Principal Investigator


Michael J. Moore, Ph.D.

Michael was born in Kimball, NE and attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He received his B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering shortly after marrying his wife Lisa. They then moved to Rochester, MN, where Michael attended the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He pursued PhD research in the development of a biodegradable spinal cord implant under the direction of Prof. Michael Yaszemski and Prof. Anthony Windebank, and completed his PhD in 2005. Dr. Moore then went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he conducted postdoctoral research in drug delivery for retinal neuroprotection under the direction of Prof. Robert Langer at MIT and Dr. Michael J. Young of the Schepens Eye Research Institute at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Moore joined the Tulane Biomedical Engineering faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2013. He became the Weatherhead Professor-in-Residence in 2014 lives with his wife Lisa and their three children in the Weatherhead Residential College on the Tulane campus.

mooremj@tulane.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers

Mohamed Aly Saad Aly, Ph.D, P.Eng (Ontario)

Ph.D. System Design and Engineering - Human Factors and Biomedical Applications
University of Waterloo, 2015

M.S. & B.S. Electrical Engineering
University of South Florida, 2007 & 2005

Hometown: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

malysaadaly@tulane.edu

Graduate Members

Ashwin Sivakumar

M.S. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2013

B.S. Biomedical Engineering
Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2012

Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering


Hometown: Chennai, India


asivakum@tulane.edu
Devon Bowser

B.S. Bioengineering

Clemson University, 2013

 

Affiliation: Bioinnovation Interdisciplinary PhD Program


Hometown: Seneca, SC

dbowser@tulane.edu
Zhiyu (Wendy) Deng

B.A. Biology and Environmental Studies
Lake Forest College, 2015

Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering


Hometown: Xi'an, China


zdeng1@tulane.edu
Isabella Febbo

B.S. Biomedical Engineering
Florida International University, 2014

Affiliation: Neuroscience PhD Program


Hometown: Fort Myers, FL


ifebbo@tulane.edu
Keith Watza

M.S. & B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2018 (Projected)

Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering


Hometown: Oakland, MI


kwatza@tulane.edu

Undergraduate Members

Rebecca Levy

B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2018 (Projected)

Hometown: Houston, TX

rlevy8@tulane.edu
Jeong min Oh

B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University, 2018 (Projected)

Hometown: Busan, South Korea

joh1@tulane.edu