Alumni

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Rex Blair, M.E.
Instructor, United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY, USA
Borna Dabiri, Ph.D.
Medical Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 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.
Resident Physician at Stanford University School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA
George Ye, Ph.D.
McKinsey & Company Boston, MA, USA
Alexander Peyton Nesmith, Ph.D.
Megan McCain, Ph.D.
Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, Los Angeles CA, USA
Sean Sheehy, Ph.D.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA
Andrew Capulli, Ph.D.
Tissue Engineer, DEKA Research and Development , Manchester, NH, USA
Renita Horton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,  Agricultural and Biological Engineering  Mississippi State University, MS, USA

FORMER FELLOWS:

Ashutosh Agarwal, Ph.D.
Patrick Alford, Ph.D.
Associate 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.
Investigator III, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Cambridge, MA
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.
Associate Professor, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Sylvain Gabriele, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Université de Mons, Mons, Belgium
Nicholas Geisse, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer, ‎NanoSurface Biomedical, Inc, Seattle, WA, USA
Thomas Grevesse, Ph.D.
Intern Fellow, Stellenbosch University, Department of Botany and Zoology, South Africa
Anna Grosberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine, CA, 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.
Clinical Fellow, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Johan Ulrik Lind, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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
Ben Moaz, Ph.D.
Moran Yadid, Ph.D.

If you need to update your information or want to send us news about yourself, please contact DBG Administrator, John Ferrier.

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What's New

Post-Doc Opening: Rapid Manufacturing of Regenerative Heart Valves May 7th, 2018

Prof. Kevin Kit Parker’s Disease Biophysics Group at the Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering seeks a talented post-doctoral fellow to work on the rapid manufacturing of regenerative heart valves, or JetValves. The candidate will use the proprietary rotary jet spinning technologies developed in the Parker lab to design, build, and test heart valve replacements using natural and synthetic polymeric nanofibers. The goal of this translational project – which is part of an international collaboration with the University of Zurich in Switzerland – is to complete the preclinical characterization of JetValves in preparation for a first-in-man clinical trial.

 

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit their application packet to Prof. Kevin Kit Parker (kkparker@g.harvard.edu) and his admin assistant Dr. Ben Smith (bdsmith@g.harvard.edu) as a single pdf file with the following documents: cover letter, CV, 3 relevant papers, and the names of three referees.

More details found at: https://wyss.harvard.edu/job/rapid-manufacturing-of-regenerative-heart-valves/

 

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

DBGer Professors!! May 4th, 2018

Kit had an opportunity to spend time with some of the former DBGers who have now joined the ranks of the community of scholars. At the Keystone Conference in Big Sky Montana, he spent time with (shown in photo) Professor Megan McCain from the University of Southern California, Professor Ashutosh Agarwal at the University of Miami, and the newly minted Professor Ben Maoz, Tel Aviv University! On his recent trip to Seoul, Kit spent time with Professor Hyunksuk Lee at Yonsei University. We are proud of all of our alumni and grateful to see them out doing great things!

Congrats DBGers Medical School Bound! May 4th, 2018

The DBG celebrates a 100% success rate with its medical school applicants this year. Tara Murty will be attending Stanford Medical School, Madeleine Dahl will be attending Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Charles Alver will enter the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Miami, and Danielle Sawka has been accepted to the BA,MD program at Brown University. Congratulations!!

Congratulations to John Ferrier for winning the 2017 LG UltraWide Festival October 18th, 2017

The DBG would like to congratulate one of our lab managers, John Ferrier, on winning the 2017 LG UltraWide Festival which was hosted by Linus Tech Tips and Austin Evans!

DBG Nanofibers Merge with Art by Carla Ciuffo August 23rd, 2017

The Disease Biophysics Group would like to congratulate and thank Tennessee based artist Carla Ciuffo in her efforts to integrate our nanofibers into her art exhibit “Cosmic Garden” at Tinney Contemporary, opening this Saturday.

“Tundra,” 2017, polished acrylic with floating museum back frame, 48×48 on display at Tinney Contemporary. (Photo: Photo courtesy of the gallery)