Research laboratory of Tejal Desai, PhD
Therapeutic Microtechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory

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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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Gauree Chendke
Lab Manager/Research Associate
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
UCSF
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Development of implantable thin film immune isolating device to enhance islet transplantation for the treatment of Type I diabetes.
Daniel Bernards, PhD
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
UCSF
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
Development of functional polymeric nanowire networks with tunable architectures as scaffolds for wound repair.
Xiao Huang
Xiao Huang, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
UCSF
Muti-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
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.

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Long Le
PhD student
UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
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Colin Zamecnik
PhD student
UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
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Development of antibody conjugated polymeric nanowires as an injectable immunomodulatory scaffold.
Cameron Nemeth
PhD student
UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
Development of micro/nanostructured films and devices for oral drug delivery.
Karen Samy
PhD student
UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
Development and characterization of a three-dimensional in vitro intestinal model for studying drug transport; delivering carrier-loaded microparticles to the lumen of reconstituted microtissues.
Yiqi Cao
Yiqi Cao
PhD student
UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

Development of nanostructured surfaces for preventing restenosis in vascular stents and grafts; characterization of the effect of nanopatterns on epithelial barrier function and drug transport.


 

Wlizabeth Levy
Elizabeth Levy
PhD student
UCSF Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
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Development of nanostructure films in order to aid in the maturation of iPSC derived cardiomyocytes in vitro; characterization of the effects of nano patterns on epithelial barrier function.
Will Lykins
PhD student
UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
Oral and implantable systems for protein/peptide delivery, polyester film degradation properties, thin film devices for long-term HIV prophylaxis.
Priya Mohindra
PhD student
UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering
Fabrication of polymeric microstructures for attenuating cardiac fibrosis and improving vascularization after myocardial infarction.
Kevin Rivera
PhD student
UCSF Graduate Program in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Fabrication of polymeric microparticles for local delivery of neurogenic factors to enhance bone fracture repair.
  Zhongbo Li
Intern
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
UCSF
 

Former lab members

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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