Faculty Research Interests
Faculty Research interests include chiropractic methodology, radiological techique, spinal dynamics, stereoscopic imaging, microbiology and nanotechnology. Click on Researcher’s name for mentor profile or see the Faculty Directory.
Pengju (George) Luo, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Dr. Luo’s research interests are in the interdisciplinary areas of microbiology and nanotechnology, focusing on the study of the antimicrobial applications and detection of bacterial species via the use of nanomaterials such as nanoparticles and nanotubes.
In addition to his work at Sherman, he also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biological Science at Clemson University.
His areas of interest include the following:
Antimicrobial activity using nanotechnology with carbon nanotubes
Fluorescent imaging using nanomaterials for location and surgery for cancers
Nutri-ceuticals – including adding more nutrients, increasing self life by eliminating bacteria
Understanding chiropractic technique and becoming more educated about chiropractic research
John F. Hart, D.C., M.H.S.
Dr. John Hart is also a program committee member for the South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium. His research interests include:
Reliability of tests for subluxation
Outcomes research on tests for the neurological interference component of the vertebral subluxation
Cynthia B. Gibbon, B.A., M.T., D.C.
Dr Cindy Gibbon’s areas of interest focus on alternative methodology for pattern work.
Laura R. Greene-Orndorff, R.T., A.S., B.S., D.C.
Dr. Laura Orndorff’s areas of interest include improvement of the knowledge base and educational programs dealing with radiology.
Lafayette Briggs, M.T., D.C.
Dr. Lafayette Briggs’s areas of interest include the following:
Stereoscopic digital imaging for precise x-y-z coordinate mapping for describing spinal alignment
Measuring sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system by pupil response to spinal adjustments for more effective technique
Patricia Kuhta, D.C., B.S.
Dr. Pat Kuhta’s areas of interest include the following:
Radiology and Radiography related topics
Vertebral misalignment/ subluxation research
Kevin Power, D.C.
- Dr. Kevin Power’s areas of interest includea nalysis of people dealing with high stress jobs, those with potential repetitive stress disorders, e.g. production line, and the area of physical fitness/performance.