Lab Group Alumni

Clayton Ford

M.S. & B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2016
“A Platform for Rapid Electrophysiological Examination of Hydrogel Neurite Constructs."

Hometown: Dearborn Heights, MI
Gary Catig

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2015
“Choice-Point Models of Neural Axonal Guidance with Soluble Cues."

M.S. Biomaterials Science

New York University, 2009

 

B.S. Materials Science & Engineering

John Hopkins University, 2004


Hometown: Valencia, CA
Parastoo Khoshakhlagh

Ph.D. & M.S. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2015 & 2013
“A Hydrogel Tool-Kit for In-Vitro Neural Regeneration Models."

M.S. Biomedical Engineering

Amirkabir University of Technology, 2008

 

B.S. Materials Science & Engineering

Iran University of Science & Technology, 2006


Hometown: Rasht, Iran

Elaine Horn-Ranney

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 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
Tulane University, 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
Tulane University, 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

Tulane University, 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

Tulane University, 2011

“On the Characterization and Utility of Photolabile Chemistries in Biomaterial Applications.”

B.S. Physics
Tulane University, 2011

Hometown: Peachtree City, GA

Undergraduate Alumni

Reed Gioe, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2016, "3D Myelinated Nerve Culture Platform Simulating Dibetic Neuropathy and Custom Matlab Program for Data Analysis."

Daniel Sazer, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2015, "Myelination of Neural Co-Cultures in 3D Micropatterned Hydrogels."

Conor Vickers, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering 2015, "Voltage-Sensitive Dyes for High-Throughput Neural Recording of In-Vitro Models."

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.”

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

Scott Jennings, M.S. & B.S.E Biomedical Engineering 2010, "Directing Osteocyte Growth on a Semipermeable Membrane via Projection Lithography of Thin Hydrogel Films."


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.”