Human Element

Govind Srimathveeravalli (PI)

I am an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in University at Massachusetts at Amherst, a member of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences and have an adjunct appointment with the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering. Previously, I was an Assistant Member in the Dept. of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I received my masters and PhD in mechanical engineering from the University at Buffalo, and underwent postdoctoral training on cancer research and image-guided therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Neeraj Raghuraman

Graduate Student

Neeraj is a doctoral candidate in mechanical and industrial engineering. He is interested in studying the effect of electric fields on transport, regeneration and biomechanics.

Mary Chase Sheehan

Graduate Student

Mary is a doctoral candidate in mechanical and industrial engineering. She is interested in developing mathematical models to simulate cellular responses to electric fields.

Vaishali Malik

Graduate Student

Vaishali is a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering. She is interested in inducible cell technologies and immunotherapy.

Shengwei (Sam) Wu

Graduate Student

Sam is a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering. He is interested in using electric fields for tissue engineering applications and creating new cancer models.

Brian Simoes

Undergraduate Researcher

Brian is a biomedical engineering major developing groundbreaking tissue engineering techniques.

Declan Downing

Undergraduate Researcher

Brian is a biology major in the honors program. He is interested in cancer and gene transfection research.

Caitlin Young

Undergraduate Researcher

Caitlin is a mechanical engineering student in the honors program. She's s interested in medical devices for drug delivery.

Krish Poudel

High School Researcher

Krish is a high school senior learning about cancer research, image analysis and device prototyping.

Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers/Accolades:

  • Leo Razakamanantsoa MD (2019 - 2020), Sorbonne Universite. Fellowship from the French Govt.

  • Masashi Fujimori MD (2017 - 2019), Mie University, Japan. Best scientific abstract at SIR 2018.

  • Laurien Vroomen MD PhD ( 2016 - 2017), VU Medical Center, Netherlands. Fulbright Scholar.

  • Eisuke Ueshima MD PhD (2015 - 2017), Kobe University, Japan.

  • Hiroshi Kodama MD (2015 - 2017), Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan.

Research Technicians:

  • William Vista BS (2017 -), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Liqun Cai MD ( 2016 - 2018), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Marwah Jihad BS (2018 - 2019), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Graduate Students:

  • Sarah Kim (2020 - 2022), living the life in Europe.

  • Devan Kumar (2020 - 2022), Research engineer in Abbot Medical.

  • Michael Osei Appiah (2021 - 2022), transferred to New Mexico State University to continue graduate studies.

Undergraduate Students/Accolades:

  • Wells Burrell (2020), BS Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Now pursuing PhD at NYU.

  • Devan McAndrews (2020), BS BME, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • Mehri Orkash (2020), BS BME, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • Scott Collins (2020), BS BME, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Now working as a Research Assistant in University at Pittsburg.

  • Yulin Huang (2020), BS BMB, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

  • Tarek Munawar (2018), BS Biotechnology, City College of New York. Travel grant and presentation at ABRCMS and podium presentation at the World Electroporation Congress. Now working at Cornell Medicine.

  • Kimberly Crowley (Summer 2018), BS/MS Biomedical Eng., Wash Univ. St. Louis. Now at the FDA.

  • Julia Radzio (2018), BS Mech Eng., Cornell University. Now pursuing PhD at Princeton.

  • Jen Reilly BS ( Summer 2015), George Washington University. Co-Author on J TCVS publication and multiple abstracts.

High School Students/Accolades:

  • Arvind Dev (Honors student at Hunter College) and Robin Abrol (Summer 2017). Poster presentation at WCIO meeting.

  • Lucia Santos (Summer 2017), Pre-Med at George Mason University. Poster presentation at SIR Annual meeting.

  • Julia Radzio (Summer 2016), Cornell University. 2nd place in New York Science and Engineering Fair.

  • Azreen Hasan (Summer 2015).

  • Sarah Tress (Summer 2014), BS Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Presentation at New York Science and Engineering Fair.

Collaborators

Our work is made possible by the support of our excellent collaborators and partners.