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Tejal Desai, PhD

Principal Investigator

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Cellular integration and tissue engineering, biomimetic architectures for functional biomaterials, and therapeutic drug targeting and delivery

Katherine Krebs

Executive Assistant

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

UCSF

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Initha Setiady

Lab Manager/Research Associate

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

UCSF

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Functionalization of biomaterials for cancer immunotherapy.

Daniel Bernards, PhD

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

UCSF

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Thin film fabrication and devices for therapeutic applications, including ocular drug delivery, pro-healing vascular wraps, and mucosal dressings.

Joel Finbloom, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

UCSF

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Drug delivery of synergistic antimicrobials to treat bacterial biofilms and cystic fibrosis lung infections. Biointerface engineering of drug carriers to improve wound repair and antimicrobial activity.

Xiao Huang, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

UCSF

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Multi-functionalization of nano-/micro- particles and devices for cancer immunotherapy, and investigation of the mechanisms of nano- topography mediated drug penetration across epithelial cells through various imaging methods.

Bhushan Kharbikar, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

UCSF

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Development of implantable biomimetic bioartificial organs by integrating a variety of biomaterials, biological cells, Nano/Microelectromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS) with a current focus on the development of the bioartificial pancreas for treatment of Type-I Diabetes.

Serena Appignani Blacklow

MD/PhD student

UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program

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Integration of point-of-care diagnostic sensors with drug delivery systems to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes (co-PI: Ali Javey, EECS at UC Berkeley)

Gauree Chendke

PhD Student

UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

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Development of implantable thin film immune isolating device to enhance islet transplantation for the treatment of Type I diabetes.

Darnell Cuylear

DDS/PhD Student

UCSF Graduate Program in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

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Development of drug delivery systems for biologic mediators to enhance orthodontic anchorage and bone regeneration.

Pierce Hadley

MD/PhD student

UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program

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Designing biomaterials that augment the function of cell-based immunotherapy. (co-PI: Qizhi Tang, Department of Surgery at USCF)

Mollie Eva Hansen

PhD Student

UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

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Investigation of the effects of nanotopography on epithelial barrier function and drug transport; development of oral methods for protein/peptide delivery.

Will Lykins

PhD student

UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

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Oral and implantable systems for protein/peptide delivery, polyester film degradation properties, thin film devices for long-term HIV prophylaxis.
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Priya Mohindra

PhD student

UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

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Fabrication of polymeric microstructures for attenuating cardiac fibrosis and improving vascularization after myocardial infarction.
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Kevin Rivera

PhD student

UCSF Graduate Program in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

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Fabrication of polymeric microparticles for local delivery of neurogenic factors to enhance bone fracture repair.

Justin Zhong

PhD Student

UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

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Development of polymeric microstructures to modulate local myocardial tissue environments following infarcts.

Tannia Rodriguez

Research Associate

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

UCSF

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Development of therapeutic ocular drug delivery technology.

Former lab members

Who

Now at

Yiqi Cao, PhD  
Elizabeth Levy, PhD Genentech, South San Francisco
Karen Samy, PhD Genentech, South San Francisco
Cameron Nemeth, PhD  
Long Le, PhD  
Colin Zamecnik, PhD  
Zhongbo Li  

Natalie Ciaccio, PhD

BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Kim Kam, PhD

Genentech, South San Francisco

Jennifer Wade, PhD

 
James Pinney, PhD UCSF

Julien Schweicher, PhD

 
Vuk Uskokovic, PhD University of Illinois, Chicago
Jubin Ryu, PhD Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Crystal Nyitray, PhD UCSF QB3

Lalitha Muthusubramaniam, PhD

Berkeley Lights

Kelly Chavez, PhD Duke University
Phin Peng Lee, PhD Stanford University
Alec Cerchiari, PhD Cook Medical
Erica Schlesinger, PhD Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Hari Chirra, PhD Berkeley Lights
Jessica Allen, PhD Berkeley College
Kevin Lance, PhD Putnam Associates
Rob Weber, PhD  

Molly Fischer

Fire Cause Analysis
Laura Walsh  
Ryan Chang, MD/PhD  
Harald Nuhn  
Daniel Johengen  
Jean Kim, PhD  
Cade Fox, PhD