Shapiro-inthelabMikhail G. Shapiro, PhD
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Director, Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Affiliations: Bioengineering, Medical Engineering, Neurobiology
Miller Fellowship, UC Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellowship, U. Chicago
Ph.D. Biological Engineering, MIT
B.Sc. Neuroscience, Brown

Awards: HHMI, NIH Pioneer, Vilcek, Saville, Tsien, Dreyfus, Van Ness, Packard, Sontag, Pew, DARPA YFA, BWF-CASI, Miller, Hertz, Soros, LSRF, TR35, x=mikhail

Scientists, Postdoc Scholars & Graduate Students
Maria Paulene Abundo
Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering
M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
A*STAR Fellow, 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=barz

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

Yuen Man Kathy Cheung
Ph.D. Student, Neurobiology (co-advised with David Anderson)
B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology, HKUST
Croucher Scholar, x=ycheung

Ernesto Criado Hidalgo, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar (co-advised with Mory Gharib)
Ph.D. Mech. & Aero. Eng. w/Intensification in Multi-Scale Bio, UC San Diego
B.S. M.S. Aero. Eng., Polytechnic University of Madrid
James Boswell Postdoctoral Scholar, x=ecriadoh

Mengtong (Tom) Duan
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, x=mduan

Przemysław Dutka
Ph.D. Student, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics (co-ad. w. Grant Jensen)
M.S. Biochemistry, Jagiellonian University
B.S. Biochemistry, Jagiellonian University, x=pdutka

Ngozi Eze, PhD
Research Specialist III and Executive Director, Rosen Bioengineering Center
Postdoctoral Fellowship, WPI
Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Tech
S.B. Chemistry, MIT, x=ngozi

Abdullah Farooq
Ph.D. Student, Biology
B.Sc. (Specialization), Biochemistry, University of Alberta
NSERC Fellow, 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=hsguo

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

Zhiyang Jin_2073942Zhiyang Jin
Ph.D. Student, Medical Engineering
B.S. Acoustics, Nanjing University, 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=wheesoo1031

Young-Joo Kim, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar (co-advised with Jinwoo Cheon, IBS)
Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University
Caltech-IBS Global Pioneer Fellow, x=youngchuchu

Justin Lee
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
M.D. Candidate, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
B.A. Environmental Science, Johns Hopkins University
Soros Fellow, NIH F30 Fellow, x=jlee93

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

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

AnnAnn Liu
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
M.D. Candidate, Keck School of Medicine of USC
B.S. Biological Engineering, MIT, x=annliu

RohitRohit Nayak, PhD
Research Scientist
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Radiology, Mayo Clinic
Ph.D., M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
B.E. Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Manipal University, x=rnayak

NivinNivin N. Nyström, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D Biophysics (Imaging), University of Western Ontario
B.S. Genetics, minor in Physics, University of Western Ontario
Life Sciences Research Foundation / Amgen Fellow, x=nnystrom

Claire Rabut, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Acoustic Physics, Physics for Medicine Lab and Sorbonne University
M.S. Waves and Matter Interaction, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan
Human Frontier Science Program Cross-Disciplinary Fellow, x=crabut

(Amir)Hossein Salahshoor, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar (co-advised with Michael Ortiz)
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
M.S. Mathematics, Georgia Tech
M.S. WPI, B.S. University of Tehran, x=hsp

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

HaoHao Shen
Ph.D. Student, Chemistry
B.E., M.E. Chemistry and Biotechnology, University of Tokyo, x=hao.k.shen

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

Cameron Ashley Brandon Smith, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Engineering Science, University of Oxford
M.Eng Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, x=csmith3

Joseph Wekselblatt, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Neurobiology, University of Oregon
B.Sc. Cognitive Neuroscience, Brown University, x=jwekselb

DiWuDi Wu, PhD
Research Scientist
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Ph.D. Medical Engineering, Caltech
B.A.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, x=dwwu

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

Jee Won Yang
Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, x=jy4ng

Yuxing Yao, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Chemistry, Harvard University
B.S. Chemistry, Tsinghua University, 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=syoo1984

Research Staff

Pierina Barturen-Larrea
Research Technician
B.S. Biology, Cayetano Heredia University, x=bartuap

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

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

Rosie-CropRosie Zedan
Research Technician, x=rosie


Ruby Zhang
Research Technician
B.S. Pharmacological Chemistry, UC San Diego, x=rzhang5


Undergraduate Students
Bulge Gungoren
B.S. Chemistry, expected 2023
Undergaduate researcher 2019-, x=bgungoren

Bella Hurvitz
B.S. Bioengineering, expected 2023
SURF Scholar 2021-, x = ihurvitz

Elin Kang
B.S. Chemistry, expected 2023
SURF Scholar 2021-, x=eskang

Rohit Kantipudi
B.S. Physics, expected 2023
SURF Scholar 2019-, x=rohitk

Ellen Min
B.S. Computer Science, expected 2024
SURF Scholar 2021-, x=emin

Mohamed Soufi
B.S Bioengineering (minor in Computer Science), expected 2022
SURF Scholar 2021-, x=msoufi

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

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

Ann Zhu
B.S. Chemical Engineering, expected 2024
SURF Scholar 2021-, x=lzzhu


Teresa Tran
Research Technician, 2019-2021
Currently: Clinical Research Assistant
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

2015AbediMohamadDr. Mohamad Abedi
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering, Defended 2020
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Washington

Dr. Danny Sawyer
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering, Defended 2020
Currently: AI and Robotics Researcher

arashDr. Arash Farhadi
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering, Defended 2020
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. David Mittelstein
Ph.D. Student, Medical Engineering, Defended 2020 (co-advised with M. Gharib)
Currently: M.D. Candidate
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

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

Michael Yao, SURF Scholar 2017-21 (Housner Prize) – MD-PhD at University of Pennsylvania
Katie Wong, SURF Scholar 2019-21 – Associate at ZS Associates
John Heath, SURF Scholar 2018-20 – PhD at Stanford
Ramya Deshpande, SURF Scholar 2019-20 – Google Research
Sirisha Gudavalli, SURF Scholar 2018 – BS Bioengineering, Caltech 2021
Albert Zhai, Research Assistant 2018 – BS CS, Caltech 2021
Michael Garrett, MBRS-RISE Fellow 2019 – PACE Diagnostics
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 – PhD at UC Berkeley
Yiwei Jiang, SURF Scholar 2015 – JD at University of Chicago
Brenda Wu, SURF Scholar 2016 – BS Chemistry, Caltech 2019
Aadyot Bhatnagar, SURF Scholar 2016 – Salesforce
Vivek Bharadwaj, Ph11 Scholar 2017 – PhD at UC Berkeley

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