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Current Members

Daniel Gallego-Perez (PI), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at OSU. Dr. Gallego-Perez earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University in 2011. His doctoral research focused on the implementation of micro/nanoscale technologies for controlling the cellular microenvironment. He then completed postdoctoral training at the Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymeric Biomedical Devices (OSU), where he worked on the development of novel nanotechnology-enabled platforms for a number of applications, including single-cell analysis, gene delivery, and cellular reprogramming.
Natalia Higuita-Castro, Ph.D.
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Departments of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering. In 2013, I earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University. My areas of expertise include micro-/nanomanufacturing, tissue engineering and cell-based therapies, and organs-on-a-chip models.

Vasudha Shukla, Ph.D.

I am a Research Scientist in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. In December 2011 I received my PhD from University of Virginia in Electrical Engineering. The primary focus of my doctoral research was on nanofabrication of biomimetic scaffolds for the tissue engineering applications and microfluidic platforms for dielectrophoresis based pre-concentration of nano-scale biological particles. I joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University in February 2012 as a postdoctoral researcher, and continued research centered on cellular mechanics of tumor and tumor microenvironment.

 

Silvia M. Duarte Sanmiguel

 

My research involves the development and study of novel micro and nanoscale technologies to control the behavior of immune cells within the context of health and disease (e.g., diabetes and cancer). My goal is to develop novel therapeutic approaches against cancer or diabetic co-morbidities by “re-educating” immune cells that have gone awry.

After completing my PhD, I plan to pursue a career focused on studying diseases associated with the immune system, and developing therapies to treat them.

Alec Sunyecz 
Research Assistant in the Nano Medicine Lab. Alec graduated The Ohio State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 2016. His roles include conducting and assisting experiments, tissue and sample processing, and micro/nano-fabrication. 

Jordan Moore

Research Assistant in the Nano Medicine Lab.

 

Santiago Mendoza

Undergraduate Student. He is currently working towards a degree in biochemistry with a pre-med focus.

 

Jesse Fine

He is a 3rd year undergraduate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Ohio State. Interests include micro/nano devices for point of care diagnostics, as well as micro/nano fabrication. He hopes to get his PhD in BME and enter industry.