
  • Replogle JA, Russomano DJ, de Jongh AL, Claydon FJ: Extracting isovolumes from three-dimensional torso geometry using PROLOG. IEEE Trans Info Tech Biomed 2:10-19, 1998.