Principal Investigator

Kevin E. Healy

Jan Fandrianto Professor, Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
370 Hearst Memorial Mining Building #1760
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-643-3559
Email: kehealy@berkeley.edu

Lab Manager

Brian Siemons

Education
LVN/Biotechnologist
Research
Production and Characterization of hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes for the Development of Heart-On-A-Chip Technology
Email: briansiemons@berkeley.edu

Senior Scientists

Nate Huebsch

Education
B.S. Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley. PhD: Bioengineering, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Research
Studying Disease and Electrophysiological Maturation of hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes with Heart-On-A-Chip Technology
Email: nhuebsch@berkeley.edu

Felipe Lee Montiel

Education
PhD. Biosytems Engineering, University of Arizona
Research
Development of Organs-On-A-Chip Technology for Drug Toxicity Screening and Efficacy using the Integration of hiPSC-Derived Hepatocytes, Adipocytes and Cardiomyocytes
Email: leemonti@berkeley.edu

Ph.D. Graduates

Anusuya Ramasubramanian

Education
B.S. Biomechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Research
Engineering peptide-based biomaterials for the maintenance and differentiation of stem cell cultures.
Email: anusuyar@berkeley.edu

Graduate Students

Sylvia L. Natividad-Diaz

Education
M.S. Metallurgical and materials engineering, UT El Paso
B.S. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UT El Paso
Research
Soft tissue regeneration.
Email: syln8250@berkeley.edu

Willie M. Reese

Education
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research
Nanoscale stem cell patterning.
Email: wmr@berkeley.edu

Berenice Charrez

Education
B.S. Biomedical Engineering at EPFL, Switzerland. M.S. Biomedical Engineering - BioMEMS and Regenerative Medicine
Research
Optimize Heart-On-a-Chip Technology for Reliable Drug Screening and Disease Modelling
Email: berenicecharrez@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Students

Caleb Lee

Education
Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Research
Microfabrication and Modeling of Multiphysiological System Devices for Tissue Engineering
Email: c.lee95@berkeley.edu

Nicholas Jeffreys

Education
Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
Research
Microfabrication and Modeling of Multiphysiological System Devices for Tissue Engineering
Email: nikko.jeffreys@berkeley.edu

Samir Hossainy

Education
Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Research
Development of Engineered Hydrogels for in-vitro Tissue Regeneration Studies
Email: samir.hossainy@berkeley.edu

Pooja Prazid

Education
Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Research
Surface Modification of Biocompatible Materials for Mitigating Drug Absorption
Email: pprazid@berkeley.edu

Visiting Scholars

Silvio Weber

Education
Diploma Biochemistry, University of Bielefeld, Germany. PhD: Biochemistry, CAU Kiel, Germany. Certified Intellectual Property Rights Manager, TU Dresden, Germany
Research
Intercellular communication pathways in cardiac health and disease
Email: Silvio.Weber@tu-dresden.de

Former Lab Members

Shane Andrew Browne
Sivan Marcus
Felicia Svedlund
Alex Najibi
Amy Lyden
Eda Altiok
Wesley Jackson
Zhen Ma
Amit K Jha
Kento Onishi
Peter Loskill
Anurag Mathur
Aline Zbinden
Alexandre Barros
Min Ju Lee
Tony Zhang
Thiagarajan Sezhian
Deepika Bhatnagar
Jonothan W. Kim
Christine Lam
Pia N. Rodriguez
Chelsea S. Bahney
Natalie C. Marks
Kaifeng Shao
Connor H. Ludwig
Nikhil Rode
Jason Wang
James Lin
Naomi Kohen
Bruce Han
Lucilia Pereira
Cara Brown
Micaela Finnegan
Hannah Riedle
Mariana Garcia
Nikhil Deveshwar
Kim Li