Mo Ebrahimkhani, M.D.
Mo Ebrahimkhani is an Associate Professor at Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh. Prior to his current position he was an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University and adjunct faculty of medicine at Mayo Clinic. He performed his Postdoctoral training at Department of Biological Engineering in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Mo has an M.D. degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and was awarded a European Association for Study of Liver Sheila Sherlock fellowship to investigate regenerative processes at University College London. His lab combines human stem cells, synthetic biology and in vivo mouse models to understand tissue development and regeneration and develop technologies to modulate these processes in a personalized fashion. Mo is the recipient of several research awards including RO1s from NIH, Mayo Clinic accelerated regenerative medicine award and New Investigator Award from Arizona Biomedical Research Council.
Jeremy is a graduate student, pursuing his Ph.D. studies in our lab. He graduated from MIT in 2012 with a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He worked as a technical assistant for two and a half years in Professor Linda Griffith’s lab, where he worked on multiple projects including human physiome-on-a-chip, biomaterial development for improvement of liver cell culture, and NSF- funded project for the study of emergent behavior of integrated cellular systems. Here at ASU he works on designing and integrating synthetic genetic circuits into stem cells to control their fate and function. Specifically, he is interested in investigating ways to use modular, extrinsically and intrinsically responsive genetic switches to develop self-vascularizing organoids. He enjoys playing volleyball, video editing, hiking, gaming and singing alone in the TC room (poorly).
Ryan is a graduate student from Northwestern University in 2014 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He then worked as a research technician for two years in the laboratory Dr. Hanno Hock in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. At MGH, he worked on projects investigating the role of ETV6 in hematopoiesis and specifically in vivo murine B cell development. While pursuing his PhD at ASU, Ryan will be involved in investigating hematopoiesis in the liver bud organoid systems. He enjoys golfing, volleyball, rooting for Boston sports, going to concerts, and listening to music and podcasts.
Farzaneh is a graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in biological design engineering. She graduated from the University of Tehran with a B.S. degree in biology. After moving to the United States in 2013, Farzaneh began her studies at Oklahoma State University where she focused on protein structure-function relationships using molecular science to explain biological functions. Here at ASU, she works on the applications of the CRISPR-Cas9 technology in genome engineering in vivo. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping and hanging out with friends.
Joshua Hislop is an undergraduate student in the Barrett Honors program pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He will be graduating in December 2018, and hopes to continue working in the lab pursuing his Ph.D, also in Biomedical Engineering. He is working on projects investigating cell fate decisions as well as synthetic biology based tissue patterning during development. Joshua's goal is to integrate synthetic biology, neural development and network creation to eventually apply this approach towards the creation of biologically-based novel neural interface devices. Outside of lab, Josh enjoys playing board and card games, creating adventures for his Dungeons and Dragons group, camping, backpacking, and honing his skills as a third degree black belt in taekwondo.
Sharanya Kalasekar (Postdoctoral research associate)-2016
Derek Titus (Master student, 2016)
Angela Hemesath (undergraduate, 2016)
Shaun Wootten (undergraduate, 2016)
Suyen Go (undergraduate, 2016-2017)
Joshua Hsu (undergraduate, 2016-2017)
Shay Carter (Master Student, 2016-2017)
Ceasar Udave (undergraduate, 2016-2017)
Warner Kostes (undergraduate, 2016-2018)
Maitriyee Mahanta (undergraduate, 2018-2019)
Matthew Pandelakis (undergraduate, 2016-2019)
Jeremy Ellis (undergraduate and lab technical assistant, 2018-2019)