Current Lab Personnel

Amir Zavareh

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Lab Tenure: 2019 - present

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2019

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2013

Research Interests

My interest is designing circuits and systems to be used in biomedical applications. These systems are to be used for diagnosis and real time monitoring, among other applications. 

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Ananthakrishnan Soundaram Jeevarathinam

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Lab Tenure: 2019 - present

Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Madras, 2015

Research Interests

His research interest is in the area of bio-sensing and bio-imaging. His current research focus is on developing phosphorescent, biocompatible metabolite sensors. His future goal is to start a research group with focus on solving persistent challenges in biomedicine through materials chemistry. He is actively seeking faculty opportunities in teaching and research.

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Dayle Kotturi

Graduate Student
Lab Tenure: 2017 - present

Education

Pursuing Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Santa Clara University, 2013

M.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1989

B.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1987

Research Interests

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) sensors showing real-time, reversible response to dynamic changes in target analyte

 

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Tokunbo "TJ" Falohun

Graduate Student
Lab Tenure: 2017 - present

Education

Pursuing Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2019

B.S., Bioengineering, University of Maryland - College Park, 2015

Interests

My research intemplantable biosensors, biomaterials, chronic kidney disease, diabetes My current research focuses on the development of multianalyte implantable biosensors for the measurement of biomarkers associated with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. I am also very interested in translating medical research to real-world innovations through entrepreneurship.

 

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Jesse Fine

Graduate Student
Lab Tenure: 2018 - present

Education

Pursuing Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2018

Interests

Hi! I'm passionate about reducing the cost of healthcare through the development of remote monitoring systems and computational modeling. Remote monitoring systems can help users monitor their health, preventing serious events and reinforcing treatment adherence. Computational modeling, on the other hand, can dramatically reduce the cost and time required to develop medical devices by calculating and predicting the results of experiments without needing to perform them. Specifically, I use Monte Carlo modeling to represent optically functionalized biosensors as well as wearable pulse oximeters. I also use multiphysics modeling to recreate in-vitro and in-vivo testing conditions.

 

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Brian Serivuth Ko

Graduate Student
Lab Tenure: 2019 - present

Education

Pursuing Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

B.S., Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2019

Interests

I am interested in the development of in vitro testing systems for the validation of optical biosensors in conditions closely replicating those found in vivo. Outside of the lab, I'm a fan of sports, music, and most things related to Cambodia.

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Waqas Saleem

Graduate Student
Lab Tenure: 2020 - present

Education

Pursuing Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

M.S., Biology, City College (CUNY), 2013

B.S., Biotechnology, University of Karachi, 2010

Interests

I am very passionate about developing biosensors and point-of-care devices. For the past decade, I have been involved in developing electrochemical biosensors and lateral flow assays for neurotransmitters, fibrinogen and gentamicin molecules. Currently, I’m developing various hydrogel matrices for optical-based glucose biosensor. Outside of lab, I’m culinary expert in Indian/Pakistani cuisine and I love learning new dishes from different culture and travelling the world for food.

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Mohammed Haque

Graduate Student
Lab Tenure: 2019 - present

Education

Pursuing M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2019

Interests

I am currently investigating the use of various sterilization methods on hydrogel-based optical biosensors.

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