Principal Investigator

Dr. Adam J Engler (Bio) (CV)
Professor and 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. Marie De Boutray, Surgical Resident Fellow
Université de Montpellier

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Hamza Atcha, Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Natalie Kirkland, Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellow
AHA Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Severin Ruoss, Orthopaedics Postdoctoral Fellow

Visiting Graduate Students

Mauricio Tamborindeguy, Visiting PhD Student
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Graduate Students

Miranda Barraza, Biomedical Sciences PhD Student
co-mentor: Frank Furnari
Gisselle Gonzalez, Bioengineering PhD Student
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
San Diego Predoctoral Fellow
Alyssa Holman, Biomedical Sciences PhD Student
Genetics Predoctoral Fellow
F31 Predoctoral Fellow
co-mentor: Dr. Neil Chi
Madison Kane, Bioengineering PhD Student
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
Erin LaMontagne, Bioengineering PhD Student
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
co-mentor: Alysson Muotri
Jaimie Mayner, Bioengineering PhD Student
NHLBI Predoctoral Fellow
So Youn Moon, Bioengineering PhD Student
Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Fellow
Aileena Nelson, Bioengineering PhD Student
AHA Predoctoral Fellow
co-mentor: Dr. Neil Chi
Alexander Whitehead, Bioengineering PhD Student
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
Benjamin Yeoman, Bioengineering PhD Student (joint with SDSU)
NCI T32 Predoctoral Fellow
co-mentor: Dr. Parag Katira (SDSU)

Undergraduate Students

Rachel Lian, Bioengineering BS Student
Scott Skalak, Bioengineering BS Student

Summer Lab Photo 2021




Group Alumni

Visiting Faculty Scholars

Dr. Jungwook Kim, Sogang University, Republic of Korea (2020-2021)
Dr. Jennifer H. Shin, KIAST, Republic of Korea (2019-2020)
Dr. Cian O'Leary, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (2018)
Dr. Frederic Kolb, Institut Gustave Roussy, France (2014-16)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Katherine Birmingham, Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-22)
Current: Senior Engineer I, BD Biosciences

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

Evan Masutani, Bioengineering MD/PhD Student (2018-2022)
Current: Medical School, UCSD

Evan Teng, Bioengineering PhD (2015-2021)
Current: Scientist I, Biolegend

Divya Lakshmanan, Bioengineering MS (2019-2021)
Current: Research Associate, Biosplice

Elena Demeester, Molecular Biology MS (2019-2021)
Current: Staff Research Associate, UCSD

Afsheen Banisadr, Biomedical Sciences PhD (2015-2020)
Current: Scientist, Turning Point Therapuetics

Pranjali Beri, Bioengineering PhD (2015-2020)
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Foundation

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: Scientist, 10x Genomics

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: Senior Clinical Research Associate, IQVIA

Hermes Taylor-Weiner, Bioengineering PhD (2010-15)
Current: Scientist 1, Element Biosciences

Alistair McIntyre, Bioengineering MS (2013-15)
Current: Attorney, Knobbe Martens

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

Jessica Wen, Bioengineering PhD (2009-15); MD (2017-2021)
Current: Resident (Internal Medicine), UC San Diego

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

Andrew Holle, Bioengineering PhD (2008-13)
Current: Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Jennifer Young, Bioengineering PhD (2008-13)
Current: Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

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

Ishta Madan, Molecular and Cell Biology BS Student (2020-2022) Enio Hodzic, Bioengineering BS Student (2017-2020)
Jessica Fung, Human Biology BS Student (2017-2020)
Mariam Eick, Bioengineering BS Student (2018-2020)
Emily Morgan, Biology BS Student, SDSU (2018-2020)
Gabrielle Shatkin, Bioengineering BS Student (2016-2020)
Gillian Grennan, Marine Biology BS Student (2016-2019)
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)