Research laboratory of Shuvo Roy, PhD
Biodesign Laboratory

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Principal investigator

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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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Gordon

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

Susan Kram, MS
Project Manager, The Kidney Project
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Management of development timelines, deliverables, and communications as it pertains to The Kidney Project

Daicy Luo
Administrative Officer
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Administrative support of the Roy Lab and The Kidney Project

 

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

Postdoctoral scholars

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Feinberg

Benjamin Feinberg, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Development and validation of mechanistic transport models for silicon nanopore membranes (SNMs)

Jarrett Moyer, MD
Surgery Resident
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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)

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
Staff Researcher
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Artificial organs and bioengineering
Ben Chui, PhD
Staff Researcher
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Membrane fabrication
Tariq Haniff, MS
Staff Researcher
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Membrane fabrication

Wright

Nathan Wright, MS
Research and Development 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

Sukhveer Sandhu, MS
Medical Device Engineer
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Medical Device Engineer for UCSF's Surgical Innovations Program

Ryan Holman, MS
Staff Engineer
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Hardware support and spectral analysis for The Smart Diaphragm Project

Tom Horn, BS
Staff Engineer
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Bioengineering

Former lab members

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Song
Shang Song, PhD Stanford University

Buddhadev Paul Chaudhuri, PhD  
Haikal
Kamran Haikal UCSF - Department of Family and Community Medicine
Bancroft Brown

Jeremy Bancroft Brown, MD, PhD

 
Jayagopal
Aishwarya Jayagopal, PhD Biotech Connection - Bay Area, Inc.
Ajay Dharia, MD  
Stephanie Brummett
Stephanie Brummett
Coordinator
 

Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trial,

fundraiser dedicated to The Kidney Project:

https://crowdfund.ucsf.edu/project/5914

Yeager
Torin Yeager, PhD Avantex Vascular Corporation
Moses

Willieford Moses, MD, PhD

UCSF Department of Surgery

Park

Jae Hyun Park, PhD

Applied Materials

Chung

Philip Chung, MS

UCSF Medical School

Heller

Alex Heller, MS

Northwestern University

Etemadi

Mozziyar Etemadi, MD, PhD

Northwestern University

Steven Kim

Steven Kim, MD

Kaiser Permanente

Rabbani

Naveed Rabbani, BS

Harvard Medical School

Soler

Peter Soler, PhD candidate

Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Image credit for Shuvo Roy: © majedphoto.com

Susan Kram
Project Manager, The Kidney Project
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  1. Avantec Vascular Corporation