Principle Investigator

Postdoc

Yajuan Li, M.D. & Ph.D.

Department of Bioengieering, UCSD

Yajuan Li received her PhD in Cell Biology and Genetics from Peking University. She is passionate about in situ metabolic imaging with novel optical imaging techniques.

Students

Anthony Fung

PhD Student

Department of Bioengieering, UC San Diego

Anthony is a second year PhD student from Wisconsin who is passionate about the Biomechanical applications of advanced imaging techniques. He earned his B.S. from UC San Diego, where he studied Bioengineering. During his time at UC San Diego, he has led projects in Dr. Dennis A Carson laboratory at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Schmid-Schoenbein laboratory in the Bioengineering department, and Global TIES. Outside of the lab, he enjoys creating new recipes in the kitchen for his family, friends, and pet parrotlets.


Zhi Li

PhD Student

Department of Nanoengineering, UC San Diego

Zhi is a graduate student studying Nanoengineering at UC San Diego with a focus in biophotonics study for imaging. Outside of of the lab, he enjoys playing soccer, basketball and learning programming.


Pegah Bagheri

Graduate Student

Bioengineering Department, UC San Diego

Pegah is a second year graduate student studying Bioengineering at UC San Diego who is interested in using imaging techniques for biological applications. She earned her B.S. from UC San Diego, where she studied Mechanical Engineering. She has previously worked with Dr. McKittrick in the Mechanical Engineering department and with Dr. Mali in the Bioengineering department. Outside of lab, she enjoys running, biking, and going to the beach.

Sahran Hussain

Graduate Student

Bioengineering Department, UC San Diego

Sahran is a first year graduate student in the Bioengineering Department at UC San Diego focusing on biophotonics and imaging. He earned his B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to attending graduate school at UCSD he worked for Luminex Corporation in the Imaging Flow Cytometry division working with the Biology and Manufacturing teams. Outside of work and school, he enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with his cats.

Phyllis Chang

Visiting Student Researcher


School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Computer Science, Cornell University


Phyllis is studying biomedical engineering and computer science at Cornell University. She is interested in applying a data driven approach to the development of the imaging and instrumentation field. Outside of the lab, she enjoys baking, hiking, and trying new restaurants.

Jie Hao

Undergraduate Student


Khang Hoang

Undergraduate Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Khang is a third year undergraduate student studying Bioengineering: Biotechnology. He previously worked in the Chemistry/Biochemistry department stockroom under Dr. Mary Sever. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, gaming, and trying new boba drinks.


Sirasit Prayotamornkul (Mos)

Undergraduate Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Mos is a first year undergraduate student studying Bioengineering: Biotechnology. In his free time, he enjoys baking high quality cookies.


Summer Joyce Batasin

Senior Design Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Summer is an incoming fourth year undergraduate studying Bioengineering with a focus in Biotechnology at UC San Diego. She has previously worked under Dr. Matthew Shtrahman in the Gage Laboratory at the Salk Institute, and at the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence under Dr. Karen Pierce. In her free time, Summer enjoys going to the beach and trying new restaurants.


Darragh Buckley

Undergraduate Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Darragh is entering his fourth year as an undergraduate studying Bioengineering with an emphasis on biotechnology. He is interested in novel imaging techniques for understanding biology and metabolism. In his free time, Darragh enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and going to the beach.


Derek Chen

Senior Design Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Derek is a fourth year undergraduate studying Bioengineering at UC San Diego. He has worked with Dr. Christian Metallo in the Bioengineering department at UC San Diego and Dr. Albert Leung at the Center of Pain and Headache Research for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Outside of the lab, he enjoys fitness training, cooking, and chess.


Chloe Nguyen

Senior Design Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Chloe is a fourth year undergraduate studying Bioengineering: Biotechnology. In addition to being a senior design student in the Shi Lab, she is also a research assistant in the UCSD Biodynamics Lab, where she utilizes synthetic biology techniques to enable the engineering of bacterial communities. In her free time, Chloe enjoys creating balloon decorations and traveling.


Alumni:

Mira Swartzlander

Wenxu Zhang

Honghao Zha

David Hoang