Members

Shapiro-inthelabMikhail G. Shapiro, PhD
Max Delbrück Professor of Chemical Engineering and Medical Engineering
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Director, Center for Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Affiliations: Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Neurobiology
Miller Fellowship, UC Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellowship, U Chicago
Ph.D. Biological Engineering, MIT
B.Sc. Neuroscience, Brown
Awards: NIH Pioneer, Mark, IEEE Hertz, Vilcek, Saville, Tsien, Dreyfus, Van Ness, Packard, Sontag, Pew, DARPA YFA, BWF-CASI, Miller, Hertz, Soros, LSRF, TR35
x@caltech.edu, x=mikhail

Scientists, Postdoc Scholars & Graduate Students

Pierina Barturen-Larrea
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Biology, Cayetano Heredia University
x@caltech.edu, x=bartuap
 

Marjorie Buss, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Caltech
B.S. Chemical Engineering, MIT
x@caltech.edu, x=mbuss

Josh Chen, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Rice University
B.S. Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
Schmidt Science Fellow, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=jclchen

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

Ernesto Criado Hidalgo, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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@caltech.edu, x=ecriadoh

George Daghlian
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
M.D. Candidate, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
B.S. Biology, Caltech
x@caltech.edu, x=gdaghlia

Ishaan Dev
Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley
BLP Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=idev

Mengtong (Tom) Duan, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Caltech
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle
x@caltech.edu, x=mduan

Abdullah Farooq
Ph.D. Student, Biology (co-advised with Matt Thomson)
B.Sc. (Specialization), Biochemistry, University of Alberta
NSERC Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=afarooq

Hongsun Guo, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Tianjin University
x@caltech.edu, x=hsguo

Baptiste Heiles, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Acoustic Physics, Physics for Medicine Lab and Sorbonne University
M,Sc. Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfers, Ecole Centrale Paris
Agrégation and M.Sc. Civil Engineering, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan
x@caltech.edu, x=bheiles

Elizabeth Hughes
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
BLP Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=ehughes2

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

Ahyoung Kim, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC
B.S. Energy Engineering, UNIST, Korea
Schmidt Science Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=ahyoungk

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

Sunho Lee
Ph.D. Student, Medical Engineering (co-advised with Richard Andersen)
B.S. Bio and Brain Engineering, KAIST
x@caltech.edu, x=slee10
 

Hengyu Li
Ph.D. Student, Chemistry
B.S. Chemical Biology, Peking University
x@caltech.edu, x=hengyuli
 

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

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

Kaiwen Luo
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering (co-advised with Michael Elowitz)
B.Sc. (Hons) Integrative Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh
B.Sc. Biomedical Sciences, Zhejiang University
x@caltech.edu, x=kluo

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@caltech.edu, 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@caltech.edu, x=nnystrom

AlenAlen Pavlič, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. and M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
SNF Postdoc.Mobility Fellow, HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=apavlic

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

HaoHao Shen
Ph.D. Student, Chemistry
B.E., M.E. Chemistry and Biotechnology, University of Tokyo
x@caltech.edu, 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@caltech.edu, x=sshivaei

Cameron Ashley Brandon Smith, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar (Co-advised with Mengxing Tang, Imperial)
Ph.D. Engineering Science, University of Oxford
M.Eng Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London
Human Frontier Science Program Cross-Disciplinary Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=csmith3

Daniel Tang
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
M.D. Candidate, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
M.S. Computer Science, B.S. Bioengineering, Stanford
x@caltech.edu, x=ddtang
 

Reid Vassallo
Visiting Student
M.D.-Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering, University of British Columbia
M.E.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, University of Western Ontario
NSERC Fellow, Friedman Scholar
x@caltech.edu, x=vassallo

Stefan Wan
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Chemical Engineering, MIT
x@caltech.edu, x=swan
 

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

Akanksha Yadav
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
M.Sc. Molecular biology, MPI-NAT, Goettingen
B.S. Chemistry, IIT Bombay
x@caltech.edu, x=ayadav

Jee Won Yang
Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
BLP Fellow
x@caltech.edu, x=jy4ng

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

Brian Zhong, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
B.S. Chemical-Biological Engineering and Biology, MIT
x@caltech.edu, x=brizhong

Research Staff
dm_300x300Goar Ayrapetyan
Research Technician
B.S. Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
x@caltech.edu, x=goar
 

dm_300x300Rosmelle Angelique Melgar
Research Technician
B.S. Biotechnology/Medical Technology, Cal State University, Northridge
x@caltech.edu, x=rmelgar
 

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

JulioJulio Revilla
Research Technician
M.Sci. Biochemistry, University College London
x@caltech.edu (x=jrevilla)
 

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

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

 

Undergraduate Students
Sophie Dalfonzo
B.S. Bioengineering, expected 2025
SURF scholar, 2022-
x@caltech.edu, x=sdalfonz

Marama Diaz-Asper
B. S. Bioengineering and Business, Economics & Management, expected 2025
SURF Scholar 2022-
x@caltech.edu, x=mdiazasp

Tiba Hamza
B.S. Chemical Engineering (BM), expected 2023
SURF Scholar 2022-
x@caltech.edu, x=thamza

Emma Isella
B.S. Biology & Geobiology, expected 2025
Undergraduate Researcher 2022-
x@caltech.edu, x=emmaisella

Rohan Kolhe
B.S. Computation and Neural Systems, expected 2025
SURF Scholar 2022-
x@caltech.edu, x=rkolhe

Aaban Syed
B.S. Electrical Engineering, expected 2026
SURF Scholar 2022-
x@caltech.edu, x=asyed

Tigist Terefe
B.S. Bioengineering, expected 2026
SURF Scholar 2023-
x@caltech.edu, x=tterefe

Alumni
Dr. Claire Rabut
Postdoctoral Scholar 2020-2024
Currently: Ultrasound Neurophysiology Lead
Forest Neurotech

BillDr. Bill Ling
Ph.D. Student Chemical Engineering, Defended 2023
Currently: Analyst
Leerink Partners

Prof. (Amir) Hossein Salahshoor
Postdoctoral Scholar 2019-2023
Currently: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Duke University

Ruby Zhang
Research Technician 2021-23
Currently: PhD Student
University of Washington

Dr. Justin Lee
M.D. Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering, Defended 2023
Currently: M.D. Candidate
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Joseph Wekselblatt
Postdoctoral Scholar 2021-2023
Currently: Research Faculty
UCLA

Dr. Przemysław Dutka
Ph.D. Student Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Defended 2023
Currently: Senior Systems Specialist
Genentech

Dr. Maria Paulene Abundo
Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering, Defended 2023
Currently: Research Staff
A*STAR, Singapore

Dr. Liang She
Postdoctoral Scholar (co-advised with Richard Andersen), 2021-2022
Currently: Senior Postdoctoral Scholar
Caltech

Dr. Young-Joo Kim
Caltech-IBS@Yonsei Postdoctoral Scholar 2022-2023
Currently: Scientist
Samsung Research

robDr. Robert Hurt
Ph.D. Student, Neurobiology, Defended 2023
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow
The Scripps Research Institute

Dr. Sangjin Yoo
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2016-2023
Currently: Principal Researcher
Neuracle Science

willowWillow Coleman
Schmidt Academy Scholar, 2022-2023
Currently: Research Technologist
Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA

lealiaDr. Lealia Xiong
Ph.D. Student, Medical Engineering, Defended 2022
Currently: Scientific Developer
Emerald Cloud Lab

avinoamDr. Avinoam Bar-Zion
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2017-2021
Currently: Research Engineer
Insightec

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: Research Scientist
DeepMind

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

Dr. David Mittelstein
M.D. Ph.D. Student, Medical Engineering, Defended 2020
Currently: Interventional Radiology Resident
UCSD

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: Chief Scientific Officer
Cradle

Anupama_PhotoDr. Anupama Lakshmanan
Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering, Defended 2019
Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize Winner (top PhD thesis at Caltech)
Currently: Senior 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: Associate Director of ML/AI
Tessera Therapeutics

DanDr. Dan Piraner
Ph.D. Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Defended 2019
Currently: Senior Scientist
Stealth Mode Biotech, 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_140832Dr. Atousa Nourmahnad
Research Technician, 2017-18; Amgen Fellow, 2016
Currently: Orthopedic Surgery Resident
UCLA

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: Director
Tome Biosciences

jeromeProf. Jérôme Lacroix
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2014-16
Currently: Associate 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: Consulting Manager
ZS Associates

Undergraduate and Visiting Student Alumni
Bella Hurvitz, SURF Scholar 2022-2023 – MD-PhD at Harvard
Anh (Anthony) Phuoc Nguyen Phung, CamSURF Scholar 2023 – PhD at Caltech
Kyle McGraw, SURF Scholar 2022-2023 – ML Engineer & BCI Data Scientist, AE Studio
Bilge Gungoren, SURF Scholar 2019-2022 – Computational Biologist, Barrier Biosciences
Mohamed Soufi, SURF Scholar 2020-2022 – Laboratory Technician, Stanford
Andrea Torres, SURF Scholar 2022 – BS Computation and Neural Systems, Caltech 2025 (exp)
Rohit Kantipudi, SURF Scholar 2019-2023 – BS Physics, Caltech 2023
Sophie Polidoro, SURF Scholar 2022 – BS Mechanical Engineering, Caltech 2025 (exp)
Rucheng Pan, SURF Scholar 2022 – BS Computation and Neural Systems, Caltech 2025 (exp)
Mei Yi You, SURF Scholar 2018-2022 – PhD at MIT
Anna Tifrea, SURF Scholar 2019-2022 – MD-PhD at UC San Diego
Elin Kang, SURF Scholar 2021 – BS Chemistry, Caltech 2023
Ellen Min, SURF Scholar 2021 – BS Computer Science, Caltech 2024 (exp)
Ann Zhu, SURF Scholar 2021 – BS Chemical Engineering, Caltech 2024 (exp)
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 – PhD at Harvard
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 (Housner Prize) – 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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