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COSKUN LAB AT GEORGIA TECH SINGLE CELL BEEs.
Ahmet F. Coskun
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR [E-mail: ahmet.coskun [at] bme.gatech.edu]
Dr. Coskun is currently a Bernie-Marcus Early-Career Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Coskun directs an interdisciplinary research team at the Single Cell Biotechnology Laboratory. He is a recipient of the National Institutes of Health K25 Career Award (2018), the Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI Award (2016), and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Research Fellowship (2015). Previously, Dr. Coskun was an Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine, working with Prof. Garry Nolan as a faculty member at Stanford University. Dr. Coskun is an alumnus of the Ignite Entrepreneurship Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Dr. Coskun received his postdoctoral training from the California Institute of Technology with Prof. Long Cai. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, working with Prof. Aydogan Ozcan.
Thomas Hu is a first-year Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering in Georgia Tech. He completed his undergraduate degree in France and Master degree in Georgia Tech. His research interests are application of machine learning and deep learning model for bioimaging. Outside of classes, he loves workout, eating and spending time with friends.
Zhou Fang is a first year Ph.D. student in Machine Learning with the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. He earned two Bachelor’s degrees from the dual engineering degree program between Emory University and Georgia Tech, with a degree in Engineering Science, Engineering Physics track from Emory, and Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech. During undergraduate study at Georgia Tech, Zhou helped developing diffuse correlation spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy technologies to monitor blood flow and blood oxygenation. His research interest is application of machine learning methods in medicine for improvement of disease diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring. When not working, he enjoys playing badminton and fencing, cooking, and playing the guitar.
Shuangyi is currently a Ph.D. student in the Joint Biomedical Engineering Program at Georgia Tech and Emory University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Georgia Institute of Technology. During her undergraduate study, she worked on the impact of sickle cell disease on the hemodynamics and morphology of vessels in the mouse model. She interests in using bioimaging techniques incorporated with computational analysis to study cancer signaling process and tumor microenvironment. Outside of classes, she likes to reading, dancing and spending time with friends.
Mayar is currently pursing her Ph.D. degree in the joint biomedical engineering program between Georgia Tech and Emory School of Medicine. She completed her Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering at Arizona State University. During her time at ASU, she was studying the impact of the tumor microenvironment on breast cancer progression using 3D microfluidic models. Under the supervision of Dr. Coskun, Mayar is utilizing bioimaging and biocomputation techniques to better understand the impact of the tumor microenvironment on the progression of lung cancer and pediatric leukemia. Mayar is passionate about engineering education as well as cancer-related research, and she aspires to pursue a career in academia by becoming a professor in a top research university. Mayar grow up in Cairo, Egypt and enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. Outside of lab, she spends her time perfecting new recipes, playing piano, and reading books.
Nicholas (Nicky) Zhang is a Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at Georgia Tech. He previously graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering. He previously worked on 3D printing in bone and skeletal muscle tissue engineering, and his current interests lie in studying single-cell biology at super-resolution to uncover mechanistic understandings of cell behavior and function in situ. Outside of work, Nicky enjoys swimming, snowboarding, and cooking
Mythreye Venkatesan is a first-year Masters student in Bioengineering in Georgia Tech with Electrical and Computer Engineering as the Home School. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Pilani, India. Mythreye's research interests are primarily bioimaging/image processing and applying machine learning in biomedical applications. Outside of classes, she loves reading books, singing and playing the melodica.
Jeremy Heit grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia and moved to Atlanta as a Georgia Tech freshman in 2016 and travels to Lynbrook, NY to visit family. Currently, he is a Fourth Year undergraduate student studying Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology with a passion for human health. He has developed fluorescent biomarkers to study signaling pathway in V. cholerae in the school of Biological Sciences. He is interested in multiplexed single cell imaging of immune cells and engineering immune cells towards fighting cancer cells. He received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in Fall 2020. He hopes to apply to medical school and pursue an M.D in oncology or immunology. Outside of classes and lab he spends his free time climbing with friends, hiking, and spending time with family
Andy Borst is currently a first year undergraduate biomedical engineering student on the pre-health track at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he attended Mountain View High School. After his junior year, Andy started volunteering at Gwinnett Medical center, which is where he developed his interest in pursuing medicine. In his free time, Andy enjoys painting, playing the guitar, and spending time with his family and friends.
Kiley Burton grew up in Albany, Ga and transferred from Albany State University to Georgia Institute of Technology in Fall 2019 where she is currently a second year Biomedical Engineering student. While at Albany State University she assisted Dr. Arun Saha’s research on his “Engineered Material for Microwave Absorber” project to study the permittivity and permeability of artificially made materials. After receiving her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and gaining some industry experience, Kiley plans to pursue a masters in biomanufacturing. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, doing calligraphy, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
Kasfia Kazi is currently a first year undergraduate student studying Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She attended Parkview High School in Lilburn, GA. In high school, she competed in Science Olympiad and found an interest in forensics and genetics. She is also a volunteer with the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She is interested in learning more about how cells react to different molecular stimuli and immunotherapy. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and spending time with her family and friends.
Radhika Narula grew up in Chesterfield, New Jersey and moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018. She is currently a third year Biomedical Engineering major also pursuing a certification in operations and supply chain management. She was previously a Research and Development Team Leader for a research project called Praan, which geared towards finding a solution for air pollution in large cities around the world. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Radhika plans to pursue a master's in Biomedical Engineering.
FACULTY SUPPORT COORDINATOR [E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org] I am excited to have joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering. I come on board as a Faculty Support Coordinator. I will support and coordinate administrative and business affairs for a team of Biomedical Engineering faculty. I have worked many years in higher education. That includes working at The University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing and Mississippi State University where I retired in June of this year, after 15 years of state employment. I then moved to Georgia to be with my first grand baby. I know my passion for higher education and experience with working closely and for faculty members, that will allow me to excel in this position. I am very proud to be a part of the Georgia Tech’s family. Born in Mississippi, I have had the opportunity to live in Washington D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas as well. Now making Georgia home! I enjoy sports, starting with college and professional football. I enjoy cooking big meals to have my family congregate & wind down. There is nothing more important to me than family and my move to Georgia was just for that. I am eager to grow here at Georgia Tech. Both professionally and personally with continuing my education. There is no greater reward than success!