Meet the Team

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Corrine Ying Xuan Chua, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor
Ph.D. in Cancer Biology,
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Grace Hsuan-Chen Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Biomedical Science,
Baylor College of Medicine

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Nicola Di Trani, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering,
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Daniel Davila-Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Biotechnology,
Tecnológico de Monterrey

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Jesus Paez-Mayorga, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, MD Candidate
Ph.D. in Biotechnology,
Tecnológico de Monterrey

Fernanda Paola Pons-Faudoa, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, MD Candidate
Ph.D. in Biotechnology,
Tecnológico de Monterrey

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Simone Capuani, M.S.

Graduate Research Fellow
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

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Jocelyn N Campa-Carranza, M.S.

Graduate Research Fellow
M.D./Ph.D. Candidate, Tecnologico de Monterrey
M.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey

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Dixita I Viswanath, B.S.

Visiting Research Graduate
M.D/Ph.D. Candidate, Texas A&M University
B.S. Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
Rice University

Marta Graziano, B.S.

Visiting Graduate Research Fellow
M.S. Candidate in Mechatronics, Politecnico di Torino

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Nathanael Hernandez, B.S.

Research Assistant II
B.S. in Animal Science,
Texas A&M University – Kingsville

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Robin Vander Pol, B.S.

Research Assistant I
B.S. in Biology,
Baylor University

Shani Saunders, B.A.

Research Technician III
B.A. in Political Science,
Rice University

Join us!

Visiting Undergraduate Students

  • Dawson Garret Benner
    Visiting Undergraduate Fellow from Texas A&M University
  • Rebecca Elizabeth Taylor
    Visiting Undergraduate Fellow from Texas A&M University
  • Anish Easwaran
    Visiting Undergraduate Fellow from Texas A&M University

Alumni

Visiting Scientists and Staff

Shivani Sathish, Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist, 2017
Country of origin: India
Currently: Pioneer Technology Fellow at OIST, Japan
Jade Darwish, B.S.
Research Assistant I, 2019
Country of origin: USA
Currently: U of St. Edwards
Antonia Susnjar, B.S.
Research Assistant I, 2017-2019
Country of origin: Croatia
Currently: PhD Student at Purdue University, IN
Jessica Rhudy, M.S.
Research Assistant II, 2016-2018
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Clinical Coordinator at UTMDACC
April Gilbert, M.S.
Research Assistant II, 2016-2017
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Research Investigator, Stem Cell Transplantation, UTMDACC
Priya Jain, M.S.
Research Assistant I, 2015-2017
Country of origin: India
Currently: Field Automation Engineer at Tecan

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates

Marc Sprouse, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2020
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Research Scientist at Clayton Foundation for Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Silvania da Silva Teixeira, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2020
Country of origin: Brazil
Currently: Research Instructor at U of Colorado, Denver
Antons Sizovs, Ph.D.
Research Associate, 2018-2019
Country of origin: Latvia
Currently: Engineer at Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
Xiaowen Liu, Ph.D.
Research associate I, 2018
Country of origin: China
Currently: New Product Lead at Pfizer
Marco Folci, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Specialist Physician in Allergy and Immunology, Milan, Italy
Andrea Ballerini, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017
Country of origin: Italy
Currently:
Sara Passos, Ph.D.
Research Associate, 2016-2017
Country of origin: Brazil
Currently: Team Lead at Characterization Team, Abcam
Jenaro Garcia-Prieto, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2016
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow at U of Miami
Marco Farina, Ph.D.
PhD Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2018
Home Country: Italy
Currently: CEO of Omnidermal Biomedics MENA, Dubai, UE
Giacomo Bruno, Ph.D.
PhD Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2018
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Senior Expert System Engineering at Novartis
Robert Lyle Hood, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Assistant Professor at UTSA
Silvia Ferrati, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2012
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Manager, Translational Medicine at Aeglea BioTherapeutics
Shyam Bansai Sunder, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2010
Country of origin: India
Currently: Research Fellow at U of Louisville
Enrica De Rosa, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Research Program Manager, HMRI

Ph.D. / M.D. Students

Gulsah Malgir, M.S.
Graduate Research Fellow, 2019-2021
Country of origin: Turkey
Currently: Research Fellow at U of Houston
Vittoria Vigano, Ph.D.
Visiting graduate research fellow, 2019
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Unknown
Antonia Silvestri, Ph.D.
PhD student, 2018-2019
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Research Fellow Politecnico di Torino
Jeremy Ho, M.D.
Visiting graduate research fellow, 2016, 2018-2019
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Resident Physician at New York Presbyterian
Karoline Stenning, M.D.
Visiting graduate research fellow, 2018
Country of origin: Peru
Currently: MSc Student Entrepreneurship at Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Giovanni Scorrano, M.S.
PhD student from Rice U, 2015-2016
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Project Manager at Biesse Group, Italy
Thomas Geninatti, Ph.D.
PhD student from UCAS, consulting, 2011-2016
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Director, Corporate Development at Gilead Sciences

Graduate Students

Nevio Racca, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2020-2021
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Internship at SPEA, Turin
Dennis Wang
Summer Undergraduate Research Intern, 2016
Country of origin: USA
Currently: MD Student at Texas Tech, El Paso
Valentina Serafini, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018-2019
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Unknown
Graziano Lolli, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018-2019
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Data Analyst at OpEx Global Services, Baxter International Inc.
Nicola Ferrante, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018-2019
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: R&D Firmware Engineer at Medtronic
Federica Pesaresi, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2019-2020
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer at DiaSorin, Italy
Matteo Hirsch, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: PhD Student at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Maria Luisa Lotito, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer at LifeBee
Nicola Di Marzio, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2017-2018
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: PhD Graduate at AO Foundation
Veronica Vighetto, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2017-2018
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: PhD Student at Politechnico di Torino, Italy
Francesca Ferraro, B.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2017
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Quality Engineer at U-blox
Gianluca Torchio, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2017
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer at Medtronic
Giulia Rizzo, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2016
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: R&D Biomedical Engineer at ValoTec, France
Alessia Caron, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2016
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Support and Training Specialist at Roche
Celeste Marcato, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2015
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer at U-blox
Elena Riscaldina, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2015
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer at Phitec
Bernardo Barile, M.S.
MS Student, 2014
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Resident Engineer at Vivisol, Italy
Jacopo Secco, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2013
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: CTO & DTO, Co-founder of Omnidermal Biomedics
Kathy Olafson, B.S.
PhD Student from U of Houston, 2013-2017
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Unknown
Stefano Filippini, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2012
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Research Investigator at UTMDACC
Tommaso Novellino, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2010-2012
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer, LFW
Giacomo Ferrari, B.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2010-2012
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Software Engineer at Socrata
Erika Zabre, M.S.
Research Assistant II, 2010-2013
Country of origin: USA
Currently: PhD candidate
Kevin Plant, M.S.
Visiting Research Fellow, 2009
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Vice President of Software, Spectral MD, Dallas
Antonio Botrugno, M.S.
Visiting Research Graduate, 2009
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Researcher at DiaSorin

High School and Undergraduate Students

Bella Gabriela Alvarez
Summer Research Intern, 2021
Country of origin: Mexico
Currently: Bioscience Student at Tecnológico de Monterrey
Hector Salazar Martinez
Medical Student, 2020
Country of origin: USA
Currently: 3rd year medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine
Ryan Blanchard
Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2019
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Graduate Research Assistant at Texas A&M
Ryan Blanchard
Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2019
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Graduate Research Assistant at Texas A&M
Roscoe Prince
Summer Research Intern, 2018
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Product Design Engineer at Gibson Reports
Lucas Esnaola
Laboratory Technician, 2018-2019
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Bioengineering Student at Rice

Alumni

Visiting Scientists and Staff

Shivani Sathish, Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist, 2017
Country of origin: India
Currently: Pioneer Technology Fellow at OIST, Japan

Antonia Susnjar, B.S.
Research Assistant I, 2017-2019
Country of origin: Croatia
Currently: PhD Student at Purdue University, IN

April Gilbert, M.S.
Research Assistant II, 2016-2017
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Research Investigator, Stem Cell Transplantation, UTMDACC

Jade Darwish, B.S.
Research Assistant I, 2019
Country of origin: USA
Currently: U of St. Edwards

Jessica Rhudy, M.S.
Research Assistant II, 2016-2018
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Clinical Coordinator at UTMDACC

Priya Jain, M.S.
Research Assistant I, 2015-2017
Country of origin: India
Currently: Field Automation Engineer at Tecan

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates

Marc Sprouse, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2020
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Research Scientist at Clayton Foundation for Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Silvania da Silva Teixeira, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2020
Country of origin: Brazil
Currently: Research Instructor at U of Colorado, Denver

Antons Sizovs, Ph.D.
Research Associate, 2018-2019
Country of origin: Latvia
Currently: Engineer at Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis

Xiaowen Liu, Ph.D.
Research Associate I, 2018
Country of origin: China
Currently: New Product Lead at Pfizer

Marco Folci, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Specialist Physician in Allergy and Immunology, Milan, Italy

Andrea Ballerini, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017
Country of origin: Italy
Currently:

Sara Passos, Ph.D.
Research Associate, 2016-2017
Country of origin: Brazil
Currently: Team Lead at Characterization Team, Abcam

Jenaro Garcia-Prieto, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2016
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow at U of Miami

Marco Farina, Ph.D.
PhD Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2018
Home Country: Italy
Currently: CEO of Omnidermal Biomedics MENA, Dubai, UE

Giacomo Bruno, Ph.D.
PhD Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2018
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Senior Expert System Engineering at Novartis

Robert Lyle Hood, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Assistant Professor at UTSA

Silvia Ferrati, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2012
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Manager, Translational Medicine at Aeglea BioTherapeutics

Shyam Bansai Sunder, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2010
Country of origin: India
Currently: Research Fellow at U of Louisville

Enrica De Rosa, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Research Program Manager, HMRI

Ph.D. / M.D. Students

Gulsah Malgir, M.S.
Graduate Research Fellow, 2019-2021
Country of origin: Turkey
Currently: Research Fellow at U of Houston

Vittoria Vigano, Ph.D.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2019
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Unknown

Antonia Silvestri, Ph.D.
PhD Student, 2018-2019
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Research Fellow Politecnico di Torino

Jeremy Ho, M.D.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2016, 2018-2019
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Resident Physician at New York Presbyterian

Karoline Stenning, M.D.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018
Country of origin: Peru
Currently: MSc Student Entrepreneurship at Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Giovanni Scorrano, M.S.
PhD Student from Rice U, 2015-2016
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Project Manager at Biesse Group, Italy

Thomas Geninatti, Ph.D.
PhD Student from UCAS, Consulting, 2011-2016
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Director, Corporate Development at Gilead Sciences

Graduate Students

Nevio Racca, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2020-2021
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Internship at SPEA, Turin

Dennis Wang
Summer Undergraduate Research Intern, 2016
Country of origin: USA
Currently: MD Student at Texas Tech, El Paso

Valentina Serafini, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018-2019
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Unknown

Graziano Lolli, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018-2019
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Data Analyst at OpEx Global Services, Baxter International Inc.

Nicola Ferrante, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018-2019
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: R&D Firmware Engineer at Medtronic

Federica Pesaresi, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2019-2020
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer at DiaSorin, Italy

Matteo Hirsch, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: PhD Student at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Maria Luisa Lotito, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2018
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer at LifeBee

Nicola Di Marzio, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2017-2018
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: PhD Graduate at AO Foundation

Veronica Vighetto, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2017-2018
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: PhD Student at Politechnico di Torino, Italy

Francesca Ferraro, B.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2017
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Quality Engineer at U-blox

Gianluca Torchio, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2017
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer at Medtronic

Giulia Rizzo, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2016
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: R&D Biomedical Engineer at ValoTec, France

Alessia Caron, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2016
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Support and Training Specialist at Roche

Celeste Marcato, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2015
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer at U-blox

Elena Riscaldina, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2015
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer at Phitec

Bernardo Barile, M.S.
MS Student, 2014
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Resident Engineer at Vivisol, Italy

Jacopo Secco, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2013
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: CTO & DTO, Co-founder of Omnidermal Biomedics

Kathy Olafson, B.S.
PhD Student from U of Houston, 2013-2017
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Unknown

Stefano Filippini, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2012
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Research Investigator at UTMDACC

Tommaso Novellino, M.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2010-2012
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Biomedical Engineer, LFW

Giacomo Ferrari, B.S.
Visiting Graduate Research Fellow, 2010-2012
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Software Engineer at Socrata

Erika Zabre, M.S.
Research Assistant II, 2010-2013
Country of origin: USA
Currently: PhD Candidate

Kevin Plant, M.S.
Visiting Research Fellow, 2009
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Vice President of Software, Spectral MD, Dallas

Antonio Botrugno, M.S.
Visiting Research Graduate, 2009
Country of origin: Italy
Currently: Researcher at DiaSorin

High School and Undergraduate Students

Ryan Blanchard
Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2019
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Graduate Research Assistant at Texas A&M

Roscoe Prince
Summer Research Intern, 2018z
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Product Design Engineer at Gibson Reports

Lucas Esnaola
Laboratory Technician, 2018-2019
Country of origin: USA
Currently: Bioengineering Student at Rice