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

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

Abdullah Farooq
PhD Student, Biology
BSc (Specialization), Biochemistry, University of Alberta
x@caltech.edu, x=afarooq
 

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
 

Whee-Soo Kim, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar (co-advised with Jinwoo Cheon, IBS)
Ph.D. Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University
B.S. Animal Biotechnology, Konkuk University
Caltech-MIT-IBS Global Pioneer Fellow
x@gmail.com, x=wheesoo1031

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

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

Richard Li
Ph.D. Student, Biology
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
x@caltech.edu, x=li.richard
 

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

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

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
NARSAD Young Investigator
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

Bulge Gungoren
B.S. Chemistry, expected 2023
Undergaduate researcher 2019-
x@caltech.edu, x=bgungoren

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

Anna Tifrea
B.S. Physics, expected 2022
Undergraduate researcher 2019-
x@caltech.edu, x=atifrea

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
 

Alumni

George_Lu_profile_picProf. George Lu
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2014-19
Currently: Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Rice University

1512441_10100254929715608_4560229499154779514_nProf. Jerzy Szablowski
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2016-19
Currently: Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Rice University

HunterDavisDr. Hunter Davis
Ph.D. Student, Chemistry, Defended 2019
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard University

Anupama_PhotoDr. Anupama Lakshmanan
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering, Defended 2019
Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize Winner (top PhD thesis at Caltech)
Currently: Scientist at Shape Therapeutics

david maresca photoProf. David Maresca
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2016-19
Currently: Assistant Professor of Imaging Physics
Delft University of Technology

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

RayDr. Brittany Moser
Research Technician, 2014
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, San Francisco

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 and Visiting Student Alumni
Albert Zhai, Research Assistant 2018 – BS CS, Caltech 2021
Michael Garrett, MBRS-RISE Fellow 2019 – MS Biotechnology, Cal Poly Pomona 2020
Yaxin Xu, Research Assistant 2016-2019 – PhD at UCSB
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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