The Team

Dr. Maribel Vazquez

Principal Investigator 

Associate Professor,

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Email: mv582@soe.rutgers.edu

Page: https://bme.rutgers.edu/maribel-vazquez

LinkedIn: dr-maribel-vazquez-05304a139

Phone:  848-445-6568

Fax:      732-445-3753

ACADEMIC TRAINING

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) 

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.),

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA

Master of Science (M.Sc.),

Mechanical Engineering

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA

Doctor of Science (Sc.D.),

Mechanical Engineering

ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

Mechanical Engineer:

Intel Corporation 

Cleanroom Support (Portland, OR)

Cleanroom Development and Micro-contamination (Santa Clara, CA)

 

Teaching Assistant:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Cambridge, MA)     

 

Research Assistant:

MIT Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, MA)   

 

Faculty Positions:    

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, City College of New York        

 

Assistant Professor and Co-founding Member

Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York 

 

Associate Professor

Dept. of Biochemistry, Graduate City University of New York      

Associate Professor (tenured)

Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York    

 

2019- Present

Associate Professor (tenured),

Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University (NJ)

Graduate Students

Juan Sebastián Peña

Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering 

B.Eng. Biomedical Engineering

Email: juan.s.pena@rutgers.edu
LinkedIn: 
www.linkedin.com/in/juan-sebastián-peña-carvajal-54004481

Juan is a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering department. He is also a fellow in the PhD training program in Biotechnology funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). He plans to develop neuro-regenerative therapies for the retina using Muller glial cells in response to electro-chemical gradients within a controlled microenvironment.

Juan also paints and draws in his free time, he recently started incorporating his own illustration in his scientific publications.

Stephen Mut

Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering 

B.Sc. Bio/Chemical Engineering

Email: sm2116@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-mut-344037161

Stephen is a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering Department. He is investigating regenerative therapies for the retina by developing 3D printed and microfabricated devices for study in vitro and ex vivo. In his spare time, Stephen likes to take photos and play the trumpet with the Rutgers Alumni Wind Symphony.

Miles Markey

Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering 

B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

Email: mwm104@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miles-markey-12a5b213b

Miles is a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering department. Miles is interested in micro-fluidics and computational modeling. His research focuses on studying the migration of neural progenitor cells during retinal development in Drosophila Melanogaster to one day be able to apply what is learned from this model to help develop and improve regenerative therapies for retinal diseases.

Brian Ayers

M.Sc. Student in Biomedical Engineering 

B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

Email: brianayers125@gmail.com

Richard Cliver

B.Sc./M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering Student

Email: rnc54@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Larissa DePamphilis

Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering 

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering 

BA.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Email: lmd346@soe.rutgers.edu

Alumni

Shawn Mishra, PhD

PhD Biomedical Engineering

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Email: shawnmishra2007@u.northwestern.edu

Tanya Singh, PhD

PhD Biomedical Engineering

M.S. Biomedical Engineering

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Email: tsingh989@gmail.com

Caroline Peña

M.S. Biomedical Engineering 

B.E. Biomedical Engineering

Email: cpena001@citymail.cuny.edu

Stephanie Zhang

M.S. Biomedical Engineering

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Email: szhang9286@gmail.com@gmail.com

Sean McCutcheon, PhD

PhD Biomedical Engineering

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Email: sean.mccutcheon.29@gmail.com

Kameron Starr

M.S. Biomedical Engineering

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Email: kstarr000@citymail.cuny.edu

FUNgineering

VazLab

Rutgers University - New Brunswick
599 Taylor Road, Biomedical Engineering Building
Piscataway, NJ 08854
P: 848-4456872