Lab Members

William Leineweber

Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering

April Aralar

Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering

Sural Ranamukhaarachchi

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering

Tyler Goshia

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering

Esra Tiftik

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering

Marissa Heinstchel

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering

Maya Rowell

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering

Julian Jimenez

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering

Badri Narasimhan

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Joe Yixu Yuan

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering

Cameron Faulkner

B.S. Student, Cognitive Science

Vascular Mimicry Senior Design Team, 2018-2019

Divek, Derek, Katherine, Katherine, Anna

HRM Senior Design Team, 2018-2019

Ron, Joyce, Trang, (April), Vasiliki, Barry

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Moores Cancer Center, Center for Microbiome Innovation, Clinical and Translational Research Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow, Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2014

Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2011

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 2006

Selected Awards:

2019 Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator


BMES Rising Star Award

Bioengineering Teacher of the Year 2016-17

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award 2013

SAGE Bionetworks Scholar

Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow

​Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award for New Faculty

Former Members


Shelley Lawrence, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSD Pediatrics

Hannah Carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCSD Medical Genetics

Todd Coleman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UCSD Bioengineering

David Pride, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCSD Pathology

Trey Ideker, Ph.D., Professor, UCSD Medical Genetics

Christian Metallo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UCSD Bioengineering

Joe Yixu Yuan

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering