Members

Shapiro-inthelabMikhail G. Shapiro, PhD
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute
Affiliations: Bioengineering, Medical Engineering, Neurobiology
Miller Fellowship, UC Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellowship, U. Chicago
Ph.D. Biological Engineering, MIT
B.Sc. Neuroscience, Brown

Awards: Vilcek, Saville, Tsien, Dreyfus, Van Ness, Packard, Sontag, Pew, DARPA YFA, BWF-CASI, Miller, Hertz, Soros, LSRF, TR35
x@caltech.edu, x=mikhail

Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students
2015AbediMohamadMohamad Abedi
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
NSF Fellow, Soros Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=mabedi

Maria Paulene Abundo
Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering
M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
A*STAR Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=mabundo

avinoamAvinoam Bar-Zion, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Technion
B.Sc. M.E. Biomedical Engineering, Technion
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Lester Deutsch Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=barz

Marjorie Buss
Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering
B.S. Chemical Engineering, MIT
NSF Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=mbuss

HunterDavisHunter Davis
Ph.D. Student, Chemistry
B.A. Physics, Economics, University of Chicago
x@caltech.edu, x=hdavis
 

arashArash Farhadi
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
M.S. Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
B.A.Sc. Nanotechnology Engineering, University of Waterloo
NSERC Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=arash

Michael Garrett
Visiting Masters Student, Biological Sciences, Cal Poly Pomona
B.S. Biotechnology, Cal Poly Pomona
MBRS-RISE Fellow
x@cpp.edu, x=magarrett

Hongsun Guo, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar (co-advised with Doris Tsao)
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Tianjin University
x@caltech.edu, x=hsguo

thumb_IMG_0555_1024Robert Hurt
Ph.D. Student, Neurobiology
B.S. Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Emory University
BLP Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=rchurt

Zhiyang Jin_2073942Zhiyang Jin
Ph.D. Student, Medical Engineering
B.S. Acoustics, Nanjing University
x@caltech.edu, x=zyjin
 

paulPaul La Porte, MD, PhD
Hematology/Oncology Fellow, UCLA
Residency, Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
M.D., Ph.D. Cancer Biology, University of Chicago
B.A. Biology, University of Chicago
x@gmail.com x=paul.f.la.porte

Anupama_PhotoDr. Anupama Lakshmanan
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering (defended 2019)
B.E. Bioengineering, National University of Singapore
NSF Fellow, BLP Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=anupama

Justin Lee
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
M.D. Candidate, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
B.A. Environmental Science, Johns Hopkins University
x@caltech.edu, x=jlee93

BillBill Ling
Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
x@caltech.edu, x=blling
 

George_Lu_profile_picGeorge J. Lu, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Alberta
NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Awardee
x@caltech.edu, x=georgelu website

david maresca photoDavid Maresca, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar (Asst. Prof. at TU Delft, starting Sep 2019)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ultrasound, Institut Langevin, ESPCI, INSERM, Paris
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Erasmus University Medical Center
M.S. Physical Mechanics, Paris Diderot University
Human Frontiers Science Program Fellow
                                 x@caltech.edu, x=dmaresca

David Mittelstein
Ph.D. Student, Medical Engineering (co-advised with Mory Gharib)
M.D. Candidate, Keck School of Medicine at USC
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, USC
x@caltech.edu, x=dmittels

dpsidcard_caltech1Danny Sawyer
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
B.A. Biology, Bard College
NSF Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=dsawyer

Erik Schrunk
Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
x@caltech.edu, x=eschrunk
 

Shirin Shivaei
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
M.Eng. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
B.S. Electrical Engineering, MIT
NSF Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=sshivaei

1512441_10100254929715608_4560229499154779514_nJerzy Szablowski, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar (Asst. Prof. at Rice University, starting Jan 2020)
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Caltech
B.S. Biological Engineering, MIT
NARSAD Young Investigator
x@caltech.edu, x=jszab website

DiWuDi Wu
Ph.D. Student, Medical Engineering
B.A.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Amgen Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=dwwu

Lealia Xiong
Ph.D. Student, Medical Engineering (co-advised with Julie Kornfield)
S.B. Physics, MIT
NSF Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=lxiong

Yuxing Yao, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Chemistry, Harvard University
B.S. Chemistry, Tsinghua University
x@caltech.edu, x=yxyao

Photo_YooSangjin Yoo, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Brain & Bio Engineering, Korea Adv. Institute of Science and Technology
B.S. Biology, Dongguk University
x@caltech.edu, x=syoo1984
 

Research Staff

dm_300x300Dina Malounda
Research Technician
B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
x@caltech.edu, x=malounda
 

Margaret Swift
Laboratory Research Manager
B.S. Biology, Gettysburg College
M.S. Animal Biology, UC Davis
x@caltech.edu, x=mswift

20464787_1264416390333510_1103109623_oTeresa Tran
Research Technician
B.S. Biology, Caltech
x@caltech.edu, x=tntran
 

Rosie-CropRosie Zedan
Research Technician
x@vis.caltech.edu, x=rosie
 
 

Undergraduate Students

Ramya Deshpande
B.S. Bioengineering, expected 2020
SURF Scholar 2019-
x@caltech.edu, x=rdeshpan

Sirisha Gudavalli
B.S. Bioengineering, expected 2021
SURF Scholar 2018-
x@caltech.edu, x=sgudaval

John Heath
B.S. Bioengineering, expected 2021
SURF Scholar 2018-
x@caltech.edu, x=jeheath

Katie Wong
B.S. Biology, expected 2021
SURF Scholar 2019-
x@caltech.edu, x=kwong2

Michael Yao PictureMichael Yao
B.S. Chemistry, Applied Physics, expected 2021
SURF Scholar 2017-
x@caltech.edu, x=myao

Mei Yi You
B.S. Bioengineering, expected 2022
SURF Scholar 2018-
x@caltech.edu, x=myyou

Albert Zhai
B.S. Computer Science, expected 202
Research Assistant, 2018-
x@caltech.edu, x=albertz

Alumni

PradeepDr. Pradeep Ramesh
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering, Defended 2019
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow
MIT and Wyss Institute

DanDr. Dan Piraner
Ph.D. Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Defended 2019
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, San Francisco

gabrielleho-idGabrielle Ho
Research Technician, 2016-2019
Currently: PhD Student
University of Pennsylvania

IMAG0353Audrey Lee-Gosselin
Research Technician, 2015-2019
Currently: Research Analyst
Indiana University School of Medicine

20170806_140832Atousa Nourmahnad
Research Technician, 2017-18; Amgen Fellow, 2016
Currently: MD Student, Health Sciences and Technology Program
Harvard Medical School

arnab_lemelsonProf. Arnab Mukherjee
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2014-17
Currently: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

RayDr. Raymond Bourdeau
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2014-16
Currently: Senior Scientist
Codiak Biosciences

jeromeProf. Jérôme Lacroix
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2014-16
Currently: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences

RayBrittany Moser
Research Technician, 2014
Currently: PhD Student, Chemistry, NSF Fellow
University of Chicago

JordanJordan Dykes
M.S., Chemical Engineering, 2015
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 

nikitaDr. Nikita Reznik
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2014-15
Currently: Consultant
ZS Associates

Undergraduate Alumni
Aris Taychameekiatchai, SURF Scholar 2016-19 – PhD at UCSF
Brian Lue, SURF Scholar 2016-19 – MD at UT Southwestern
Junedh Amrute, Senior Thesis 2017-18 – MD-PhD at Washington University, St. Louis
Jonathan Clements, SURF Scholar 2015-18 – PhD at UC Irvine
Suchita Nety, SURF Scholar 2013-17 – MD-PhD at Harvard-MIT
Max Atticus English, CamSURF Scholar 2016 – PhD at MIT
Vasant Iyer, SURF Scholar 2015 – PhD at University of Pennsylvania
Jenny Sheng, SUFR Scholar 2014-15 – PhD at Columbia
Gloria Ha, SURF Scholar 2015 – PhD at Harvard
Sasha Zemsky, SURF Scholar 2014 – PhD at Stanford
Ryan Rezvani, Amgen Scholar 2014 – PhD at UC Irvine
Alison Lui, SURF Scholar 2014 – BS ChE, Caltech 2017
Yiwei Jiang, SURF Scholar 2015 – BS ChE, Caltech 2018
Brenda Wu, SURF Scholar 2016 – BS, Caltech 2019
Aadyot Bhatnagar, SURF Scholar 2016 – BS, Caltech 2019
Vivek Bharadwaj, Ph11 Scholar 2017. BS, Caltech, 2020

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