University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering



Current Graduate Students


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2013

Ph.D. Students

NameYearAdvisorDegreePrevious Institution
Troy Alva 1st Rodgers B.S. Neuroscience University of California, Riverside
Donovan Argueta Ph.D. Candidate Di Patrizio B.S. Bioengineering California Lutheran University
Catherine Augello 5th Ford B.S. Bioengineering Rice University, TX
Basil Baddour 1st Ghosh B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Abby Barlow 1st Hu B.S. Biomedical Engineering University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Heran Bhakta 5th Grover B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Joshua Burns Ph.D. Candidate Anvari B.S. Physics, B.S. Biological Sciences University of California, Irvine
Andrea Cabrera 1st Ghosh B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Matthew Chow 2nd Ge B.S. Biochemistry University of California, Riverside
Natalie De Howitt Rivera Ph.D. Candidate Pirrung/Liao B.S. Biology Biomedical University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, PR
Harish Dixit Ph.D. Candidate Rao B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Berkeley
Dieanira Erudaitius Ph.D. Candidate Rodgers B.S. Biomedical Engineering University of California, Irvine
Erica Freeman Ph.D. Candidate Dahanukar B.S. Bioengineering California Lutheran University
Patrick Gregory 2nd Park B.S. Bioengineering California Lutheran University
Christopher Hale 3rd Rodgers B.S. Bioengineering/td> University of California, Riverside
Taylor Hanley 2nd Anvari B.S. Chemistry/Biology Harvey Mudd College, CA
Reed Harrison Ph.D. Candidate Morikis B.S. Bioengineering University of Texas, Austin, TX
Md. Monirul Hasan Ph.D. Candidate Park B.S. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering, BANGLADESH
Koji Hirota Ph.D. Candidate Park B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Shane Hoang 1st B.S. Biomedical Engineering University of California, Davis
Sana Hussain 1st Hu B.S. Bioengineering University of California, San Diego
Gerardo Ico Ph.D. Candidate Nam B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Reem Jaber 1st Liu B.S. Chemical Engineering University of California, Riverside
Wayne Leu 2nd Liu B.S. Biomedical Engineering University of California, Davis 
Karen Low Ph.D. Candidate Nam B.S. Biology University of California, Riverside
Thompson Lu 3rd Anvari M.S. IGP Bio Eng & Sm Scale Tech University of California, Merced
Brian Lupish 1st   M.S. Bioengineering University of Pittsburgh, PA
Vipul Madahar On Leave Liao M.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Brittney McKenzie Ph.D. Candidate Grover B.S. Bioengineering University of Washington, WA
Sidharth Modha 1st Tsutsui B.S. Biomedical Engineering Rensselaer Poly Institute, NY
Rohith Mohan Ph.D. Candidate Morikis B.S. Biomedical Engineering University of Iowa, IA
Seyed Mostafavi Ph.D. Candidate Bardeen M.S. Medical Nanotechnology Tehran University of Medical Science, IRAN
Anna Nguyen 4th Abdul Razak B.S. Biological Sciences University of California, Irvine
Hakeem Omotayo 2nd Ford B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Danielle Ornelas 3rd Park B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Alexandra Reardon 1st Hu B.S. Bioengineering Union College, NY
Dana Rutherford 3rd Liu B.S. Chemical Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara
Nabjot Sandhu 3rd Garcia-Castro B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Merced
Maria Sekyi 3rd Tiwari-Woodruff B.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering Colorado State University, CO
Jaimie Stewart 3rd Franco B.S. Bioengineering University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Jack Tang 4th Anvari B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside 
Thien-Toan Tran Ph.D. Candidate Mulchandani B.S. Biomedical Engineering University of California, Irvine
Junchao Wang Ph.D. Candidate Grover B.S. Bioengineering Jiangnan University, CHINA
George Way On Leave Liao B.S. Biology University of California, Riverside
Cheyann Wetteland Ph.D. Candidate Liu B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Adam Witmer 2nd Bhanu B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Zhehao Xiong Ph.D. Candidate Liao M.S. Biomedical Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HONG KONG
Xuejun Yu Ph.D. Candidate Mulchandani B.S. Molecular Biology University of Wyoming, WY
Atena Zahedi Ph.D. Candidate Talbot B.S. Biomedical Engineering University of Southern California
Nehemiah Zewde Ph.D. Candidate Morikis B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Naiyin Zhang Ph.D. Candidate Liu B. Engr. Biomedical Engineering Southwest Jiaotong University, CHINA

M.S. Students

NameYearAdvisorDegreePrevious Institution
Alexander Brunelle 2nd Nam B.S. Biology/td> University of New Hampshire, NH
Kaiqing Chen 1st Hu B.S. Biology University of Oregon, OR
John Clark 1st Vullev B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Radha Daya 2nd Liu B.S. Biomedical Engineering University of California, Davis
Xuefeng Dong 2nd Liao B.S. Biotechnology Northeast Forestry University, CHINA
Chitra Hariharan 2nd Liao B. Engr. Telecommunication Engineering PES Institute of Technology, VTU, INDIA
Jin Jiang 2nd Liao B.S. Biology Nanjing Agricultural University, CHINA
Junze Liu 2nd Park B. Biomedical Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology, CHINA
Truong Mai 1st   B.S. Bioengineering BS+MS University of California, Riverside
Neha Palegar 1st   B. Engr. Biotechnology PES Institution of Technology, INDIA
Henry Plascencia On leave   B.S. Bioengineering B.S. Bioengineering
Jasmine Shah 2nd Park B. Engr. Instrumentation and Control Engineering Gujarat University, INDIA
Brittney Shaver 1st   B.S. Bioengineering BS+MS University of California, Riverside
Christine Silken 1st   B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Muhammad Usman 1st   B.S. Electronic Engineering Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, PAKISTAN
Jennifer Yang 2nd Rodgers B.S. Bioengineering University of California, Riverside
Raymond Yeung 2nd Rodgers B.S. Chemical Biology University of California, Berkeley

2017 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

Big Class 2017

(from left to right) Jorge Sanchez, Jason Qiu, Kenneth Nelson, Martina Sanchez, Kimberly Labra, Rohaine Hsu, Jacqueline Mantooth, Jenna Roper, Krishen Wadhwani, Daniel Windle (not pictured) Chengchun Gao, Westly Garcia, Daniel Nitinthorn and Enrique Roman

2016 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

Big Class 2016

(from left to right, back row) Basil Baddour, Muhammad Usman, Kaiqing Chen, Shane Hoang, Sana Hussain, Alexandra Reardon, John Clark, Sidharth Modha
(from left to right, front row) Neha Palegar, Brian Lupish, Christine Silken, Brittney Shaver, Abby Barlow, Reem Jaber

2015 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

Big Class 2015

(from top to bottom) Wedad Alhassen, Troy Alva, Alexander Brunnelle, Andrea Cabrera, Radha Daya, Michael Deo, Xuefeng Dong, Shane Eum, Natnale Fantaye, Taylor Fujimoto, Chitra Hariharan, Jin Jiang, Junze Liu, Jonathan Llyod, Kevin Pham, Jasmine Shah, Jennifer Yang, Raymond Yeung, Siddharth Agarwal, Shreedevi Arun Kumar, Matthew Chow, Samantha Corber, Nami Davoodzadeh, Patrick Gregory, Taylor Hanley, Wayne Leu, Vipul Madahar, Hakeem Omotayo, Adam Witmer

2014 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

Big Class 2014

(from the top left) Joshua Burns, Nehemiah Zewde, Christopher Hale, Henry Plascencia, Nathan Driver, Chris Hughes, Hossein Mostavi

(from bottom left) Arun Bhaskarun, Paul Ehlinger, Astha Aurora, Dana Rutherford, Nabjot Sandhu, Thompson Lu, Matthew Roberts, Jennalisa Roman

(not pictured) Khalid Akari, Donovan Argueta, Anthony Lira, George Way

2013 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

Big Class 2013

2012 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

Big Class 2012

(from the top left) Zhixiang (Ian) Zhang, Trupti Terse, Chris Horner, Heran Bhakta, Nisar Farhat, Andrew Reimer, Jason Crovisier, Joseph Granelli, Christopher Tom, Edward Cardenas, Tejas Patel, Cheyann Wetteland, Salwa Said, Ryan Kozaka

(from bottom left) Harish Dixit, Dieanira Erudaitius, Jessica Wen, Alexandra Eastes, Yasmin Amin, May Wong, Hayley Ostrin, Catherine Augello, Carl Chen.

2011 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

BIG Entering Class 2011

(From l to r) Manasa Tirumalasetty, Leopold Green, Xiao Yang, Debbie Hlava, Natalie DeHowitt Rivera, Carla De Los Santos, Atena Zahedi, Marylin Foster, Tyler Backman, Alain Assaf, Soroush Ardekani, Jonathan Ma, Aaron Cipriano, Christian Oh, Aaron Nichols, Kyle McKellar, Daniel Nampe, Zied Gaieb, Eunsoo Yoo, Harry Scott, Jedidiah Lobos, Thanh Yen Nguyen, and Brandon Maraglia. (Not pictured:Koji Hirota, Karen Low, Maricela Maldonado, Paul Oprilla, Shirin Mesbah Oskouei and He Qu)

2010 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

BIG 2010

(Front: l to r) Maria Iskander, Jaclyn Lock, Richard Lauhead, Kenneth Sugarman, Kaila Bennett

(Middle: l to r) Mohammed Desai, Jillian Larsen, Vipul Madahar, Gabrielle Goodman, Meriam Sebaa, Ana Quezada, Melissa Eberle, Randall Mello, Carissa Reynolds, Joseph Fletcher, Yadir Guerrero, Yasaman Damestani

(Rear: l to r) Rishi Matani, Ian Johnson, Howard Noz, Shan Dhillion, Milan Draganov, Pooya Mahmoudian. (Not pictured:Ali Haji Hadian.)

2009 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

2009

(l to r) Michael Oliveira, Doug Hill, Noriko Sausman, Vicente Nunez and Md. Haque.

2008 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

2008

(l to r) Paul Nguygen, Lauren Quezada, John Lee, Md Shahidul Islam, Ron Gorham, Yan Wang, Devin McBride, Harbani Malik, Baharak Bahmani and Sandeep Dhall. (Not pictured Mohammad Sarshar and Erica Freeman.)

2007 Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program Students

2007

(l to r) Huiqing Ma, Aliana López De Victoria, Yan Liu, Sean Guthrie, Duoduo Bao, Kaydence Cowley, and Chris Kieslich. Not pictured is Prashanthi Vandrangi.

2006 Bioengineering Graduate Students

2006

(l to r) Yiheng Wang, Xiulin Shen, Marlon Thomas, Yang Song, and Wei Xia.

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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