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Prospective Graduate Students

Join our current graduate students who are working with our faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering to push the frontiers of research. Meet a few of our students and learn about the research they are doing.


Julie Han


Julie Han

I combine genetic and optical approaches to design better tools for drug testing and personalized medicine using patient-derived (stem-cell-derived) cardiomyocytes.


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Scott Downen

As sensing technology gets smaller and more power efficient, capable sensors have started to become ubiquitous in everyday life. My research focuses on the crossroads between cutting edge technology and ultra-portable / wearable sensing networks that can help people of all ages better monitor their health and environments, with the eventual goal of better health management through this connected network. This includes air quality monitoring, microfluidics testing for rapid diagnostics, and an array of biofeedback sensors.


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Konstantin Mitic

I work on innovative social impact projects in the George Washington Innovation Center. My focus is on finding the intersection between social impact entrepreneurship and engineering, as well as the effect that cross-disciplinary work has on student outcomes. I’m the founder of George Hacks, an organization focusing on healthcare/medical innovation for social impact.


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Tania Singh

Under Dr. Vesna Zderic in the Therapeutic Ultrasound Lab, we are utilizing ultrasound at lower frequencies than what is typically used for imaging to stimulate insulin release to develop a potential for type 2 diabetes.


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Rose Yin   

I am exploring the underlying mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias to develop new cardiac therapeutic methodologies by employing techniques that use light to modulate the heartbeat.


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Frederick Zasadny

I study how the mammalian heart adapts to increased work. I design and implement different types of imaging to explore how the heart's muscle is structured to function under high stress.


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