Lab Director

Eric Darling
Associate Professor of Medical Science, Engineering, and Orthopaedics
Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, & Biotechnology
Center for Biomedical Engineering

Research staff

Vera Fonseca
Lab manager

Nick Labriola
Post-doctoral researcher
Research area: Hyper-compliant micro/nano-particles

Graduate students

Megan Dempsey
PhD student
Research area: Magnetically detectable gene expression

Rafael González Cruz
PhD candidate
Research area: Spatiotemporal changes in MSC gene expression and mechanics

Robert Gutierrez
PhD student
Research area: Mechanobiology, Regenerative engineering

Manisha Kanthilal
PhD candidate
Research area: Mechanical biomarkers an mechanosensing

Addie Parsons
PhD student
Research area: Donor variability and ASC standardization

Bryan Sutermaster
PhD candidate
Research area: High-yield biomarkers for cell identification

Jess Sadick
PhD candidate
Research area: Neurogenic purification and characterization

Undergraduate students

Keenan Line
Biomedical Engineering

Liz Bixler
Biomedical Engineering


Graduate students
Olivia Beane (Ph.D. BME '16), Research Scientist, EpiBone 
Hetal Marble (Ph.D. Biology '17), Scientific Client Support Specialist, Promega
Nicholas Labriola (Ph.D. BME '17), Post-doc, Brown University 

Manisha Kanthilal (Sc.M. BME '13), PhD candidate, Brown University
Bella Okiddy (Sc.M., BME '16), Co-founder, Technologies Against Assault
Addie Parsons (Sc.M. Biotechnology '17), PhD student, Brown University

Undergraduate students
Indu Voruganti (Sc.B. Biology '12)
Noa Nessim (Sc.B. Biology '13)
Aaron Chiou (Sc.B. BME '14)
Eunice Cho (Sc.B. Biology '14)
Libby Stein (Sc.B. Biology '15)
Iris Pak (Sc.B. BME '15)
Bella Okiddy (Sc.B. BME '15)
Corey Holman (Sc.B. Biology '16)