Charlene is currently a second year PhD student at the University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France. Her thesis project deals with Therapeutic Applications of Ultrasound. She has a multidisciplinary background in the fields of Biology – studied undergraduate and master degrees in Biomedical Engineering in the School of Advanced Studies and Engineering from Marseilles (France) then decided to broaden her field of expertise by pursuing a Masters Degree in Medical Radio-physics in Toulouse (France), where she also obtained the entrance exam « DQPRM » (French diploma leading to the Medical Physicist profession). Her Fulbright grant award enabled the opportunity to collaborate with Prof. Demirci and his team for 6 months in BAMM labs during which she will focus on Lab-on-a-chip method for cell sorting applications (especially from blood).
Gizem Calibasi is a research assistant and Ph.D. student in Basic Oncology from the Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Oncology, in Turkey. She received her B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Ege University (Izmir-Turkey) and M.Sc. degree in Basic Oncology from Dokuz Eylul University. Her M.Sc. thesis project, “Clinical significance of c-Kit mutations and their effects of on gastrointestinal stromal tumors”, got a second award from Turkish Association for Cancer Research and Control – Oncology Research Awards. She graduated with a second degree among all graduated Health Sciences M.Sc. students in Dokuz Eylul University at 2011. She was awarded many scholarships, scientific travel grants and awards by outstanding foundations (European Federation of Laboratory Medicine, Turkish Association for Cancer Research and Control...etc). Her research interests are personalized cancer therapy based pharmacogenomic. Her Ph.D. thesis is about post-genomic processes of colorectal cancer metastasis. She is working on three-dimensional microfluidic cell culture models for observing the cancer cell behaviour in BAMM laboratories, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Manoj Kumar is pursuing his Master's degree in Nanotechnology at Amity University. He is currently working on his master thesis with the supervision of Dr. Hadi Shafiee. His work in BAMM labs includes working in Point-of-Care Microfluidic Technology for real time detection and diagnosis in resource limited settings.
Volha Liaudanskaya is currently a PhD student in the University of Trento (Italy) working on cell encapsulation technology for organ printing application. During her studies (2005-2010) in the Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus), where she received her M.S. degree in genetics, she took one-year master course in molecular genetics at the National Academy of sciences of Belarus, with the thesis topic: "Influence of the genes of detoxification system on the predisposition to schizophrenia development". In the end of 2011 an award was granted from the University of Trento, Italy for 3-years PhD program with topic: "Materials and cell division for tissue engineering applications". She now has joined BAMM Labs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School as a research scholar working with Dr. Savas Tasoglu on the hydrogel assembly technology.
Sultan Noorddin joined BAMM Labs in Jan 2014. He has a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from Mumbai University. He worked on the Ambulatory ECG Monitoring on mobile phones in his Bachelors degree thesis. He comes with 2 years of corporate experience. He is pursuing a Master of Technology in Biomedical Engineering from SRM University, India. His area of interest is to work towards Point-of-Care of diseases with Microfluidics technology. He is working under the supervision of Dr. Hadi Shafiee.
Vasu Sah received his M.S degree in Bio-Materials from University at Buffalo, State University of New York. During his Masters Thesis, he worked on the nucleation of oligotrophic bacteria and formation of oxide-bacteria adducts on semiconductor surfaces developing biochips. He has a Bachelors Engineering degree in Biotechnology and has undertaken research projects at INMAS, Defense Research - DRDO, Tata Research (TIFR) and IWRI, University of South Australia. His research interests are in the area of Materials Science, Bio-Surfaces, Nanostructures, Imaging and Characterization of Biomaterials. At BAMM labs, he is working under Dr. Waseem Asghar, in developing microfluidic devices for HIV Diagnosis and CCD Fluorescent Imaging for Candida Detection.
Krithika Shankaran , an Industrial Biotechnology major at SASTRA University, is from India for her final year research internship. Her previous research papers and experience pertain to Molecular Docking and Silver Nanoparticle analysis. She is one of the recipients of the prestigious Young India Fellowship Program for the year 2014. She works on scaffold free 3D cell assembly for liver tissue engineering under the supervision of Dr Pu Chen here at BAMM Labs.
Antonio Carlos Sobieranski is a Ph.D student in computer science from the Federal University of Parana, Brazil. Since 2006 he is a researcher at Lapix - Digital Image Processing and Computer Graphics Lab, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, working in many projects related to digital image processing and computer vision under supervision of Prof.Dr.rer.nat Aldo von Wangenheim. In 2010 he received his master degree in computer science from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, where in 2011 his master's thesis has been awarded in 2nd place in the Master and Doctoral Thesis Contest of the year 2010 by the Brazilian Computer Society. His interest areas include image and video processing in general, image segmentation, variational approaches more specifically the Mumford-Shah model, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence in general, programming languages (C and C++) and Linux as operating system. His research here involves investigate means to improve resolution in images provided by point-of-a-care platforms.
Chu Hsiang Yu received his B.S. degree from the Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan. He is now a second year student in graduate school of Art and Science, Brandeis University, studying chemistry for his master degree. He is interested in drug delivery, pharmacokinetics, bioengineering and medical engineering projects that have a major global impact. He is currently working at BAMM Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Savas Tasoglu on paramagnetic levitational assembly of hydrogels. He wants to engage in different kinds of biomedical engineering fields before and after he finishes his master degree.