Principal Investigator

Dr. Adam J Engler (Bio) (CV)
Professor and Vice-Chair of Bioengineering
Member, Biomedical Sciences and Material Science Graduate Programs
Member, UC San Diego Stem Cell Program
Member, Moores Cancer Center
Member, UC San Diego Glycobiology Training Center

Research Staff

Jerry Tuler, Lab Manager

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Daigo Kobayashi, Bioengineering Visiting Scholar
Sekisui Chemical
Dr. Jennifer H. Shin, Faculty Sabbatical Visitor
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Natalie Kirkland, Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Severin Ruoss, Orthopaedics Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Students

Afsheen Banisadr, Biomedical Sciences PhD Student
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
Pranjali Beri, Bioengineering PhD Student
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
Gisselle Gonzalez, Bioengineering PhD Student
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
San Diego Predoctoral Fellow
Erin LaMontagne, Bioengineering PhD Student
Evan Masutani, Bioengineering MD/PhD Student
NHLBI Predoctoral Fellow
Jaimie Mayner, Bioengineering PhD Student
NHLBI Predoctoral Fellow
Aileena Nelson, Bioengineering MS Student
Evan Teng, Bioengineering PhD Student
NHLBI Predoctoral Fellow
Alexander Whitehead, Bioengineering PhD Student
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
Benjamin Yeoman, Bioengineering PhD Student (joint with SDSU)

Undergraduate Students

Natalie Cramb, Human Biology BS Student
Elena Demeester, Molecular Biology BS Student
Mariam Eick, Bioengineering BS Student
Triton Research and Experiential Learning Scholar (TRELS)
Jessica Fung, Human Biology BS Student
Gillian Grennan, Marine Biology BS Student
Philip and Elizabeth Hiestand Scholar
Triton Research and Experiential Learning Scholar (TRELS)
Enio Hodzic, Bioengineering BS Student
Julia Brown Research Scholar
Sarah Klein, Bioengineering BS Student
Emily Morgan, Biology BS Student, SDSU
CIRM Bridges Scholar
Stuart Sardo, Nanoengineering BS/MS Student
Gabriel Shatkin, Bioengineering: Biotechnology BS Student
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Scholar

Summer 2019




Group Alumni

Visiting Faculty Scholars

Dr. Frederic Kolb, Institut Gustave Roussy, France (2014-16)
Dr. Cian O'Leary, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (2018)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Jesse Placone, Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-19)
Current: Assistant Professor, West Chester University

Dr. Cassandra Happe, Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-18)
Current: Tech Transfer Officer, sciVelo

Dr. Bradly Nelson, Cardiology Fellow (2015-17)
Current: Resident, Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Gretchen Meyer, Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-14)
Current: Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Alexander Fuhrmann, Bioengineering Postdoc (2010-15)
Current: Staff Scientist, Illumina

Dr. Yu Suk Choi, Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-13)
Current: Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia)

Graduate Students

Aditya Kumar, Bioengineering PhD (2014-2019)
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Diego

Christopher Plunkett, Bioengineering MS (2017-2019)
Current: Bioengineer I, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Foundation

Michael Gibbons, Bioengineering PhD (2013-18)
Current: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Google

Peter Min, Bioengineering MS (2015-17)
Current: Associate Engineer, Masimo

Ayla Sessions, Biomedical Sciences PhD (2011-17)
Current: Senior Scientist, Merck

Kelsey Thomas, Biomedical Sciences PhD (2011-16)
Current: Medical School Student, UC San Diego

Hermes Taylor-Weiner, Bioengineering PhD (2010-15)
Current: Public Policy Fellow, American Assoc. for Adv. Science (AAAS)

Alistair McIntyre, Bioengineering MS (2013-15)
Current: Law Student, UC Berkeley

Gaurav Kaushik, Bioengineering PhD (2009-15)
Current: Founder, Cascade.Bio

Jessica Wen, Bioengineering PhD (2009-15)
Current: Medical School Student, UC San Diego

Ludovic Vincent, Bioengineering PhD (2009-14)
Current: Staff Scientist, Illumina

Andrew Holle, Bioengineering PhD (2008-13)
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute (Germany)

Jennifer Young, Bioengineering PhD (2008-13)
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute (Germany)

Alice Spenlehauer, Bioengineering MS (2012-13)
Current: PhD student, Imperial College London

Somyot Chirasatitsin, Bioengineering PhD (2008-12)
Current: Assistant Professor, Prince of Songkla University (Thailand)

Xinyi Tang, Bioengineering MS (2010-12)
Current: Quality Control Supervisor, ScienCell Research Laboratories

Jennifer Kiang, Bioengineering MS (2010-12)
Current: Sr Manager, Product Development, DARÉ Bioscience

Visiting Graduate Scholars

Paloma Campos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2018-19)
Bibiana Matte, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2016-17)
Maria Flores-Merino, University of Sheffield, UK (2010-2011)

Undergraduate Students

Kirsten Wong, Bioengineering BS Student (2015-2019)
Yang Hsun (Susan) Hou, Bioengineering BS Student (2017-2019)
Anna Popravko, Bioengineering BS Student (2016-2019)
Barry Weickert, Bioengineering BS Student (2016-2018)
Daniel Cheah, Nanoengineering BS Student (2015-2018)
Rossin Erbe, Human Biology BS Student (2015-2018)
Brenda Ngo, Biochemistry BS Student (2016-2018)
Vivien Tran, Bioengineering BS Student (2015-2018)
Kevin Tenerelli, CSUSM Biology BS Student (2014-2017)
Stephanie Thomas, Structural Engineering BS (2014-2017)
Neeraja Ravi, Bioengineering BS (2012–14, 2016)
Piyumi Wijesekara, Bioengineering BS (2012-15)
Jared Kehe, Bioengineering BS (2012-15)
Stephanie Chang, Bioengineering BS (2014-15)
Jacquelyn Schaefer, Biology BS (2010-15)
Andrew Lee, Bioengineering BS (2010-14)
Kyle Kretchmer, CSU-SM CIRM Bridges Program Student (2011-13)
Deepthi Vijayraghavan, Bioengineering BS (2010-11)
James Kahng, Bioengineering BS (2010-12)
Justin Tse, Bioengineering BS (2008-11)
Nikhil Joshi, Bioengineering BS (2009-10)
Sara Richardson, Bioengineering BS (2008-9)