Alumni

Recent Alumni

Name Lab Tenure Current Position

Lorentz, Katherine

PhD, 2015-2020 Senior Bioengineer, Expansion Platform Process Development, Juno Therapeutics 

 

Graduate Students

Name
Lab Tenure
Current Position
Barnett, Sherry MS, 1996 Staff Engineer, Respironics Inc., Murrysville, PA
Blose, Kory PhD, 2017 Data Scientist and Assistant Research Professor at Penn State and President of Nit-A-Nee Data Enterprises LLC 
Dick, Elise MS, 1995 Marketing Manager, Byram Healthcare, Greenwich, CT
El-Kurdi, Mohammed S. PhD, 2008 Vice President of Research and Development at Xeltis
Gaitan, Diana M. MS, 2009 Undergraduate Coordinator for the Biomedical Engineering Department at Universidad de los Andes at Bogota, Colombia
Haworth-Ward, Donna PhD, 2009 Assistant Professor at Seton Hill University
Krawiec, Jeffrey  PhD, 2015  Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist at DePuy Synthes Companies
Kute, Stephanie PhD, 2002 Senior Program Manager at Priority Designs
LoSurdo, Jessica L. MS, 2008 ORISE Fellow at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Silver Spring, MD
Maul, Timothy M PhD, 2007

Perfusionist, Cardiac Surgery, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL.

Patel, Sanket N. (Sunny) MS, 2009 Audit Manager at GlaxoSmithKline(GSK), at its US Headquarters in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina; at the corporate level serving GSK's Audit, Assurance and Risk
Pichamithu, Joseph    M.S. 2017  
Prantil, Rachelle (Prantil Baun) PhD, 2007 Director Head of Tissue Targeting at Intergalactic Therapeutics
Raghavan, Madhavan L. PhD, 1998 Professor (with tenure), Biomedical Engineering Department, and Director of Graduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa

Ramaswamy, Aneesh

PhD, 2014-2019  Commercial Translation Project Manager -  Pitt CTSI 
Severyn, Donald MS, 1994  
Soletti, Lorenzo PhD, 2008 Co-Founder and CEO of Renerva, LLC
Song, Dennis MS, 2001 Plastic Surgeon at The Permanente Medical Group in Walnut Creek California
Sundararaj, Sankaramanivel Post-Doc 2011-2012 Field Product Specialist at Miltenyi Biotec
Vande Geest, Jonathan PhD, 2005 Professor, Bioengineering Department, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
VanEpps, J. Scott PhD, 2007 Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine and Biomedical Engineering  and Associate Director Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Wang, David H-J PhD, 2002

Program Manager Neurovascular Division, Stryker, Fremont, CA

 

Post-Doctoral Research Associates

Name
Lab Tenure
Current Position
Avila-Rencoret, Fernando B. Post-Doc 2007-2008 Senior Consultant, Clinical Systems Engineering at TTP PLC
Chung, Timothy K. Post-Doc 2017-2021 Research Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh
Di Martino, Elena Post-Doc 2001-2002 Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Faculty in Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary
Hamilton, Douglas Post-Doc 2000-2003 Assistant Dean of Dentistry Research, School of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
Haskett, Darren Post-doc 2016-18 Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
He, Wei Post-Doc 2007-2011 Technical Committees Manager (Research Compliance) at Boston University
Kim, Yu Shin Post-Doc 2007-2009 Manager, Seoul Technology Appraisal Center, Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KOTEC), Seoul, Korea
Nieponice, Alejandro (Alex) Post-Doc 2003-2006 Surgical Associate, Director CTU, RyD Tissue Engineering, Hospital Universitano Austral; Research assistant professor at McGowan Institute
Orban, Janine Post-Doc 2000-2002 Scientist, Cartilage and Soft Tissue, DePuy - a Johnson & Johnson Company, Warsaw, IN.
Pasta, Salvatore Post-Doc 2009-2011 Professor of Bioengineering at Universita degli Studi di Palermo
Sakamoto, Naoya Post-Doc 2005-2006 Associate Professor, Department of Medical Engineering, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Kurashiki, Japan
Soletti, Lorenzo PhD, 2008 Co-Founder and CEO of Renerva, LLC
Sundararaj, Sankaramanivel Post-Doc 2011-2012  Field Product Specialist at Miltenyi Biotec
Tsamis, Alkiviadis Post-Doc 2011-2014  Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Macedonia and Honorary Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Leicester
Wang, Qiang Post-Doc 2009-2011 R&D engineer, Japan Lifeline, in Tokyo, Japan

 

Undergraduate Students

Name
Lab Tenure
Former Program
Former University
Ache, Janet Summer 1992 Bioengineering Program Carnegie-Mellon University
Adhya, Shawn Summer 2009 Biological Sciences Department University of Pittsburgh
Allahyari, Vivian Summer 2009 Neuroscience Department University of Pittsburgh
Aziz, Hameed Summer 1999 Premedical (summer intern, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative) Penn State University
Bacior, Jennifer Summer 2005 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Baruch, Yogev 2017-18 Mechanical Engineering Department ORT Braude College
Bruce, Katie Summer 2013 Material Science and Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University
Burton, Riley Summer 2016 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Butch, Jimmy Summer 2019 Mechanical EngineeringDepartment University of Dayton
Christner, Randall Summer 2007 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Cinaglia, Angela Spring 2018 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Collins, Charita Summer 2001 Chemical Engineering Department University of Maryland
Daum, Robert Summer 1993 Material Science and Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Didier, Jonathan Summer 1997 Biology and Chemical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University
Dluabon, Robert Summer 2005 - Spring 2007 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Doebler, Stephanie Summer 1995 Premedical Curriculum Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Engel, Benjamin Summer 2012 Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Feroze, Rafey Summer 2013 Physician Scientist Training Program University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Flinchbaugh, Erica Spring 2010 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Fongod, Edna Summer 2014  Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Departments Carnegie Mellon University
Fordyce, Larissa Summer 2019 - Spring 2020 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Gan, Maria  Summer 2015  Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh 
Gedansky, Aron Summer 2009 Neuroscience Department University of Pittsburgh
Gribowic, Kevin Summer 2013 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Haag, Adam Summer 2007 Mechanical Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University
Hari, Ajay Summer 2009 Mechanical Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Henchir, Kristie Summer 1998 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Hetrick, Casey Summer 2000 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Hout, Mariah Summer 1995 Mechanical Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Iyasele, Patrick Summer 2019 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Josowitz, Alex Fall 2012-2013 Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Kappil, Thomas  Summer 2015  Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Kazhymurat, Assemay Summer 2008   Kazakhstan
Kelly, Anna Fall 2020 - Fall 2021 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Kickliter, Trevor Spring 2017 - Spring 2020 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Knapton, Jason Summer 2008 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Koch, Ryan Summer 2012-2013 Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Kofroth, Jessica Fall 2000 - Spring 2002 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Kontos, Daphne Fall 2004 - Spring 2005 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Kwan, Lily  Summer 2014  Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Departments  Carnegie Mellon University
Lagerman, Nicholas Summer 2020 - Spring 2021 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Laspin, Renee Summer 2007 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Lickert, Emily Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Lishman, Heather Fall 2001 - Spring 2002 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Londono, Ricardo Summer 2005 - Summer 2006 Electrical & Computer Engineering Florida International University
Lyle, Elaine Summer 2007 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Matuszewski, Michael Fall 2000 Chemical Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Maul, Timothy Winter 2000 - Summer 2001 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
McGuire, Sean Summer 2006 Bioengineering Department Duke University
Miner, Emily Summer 2002 - Fall 2003 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Morelli, Brian 2007 - 2010 Chemistry Department Carnegie Mellon University
Morgan, Melissa 2007 - 2010 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Nath, Neil Summer 2018 Bioengineering Department Pennsylvania State University
Novak, Benjamin Summer 2001 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Ofstun, Emily Summer 2012-2013 Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Palmer, Greg Summer 1992 Mechanical Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Patton, Daniel Summer 2013 Biomedical Engineering Department Robert Morris University
Pekarcik, Erin Fall 2001 - Fall 2003 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Pezzone, Dominic  Summer 2014, Summer 2015 Bioengineering Department  University of Pittsburgh
Piposar, Jon Summer 2005 Science/Business Major Notre Dame University
Pomiecko, Kristofer Summer 2012 and Summer 2013 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Rajagopal, Keshava Summer 1993 Biochemistry Department (Honors College) University of Pittsburgh
Raymer, Jeremy Summer 2001 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Regan, Sean Summer 2007 Chemistry Department University of Pittsburgh
Rendemonti, Joseph Spring 2010 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Rodriguez, Brittany Summer 2019 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Rovensky, Christopher Fall 2009 Chemical Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Rustagi, Sunaina Summer 2011 Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Pre-Medicine Case Western Reserve University
Saleh, Kamiel  Summer 2016  Department of Bioengineering,   University of Pittsburgh
Salig, Matthew  Fall 2014  Professional Masters in Bioengineering,   University of Pittsburgh
Sanders, Lori Summer 2007 Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative Intern  
Scanlon, Matthew Summer 2011 Bioengineering Department Penn State University
Sedlak, Meara Spring 2018 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Sestile, Anton Summer 1999 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Shah, Rahul Winter 1997 Premedical and Electrical Engineering University of Pittsburgh
Shapiro, Sophie Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Shnorhokian, Nora Summer 2006 Bioengineering Department University of Southern California
Shoykhet, Nissan Fall 2002 Biomedical and Health Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University
Sides, Rachel Fall 2016 - Spring 2018 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Smith, Melissa  Summer   Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Smith, Tamar Summer 1996 Mechanical Engineering (Bioengineering Minor) University of Pittsburgh
Snyder, Abigail Fall 2016 & Summer 2018 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Steinberg, Jessic Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Stevenson, Maggie Summer 2008 and Summer 2009 Chemistry Department University of Rochester
Toth, Robert Summer 2001 - Fall 2005 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Tran, Huong Spring 2011-2012 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Virag, Oldrich Summer 2021- Spring 2022 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Viglione, Garret 2007 - 2010 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Wallenberg, Paul Summer 2007 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Wang, Michelle Fall 2020 - Fall 2021 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Weiler, Stuart Summer 2002 - Fall 2003 Biomedical and Health Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University
Wessel, Brian Fall 2001 - Spring 2002 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Wilson, Lorrie Summer 2000 Chemical Engineering Department (summer intern, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative) Columbia University
Woodske, Matt Summer 1997 Biology Department Case Western Reserve University
Wusylko, Alexander Summer 2011 Bioengineering Department Clemson University
Yeasted, Christian Summer 2005 Biology Department John Carroll University
Zheng, Jason Spring 2018 - Fall 2021 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Zhu, Toby  Summer & Fall 2016  Department of Bioengineering,   University of Pittsburgh