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:

Ruiyi Chen

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

Ishita Gulati

September 2017 – present
Biotechnology Management, MS Program
Project: Epigenetics in Neuropathology

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

Carina Lee

September 2016 – present
Biomedical Engineering, MS Program
Project: Cardiomyocyte Biomechanics

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 :

Will Agnew

May 2015 – Present
Edwards Lifesciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (E-SURP) Fellow 2015
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Honorary Fellow 2015
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Fellow 2016
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018
Biomedical Engineering, BS
Project: Microplatforms for Cardiomyocyte Biomechanics

Chrissie Alexander

February 2018 – Present
Biological Science, BS
Project: Microplatforms for Cardiomyocyte Biomechanics

Brittanie Chu

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

Klaudia Cymerska

December 2017 – Present
Biomedical Engineering, Premedical, BS
Project: Neuroengineering Platform

Salonee Darbari

November 2017 – Present
Biomedical Engineering, BS
Project: Retina-On-a-Chip

Brandon Jeong

June 2016 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2016-2017 Fall & Spring, 2017-2018
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Fellow 2017
Biomedical Engineering, BS
Project: Microplatforms for Infestious Diseases Detection

Madhumita Kannan

September 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2017-2018
Biomedical Engineering, BS
Project: Microplatforms for Cardiomyocyte Biomechanics

Samuel Lassers

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

Wendy Lei

October 2017 – Present
Biomedical Engineering, BS Program
Project: Cancer Diagnostic Platform

Jonathan Lim

October 2017 – Present
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, BS
Project: Retina-On-a-Chip

Zachary Siu

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

Reese Tobaben

June 2016 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2016-2017, 2017-2018
Biomedical Engineering, BS
Project: Microplatforms for Infestious Diseases Detection

Jennifer Tran

January 2018 – Present
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 2017-2018
Biomedical Engineering, BS Program
Project: Energy-Harvesting Microdevices

Kaylie Wong

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

Vienna Wu

February 2018 – Present
Biological Science, BS
Project: Microplatforms for Cardiomyocyte Biomechanics

Sabrina Yip

June 2017 – Present
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2017-2018
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

Krishna Ravi

June 2017 – Present
Northwood High School
Project: Microplatforms for Infestious Diseases Detection

Jeffrey Xing

July 2016 – Present
Sage Hill School
Project: Microplatforms for Infestious Diseases Detection

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.