People and Researchers

Lab Director & Principal Investigator:

William C. Tang, Ph.D.

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Professor, Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility
(949) 824-9892
wctang@uci.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Lab Manager:

Carina Lee

June 2017 – Present
Biomedical Engineering, MS program
Project: Cardiomyocyte Biomechanics

Graduate Student Researchers:

Will Agnew

June 2018 – Present
Biomedical Engineering, MS
Project: Energy-Harvesting Microdevices

Ruiyi Chen

March 2015 – present
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD Program
Project: Microimplants for Neural Interfaces; Cancer Diagnosic Platform

Jinny Han

June 2016 – present
Biomedical Engineering, MS Program
Project: Malaria Diagnostic Platform

Yun Hui

October 2017 – present (Visiting)
Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics, PhD Program
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Project: Electrochemical microsensors

Joanne Ly

September 2017 – Present
Biomedical Engineering, PhD Program
Project: Neuroengineering and Neuropathology

Seohyun Shim

September 2017 – Present
Biomedical Engineering, MS Program
Project: Optogenetic Platform

Yuntian Xue

September 2017 – Present
Biomedical Engineering, PhD Program
Project: Retina-On-a-Chip

Undergraduate Student Researchers :

Chrissie Alexander

February 2018 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2018 Spring
Biological Science, BS
Projects: (1) Microplatforms for Cardiomyocyte Biomechanics
(2) Microplatforms for Immunomodulation Studies

Lillian Chang

June 2018 – Present
Mechanical Engineering, BS
Project: Energy-Harvesting Microdevices

Brittanie Chu

October 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2017 Fall, 2018 Spring
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Fellow 2018 – 2019
Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) Fellow 2018 – 2019
Biomedical Engineering, BS Program
Project: Energy-Harvesting Microdevices

Klaudia Cymerska

December 2017 – present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2018 Spring
Biomedical Engineering, Premedical, BS
Project: Neuroengineering Platform

Salonee Darbari

November 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2018 Spring
Biomedical Engineering, BS
Project: Retina-On-a-Chip

Madhumita Kannan

September 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2017 Fall, 2018 Spring
Biomedical Engineering, BS
Projects: (1) Microplatforms for Cardiomyocyte Biomechanics
(2) Microplatforms for Immunomodulation Studies

Samuel Lassers

September 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2017 Fall
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Fellow 2018 – 2019
Biomedical Engineering, BS Program
Project: Optogenetic Platform

Wendy Lei

October 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2018 Spring
Biomedical Engineering, BS Program
Project: Cancer Diagnostic Platform

Jonathan Lim

October 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2018 Spring
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, BS
Project: Retina-On-a-Chip

Zachary Siu

October 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2017 Fall, 2018 Spring
Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) Fellow 2018 – 2019
Biomedical Engineering, BS Program
Project: Energy-Harvesting Microdevices

Reese Tobaben

June 2016 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2016 Fall, 2017 Fall
Biomedical Engineering, BS
Project: Microplatforms for Infestious Diseases Detection

Jennifer Tran

January 2018 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2018 Spring
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, BS
Project: Retina-On-a-Chip

Ashley Urrutia

April 2018 – Present
Biomedical Engineering, BS Program
Project: Neuroengineering and Neuropathology

Joshua Wang

October 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2017 Fall, 2018 Spring
Biomedical Engineering, BS Program
Project: Energy-Harvesting Microdevices

Kaylie Wong

September 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2017 Fall, 2018 Spring
Biomedical Engineering, BS
Project: Neuroengineering and Neuropathology

Vienna Wu

February 2018 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2018 Spring
Biological Science, BS
Projects: (1) Microplatforms for Cardiomyocyte Biomechanics
(2) Microplatforms for Immunomodulation Studies

Sabrina Yip

June 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2017 Fall, 2018 Spring
Biological Science, BS
Project: Neuroengineering and Neuropathology

High-School Student Researcher:

Kellie Cao

September 2014 – Present
University High School
Project: Wireless power transmission through biological tissues

Carissa Chiang

June 2018 – Present
Troy High School
Project: Microplatforms for Optogenetic Research

Pedro Gonzalez

June 2018 – Present
Troy High School
Project: Microplatforms for Optogenetic Research

Christian Park

June 2018 – Present
Lutheran High School of Orange County
Project: Microplatforms for Optogenetic Research

Collaborators:

Gregory Brewer, Ph.D.

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND)
Collaborating Project: Hippocampus-On-a-Chip
gjbrewer@uci.edu

Andrew Browne, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Assistent Professor, Ophthalmology, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute,
Collaborating Project: Retina-On-a-Chip
abrowne1@uci.edu

Alumni

Alumni

 

Professor William C. Tang, Ph.D.