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. Cian O'Leary, Bioengineering Visiting Scholar
Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Jesse Placone, Bioengineering Postdoctoral Fellow
NIH NRSA 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
Paloma Campos, Visiting PhD Student (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
CAPES Scholar
Aditya Kumar, Bioengineering PhD Student
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
NIAMS Predoctoral Fellow
Evan Masutani, Bioengineering MD/PhD Student
Jaimie Mayner, Bioengineering PhD Student
NHLBI Predoctoral Fellow
Christopher Plunkett, 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

Daniel Cheah, Nanoengineering BS Student
Natalie Cramb, Human Biology BS Student
Jessica Fung, Human Biology BS Student
Gillian Grennan, Marine Biology BS Student
Philip and Elizabeth Hiestand Scholar
Anna Popravko, Bioengineering BS Student
Barry Weickert, Bioengineering BS Student
Kirsten Wong, Bioengineering BS Student
Revelle Scholar
CRES Scholar

Summer 2018




Group Alumni

Visiting Faculty Scholars

Dr. Frederic Kolb, Institut Gustave Roussy, France (2014-16)

Postdoctoral Fellows

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: Assistant Professor, University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia)

Graduate Students

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

Peter Min, Bioengineering MS (2015-17)
Current: Fellow, Metis

Ayla Sessions, Biomedical Sciences PhD (2011-17)
Current: Scientist, Institute for Protein Innovation

Kelsey Thomas, Biomedical Sciences PhD (2011-16)
Current: Clinical Research Associate, QuintilesIMS

Jessica Wen, Bioengineering PhD (2010-15)
Current: Bio-engineer, Berkeley Lights, Inc.

Hermes Taylor-Weiner, Bioengineering PhD (2010-15)
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Karolinska Institute (Sweden)

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

Gaurav Kaushik, Bioengineering PhD (2009-15)
Current: Associate Director, Data Products & Strategy, Foundation Medicine

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

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

Undergraduate Students

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)