People

Principal Investigator

Kevin Edward Healy          
Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering
University of California Berkeley
370 Hearst Memorial Mining Building # 1760
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone
510-643-3559
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Wes Jackson
Education
Ph.D., Bioengineering, 
University of California San Francisco and 
University of California Berkeley (Joint Program)
M.S., Bioengineering, University of California San Francisco
B.S., Bioengineering, 
University of California Berkeley
Research
Polymer technology for multivalent presentation of proteins and growth factors, with applications in drug therapy.
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Zhen Ma
Education
Ph.D., Bioengineering, Clemson University
M.S. Tianjin University, China
B.S.,Tianjin University, China
Research
Bioinspired 3D cardiac model derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells.
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Peter Loskill
Education
Ph.D., Physics, Saarland University, Germany
M.S., Physics, Saarland University, Germany
Research
Design, fabrication, and characterization of a microphysiological system for drug toxicity screening in cardiac tissue.
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Felicia Svedlund
Education
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Research
Development of a multivalent peptide conjugate system to serve as a cardioprotective treatment post-MI.
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Sylvia L. Natividad-Diaz
Education
M.S., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso
B.S., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso
Research
Soft tissue regeneration
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Willie Mae Reese
Education
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research
Nanoscale stem cell patterning.
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Jason Wang
Research
Effect of colony size and spacing on pluripotency in human embryonic stem cells
Email
jwang1027@berkeley.edu

Sivan Marcus
Research
Design, fabrication, and characterization of a microphysiological system for drug toxicity screening in cardiac tissue.
Email
smarcus@berkeley.edu







Natalie C. Marks
Education
B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley
Research
Induced pluripotent human stem cell differentiation for 3D tissue and disease modeling. 
Email
nataliecmarks@berkeley.edu











Bruce Han
Education
B.S., Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
Research
Multivalent protein conjugation for sustained expression to promote neovascularization during diabetic wound healing. 
Email
bruce.w.han@gmail.com


Hannah Riedle
Education
B.S., Medical Engineering, Technical University of Munich
Research
Drug absorbance in microfluidic devices
Email
h.riedle@berkeley.edu
Senior Scientists

Shao Kaifeng
Education
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing University, China
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing University, China
Research
Translational medicine and heart tissue engineering.
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Post Docs

Anurag Mathur
Education
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, M.B.M Engineering College, India
Research
Design, fabrication, and characterization of a microphysiological system for drug toxicity screening in cardiac tissue.
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Chelsea S. Bahney          
Education
Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University
B.Sci. Chemical Engineering University of Colorado
Research
Translational technologies for bone and cartilage tissue engineering from mesenchymal stem cells.
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Graduate Students

Mariana Garcia
Education
B.S., Bioengineering
, Pennsylvania State University
Research
Myopia control through polymer-mediated scleral regeneration
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Anusuya Ramasubramanium
Education
B.S., Biomechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Research
Engineering peptide-based biomaterials for the maintenance and differentiation of stem cell cultures
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Undergraduate Researchers

Matthew Buckley
Research
Development of a low-cost, portable cell sorting and quantification device
Email
contactbuckley@gmail.com


Deepika Bhatnagar
Research
Development of biomaterial-based multivalent drug delivery for the purpose of inhibiting angiogenesis
Email
dbhatnagar@berkeley.edu


Lab Managers


Micaela Finnegan
Education
B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Research
Engineering a 3D cardiac tissue model using induced pluripotent stem cells
Email
finnegan@berkeley.edu




Visiting Scholars






Former Members

James Lin
Research
Quartz crystal microbalance studies of protein resistant surfaces
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Lucilia Pereira
Education
M.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology
B.S., Biochemistry
Research
Engineering hydrogels for skin tissue engineering
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Amit K Jha
Education
Ph.D., Material Science and Engineering, University of Delaware
M.S., Polymer Science and Technology, IIT Delhi, India
B.S., Chemical Engineering, HBTI Kanpur, India
Research
Engineered hydrogels for 3D stem cell culture, tissue regeneration and drug delivery applications.
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Nikhil Rode
Education
M.S., Materials Science, University of California Berkeley
B.S., Bioengineering and 
Materials Science, University of California Berkeley
Research
Electrospinning of biologically active materials for cardiac repair post infarction 
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Eda Altiok
Education
B.S., Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Research
Development of biomaterial based multivalent drug delivery for inhibiting angiogenesis
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Min Ju Lee
Research
Structural investigation of electrospun polymers for tissue engineering.
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Cara Brown
Education
B.S., Biological Engineering, MIT
Research
Wound healing/tissue regeneration
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Naomi Kohen
Education
Ph.D., Materials Science, University of California Berkeley
M.S., Materials Science, University of California Berkeley
B.S., 
Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research
Tunable synthetic cell culture systems for human stem cells
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