Julia Kudryashev - Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Bioengineering - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017
2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Julia Kudryashev is a graduate student pursuing a Bioengineering Ph.D. at UCSD. She is interested in developing diagnostic and research tools for the nervous system, and in improving in vitro tissue models. When she's not in lab, Julia enjoys dabbling in different art mediums and spending time with her cat.
Lauren Waggoner - Ph.D. Student, Nanoengineering
B.S. Nanoengineering - UC San Diego, 2014
Lauren is interested in researching nanotechnology and nanomaterials for localized drug delivery applications and personalized medical treatment.
Rebecca Kandell - Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
Rebecca is pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UCSD. She is interested in leveraging nanomedicine and tissue engineering to treat traumatic brain injury and other neurodegenerative disorders of the central nervous system.
Marianne Madias - Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Biomedical Engineering - University of Arizona, 2019
2019 Sloan Fellow
2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Marianne Madias is pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioengineering at UCSD. She is interested in using nanomaterials to develop innovative technologies for the treatment and diagnosis of diseases affecting the nervous system.
Jason Wu - Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Bioengineering - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2020
Jason Wu is pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioengineering at UCSD. He is interested in using nanomaterials for targeted therapeutic delivery to treat neurodegenerative diseases and to modulate the immune response after traumatic brain injury. In his spare time he enjoys Latin dancing and longboard surfing with his friends.
Shivani Shukla - Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Materials Science & Engineering and B.S. Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University, 2020
2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Shivani Shukla is pursuing a Ph.S. in Bioengineering at UCSD. She is interested in developing diagnostic tools using nanotechnology for studying the brain and treating brain diseases. In her free time, she enjoys food, bachata, and beach days.
Katelyn Miyasaki - Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering
B.S. Biomedical Engineering - Washington University in St. Louis, 2019
Katelyn Miyasaki is pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioengineering at UCSD. She is interested in developing nanomaterials for targeted drug delivery in order to increase specificity and efficacy of drug action and reduce off-target effects. Outside of the lab, she enjoys playing badminton and writing fanfiction.