Yeshitila Gebremichael, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist

School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Designs computational models for disease treatment

Telephone: 706-369-4012


Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D.W. Brooks Dr.
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States


Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Maryland
M.S., Physics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
B.S., Physics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Professional Appointments

  • Research Scientist - Quantitative Systems Pharamacology Modeling, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2016 - 2017
  • Fall 2015 Teaching Fellow (Assistant) for Machine Learning & Data Mining Course, Harvard Extension School, 2015 
  • Assistant Professor, Wayne State University Biomedical Engineering, 2006 - 2013
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah Department of Chemistry, Center of Biophysical Modeling and Simulation, 2004 - 2006

Other Professional Experience

  • Scientist, DILIsym Services, Inc., A SimulationPlus Company, 2017 - present
  • Staff Scientist, Biomedical Engineering & Physiology Group, ARA, 2013 - 2015

Featured Publications

Metoyer, R., Bergeron, B., Clipp, R. B., Webb, J. B., Thames, M. C, Swarm, Z., Carter, J., Gebremichael, Y., and Heneghan, J. Multiscale Simulation of Insults and Interventions: The BioGears® Showcase Scenarios. Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference. Los Angelos, CA. 2016.

Gebremichael, Y.; Clipp, R.; Webb, J.; Thames, C.; Swarm, Z.; Carter, J.; and Heneghan, J. Integration of a Spontaneous Respiratory Driver With Blood Gas Feedback Into BioGears, an Open Source, Whole-Body Physiology Model. Proceeding of the 2015 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, June 17 – 20, 2015, Snowbird Resort, Utah, USA, SB3C2015-327.

Lee, J., Kim, S., Chang, R., Jayanthi, L., and Gebremichael, Y. (2013) Effects of Molecular Model, Ionic Strength, Divalent Ions, and Hydrophobic Interaction on Human Neurofilament Conformation. J. Chem. Phys. 138, 015103.

Jayanthi, L., Chang, R., Gebremichael, Y. (2013) Conformational properties of interacting neurofilaments: Monte Carlo simulations of cylindrically grafted apposing neurofilament brushes. Journal of Biological Physics, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 343–362.