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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 R35 MIRA Award (2023),BMES-CMBE Rising Star Junior Faculty Award (2023), American Lung Association Innovation Award (2022), 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
Abhijeet is pursuing a PhD in biomedical engineering in the joint Georgia Tech/Emory program. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. During his 4 years there, he worked on hydrogel-based polymers and their applications in targeted drug delivery and oral drug delivery. Outside of school and research, Abhijeet enjoys playing basketball & volleyball, boardgaming with friends and keeping up with UT sports (Hook ‘em!).
Shibley is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the Biomedical Innovation and Development program at Georgia Tech. He completed his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the Hashemite University of Jordan. During his undergraduate study, he worked on developing a method of detecting apneic events using ECG signals. His interests are in the field of the commercialization aspect of medical devices and the translation of research to market, where he strives to bridge the gap between innovation and practical healthcare solutions. Outside of class, he enjoys baking and trying out new dessert recipes."
Deborah Wood is currently a Ph.D. student in the Joint Biomedical Engineering Program at Georgia Tech and Emory University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. While at UVA, Deborah participated in multiple biomaterials-related research projects, including research developing a 3D-printed template for optimal embryoid development and assessing point-of-care ultrasound capabilities of commercially available hydrogels. After her undergraduate study, she pursued a postbacc at Northwestern University, where her research focused on designing an in vitro assay to characterize PEG-b-PPS nanoparticle efficacy in alleviating inflammation. Her research interests include integrating multi omics and bio-nanotechnology approaches to improve cardiovascular disease diagnosis and therapeutic development. Outside of the lab, Deborah enjoys listening to music, strength training, taking long walks, and volunteering with STEM outreach initiatives.
Felix G Rivera Moctezuma
Félix is a PhD Student in the BioEngineering program at Georgia Tech form San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his first bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. He then completed a second bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. He joined Georgia Tech as a Research Technician in the Wood Lab studying inflammation in the brain and traumatic brain injury. His current research interest lies on understanding cell signaling in the brain and the progression of neurogenerative diseases. Outside of the lab, Félix enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, reading, and talking with friends.
Hector L. Torres
Hector is currently a Master’s student in the Joint Biomedical Engineering Program at Georgia Tech and Emory University. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree at Georgia Institute of Technology. During his undergraduate study, he focused on studying biomaterials and interfacing interactions along with data science and biomedical systems modeling. He is interested in focusing on biomedical data visualization, research education, and interactive biomedical data sciences. Outside of classes he likes reading, camping, watching theatre productions, and spending time with friends.
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!