Students of Bioengineering

Tatsuya Arai

Alum Tatsuya Arai completed Ph.D. with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in 2013.  Dissertation "In Vivo Biomechanics of Human Pulmonary Circulation"

Amran Asadi

MD/PhD scholar Amran Asadi completed the Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology and conferred the Ph.D. in 2015. He continues training for the MD

Nirupama (Pam) Bhattacharya

Alum, Nirupama (Pam) earned her PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in Fall, 2014.

Britton Boras

Alum Britton Boras earned the PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in 2015.  Dissertation "A Multi-Scale Modeling Approach to Understanding PKA Activation in Cardiac Myocytes"

Eric Carruth

Alum Eric Carruth completed his PhD in June, 2018.  His research has focused on developing and parameterizing models of the biomechanics of the heart. Our group uses diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in the rat heart to... more

Shruti Davey

Alum Shruti Davey completed her degree in 2016-17.  The experimental plan for my research includes three aims: 1) to quantitatively characterize the deformation of the fiber networks within collagen gels during cell... more

Samson Fong
My goal is to create a data-driven whole cell model. To do this, I aim to develop a comprehensive approach to data integration that allow... more
Nickolas Forsch

My research airms include: improving the update scheme for coupling the myocyte electromechanics ODEs with the finite element biomechanics PDEs based on the relationship of solution convergence to computational cost... more

Matthew Gonzales

Alum and MD/PhD scholar Dr. Gonzales earned his Ph.D. in 2013, MD in 2015 and is conducting post graduate training at UCLA Medical Center. Thesis title:  Rotor Termination in a Patient-Specific Model of Atrial... more

Jeffry Granados

To optimize the expression of differentiation markers, organoid growth, and functional 3D transport to be measured with quantitative radiolabel assays, fluorescence assays, and confocal microscopy together with... more

Valerie Griffeth

Alum and MD/PhD scholar, Dr. Griffeth was awarded the MD in 2015, PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in 2013.  She is conducting post graduate trraining with Oregon Health and Science University Medicine... more

Jia Guo

Alum Jia Guo earned the PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in 2014

Kara Johnson

High Throughput Profiling of Protein Interactions with Nucleic Acid Barcodes

Amanda Li

Alum Amanda Li completed the PhD Specialization in September, 2016.  Her thesis was Noncovalent Interactions: Evaluation of Computational Methods and Characterization of Molecular Binding

Esther Lim

The goal of my project is to understand how cancer cells modulate sphingolipid metabolism to facilitate tumor survival and metastasis. We aim to identify sphingolipid metabolism genes that are essential for in vivo... more

Christopher MacDonald

Alum Christopher MacDonald completed his PhD in 2011, thesis Calcium Dynamics in Astrocytes: From Ocillations to Alzheimer's

Sara McArdle

Alum Sara McArdle earned the PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in 2015.

Kimberly McCabe

The major aim of my research project is to use computational simulation to elucidate mechanisms by which dATP aids in myocyte contraction. This process will also help uncover any possible negative side effects of... more

Seth Parker

Alum Seth Parker earned the PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in September of 2016, thesis Regulation of Mitochondrial Metabolism by the LKB1 Tumor.  He has accepted a postdoctoral training... more

Emily Pfeiffer

Alum Emily Pfeiffer was awarded the PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in 2013.

Justin Plaut

DNA Nanostructure-Decorated Oncolytic Virus: Protecting against Antibody Neutralization and Enhancing Tumor Tropism

Vishwajith Ramesh

Developing a Reliable Stroke Evaluation System with 3D Depth Tracking and Computer Vision

Nikhil Rao

Alum Nikhil Rao earned his PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in 2014

Helen Saad

Alum Helen Saad completed her PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in 2013.

Samir Saidi

Aim 1: Design and build a two-photon microscope that utilizes both remote focusing (Fig. 2D) [2] and adaptive optics [3] to compensate for optical aberrations created when large axial displacements from the objective... more

Aaron Simon

Alum and MD/PhD scholar, Dr. Aaron Simon completed his MD in 2016, PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology in 2014; and is conducting post graduate training with University of California, Davis Medical Center... more

Jessica Ungerleider

Nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery in peripheral artery disease. 

William Valdez

In collaboration with the cardiac mechanics research group, I plan to comprehensively relate acute physiological responses of cardiomyocytes to longer-term transcriptional regulation of hypertrophy through modeling... more

Christopher Villongco

Alum Christopher Villongco completed his PhD with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology June, 2015.

Kevin Vincent

Alum Kevin Vincent completed the Ph.D. Specialization in Multi-scale Biology in 2016. Thesis:  Structural contributions to fibrillatory rotors in a patient-derived computational model of the atria