Doctoral  Researchers (Ph.D)

2019:     
Dr. Tanya Singh, Biomedical Engineering, 'Regulatory impacts of glia on neuromuscular junction'
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyasingh989/


2018:     
Dr. Shawn Mishra, Biomedical Engineering, 'Electrochemical stimulation of photoreceptor cells for retinal transplantation'   

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawn-mishra/


2017:     
Dr. Sean McCutcheon, Biomedical Engineering, 'Biomechanical communication across progenitor cell populations' 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-mccutcheon-phd-23936593/


2015:    
Dr. Uchenna J. Unachukwu, Biology, 'Characterizing migratory signaling pathways of transplantable photoreceptor progenitor cells: A systems biology approach' (co-mentored S. Redenti) 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnuchenna/

2012:    
Dr. Richard A. Able Jr., Biochemistry, 'Real-time measurement of glial progenitor chemotaxis'

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rich-able-b912436/


2009:    
Dr. Qingjun Kong, Mechanical Engineering, 'Growth-factor induced cell migration using microfabricated devices'

https://www.linkedin.com/in/qingjun-kong-phd-7a655011/

Master of Science (M.S)

2022:

Richard Cliver, 'Reparative Glial Targets for Radiative Damage to the Nervous System.'  

https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-cliver-aa1061136/

 

Miles Markey, 'Examining Collective Behaviors of Retinal Progenitor Cells to Inform Future Transplantation Therapies.'  https://www.linkedin.com/in/miles-markey-12a5b213b/

2020:

Brian Ayers, 'Incorporating Schwan Cells as a Mediator of Spinal Cord Outgrowth for Regenerative Therapies.' 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-ayers-bme/

2019:

Caroline Pena,  'Developing a 3D model of neural migration in regenerating retina'

https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-d-pena/

2018:   

Eric Sun, ‘A microfluidic model to study cell to cell communication between retinal progenitor populations’ 

Stephanie Zhang, 'Using Drosophila to evaluate collective migration during retinogenesis'  https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-zhang-a5896365/

2016

Nihan Dulger, 'Microenvironment for the study of the migration of retinal glial cells in concentration gradient fields'   https://www.linkedin.com/in/nyyyan/

 

2015:     

Jennifer Rico, 'Chemotaxis of CNS-derived tumor cells within controlled microenvironments'

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-rico-varela/

2013:    

Celestin Ngnabeuye, 'Migration of neural cells in microsystems'
 

2012:

Cade Beck, 'Chemotaxis of Drosophila glia within controlled microenvironments'

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cade-beck-524450b/

2011:

Tanya Singh, 'A novel biomaterial enables chemotactic study of motile CNS-derived tumor cell'  


2008:    

Richard A. Able, Jr., 'Cell to cell chemotaxis across glial cancer cells'


2007:    

Georgina Bermudez, 'A study of cell to cell chemotaxis between brain tumor and glial progenitor cells'

Undergraduate Researchers (B. Eng)

2021:

E. Tuberty-Vaughan, 'Electrical Resistivity of Degenerated Retina'  (Independent Study)
 

N. Castro,  'Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Retinal Transplantation' (Research Project)

2020:

R. Cliver, 'Microfluidics to Evaluate Glial-Mediated Therapies in the Nervous System' (Research Project)

2017:

J.S. Peña,  ‘EGFR-mediated Muller glia chemotaxis in Microfluidic Environments’ (Research Project)
 

D. Robles,  ‘Schwann cell collective migration in response to neuronal signaling’ (Research Project)
 

C. Pena,  ‘Collective migration of neural progenitors during retinogenesis’ (Research Project)

 

2016:

A. Thakur,  ‘Retinal Progenitor Cluster adhesion on CNS-derived matrixes’ (Research Project)

 

2015:

B. Amal,  ‘Micromanufacturing correlations with BME-based electronics’ (Independent Study)
 

C. Ye, ‘Microdevices for World Health Organization (WHO) projects’ (Independent Study)

 

2014:
S. Mensa,  ‘Microfluidics to measure shear stress on smooth muscle cells’ (Independent Study)

 

2013: 

J. Rico,  ‘Chemotaxis of medulloblastoma towards primary growth factors’ (Research Project)

 

2011: 

V. Rotari,  ‘Targeted nanoparticles for detection of activated EGFR in brain cancer cells’ (Research Project)

 

2009:

M. Nolan,  ‘Cell migration chambers fabricated via CNC versus photolithography’

 

2008:

E. Williams, 'Microfluidics in Biomedical Engineering' (Independeint Study)

 

2006:

D. Sharma,  ‘Chemotaxis of brain tumor-derived cells’

2004:

I. Elaktaa, Chemical Engineering, ‘Optimized DNA separations using microfluidic devices’

L Malcolm,  Chemical Engineering, ‘Chemotaxis of glioma towards endothelial-derived cytokines’