PhD Students

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Ahmad Alassaf

Research Assistant

Ahmad Alassaf was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Technology from King Saud…

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Khalid Alhussaini

Research Assistant

Khalid Alhussaini was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1986. He received his B.Sc. in Biomedical Technology from King Saud…

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Wyndham Batchelor

Graduate Assistant

Wyndham Batchelor received his B.S. in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from the College of William and Mary, located…

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Tatiana Bejarano

Research Assistant

Tatiana Bejarano was born and raised in Miami, FL in 1990. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering…

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Cassie Bennett

Research Assistant

Cassie Bennett received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Engineering (2016) from Mississippi State University. She is currently pursuing her PhD…

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Rachel Besser

Research Assistant

Rachel Besser received her BS in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She joined the Physiomimetic…

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Ritambhar Burman

Research Assistant

Ritambhar Burman received B.E. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He is currently pursuing his…

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Carlos Carballosa

Teaching Assistant

Carlos Carballosa received his B.S. (’10) and M.S. (’12) in Biomedical Engineering (BME) from the University of Miami. Currently, under…

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Yu Cherng Channing Chang

Research Assistant

Channing Chang received his B.S. degree at Johns Hopkins University. He has been pursuing his MD/PhD at the University of…

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Mariluz De Ornelas-Couto

Research Assistant

Mariluz De Ornelas-Couto received her B.S. from the University of Miami in Biomedical Engineering with Electrical concentration (2008). She then…

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Shubham Debnath

Research Assistant

Shubham Debnath received B.S. degrees in both Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2011. He…

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Deon Dick

Research Assistant

Deon Dick received her B.Sc. in Physics (Cum Laude) from Florida International University, Miami, FL and her M.Sc. in Medical…

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Heather Durkee

Research Assistant

Heather Durkee received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 at the University of Miami, Coral Gables.…

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Freddy Gonzalez Badillo

Research Assistant

Freddy Gonzalez received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Following that, he obtained an…

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Jordan Greenberg

Teaching Assistant

Jordan Greenberg received his B.S degree with honors in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He…

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Matthew Ishahak

Research Assistant

Matthew Ishahak received his Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami, Coral Gables. He joined…

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Lukas Jaworski

Teaching Assistant

Lukas Jaworski received his B.Sc. in Biological Engineering (2012) from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is currently working on…

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Weitao Jiang

Research Assistant

Weitao Jiang received his Bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China. He is currently pursuing…

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İbrahim Kaya

Research Assistant

İbrahim Kaya received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with honors from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He…

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Chitvan Killawala

Research Assistant

Advisor: Dr. Sapna Deo

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Kelsey Kleinhans

Teaching Assistant

Kelsey Kleinhans was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2012, she received a B.S. degree in biological engineering from the…

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Yamil Kuri

Research Assistant

Yamil Kuri received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami in 1986, and a B.S. in Civil…

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Che Liu

Research Assistant

Che Liu received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, and received her M.S. degree…

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Vera Mayo

Research Assistant

Vera Mayo was born and raised in Lima, Peru and moved to the U.S. in 2003 where she got her…

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Ramanamurthy Mylavarapu

Research Assistant

Ramanamurthy Mylavarapu (Raja) received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami. He joined the Ph.D. Program…

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Christopher O’Toole

Research Assistant

Christopher O’Toole received both his B.S. (Mechanical) and M.S. (Biomedical) degrees in engineering from the University of Miami, and is…

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Karli Pena

Teaching Assistant

Karli Peña received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL in 2010. She…

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Jeffrey Peterson

Jeff Peterson received his B.S. in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the University of Miami in…

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Darrian Rice

Research Assistant

Darrian Rice received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She is currently…

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Samantha Rincon

Research Assistant

Samantha Rincon received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami in 2017. She is currently pursuing…

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Rachel Smith

Research Assistant

Rachel Smith received her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami, Coral Gables in 2017. She…

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Aaron Stock

Research Assistant

Aaron Stock was born in Belize City, Belize, and received an AS degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry from St.…

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Ilmar Tamames

Research Assistant

Ilmar Tamames received his B.S. degree in Computer Science in 2005 from Florida International University, USA, and his M.Sc. degree…

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Zenith Torres

Research Assistant

Zenith Acosta Torres received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Florida International University and her M.S. degree in Biomedical…

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Yu-Fu Wang

Teaching Assistant

Yu-Fu Wang received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy, from Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, and Master of…

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Siobhan Williams

Research Assistant

Siobhan Williams is an international Ph.D. student from the Bahamas. Prior to enrolling in the accelerated B.S. to Ph.D. program,…

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Ziqian Xie

Research Assistant

Bio: Ziqian Xie received his B.Sc. Degree in Applied Physics from Sichuan University, Chengdu. He joined the Neural Interfaces Lab…

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Keying Xu

Teaching Assistant

Keying Xu received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2009 from Capital Medical University, China and her M.S. degree…

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Xue Yin

Teaching Assistant

Xue Yin received her B.S. degree with Magna Cum Laude in Bioengineering in George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She joined…

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Yuwei Zhou

Research Assistant

Yuwei Zhou received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Southeast University, China, and her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the…

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