Lab Alumni (Grad & Undergrad)

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Christopher Miller

Project: Anodization of Mg for orthopedic implant applications

B.S. Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside, 2014

Myla Tayoba

B.S. Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside, 2014

Anisha Butala

B.S. Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside, 2014

Vannessa Guzman

B.S. Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside, 2014

Amy Sallee

Dana Rutherford

Project: Biocomposites for cardiovascular applications

B.S. Chemical Eng, UC Santa Barbara, 2013

M.Sc. Bioengineering, UC Riverside, 2018

Project: In vitro degradation and cytocompatibility of Magnesium alloys with bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells for orthopedic implant applications

B.S. Biology, California State University San Bernardino, 2013

BNL 2013-Current

Andrew Whall

Ugochi K. Ezekwo

Lauren Wong

Juyeun Moon

James Tu

Project: Degradation Study on Potential Magnesium-based Biodegradable Devices for Urological Applications

B.S. Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside, 2013

Tejas Patel

Project: Bioresorbable Metallic Interference Screws for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction – An Evaluation of Mechanical and Degradation Properties

B.S. Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside, 2012

Salvador Garcia

Project: Observing the Biodegradation Properties of Magnesium Alloys on the Proliferation and Differentiation of both Human Embryonic and Induce Pluripotent Stem Cells

Wensen Jiang

Project: Biodegradable materials and nanopatterned surfaces for cardiovascular applications

B.S. Materials Science & En, Central South University, 2013

Ph.D. Materials Science & En, UC Riverside, 2018

Currently: Postdoc at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

B.S. Biology with Chemistry Minor, California State University San Bernardino, 2011

Naiyin Zhang

Project: the effect of magnetic nanocomposites on stem cell functions

B.S. Biomedical Eng, SW Jiaotong University, 2013

Ph.D. Bioengineering, UC Riverside, 2017

Currently: Assistant Professor at Hangzhou Dianzi University (杭州电子科技大学)

Cheyann Wetteland

Project: Magnesium oxide based nanocomposites for bone repair & composite hydroogel for minimally invasive injectable therapies for osteoporosis

B.S. Bioengineering, UC Riverside, 2012

Ph.D. Bioengineering, UC Riverside, 2017

Radha Daya

Project: Synthesized and characterized curcumin coated magnetic nanoparticles for drug delivery applications

B.S. Biomedical Eng, UC Davis, 2015

M.Sc. Bioengineering, UC Riverside, 2017

Qiaomu Tian

Project: Electrophoretic deposition of nanocomposites on biodegradable metals

B.S. Met & Env Eng, U Sci & Tech, Beijing, 2011

M.Sc. Mat Sci & Eng, UC Riverside, 2012

Ph.D. Bioengineering, UC Riverside, 2016

Currently: Postdoc at the University of Chicago.

Nathan Driver

Project: Neural device engineering

B.S. Biomedical Eng, Univ North Carolina, 2013

M.Sc. Bioengineering, UC Riverside, 2016

Currently: engineer at Dexcom Inc.

Pedro Soria Jr.

Project: Investigating the efficacy of magnesium sulfate as a neuroprotective agent using human neural stem cell in vitro modal

B.S. Biology pre-med, Cal State U of San Bernardino, 2014

M.Sc. Stem Cell Biology, UC Riverside, 2016

Aaron Cipriano

Project: Surface modification of biodegradable magnesium alloys for medical implants and in vivo studies

B.S. Mech Eng, Cal Poly Pomona, 2006

M.Sc. Materials Science & Eng, UC Riverside, 2015

Ph.D. Bioengineering, UC Riverside, 2016

Ian Johnson

Project: Design, fabrication, and in vitro evaluation of biomimetic coating for biodegradable magnesium implants

B.S. Marine Science, Texas A&M, 2003

Ph.D. Bioengineering, UC Riverside, 2015

Currently: research scientist in US army medical command

Catherine Augello

Project: Biocompatible Conductive Materials for Neural Regeneration

B.S. Biochemical Engineering, Rice University, 2011

Currently: Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at UCR

Thanh Yen Nguyen

Project: Biocompatible Conductive Materials for Neural Regeneration

B.S. Biochemical Engineering, UC Davis, 2010

Currently: Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at UCR

Jaclyn Lock

Project: Nanocomposite Fabrication for Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering

M.Sc. Bioengineering, University of California at Riverside, 2013

B.S. Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010

Currently: Ph.D. student at Northeastern University

Meriam Sebaa

merdwerd[at]gmail.com

Project: Biocompatible Conductive Materials for Neural Regeneration

M.S. Bioengineering, University of California at Riverside, 2012

B.S. Physics, UC Irvine, 2010

Currently: Materials/Process Engineer at Parker Hannifin Corporation Medical System Division

Maria Iskandar

Project: Development of Nanostructured Calcium Phosphate Coatings for Controlling Biodegradation of Magnesium Implants

M.S. Bioengineering, University of California at Riverside, 2012

B.S. Civil Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, 2009

Currently: Engineer at Baxter Healthcare

Shan Dillon

Shandhillon[at]yahoo.com

M.S. Bioengineering, University of California at Riverside, 2011

B.S. Mathematics, University of California at Riverside, 2005

Currently: Pursuing a M.D. degree at Western University of Health Sciences

Milan Draganov

milan.draganov[at]hotmail.com

Project: Anti-Microbial and Degradation Studies of Magnesium

M.S. Bioengineering, University of California at Riverside, 2011

B.S. Biochemistry, California State University of Fullerton, 2010

Currently: Validation technician at Peregrine Pharmaceuticals

Ruby Kandah

ruby.kandah[at]gmail.com

Project: Design of Vasculature-like Macro-to-Micro fluidic Device for Extracorporeal Assessment of Vascular Biomaterials

B.S. Neuroscience, UC Riverside, 2010

Currently: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at University of Massachusetts at Lowell