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Principal Investigator

Kevin E. Healy

Jan Fandrianto and Selfia Halim Distinguished Professorship in Engineering
Professor of Bioengineering, and Materials Science and Engineering

Email: kehealy@berkeley.edu

Phone: 510-643-3559

Office: 370 Hearst Memorial Mining Building #1760, Berkeley, CA 94720

Lab Manager

Brian Siemons

LVN/Biotechnologist

Email: briansiemons@berkeley.edu

Research: Production and Characterization of hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes
for the Development of Heart-On-A-Chip Technology

Postdoctoral Scholars

Shane Browne

Ph.D. Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galway
B.Eng. Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering atNational University of Ireland, Galway

Email: shanebrowne@berkeley.edu

Research: Development of Engineered Hydrogels for in-vitro Tissue Regeneration Studies

Verena Charwat

Training background, Medical Computer Science at Vienna University of Technology
Training background, Bioengineering at University of Applied Sciences, Vienna
Ph.D. Molecular Signal Transduction at Medical University Vienna, Austria

Email: verena.charwat@berkeley.edu

Research: Optimization of heart-on-a-chip technology for reliable drug screening and human disease modeling

Ishan Goswami

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech
M.S. Mechanical Engineering at University of Cincinnati
B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering at Vellore Institute of Technology

Email: ishangoswami@berkeley.edu

Research: Modeling and micro-fabrication of micro-physiological systems

 

Gabriel Neiman

Ph.D. Biological Chemistry at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
B.S. Biological Sciences at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Email: gneiman@berkeley.edu

Research: Development of RNPs that diffuse through cardiac micro-physiological systems

 

Elisabeth Gill

Ph.D. Engineering at University of Cambridge, UK
M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering with Systems Engineering at University of Warwick, UK

Email: elisabeth.gill@berkeley.edu

Research: Integration of endothelial and vascular stromal cells in microphysiological systems

 

Graduate Students

Berenice Charrez

Ph.D. Bioengineering Candidate at UC Berkeley
M.S. Biomedical Engineering at EPFL, Switzerland
B.S. Biomedical Engineering at EPFL, Switzerland

Email: berenicecharrez@berkeley.edu

Research: Optimize and Automate Heart-On-a-Chip Technology for Efficient and Reliable Drug Screening and Disease Modeling

Research Associates

Tafadzwa Amani

M.S. Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University
B.S. Biological Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology

Email: tamani22@berkeley.edu

Research: Production and Characterization of hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes for the Development of Heart-On-A-Chip Technology

 

Dolphin Nitinkumar Patel

M.S. Electrical Engineering at Michigan Technological University
B.Eng. Electrical Engineering at Gujarat Technological University

Email: dolphin_patel@berkeley.edu

Research: Microfabrication of microphysiological systems and MEMS

 

Undergraduate Students

Nicole Lee

B.S. Bioengineering Candidate at UC Berkeley, Class of 2021

Email: nicoleslee@berkeley.edu

Research: Cardiac Micro-physiological system for drug screening and disease modeling

 

Jason Feinberg

B.S. Nutritional Science-Physiology and Metabolism Candidate at UC Berkeley, Class of 2021

Email: jasonfeinberg@berkeley.edu

Research: Developing an Islet MPS to Model Metabolic Diseases and Perform Drug Screenings

 

 

Former Lab Members

Postdoctoral Scholars:
Yang Zhu
Nate Huebsch
Felipe Lee Montiel
Zhen Ma
Amit K Jha
Peter Loskill
Kento Onishi
Pia N. Rodriguez
Chelsea S. Bahney

Graduate Students: 
Sylvia L. Natividad-Diaz
Anusaya Ramasubramanian
Willie M. Reese
Felicia Svedlund
Kevin Tharp
Eda Altiok
Anurag Mathur
Mariana Garcia
Nikhil A. Rode
Raymond C. Schmidt
Jacob F. Pollock
Hoi S. Yau
Samuel T. Wall
Krishanu Saha
Ranee Stile

Masters of Engineering Students:
Joel Hayashi
Marycruz Alvarez V.
Zhuri Solan
Pengliang Xu
Ling Zhou
Ian Sicher
Curran Shah

Visiting Students/Scholars: 
Paula Schultheiss
David Cleres
Simone de Jong
Silvio Weber
Oscar Castaño
Aline Zbinden
Alexandre Barros
Lucilia Pereira
Hannah Riedle

Research Associates:
Natalie C. Marks
Cara Brown
Bruce W. Han

Undergraduates: 
Kevin Luong
Avni Singhal
Brenda Yang
Nikko Jeffreys
Gina Sakoda
Samir Hossainy
Caleb Lee
Pooja Prazid
Nikhil Deveshwar
Matthew Buckley
Sivan Marcus
Min Ju Lee
Alex Najibi
Amy Lyden
Thiagarajan Sezhian
Deepika Bhatnagar
Christine Lam
Connor H. Ludwig
Jonathan W. Kim
Jason Wang
Micaela Finnegan
Kim Li

Wesley Jackson
Tony Zhang
Kaifeng Shao
James Lin
Naomi Kohen

 

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