PhD Graduates



Robert Accolla, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida 2023B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Inst And State UnivNIH NHLBI NRSA F31 Fellowship AwardeeCurrently a Process Development Scientist at Humacyte, NC



Smit Patel, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida 2022B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of ConnecticutCurrently the founder of Fuzn Studio, an scientific art and design company



Ying Li, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Immunology and Pathology, University of Florida, 2020M.Eng., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University / B.S., Bioengineering, Central South UniversityAwarded “College of Medicine Outstanding International Student Awardee 2018″Currently Research Scientist at Gilead Sciences



Nicholas Abuid, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida 2021B.S., Texas A&M UniversityAwards: NIH NIDDK T32 Predoctoral FellowCurrently a Field Application Scientist at Carterra

Jiapu Liang, Ph.D.
Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2020M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida / B.S., Florida Institute of Technology, B.E, Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyAwards: 2020 TERMIS Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student AwardCurrently in Business Development at Twist Bioscience

Anthony Frei, PhD
Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2017B.S., University of KansasCurrently Director, Product Development at Medline Industries

Kaiyuan Jiang, PhD
Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2017B.S., Ocean University of China (OUC)Currently Associate Director at Janssen R&D Pharm, J&J



Maria Coronel, PhD

Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2016B.S., University of MiamiAwarded NIH NIRSA Predoctoral FellowshipCurrently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan

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Jaime Giraldo, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, 2015B.S., Tulane UniversityCurrently an Associate Director at JDRF International

Ethan Yang, M.S, Ph.D
M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami 2015M.S. and B.S., Stanford UniversityCurrently Director, New Business Development and Clinical Sciences at Venus Medtech



Jessica Weaver, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, 2013,M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of MiamiCurrently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University

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Christopher Fraker, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, 2011Currently a Research Associate Professor at the Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami

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Eileen Pedraza, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, 2011,Awarded NIH NIRSA Predoctoral Fellowship; Awarded “Best BME Graduating Ph.D.”Currently a Lead Machine Learning Engineer at Baptist Healthcare

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Kerim Gattás Asfura, Ph.D.
Former Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Assistant Scientist

Deborah Chaimov, Ph.D.
Former Postdoctoral FellowCurrently a Process Engineer III at Resilience 

Hernan Rengifo, PhD.
Former Postdoctoral FellowCurrently Principal Scientist in R&D at Trividia Health.



Alice Tomei, PhD.

Former Postdoctoral FellowCurrently Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami

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Ann-Christina Brady, M.D.
Former Medical FellowCurrently an Associate Professor in Pediatric Surgery, University of Miami

MS Graduates
Madison Deller, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2022 GraduatedEdgar Cubillo, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2022 GraduatedWei-Chun Weng, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2022 GraduatedPei-Shan Huang, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2021 GraduatedSydney Wiggins, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2020 GraduatedAnthony Lukoh, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019-2020 GraduatedChuqiao Sun, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2018-2019 GraduatedYanan Rong, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2018-2019 GraduatedDing Yang, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2018-2019 GraduatedSaumarita Kar, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2018-2019 GraduatedAshwin Veiraj, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2018-2019 GraduatedDaniel LaShoto, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2018 GraduatedMadhuvanthi Soundira Rajan, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2017-2018 GraduatedShachi Patel, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2017 – 2018 GraduatedMagdalena Samojlik, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2016 –2017 GraduatedXiongjian Chen, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2015 – 2017 GraduatedYanjunyi Li, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2015 – 2017 GraduatedMike Valdes, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, 2012-2014, GraduatedViky Verna, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, 2008-2009, GraduatedKristina (Finn) Hall, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, 2007-2009

Bachelor Graduates
Shelby Hucharski, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019-2020Cristina Isusi Silgo, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2020-2021Jose Torres, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019-2020Layan Hanouch, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019-2020Sofia Alemar, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019 -2020Baltazar Lopez Sardi, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019-2020Ashley Norris, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Summer 2019Marlon Loaisiga, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019-2020Rylee Gorman, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019-2020Amberlyn Hauck, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019-2020Caterian Zientek, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019-2020Gantt Meredith, UF Undergraduate Scholar, BME, University of Florida, 2019-2020Jake Bloom, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019-2020Deepti Singam, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Summer 2018-2019Amy Emerson, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Summer 2018Danielle Quevedo, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Summer 2018Alexia Poulos, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Summer 2018Michael Youseef, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Summer 2018Eri Vishka, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Summer 2018Danielle Miller, UF Undergraduate Scholar, BME, University of Florida, 2018-2019Emily Schofield, Undergraduate Research Project, BME, University of Florida, Summer 2017 to 2019Minh C Dang, Undergraduate Research Project, ChemE, University of Florida, Spring 2016 to 2018Steven Barash, UF Undergraduate Scholar, BME, University of Florida, Spring 2016 to Fall 2017Ryan Geusz, Summer Honors Research Program, University of Miami, Summer 2014Joshua Kronefield, Medical School, University of Miami, Summer Intern, Summer 2014Amy Tannenbaum, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Summer Intern, Summer 2014Amanda Candelaria, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Summer Intern, Summer 2014.Courtney Johnson, NIH NIDDK-sponsored StepUP (Short Term Research Program for Underrepresented Persons) Participant, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Summer 2013Courtney Brunton Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Fall-Spring 2009Evan Cohen, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Summer Intern, Summer 2013Albert Sueiras, Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Fall 2011-Spring 2012Juan Lopez, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) scholar, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Summer 2011Michael Valdes, Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Fall 2011-Spring 2012Matthew Maggio, Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Fall 2011-Spring 2012Sarah Rowlinson, Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Fall 2011-Spring 2012Kystal Atia, Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Spring 2011-Fall 2011Steve Sukert, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Summer Intern, Summer 2010Matthew Maggio, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Summer 2010Krystal Atia, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Summer 2010Rui Wang, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Summer Intern, Summer 2009.Elyse Barrett, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Summer Intern, Summer 2009Michael Valdes, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Summer 2009 & 2010Maria Coronel, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, Summer Intern, Summer 2009.Rui Wang, Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Summer 2009-Spring 2010Jessica Weaver, Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Summer 2008-Spring 2009Carrie Allison, Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Fall-Spring 2009Leslie Goldburg, Biomedical Engineering, Rice University, Summer 2008Juan P. Rojas, Senior Design Project, Florida International University, Fall 2007 to Spring 2008Maria Jiron, Senior Design Project, Florida International University, Fall 2007 to Spring 2008Maria Parker, Senior Design Project, Florida International University, Fall 2007 to Spring 2008Luana Ramchaman, Bioengineering, NIH NIDDK-sponsored StepUP (Short Term Research Program for Underrepresented Persons) Participant, Syracuse University, Summer 2007.Angelica Cobo, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University, Summer 2007 to Spring 2008Amirah Khan, Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer 2007.Rishona Frank, Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Fall-Spring 2007Eric Martinez, Senior Design Project, University of Miami, Fall-Spring 2007