Graduate student alumni

Tanmay Khare (2020)

  • Degree: M.S. Mechanical Engineering, NCSU

  • Thesis title: "Computational modeling of fluid mechanical forces on vascular endothelial cells and ultrasound characterization of vascular networks."

  • Current: Microfluidics R&D Engineering Intern at Complete Genomics Inc.

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Christian Griffith (2020)

  • Degree: M.S. Biomedical Engineering, UNC-CH

  • Thesis title: "Microsphere-based local delivery of Notch ligand to endothelial monolayers."

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Research technician alumni

Crescentia Cho

  • Role: Lab manager and research technician, UNC-CH

  • Specialty: Microfluidic vascular networks

  • Current: MD student at Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Undergraduate alumni

Chengwen (Kevin) Hu (Class of 2021)

  • Degree: B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UNC-CH

  • Current: M.S. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, Yale University

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Ryan Armstrong (Class of 2020)

  • Co-advisor: Dr. Boyce Griffith, UNC Math

  • Degree: B.S. Physics, UNC-CH

  • Honors research thesis: "MVN-analysis: software to characterize the structure and fluid flow forces within engineered microvascular networks"

  • Current: Software Developer at Epic Systems

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Linda Henry (Class of 2020)

  • Co-advisor: Dr. Imran Rizvi, UNC BME

  • Degree: B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UNC-CH

  • Abrams Scholar thesis title: "Mechanical stress in ovarian cancer: the role of matrix stiffness and cell culture medium formulation in cell attachment and cytoskeletal dynamics"

  • Current: PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

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Joanna McDonald (Class of 2020)

  • Degree: B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UNC-CH

  • Abrams Scholar thesis title: "Engineering microvascular networks for mechanotransduction."

  • Current: Bioinformatics Specialist, MGH Center for Cancer Research

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Zachary Young (Class of 2020)

  • Degree: B.S. Biology, UNC-CH

  • SURF thesis title: "Substrate stiffness and cell culture media formulation govern adhesion but not spreading of ovarian cancer cells"

  • Current: Laboratory scientist, Mako Medical

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