Human Element

Govind Srimathveeravalli (PI)

I am an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in University at Massachusetts at Amherst, and a member of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences. 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 graduate student in mechanical and industrial engineering. He is interested in studying the effect of electric fields on bio-transport and biomechanics.

Mary Chase Sheehan

Graduate Student

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

Yasushi Kimura, MD

Visiting Researcher

Dr. Kimura is an interventional radiologist from Osaka University, Japan. He is studying the immunologic response of tumors to interventional oncology procedures such as ablation.

Scott Collins

Undergraduate Researcher

Scott is a biomedical engineering and computational mathematics major. He is interested in developing new technology for advancing regenerative medicine.

Wells Burrell

Undergraduate Researcher

Wells is a microbiology major and Honors College student with interest in virology and immunotherapy.

Devan McAndrews

Undergraduate Researcher

Devan is a biomedical engineering major. He is interested in using pulsed electric fields to treat neurological conditions.

Mehri Orkash

Undergraduate Researcher

Mehri is a biomedical engineering student. She is investigating the use of pulsed electric fields for drug delivery and immunotherapy.

Devan Kumar

Undergraduate Researcher

Devan is a mechanical engineer interested in the design and prototyping medical devices for minimally invasive therapy and drug delivery.

Brian Simoes

Undergraduate Researcher

Brian is a biomedical engineering major interested in novel, non-surgical cancer therapies


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 - 2019), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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

Undergraduate Students/Accolades:

  • 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.

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

  • Julia Radzio (2018), BS Mech Eng., Cornell University.

  • 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.


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