Congratulations to our spring 2019 M.S. & Ph.D. graduates

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering proudly congratulates 34 M.S. and Ph.D. graduates who obtained their degrees in spring 2019. To recognize the dedication and hard work od the graduating class, the department hosted a luncheon to celebrate – event photos are listed here.

Ph.D. graduates:

Jinzheng Cai, Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Lin Yang
Dissertation Title: Radiology Medical Image Analysis with Convolutional Neural Networks

Adam Grippin, Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Jon Dobson
Dissertation Title: Engineering Nanoparticles for Treatment of Glioblastoma

Margaret Fettis, Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Greg Hudalla
Dissertation Title: Advancing Galectin-1 as an Immunomodulatory Therapeutic

Hai Su, Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Lin Yang
Dissertation Title: Nucleus Detection, Segmentation and Semi-supervised Classification in Pathology Images

Jose Varillas Perez, Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Zhonghui Fan
Dissertation Title: Enumeration, Characterization, and Clinical Usage of Circulating Tumor Cells

Daniel Stewart, Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Chelsey Simmons
Dissertation Title: Characterization of tissue mechanics and resulting fibrotic cellular processes

Joshua Stewart, Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Ben Keselowsky
Dissertation Title: A Dual-Sized Microparticle System for Inducing Immune Tolerance in Autoimmunity

M.S. graduates:

Anas Abdelwahab
Advisor: Dr. Wesley Bolch
M.S. Thesis: Monte-Carlo based Backscatter factor study for Xstrahl 03300 Ortho-Voltage Unit

Michael Brodsky
Advisor: Dr. Karim Oweiss
M.S. Thesis: Means-Oriented Decision Making in Prefrontal Cortex

Sridevi Conjeevaram
Advisor: Dr. Jon Dobson
M.S. Thesis: Conjugation of Transforming growth factor B1 to iron oxide for Remote Activation

Benjamin Goolsby
Advisor: Dr. Karim Oweiss
M.S. Thesis: Working Memory Behavioral Paradigm with Delayed Cloud of Tones in Mice

Eric Hill
Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Keselowsky
M.S. Thesis: Hydrogel Array for Incorporating Peptide Nanofibers as Modular Analyte Capture Agents

Chun-Yen Hsu
Advisor: Dr. Lauren Gower
Non-Thesis

Jahnelle Jordan
Advisor: Dr. Hans van Oostrom
M.S. Thesis: Adaptive Online Learning Tools for Enhanced Engineering Education

Saumadritaa Kar
Advisor: Dr. Cherie Stabler
M.S. Thesis: Improving Long-term Beta Cell Survival in Microencapsulation Platform

Michael Monaldi
Advisor: Dr. Christine Schmidt
M.S. Thesis: Pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis and Alternative Therapeutic Modalities

Abhijit Pattanshetti
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Otto
M.S. Thesis: Intracortical Microstimulation of Electrode Site Area Size

Jesus Penaloza Aponte
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Otto
M.S. Thesis: Evaluation of the rejuvenation of chronically implanted electrodes

Ian Ix
Advisor: Dr. Cherie Stabler
Non-Thesis

Vishwas Jindal
Advisor: Dr. Walter O’Dell
M.S. Thesis: Heart MRI perfusion changes after chest radiation therapy in breast cancer patients

Tejassvittaa Sahu
Advisor: Dr. Cherie Stabler
M.S. Thesis: Synthetic Genetic Controllers

Shinichi Sakurada
Advisor: Dr. Yong Huang
M.S. Thesis: Draining system assisted intersecting jets printing of biological constructs

Yanan Rong
Advisor: Dr. Cherie Stabler
M.S. Thesis: lmmunosuppressive PLGA TGF-131 Microparticles Induce Antigen-Specific T Cell Tolerance for Enhancing Islet Transplantation Outcomes

Sruthi Selvakumar
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Rowlinson
BME Capstone Project: Literature Review of Hemophilia and Oral Drug Delivery Systems, A Proposed Oral Non-viral Gene Delivery Method for Hemophilia Treatment, Clinical Immersion Experience

Madhuvanthi Soundirarajan
Advisor: Dr. Cherie Stabler
M.S. Thesis: Antibacterial activity of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticle coated films

Chuqiao Sun
Advisor: Dr. Cherie Stabler
M.S. Thesis: Blox5 based in-vitro testing model

Valdimir Talley
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Otto
M.S. Thesis: The State of Neural Prosthetics Research with Regulatory Considerations

Afra Toma
Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Keselowsky
M.S. Thesis: In Vivo Delivery of I ndoleaminc 2,3-Dioxygenase Using Galectin 3 for the Localized Suppression of Inflammation

Khushboo Undavia
Advisor: Dr. Blanka Sharma
M.S. Thesis: Characterization of Mn02 nanoparticles and investigating the effect of increasing polymer concentration on the properties of Mn02 nanoparticles

Ashwin Velraj
Advisor: Dr. Cherie Stabler
M.S. Thesis: Recreating Pancreatic Environment for Stable Islet Culture

Lei Wang
Advisor: Dr. Blanka Sharma
M.S. Thesis: Tunable Polymeric Nanoparticles for cartilage targeting: Characterization and Drugs Loading

Ding Yang
Advisor: Dr. Cherie Stabler
M.S. Thesis: Review of Different Imaging Methods Response on Irreversible Electroporation of Liver Cancer

Mu Yu
Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Keselowsky
M.S. Thesis: Biochemical & molecular characterization of E3 ubiquitin ligase Hectd3

Muhammad Yusufali
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Otto
M.S. Thesis: Dip Coating Methods for TEENI with TMOS

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