University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering



Alumni


Fall 2018

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Jin Jiang M.S. N/A  N/A
 Karen Low Ph.D. Nam *Remote-activated Electrical Stimulation Via Piezoelectric Scaffold System for Functional Nerve Regeneration  Graduate Student Researcher at University of California, Riverside
 Truong Mai M.S. N/A  N/A
 Jasmine Shah M.S. N/A  N/A
 Christine Silken M.S. N/A  N/A
 Naiyin Zhang Ph.D. N/A  N/A

Summer 2017

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Dieanira Erudaitius Ph.D. Rodgers Interpreting Intracellular Hydrogen Peroxide in Cancer Cells to Understand Cancer Susceptibility to Pharmacological Ascorbate Therapy  Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, Riverside
 Erica Freeman Ph.D. Dahanukar Interpreting Intracellular Hydrogen Peroxide in Cancer Cells to Understand Cancer Susceptibility to Pharmacological Ascorbate Therapy  Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, Riverside
 Junchao Wang Ph.D. Grover Design Automation of Microfluidics  Graduate Student Researcher at University of California, Riverside
 Cheyann Wetteland Ph.D. Liu Magnesium Oxide Based Nanocomposites for Bone Repair  Graduate Student Researcher at University of California, Riverside

Spring 2017

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Koji Hirota Ph.D. Park Development and Application of Optical Coherence Elastography for Detection of Mechanical Property Changes Occurring in Early Osteoarthritis  N/A

Winter 2017

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Daniel Nampe Ph.D. Tsutsui Stirred Suspension Culture for Scalable Production and Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells  Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, Riverside
 Leopold Green Ph.D. Franco Dynamic Self-Assembly: Growth and Breakage of Synthetic DNA Nano-Structures  Postdoctoral Researcher, Caltech
 Qiaomu Tian Ph.D. Liu Magnesium-Based Bioresorbable Medical Implants: Improvement to Standardization  Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago

Fall 2016

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Tyler Backman Ph.D. Girke Small Molecule Interaction With Biological Targets  Jay Keasling Lab at Berkeley National Laboratory
 Douglas Hill Ph.D. Grover Evolving a Tool Set for Biological Research and Education  Director, Tech Center Lab, UC Riverside
 Jillian Clinton Ph.D. Vullev Molecular Engineering of Synthetic Amino Acids for the Mechanistic Study of Dipole Effects on Intramolecular Charge Transfer  N/A
 Shirin Mesbah Oskui Ph.D. Grover Resonating Mass Sensors for Detecting Microgram Scale Objects in Fluids  Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
 Nazila Norouzi Ph.D. Grover Continuous High-Throughput Cell Sorting Using Density  N/A
 Harry Scott Ph.D. Ghosh Role of Subendothelial Matrix Stiffness and Mechanotransduction in Chronic Vascular Inflammation  Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Riverside
 Trupti Terse Ph.D. Mulchandani Advanced Graphene Nanostructures for Biosensing Applications  N/A
 Jacob Vasquez Ph.D. Vullev Fluorescence Biosensing of Therapeutic Drug Concentrations in Biological Fluids  Senior Research Scientist, Custom Programs, Biomatrica, Inc.
 Khalid Akari M.S. Chang N/A  N/A
 Wedad Alhassen M.S. none N/A  N/A
 Astha Arora M.S. Grover N/A  N/A
 Michael Deo M.S. none N/A  N/A
 Kevin Pham M.S. Grover N/A  N/A

Summer 2016

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Thanh Yen Vuong Nguyen Ph.D. Integration of a Novel Co-solvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic Fractionation (CELF) Pretreatment with Biological Conversion to Ethanol  Amyris
 Zied Gaieb Ph.D. Morikis Molecular Switches Coordinate Dynamically Coupled Allosteric Networks in Protein Complexes  Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research in Biological Systems, University of California, San Diego
 Maldonando Maricela Ph.D. Regulation of the Mechanical Niche to Guide Pluripotent Stem Cell Behaviors  City of Hope
 Anh-Tho Ngoc Duong M.S. N/A  N/A
 Dana Rutherford M.S. N/A  N/A

Spring 2016

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Jessica Wen Ph.D. Polydiacetylene-Based Colorimetric Sensors for Plant Diagnostics  Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
 Christopher Horner Ph.D. Spatially Controlled Multi-Phenotypic Differentiation of Stem Cells in 3D Via an Engineered Mechanical Gradient  N/A
 Ian Johnson Ph.D. Refinement of Nanocomposite Coating and Magnesium Substrate Surface Properties for Improved Degradation Resistance and Bone Cell Adhesion  Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Brookes Army Medical Center
 Christopher Hughes M.S. Synthetic Aperture Technology Applied to OCT and an Analysis of Neuronal Swelling  N/A
 Candice Sanscartier M.S. Induction of Ileal Microfold Cells Produced by Cholera Toxin Enhances Bacterial Adherence  Graduate Student Researcher at University of Pittsburgh
 Nathan Driver M.S. N/A  N/ABiomaterial & Nanomedicine Lab
 Shane Eum M.S. N/A  BD Biosciences
 Rafsan Hossain M.S. N/A  Medtronic
 Natnale Fantaye M.S. N/A  PSC Biotech
 Taylor Fujimoto M.S. N/A  Associate Clinical Specialist at Medtronic
 Jonathan Lloyd M.S. N/A  Celgene

Winter 2016

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Soroush Ardekani Ph.D. Site-Targeting Nanotherapeutic for Suppression of Vascular Inflammation  Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 Arun Bhaskaran M.S. N/A  Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 Aaron Cipriano Ph.D. Development and Optimization of Magnesium Alloys and Oxide Surface Treatments for Orthopedic Implant Applications  Research Engineer at Sensor-Kinesis Corp.
 Yadir Guerrero Ph.D. Anvari Virus-Resembling Nano-Structures for Fluorescence Imaging of Ovarian Cancer  Application Scientist, Neofluidics LLC
 Mohammad Sarshar Ph.D. Anvari Combined Optical Micro Manipulation, Force Microscopy, and Quantitative Phase Imaging for Studying Cellular Membrane Protrusion Dynamics   Department of Bioengineering, UCR
 Xiao Yang Ph.D. Mechanical Control of Retinal Vascular Inflammation in Diabetes  National Institutes of Health

Fall 2015

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Matthew Choinski M.S. N/A  Graduate Student Researcher at University of California Riverside
 Mikalie Lai M.S. N/A  Solution Consultant at Dassault Systèmes
 Jennalisa Roman-Crohn M.S. N/A  Biomedical Engineer at MedTronic
 Wilson Zhang M.S. N/A  Research Associate at Micropoint Bioscience, Inc.
 Christopher Hale M.S. N/A  Biotransport and Bioreaction Kinetics Group

Summer 2015

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Clarissa Rodriguez Ph.D. Development and Application of Optical Coherence Tomography for Detection of Cerebral in Vivo  N/A
 Yasaman Damestani Ph.D. Windows to the Brain (WttB): Transparent Nanocrystalline Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Cranial Implants for Non-Invasive, Chronic Access to the Brain for Optical Diagnostics and Therapeutics  Engineer, Device & Final Drug Product Technologies at Amgen
 Carla De Los Santos M.S. N/A  N/A
 Melissa Eberle Ph.D. Park The Development of Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Optical Changes of Cortical Tissue During Seizures  Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering and Internal Medicine Yale School of Medicine
 Paul Ehlinger M.S. N/A  Associate Fund Manager at Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation
 Samson Or M.S. N/A  Doctor of Pharmacy Student at The Ohio State University
 Carissa Rodriguez Ph.D. Park N/A  Optical Engineer The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
 Seija Maniskas M.S. N/A  N/A

Spring 2015

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Anna Laura Quezada Lara Ph.D. Transport in the Mammary Glands  Assistant Professor Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
 Anthony Lira M.S. Morikis N/A  Manufacturing Engineer at Microvention
 Christopher Horner M.S. N/A   N/A
 Justin Kovanis M.S. N/A  High School Biology Teacher at Vallejo High School
 Lauren Wong M.S. N/A  Production Associate at 10X Genomics
 Maricela Maldonado M.S. Nam N/A  City of Hope - postdoctoral fellowship
 Raphael Kung M.S. Quantitative FRET (qFRET) Technology for Determination of Protein Interaction Dissociation Constant in the Presence of Other Proteins and Development of Microfluidic Device  University of California Riverside, Ph.D. Program
 Loopold Green M.S. N/A  N/A
 Brittney McKenzie M.S. N/A  Bioengineering PhD Candidate at University of California Riverside
 Anna Nguyen M.S. N/A  N/A
 Jamie Stewart M.S. N/A  Bioengineering PhD Candidate at University of California Riverside
 Cheyann Werrland M.S. N/A  N/A

Winter 2015

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Allyson Dorsey M.S. N/A  Advanced Quality Engineer at Stryker's Sustainability Solutions
 Vicente Nunez Ph.D. Bioinspired Engineering for Microbial Sensing: The Development of Bacterial Sensing Methodologies Based on Fluorescence Staining and Microfluidic Emission Spectroscopy  Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, Neurobiology
 Danielle Ornelas M.S. N/A  N/A

Spring 2014

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Raymond Medina M.S. N/A  Aspiring Music Producer, Remixer, & Singer-Songwriter
 Diana Perez Saldivar M.S. N/A  N/A
 Koji Hirota M.S. N/A  N/A
 Atena Zahedi M.S. N/A  Graduate Researcher UC Riverside
 Jose Alanis M.S. N/A  Associate Quality Engineer at Abbott Vascular
 Daniya Ashhad M.S. N/A  N/A
 Sepher Halabian M.S. N/A  Senior Sales Engineer at Analytical Industries

Winter 2014

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Narek Aramaisan M.S. N/A  N/A
 Harbani Malik-Chaudhry Ph.D. Development of in vitro Sensitive FRET Technology to Dissect Reaction Dynamics and Intermediates in NEDD8 Conjugation Cascade  Senior Research Scientist at Eos Biosciences, Inc.
 He Qu M.S. N/A  N/A
 Andrew Reimer M.S. N/A  Validation Engineer at Roche Molecular Systems
 Michael Reyes M.S. N/A  N/A
 Trupti Terse M.S. N/A  N/A

Fall 2014

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Kalia Bennett Ph.D Breaking Down the Barrier: Novel Insights Into the Role of Intestinal Microvilli, M cells, and Exploiting "Innate" B Cells as Therapeutic Targets  UCR Big Program
 Christine Brethorst M.S. N/A  Medtronic Neurovascular
 Sandeep Dhall Ph.D Strategies for Development of Chronic Wounds Using the LIGHT-/- Mouse and a Diabetic Mouse: From Mechanism to Treatment  Senior Scientist at Osiris Therapeutics Inc.
 Md. Rezuanul Haque Ph.D. Temporally Registered Optical Coherence Tomography and Fluorescence Microscopy for in vitro Detection of Neural Activity  Thorlabs Quantum Electronics, Jessup, Maryland
 Ryan Kozaka M.S. Rodgers An Evaluation of Protein-Ligand Interactions Through Diffusion Coefficients Determined via Taylor Dispersion Analysis  Gilead Sciences, QA Investigator
 Tejas Patel M.S. Cell and Particle Sorting Using Lateral Flow in Woven Meshes   University of California Riverside, M.S. Program
 Jacklyn Whitehead M.S. N/A  N/A
 William Yang M.S. N/A  Admissions Advisor at University of California Riverside Extension

Summer 2014

Name Degree Advisor Thesis Title Last Known Employer
 Jason Crovisier M.S. N/A  Control System Engineer at SYCAL ENGINEERING
 Michael Oliveira Ph.D. Park Multi-Scale Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging  Acutus Medical Inc, System Engineer

Spring 2013

Fall 2013

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Yasmin Amin Spring 2013  N/A
 Edward Cardenas Spring 2013  N/A
 Carl Chen Spring 2013 Morikis  UCR Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Program
 Alexandra Eastes Spring 2013  N/A
 Nisar Farhat Spring 2013  Ph.D. Program at UCLA
 Devin McBride Spring 2013 Rodgers  Loma Linda University, Ph.D. Post Doctorate
 Salwa Said Spring 2013  Eli Lilly, Research Biologist
 Christopher Tom Spring 2013  N/A
 Srigokul Upadhyayula Spring 2013 Research Associate, Harvard
 Yan Wang Spring 2013 Park  Acuvue
 Marlena May Wong Spring 2013  N/A
 Hayley Ostrin Spring 2013  Engineering at American Elements Inc.

Winter 2013

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Joseph Granelli Fall 2013  Neutrogena, Cleaning Validation Consultant
 Manasa Lanka Fall 2013 Morikis  Research Assistant, UCSD Moores Cancer Center
 Noriko Ozaki Fall 2013  N/A

Summer 2013

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Duoduo Bao Winter 2013  N/A
 Md. Shahidul Islam Fall 2013 Park  Thorlabs Quantum Electronics

Spring 2012

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Baharak Bahmani Summer 2013 Anvari  Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
 Ronal Gorham Jr. Summer 2013 Morikis  Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medical Microbiology, Utrecht University Medical Center
 Jacyln Lock Summer 2013  PhD program at Northeastern University
 Jessica Wen Summer 2013  N/A
Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Aliana Lopez de Victoria Spring 2012 Morikis Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida, PDF
 Erica Gwyn Faris Spring 2012  N/A
 Marilyn Elizabeth Foster Spring 2012  N/A
 Maria Emil Iskandar Spring 2012  Baxter Healthcare, Engineer
 Brandon T. Maraglia Spring 2012  Sofie Biosciences, Sr. Mechanical Engineer
 Daniel Pareza Nampe Spring 2012  UC Riverside - PhD Program Bioengineering Dept.
 Meriam Amel Sebaa Spring 2012  Parker Hannifin Corp. Med. System, Materials/Process Engineer
 Jeremy Barth Stubbs Spring 2012  Research
 Steven M. Garcia Spring 2012  N/A
 Kyle J. McKeller Spring 2012  University of California Riverside, Graduate Program
 Aaron Alan Nichols Spring 2012 Morikis  R&D Engineer, Corpus Medical, Inc., Campbell, CA. SC Laboratories, Capitola, CA.
 Jonathan Ma Spring 2012 Park  Naval Sea Systems Command, Engineer

Summer 2012

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Ali Hadin Summer 2012  N/A
 Chris Kielich Summer 2012 Morikis  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University, and Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University. Currently, Research Faculty, WallaceH Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech. 

Fall 2012

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Yan Liu Fall 2012  N/A
 Prashanthi Vandrangi Fall 2012 Rodgers  Edwards Lifesciences, Manager, Podium and Publications, Transcatheter Heart Valves
 Debbie Hlava Fall 2012 Morikis  Abbott Vascular
 Christian Oh Fall 2012 Park  N/A

Spring 2011

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Shan Singh Dhillion Spring 2011  N/A
 Milan Nikolas Draganov Spring 2011  Med-Logics, R&D Engineer
 Joseph Steven Fletcher Spring 2011  Biosense Webster, Quality Engineer II
 Richard Lloyd Lauhead Spring 2011  Biosense Webster, Quality Engineer
 Rishi Ajay Matani Spring 2011 Park  Boston Scientific, Manufacturing Engineer
 Randall L. Mello Spring 2011  Boston Scientific, Manufacturing Engineer
 Howard Chun Hao Noz Spring 2011  Ambry Genetics
 Kenneth Gerard Sugerman Spring 2011  Allergan, Access Control Monitoring Consultant

Summer 2011

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Yang Song Summer 2011  N/A

Spring 2010

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Jana Renne Buccola Spring 2010 Rodgers  Abbott Vascular, R&D Manager

Winter 2009

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Kaydence Marie Cowley Winter 2009  Ph.D. Colorado State University
 Sean Michael Guthrie Fall 2009  Humana, Automation & Test Engineer
 Huiqing Ma Fall 2009  N/A

Fall 2008

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Yiheng Wang Fall 2008 Rodgers  Lone Star College, Associate Professor of Engineering

Summer 2008

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Xiulin Shen Summer 2008  N/A

Summer 2007

Name Degree Advisor Last Known Employer
 Nathaniel Gerald Portney Summer 2007  University of California Riverside, Ph.D.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Bioengineering
205 Materials Science & Engineering

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tel: (951) 827-4303
Fax: (951) 827-6416
E-mail: big@engr.ucr.edu

Potential Undergraduate Students:
Undergraduate Admissions

Potential Graduate Students:
Professor Victor G. J. Rodgers

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