People

A Collaborative & Diverse Group
We are a group conducting interdisciplinary research that values curiosity, collaboration, hard work, and a healthy amount of fun. Our group welcomes researchers at any level that share our enthusiasm for science.
Roberto Andresen Eguiluz
Principal Investigator
randreseneguiluz@ucmerced.edu
Coordinating efforts
Chantz Williams
Ph.D. Student, QSB
cwilliams9@ucmerced.edu
Dion Deng
B.S. Student, Bioengineering
ddeng5@ucmerced.edu
Protein adsorption to surfaces
Dominique Inocencio
B.S. Student, Bioengineering
dinocencio@ucmerced.edu
Mechanical characterization of hydrogels
Syeda Tajin Ahmed
Postdoctoral Scholar, MSE
sahmed65@ucmerced.edu
Biomolecules at interfaces
Ariell Smith
Ph.D. Student, MBSE
asmith85@ucmerced.edu
ECM viscoelasticity
Tiffany Murga Duarte
B.S. Student, Bioengineering
UROC Fellow
tmurgaduarte@ucmerced.edu
Hydrogel patterning

We are currently looking for motivated, hard-working researchers. Previous experience in the topics listed is not required.

Alumni

Joyce O. Saltzherr
B.S. Student, Bioengineering (Fall 2019-Spring 2022) – Solutions Engineer at Salesforce Tableau

Muhammad Ahmed
B.S. Student, Bioengineering (Summer 2021-Spring 2022) – TBD

Saigheeta Bhaskar
B.S. Student, Bioengineering (Summer 2020-Spring 2022) – M.Sc. in Clinical Research, UC San Francisco

Isha Saini
B.S. Student, Bioengineering (Summer 2021-Spring 2022) – TBD

Yekaterina Zhezherya
B.S. Student, Bioengineering (Fall 2021-Spring 2022) – TBD

Isha Saini
B.S. Student, Bioengineering (Summer 2021-Spring 2022) – TBD

Justin Pham
B.S. Student, MSE (Summer 2021-Fall 2021) – TBD

Amar Mann
B.S. Student, Bioengineering (Fall 2019-Summer 2021) – M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis

Benjamin Reams
CCBM-CREST Fellow (Summer 2021)

Felipe Ramirez
B.S. Student, Bioengineering (Fall 2019-Fall 2020)

Nicole Garza
B.S. Student, Biological Sciences (Fall 2019-Summer 2020)

Syndee Villa
B.S. Student, Materials Science and Engineering (Summer 2020)- SEM/Materials Analyst, Advanced Materials.

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