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
Coordinating efforts
Grace Newman
Ph.D. Student, QSB
Cell membrane to cortex attachment mechanics
Dominique Inocencio
B.S. Student, Bioengineering
U-Rise Fellow
Mechanical characterization of hydrogels
Syeda Tajin Ahmed
Postdoctoral Scholar, MSE
Biomolecules at interfaces
Ariell Smith
Ph.D. Student, MBSE
ECM viscoelasticity
Metzli Montero
Ph.D. Student, MBSE
Endothelial mechanobiology
Brandon Pardi
B.S. Student, CSE
Computational tool development

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


Dion Deng
B.S. Student, BioE (Summer 2022 – Spring 2023) – TBD

Bianca Ortiz Larios
B.S. Student, MSE (Fall 2022 – Spring 2023) – Engineer I, Silk Road Medical

Emily Junez
B.S. Student, MSE (Spring 2023) – Hardware Engineer, General Motors Company

Tiffany Murga Duarte
B.S. Student, BioE (Fall 2020 – Fall 2022)

Shane Holmes
CCBM-CREST Fellow (Summer 2022)

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

Muhammad Ahmed
B.S. Student, BioE (Summer 2021 – Spring 2022) – Twist Biosciences

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

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

Isha Saini
B.S. Student, BioE (Summer 2021 – Spring 2022) – Apple Technical Support Advisor, Ceres, CA

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

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

Benjamin Reams
CCBM-CREST Fellow (Summer 2021) – Ph.D. student at Washington State University

Felipe Ramirez
B.S. Student, BioE (Fall 2019 – Fall 2020)

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

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

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