Lab Group Alumni

Elaine Horn-Ranney

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2013
In Vitro Neural Growth Platforms with Tunable Chemical and Mechanical Properties."

B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2008
Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Renee Huval

M.S. & B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, 2013
“3D Microengineered Hydrogels as a Novel Assay for Electrophysiological Investigation of Biomimetic Neural Cultures.”

Hometown: Lafayette, LA

J. Lowry Curley

Ph.D. & M.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2012
“Development of an In Vitro Choice Point Model for Studies of Axon Growth and Guidance.”

B.S. Materials Engineering
Clemson University, 2007
Hometown: Slidell, LA

Joseph Majdi

M.S. & B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, 2012
“New Digital Light Projection Microscopy Techniques for Studying Optogenetic Activation in Neurons.”

Hometown: Houston, TX

Chris Rodell

M.S. & B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, 2011
“On the Characterization and Utility of Photolabile Chemistries in Biomaterial Applications.”

B.S. Physics
Tulane University, 2011
Hometown: Peachtree City, GA

Undergraduate Alumni

Julie Kaiga, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2014, “Synthesizing Methacrylated Dextran Hydrogels to Create Dual Hydrogel Constructs for Neural Growth Models”

Atman Dave, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2012, “Hydrogel Environment for iPS-Derived Neurons”

Sarah Davis, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2012, “Software Toolkit for Optical Stimulation of Neurons in Culture”

Seth Figueroa, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2011 (Honors), “A Computational Model of Neuronal Axon Guidance”

Scott Jennings, B.S.E. (Honors), M.S. Biomedical Engineering 2010, “Directing Osteocyte Growth on a Semipermeable Membrane via Projection Lithography of Thin Hydrogel Films”

Donny Campbell, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2010, “Using Photoprotected Cysteine for Design of Photolabile Hydrogels”

Nicolle Perez, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2009, “Development and Characterization of a Dynamic Mask Photolithography System for Hydrogel Micropatterning”

Eric Franca, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2008 (Honors), “Dual Hydrogel System for the Guidance of Retinal Neurites”

Elaine Horn, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2008 (Honors), “Designing a Functional Hydrogel with Embedded Photolabile Proteins for the Guidance of Retinal Ganglion Cell Growth”

Anne Marie Norman, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2008 (Honors), “Genetic Transfection to Target Retinal Ganglion Cells”

Lee White, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2008 (Honors), “Development of a Multi-Scale Light-Based Neurostimulator”