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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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Senior Scientists
 

Wesley A. 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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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
 
 
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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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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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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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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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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Pia N. Rodriguez
Education
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
B.Sci., Chemical Engineering, Universidad de Chile
Research
Drug delivery in cancer cell lines.
Email
pirodrig@berkeley.edu
   Graduate Students
 
 
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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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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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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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.
Email
wmr@berkeley.edu
 
 Undergraduate Researchers

 
 
Sivan Goldenberg Marcus
Research
Design, fabrication, and characterization of a microphysiological system for drug toxicity screening in cardiac tissue.
Email
smarcus@berkeley.edu
 
Matthew Buckley
Research
Development of a low-cost, portable cell sorting and quantification device
Email
contactbuckley@gmail.com

Min Ju Lee
Research
Structural investigation of electrospun polymers for tissue engineering.
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Deepika Bhatnagar
Research
Development of biomaterial-based multivalent drug delivery for the purpose of inhibiting angiogenesis
Email
dbhatnagar@berkeley.edu

Thiagu Sezhian
Research
Design, fabrication, and characterization of a microphysiological system for drug toxicity screening in adipose tissue
Email
thiagu93@berkeley.edu
 

Tony Zhang
Research
MGF Conjugates for Cardiac Repair
Email
zhangt880@berkeley.edu
 
Connor H. Ludwig
Research
Soft tissue regeneration
Email
connorludwig@berkeley.edu
 
Christine Lam
Research
Development of a low-cost, portable cell sorting and quantification device
Email
christinelam@berkeley.edu
 
Amy Lyden
Research
Development of a low-cost, portable cell sorting and quantification device
Email
amywchiang@berkeley.edu
 
Alex J. Najibi
Research
Development of a low-cost, portable cell sorting and quantification device
Email
alexnajibi16@berkeley.edu
 
Jonothan W. Kim
Research
Development of a low-cost, portable cell sorting and quantification device
Email
jonkim93@berkeley.edu











 Kim Li
Research
Development of a low-cost, portable cell sorting and quantification device
Email
kimli913@berkeley.edu
 

 Lab Managers

 
   
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
 
 

 
Visiting Scholars
 
   
Aline Zbinden
Education
B.S. Life Sciences and Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
Research
Multivalent protein conjugation for wound healing and tissue regeneration.
Email
aline.zbinden@berkeley.edu
 
 

 Former Members

 
 
Jason Wang
Research
Effect of colony size and spacing on pluripotency in human embryonic stem cells
Email
jwang1027@berkeley.edu
 
James Lin
Research
Quartz crystal microbalance studies of protein resistant surfaces
Email
 
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
Email
 
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
 
Lucilia Pereira
Education
M.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology
B.S., Biochemistry
Research
Engineering hydrogels for skin tissue engineering
Email
 
Cara Brown
Education
B.S., Biological Engineering, MIT
Research
Wound healing/tissue regeneration
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Micaela Finnegan
Education
B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Research
Engineering a 3D cardiac tissue model using induced pluripotent stem cells
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Hannah Riedle
Education
B.S., Medical Engineering, Technical University of Munich
Research
Drug absorbance in microfluidic devices
Email
h.riedle@berkeley.edu
 
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 
Email
Mariana Garcia
Education
B.S., Bioengineering
, Pennsylvania State University
Research
Myopia control through polymer-mediated scleral regeneration
Email
Nikhil Deveshwar
Education
B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology
, University of California, Berkeley
Research
Cardiac Tissue
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