Alumni

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Rex Blair, M.E.
Instructor, United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY, USA
Borna Dabiri, Ph.D.
Medical School Student, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
Matthew Hemphill, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Lucas Kerscher, M.E.
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Germany
Poling Kuo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC
Megan O’Grady, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA
Terrence Pong, M.S.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA, USA
George Ye, Ph.D.
McKinsey & Company Boston, MA, USA
Alexander Peyton Nesmith, Ph.D.

FORMER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS:

Ashutosh Agarwal, Ph.D.
Patrick Alford, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
Yvonne Aratyn, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Hepregen, Medford, MA, USA
Mohammad Badrossamay, Ph.D.
Senior Research Information Specialist, Saint-Gobain Corporation, Northboro, MA, USA
Kartik Balachandran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
Mark Bray, Ph.D.
Computational Biologist, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA
Andrew Capulli, Ph.D.
Tissue Engineer, DEKA Research and Development , Manchester, NH, USA
Stephanie Dauth, Ph.D.
Researcher, Fraunhofer IME, Frankfort, Germany
Leila Deravi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
Adam Feinberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Christian Franck, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Sylvain Gabriele, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Université de Mons, Mons, Belgium
Nicholas Geisse, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Asylum Research, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Thomas Grevesse, Ph.D.
Anna Grosberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Renita Horton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,  Agricultural and Biological Engineering  Mississippi State University, MS, USA
Dong-Hwee Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, KU-KIST Graduate School of Converging Science and Technology, Korea University, Seoul, S. Korea
Hyungsuk Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Yonsei University, South Korea
Louise Lagendijk, M.D.
Johan Ulrik Lind, Ph.D.
Megan McCain, Ph.D.
Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, Los Angeles CA, USA
Roza Mahmoodian, Ph.D.
Senior R&D Engineer, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes NJ, USA
Janna Nawroth, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, R&D Lead, Emulate Inc., Boston, MA, USA
Francesco Pasqualini, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, WYSS Zurich Translational Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Crystal Ripplinger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Arun Shrivats, Ph.D.
Consultant, LEK Consulting, San Fransisco, CA, USA
Adrian Buganza Tepole, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, IN, USA
Hongyan Yuan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, RI, USA

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What's New

Thank you to our Summer Students! August 16th, 2017

Thank you to all the undergraduate students who spent time working in the lab over the summer. We wish you all the best this school year!

 

Jenny Wang, United States Military Academy at West Point
Daniel Gray, United States Military Academy at West Point
Nikita Pereverzin, United States Military Academy at West Point
Kathryn Dula, United States Military Academy at West Point
Daniel Drennan, Nicholls State University
Michael Ferris, James Madison University
Karla Rivera, Barry University
John Doyle, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Madeleine Dahl, Salem State University
Nikita Budnik, McGill University
Karaghen Hudson, Harvard University
Sayo Eweje, Harvard University
Michael Peters, Harvard University
Gabriela Berner, Harvard University

Welcome Dr. Ardoña! August 15th, 2017

The DBG would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Herdeline Ardoña. Herdeline recently completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University,  where she was a part of Prof. Tovar’s lab.  Welcome, Herdeline!

Welcome Dr. Liu! June 23rd, 2017

The DBG would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Qihan Liu. Qihan completed his Ph.D. in Prof. Zhigang Suo’s lab here at Harvard University, where he focused on the mechanics and physics of soft materials.  Welcome, Qihan!

Farewell Jack! June 16th, 2017

The DBG would like to wish Jack Zhou all the best as he leaves us for his next adventure – Medical School. Congratulations Jack!

The DBG welcomes the Orientation and Reach-Back Training class of the U.S. Army May 22nd, 2017

The DBG had the pleasure of hosting the Orientation and Reach-Back Training (ORBT) training class of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Field Assistance in Science and Technology (FAST) program on May 17, 2017. ORBT is a multi-week mission overview program for senior-level Army officers, non-commissioned officers and Department of the Army civilians on the mechanisms for identifying and resolving technology capability gaps for units in their area of operation. The class visit to Professor (Lieutenant Colonel, Reserves) Parker’s Lab is their only visit to a Lab outside the Department of Defense.

The class met with DBG veterans and attended presentations on Stronger, Tougher, and Lighter Soldier Protection Systems; Nanofiber Scaffolds for Wound Healing/Dressings; Traumatic Brain Injury – Understanding Disease Mechanisms; Fibrous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineered Foods; Cells as Engineering Materials – the Cyborg Ray Project; Cuttlefish Inspired Camouflage; and our unique program for embedding Artists-In- Residence in the Lab.

Guests included members from the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM); U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Army Research Laboratory; and RDECOM Research, Development and Engineering Centers.

Pictured below are (clockwise from bottom left): DBG Artist-in- Residence Karaghen Hudson (Harvard Class of 2018); Ms. Valerie Carney (ERDC); Dr. Aimee Poda (ERDC); Dr. (Colonel, Reserves) Steve Hart (RDECOM); Veteran and Program Coordinator John Laursen (Army Retired); Dr. Jerry Ballard (ERDC); Mr. Nathan Frantz (US Army Corps of Engineers); Visiting Scholar and Brigadier General Michael D. Phillips (USA Retired); Dr. Samantha Chambers RDECOM Science Advisor to the XVIII Airborne Corps; and Lieutenant Colonel Jovanna Nelson.