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Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Dhar, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Ph.D. Student
MBR, Room 341
Gradaute Research Assistant, Dr. Berkland, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate

Ms. Antunez obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Kyle Boone's portrait
Graduate Research Assisstant, Dr. Tamerler, Bioinformatics Engineering Ph.D. Student
Eileen Cadel
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Friis, Biomedical Product Design & Development M.S./Ph.D. Program
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Dhar
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dr. Fischer, Mechanical Engineering M.S. Student

Mr. Chappell received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Research Assistant, Dr. Dhar, Bioengineering Ph.D. Student

Ms. Cole graduated from KU with her B.S. in Chemical Engineering Spring 2015. Now she is working towards her M.A./Ph.D. in Bioengineering, focusing on product development. During her undergraduate career, Ms. Cole worked in Dr. Dhar's research lab.

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student, Gradaute Research Assistant, Dr. Wilson

Mr. Craig received his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas, where he is currently wrapping up his doctorate, also in Mechanical Engineering. He has served as both a graduate research and teaching assistant for Dr. Wilson.

Lance Frazer's portrait
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dr. Fischer, Bioengineering Ph.D. Student

Mr. Frazer is a joint M.S./Ph.D. student interested in join mechanics. He received his B.S. from the University of Arizona in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Saba Ghazvini's portrait
Graduate Research Assistant, Drs. Dhar & Gehrke, Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D. Student

While Ms. Ghazvini is working towards her doctorate in biomolecular engineering, she serves as a graduate research assistant in Dr. Dhar and Dr. Gehrke's lab. Previously, she was a part of Dr. Spencer's research team. Ms. Ghazvini has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

Vineet Gupta's portrait
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Ph.D. Student, Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Gehrke, Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Detamore

Mr. Gupta is a Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Gehrke's lab. Previously, he was a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Detamore's lab. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Biophysics from Panjab University in Chandigarh.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dr. Dhar, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Student
785-864-4341
Alex Hodes' portrait
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dr. Kieweg, Biomedical Product Design & Development M.S./Ph.D. Student
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Kieweg, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student
Bhargavi Kirshnan's portrait
Graduate Researcg Assistant, Dr. Kieweg, Biomechanics & Neural Engineering Ph.D. Student

While working towards her doctorate, Ms. Krishnan serves as both a Graduate Research and a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Her M.S. is in Bioengineering from the University of Kansas and she has her B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University.

Damon Mar's portrait
Biomechanics & Neural Engineering Ph.D. Student, Orthopedics Research Assistant, KU Medical Center, Former Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Friis

Mr. Mar earned both his bachelor and master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Michaela McNiff's portrait
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Laurence, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Ph.D. Student
785-864-5086
Multidisciplinary Reserach Building, Room 356

Ms. McNiff is working towards her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She is working with Dr. Jennifer Laurence as a Graduate Research Assistant on a NIH grant. She holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

Mark Pacey's portrait
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Kieweg, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student
Payam Poorsolhjouy's portrait
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Misra, Civil Engineering Ph.D. Student
Learned Hall, Room 5114
Alana Schlemmer in the lab.
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Laurence, Chemistry Ph.D. Student
785-864-1926

Ms. Schlemmer studied chemistry at Truman State University.

Hadley Sis' portrait
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Friis, Bioengineering M.S. Student

Ms. Sis recently obtained her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas. Now she is pursuing her graduate degree in Bioengineering while working in Dr. Friis' Spine Biomechanics Laboratory. Previously, Ms. Sis worked with Dr. Kieweg in her lab.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dr. Gehrke & Dr. Dhar, Bioengineering M.S. Student
Erik Van Kampen's portrait
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Gehrke, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Ph.D. Student, Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellow

Mr. Van Kampen is a graduate research assistant in Dr. Gehrke's lab. His research interests include: drug delivery, antibodies, protein purification, hydrogels, and polymers. He was awarded a Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship in 2010. Mr. Van Kampen earned his bachelor degree from Calvin College in Engineering with a Chemical Concentration.

Sarah Kay VanOosten's portrait
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Tamerler, Biomolecular Engineering M.S. Student, Vice President, Bioengineering Student Council (BioESC)
785-864-1748
Learned Hall, Room 5104
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dr. Kieweg, Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D. Student
Cate Wisdom's portrait
Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellow, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Ph.D. Student, Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Tamerler

Ms. Wisdom was awarded a Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for 2012-2016. She is a Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Tamerler's Lab. Ms. Wisdom's research interests include rotator cuff tissue engineering and biomimetic biomaterials. She is the co-founder of Collab, a online platform to connect student innovators on campus and in the community.

Benjamin Wong's portrait
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Friis, Biomedical Product Design & Development M.S. Student

Mr. Wong received his Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Kansas in Mechanical Engineering, focusing on Biomechanics. While he is working towards his Master's degree in Biomedical Product Design & Development, Mr. Wong assists Dr. Friis in the KU Spine Biomechanics Lab.


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