Research laboratory of Shuvo Roy, PhD
Biodesign Laboratory

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Roy

Shuvo Roy, PhD
Professor and Principal Investigator
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Development of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) technology for biomedical applications with an emphasis on implantable devices

Administration

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Illya Gordon
Research Associate
Cleanroom Coordinator and Lab Manager
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Management of Biodesign Lab and Biomedical Micro & Nanotechnology Core (BMNC), focusing on facilitating and assisting in device fabrication and development for application in urgent biomedical challenges such as drug delivery, stem cell differentiation, and point-of-care diagnostics

Margaret (Peggy) Lees, MTM
Program Manager
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Manage and direct activities pertaining to preclinical and clinical trials, outreach and grant management

Desiree Khu, MBA
Administrative Officer
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Administrative support for Dr. Shuvo Roy

Postdoctoral scholars

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Jarrett Moyer, MD
Surgical Innovations Fellow
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Evaluates surgical considerations necessary for implantation of the kidney device as well as collaborating on the ECMO and bioartificial pancreas projects in similar capacities

Jimmy Ly, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Design and fabrication of robust silicon nanopore membranes (SNMs) and housing for blood filtration and cell immunoisolation

Parsa Taheri, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Design and development of silicon nanopore membranes (SNMs)

Avinash Patil, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Corrosion mechanisms of silicon nanopore membranes (SNMs) in body fluid, and surface modification of SNM to improve its in-vivo performance

Rebecca Gologorsky, MD
Surgical Innovations Fellow
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Development of implantable bioartificial organs

Nina Hojs, MD, PhD
Fulbright Scholar
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Development of the bioreactor for the artificial kidney

Graduate students

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Emily Abada
PhD Student, UCSF/UCB Joint Graduate Program in Bioengineering
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Development of an extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) using silicon membrane technology

Iqbal

Zohora Iqbal
PhD Student, UCSF/UCB Joint Graduate Program in Bioengineering
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Improving the biocompatibility of silicon nanopore membranes (SNMs) by surface chemistry alteration with polymer coatings

Adam Rao
MD/PhD Student, UCSF/UCB Joint Graduate Program in Bioengineering
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Translational biomedical engineering projects and non-invasive medical device development

Laboratory staff

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Blaha

Charles Blaha, MS
Research Associate
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Construction of the housing for the implantable bioartificial kidney and testing of silicon membrane technology for various biomedical applications; assists the Principal Investigator with reports, manuscripts, and proposals

Eun Jung Kim

Eun Jung Kim, PhD
Associate Specialist
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Surface modification techniques and hemocompatibility testing for silicon nanopore membranes (SNMs); characterization of cellular responses of bone marrow stem cells, connective tissue progenitor cells, derived mammalian cells on microtextured surfaces in order to understand cell-surface interactions for tissue engineering applications

Ana Santandreu, BS
R&D Engineer
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Design and validation of cell encapsulating technologies and tissue engineered scaffolds for the intravascular bioartificial pancreas (iBAP); testing of allo- and xenogeneic islet sources compatible with the iBAP platform; analysis and characterization of silicon nanopore membranes (SNMs) in-vivo performance; collaboration with The Kidney Project

Ben Chui, PhD
Staff Researcher
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Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-related research including design, layout, and fabrication, with a focus on device prototyping and process development; use of MEMS and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) to implement breakthrough technology in the bio-sciences

Tariq Haniff, MS
Staff Researcher
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Microelectomechanical systems (MEMS), remote sensing applications, and transducers in renewable energy

Wright

Nathan Wright, MS
R&D Engineer
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Development of advanced therapy systems and devices to improve outcomes and quality of life for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients

Tom Horn, BS
Staff Engineer
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Artificial organ housing construction featuring silicon nanopore membranes (SNMs) through mechanical and bioengineering techniques

Alonso Torres, BS
R&D Engineer
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Immuno-isolation with silicon nanopore membranes (SNMs); construction of cell scaffolds for fabrication of intravascular bio-artificial pancreas (iBAP); testing of allogenic, xenogenic, and stem-cell derived cells for Type One Diabetes therapy; application and efficacy of substance identifying techniques

Deepika Sarode, BA
Staff Researcher
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Evaluation and development of thrombogenicity testing methods for large blood-contacting medical devices

Rebecca Shaheen, BS
Staff Researcher
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Fabrication of a super porous cell scaffold that is physiologically relevant for human islets; in vivo and in vitro testing and characterization of intravenous bio artificial pancreas (iBAP); mathematical modeling of oxygen transport within the device

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