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A listing of research engineers and technicians, as well as other technical support staff, for the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Research Associate, Cell Resource Core (CRC)Research Technician, Center for Engineering in Medicine (CEM)
Education:BS, Biochemistry, Minor in Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Rochester, 2016
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As a part of the organ reengineering team, I'm currently involved in animal surgery to isolate highly viable rat hepatocytes for use by lab members and hospital researchers. Additionally, I perform rodent liver harvests for projects such as liver recellularization/decellularization. I am also responsible for distribution and monitoring of controlled substances for the CEM. As a member of the CRC, I routinely perform human hepatocyte isolations and cryopreservation. My research area focuses on prolonging the time transplantable human organs and tissues remain alive ex vivo via perfusion techniques and supercooling methods. My goals consist of creating and developing life-saving technologies in the field of transplant surgery.
Education:BS, Applied Physics, 2015SUNY Geneseo
Education:MSc Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2016
Studying the potential of various cryopreservation techniques for improving organ storage prior to transplantation, as well as the biology of organ storage.
Education:BS, Western New England University, 2016
Contact:Phone: 774-573-7695Contact by email
Education:MS, Villanova UniversityBSc, Shahid Beheshti University
I started in Dr Irimia’s lab by volunteering to establish bacterial research to an interduce interface of bacteria and white blood cells in microfluidic devices. I am working on the effect of different antibiotics on neutrophils recruitments against Staphylococcus aureus. I am also involved in several projects that are in collaboration with people outside our lab including Forsyth Institute. We are trying to replicate in vitro of the human oral microbiome in a microfluidic device and imaging the interaction of individual taxa that comprise the oral microbial community.
Education:BS, Santa Clara University, 2017
As part of the BioMEMS Resource Center, I microfabricate, test, and analyze novel microfluidic devices for ultra high-throughput blood cell sorting. I also focus on the development of nanofluidic devices for size-based nanoparticle sorting.
In another aspect of my research, I isolate, expand, and characterize circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood-based liquid biopsies. I maintain a variety of cell lines to optimize the growth conditions for CTCs, as well as to provide cells for other lab members’ experiments.
Education:BS, Olin College of Engineering
Contact:Phone: 626-808-5464Contact by email
I develop clinically relevant microfluidic assays to measure neutrophil behaviors and neutrophil and microbial interactions. In addition to studying the healthy phenotypes, I also study these behaviors and interactions in patients (mostly septic, diabetic, and transplant) to create diagnostics, measure drug efficacy, and better understand each disease.
Education:BSc, Engineering Science, Harvard University, 2016
I work with various post doctoral fellows to better understand preservation and cancer cell clusters. To do this we employ a variety of methods including the use of microfluidic technologies and multiple preservation methods.
Associate Product Manager, Cell Resource CoreResearch Technician, Center for Engineering in Medicine
Education:BS, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2016
Contact:Phone: 617-722-3000Contact by email
Research: I am part of the Cell Resource Core (CRC) and the organ reengineering team. I perform rodent and human hepatocyte isolations, to consistently provide highly viable primary cells for researchers. I also conduct rodent liver harvests and custom isolations upon request. I am involved in a hepatocyte cryopreservation project and an extended ex-vivo kidney perfusion project, as my research interests lie in rescuing discarded organs and maximizing donor organ viability.
Education:BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2017
I am currently working on isolating circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating tumor cell clusters from whole blood samples. These cells, and more prominently cell clusters, can give important information on the diagnosed cancer. Using various microfluidic technologies, we are working to develop an optimum chip to isolate these cells, for further research, without damaging them.
Education:MS, RWTH-Aachen University, Germany, 2014Diplom, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 2011BS, East China University of Science and Technology, China, 2011
Contact:Phone: 857-540-8703Contact by email
Using whole-liver engineering technique, I'm attempting to reconstruct functional artificial livers with intact vascular structure and biliary tree via recellularizing decellularized liver matrix. This way we hope to improve the quality of marginal donor livers to solve the transplantable liver shortage crisis.