Lab Director

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

Vera Fonseca
Lab manager
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Graduate students

Megan Dempsey
PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering
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Research area: Cell recognition with biomolecules

Ryan Dubay
PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering
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Research area: High-throughput mechanical charactertization/sorting of cells
Draper Fellow

Robert Gutierrez
PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering
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Research area: In situ force measurement in musculoskeletal model systems
NSF Fellow

Addie Parsons
PhD candidate, Biotechnology
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Research area: Immunomodulatory investigations with stem/stromal cells

Sylvia Sarnik
PhD student, Biomedical Engineering
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Research area: Cell enrichment technologies

Sean Weyland
ScM student, Biomedical Engineering
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Research area: Mechanically tuned microparticles

Undergraduate students

Bevan Bsharah
Biomedical Engineering
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Joey Urban
Biomedical Engineering
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Post-doctoral researchers
Nicholas Labriola (Post-doc '17-'18), Senior Scientist, Smith & Nephew

Graduate students
Olivia Beane (PhD BME '16), Research Scientist, EpiBone 
Rafael González Cruz (PhD BME '18), Post-doc, Brown University
Nicholas Labriola (PhD BME '17), Senior Scientist, Smith & Nephew
Hetal Marble (PhD Biology '17), Program Manager, Center for Integrated Diagnostics at MGH
Jessica Sadick (PhD Biotech '18), Post-doc, NYU Langone Medical Center
Manisha (Kanthilal) Shah (PhD BME '18), Product Development Regulatory Intern, Genentech
Bryan Sutermaster (PhD BME '19), Stem Cell Scientist, Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Manisha Kanthilal (ScM BME '13), PhD student, Brown University
Bella Okiddy (ScM BME '16), Member advocate, Collective Health
Addie Parsons (ScM Biotech '17), PhD student, Brown University

Undergraduate students
Elizabeth Bixler (ScB BME '18), R&D Engineer, Medtronic 
Aaron Chiou (ScB BME '14), PhD student, Cornell University
Eunice Cho (ScB Biology '14), PhD student, Yale University
Corey Holman (ScB Biology '16), PhD student, University of Pennsylvania
Keenan Line (ScB BME '18), Software Automation Engineer, HighRes Biosolutions
Noa Nessim (ScB Biology '13), MD student, UNC, Chapel Hill
Bella Okiddy (ScB BME '15), Data analyst, Azavista
Iris Pak (ScB BME '15), MD/PhD student, UCSD

Libby Stein (ScB Biology '15), MD student, Albany Medical College
Indu Voruganti (ScB Biology '12), Radiation oncology resident, University of Toronto
Olivia Woodford-Berry (ScB Biology '19), Analyst, ClearView Healthcare Partners