Rabe’e Cheheltani is a doctoral candidate in biofluidics laboratory. She was educated in Iran, receiving a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. Rabe’e is an American Heart Association predoctoral fellow and is currently working on Development of Infrared Spectroscopic Methods for Assessment of Extracellular Matrix Changes in Cardiovascular Diseases.
Giuseppina Lamberti is a pre-doctoral fellow of the American Heart Association in the Biofluidics Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She was educated in Italy, receiving a B.S. and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Naples `Federico II`. She is developing a novel microfluidic device for characterizing leukocyte interactions with the endothelium (rolling, adhesion, and migration) in physiologically realistic microenvironments. This novel microfluidic device consists of a “network on a chip” and provides a test bed for studies of advanced drug discovery and delivery in a variety of therapeutic areas.
Dana is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University. She will be graduating in the Spring of 2013 and continuing her education at Temple University to receive a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently working on a project involving melanin, a biopolymer, as source of radiation blocking as well as measuring the thermoelectric currents that are produced throughout melanin.
Yuan Tang is a postdoctoral fellow in biofluidics laboratory. He received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He obtained his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering from Florida International University. Yuan is currently working on developing a novel nano-sized drug carrier for targeted drug delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to treat Multi-drug-resistant cancer.
Deborah Teka is a graduate student in the Biofluidics Lab. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Biology (BA) from Bluffton University in Ohio and is currently doing her Masters(MS) in Bioengineering. Her research focuses on the identification of novel cell surface markers specific for radiation damage in human endothelial cells.