Current Students


Khaled Adjerid

BME Option Student (PhD – ESM)
Socha Lab: Comparative Biomechanics
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Socha

Devon Albert

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Kemper

Nick Alden

BME Option Student (PhD – ME)
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Kelly

Nastaran Alinezhadbalalami

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Davalos

Leigh Allin

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Madigan

Jessica Aviles

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Madigan

Mohsen Bahrami

Doctoral Student
Radiologic Sciences
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Laurienti

Alexis Basantis

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Doerzaph

Leonardo Bezerra

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Whitlow

Megan Bland

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Rowson

Alexander Borg

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Advisor: Dr. Munley & Dr. Bourland

Eamon Campolettano

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Rowson

Kristine Cantin

BME Option Student (PhD-ME)
Industrian and Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech
Advisor: Dr. Nussbaum

Jewel Cary

Doctoral Student
IGEP – Regenerative Medicine
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Whittington

Neeladri Chowdhury

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Rajagopalan

Scotty Chung

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Brown

Casey Clark

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Atala

Katrina Colucci-Chang

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech – VTCRI Roanoke
Advisor: Dr. Poelzing

Joshua Copus

Masters Student
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem
Advisor: Dr. Atala

Casey Costa

Combination MD/PhD Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel

Megan Cox

Doctoral Student
Laboratory for Integrative Tumor Ecology (LITE)
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Verbridge

Danielle Cristino

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Hardy

William Crowe

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Zhao

Willam Decker

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Gayzik

Katherine Degan

Doctoral Student
Center for Regenerative Medicine: VTCRI
VTCRI - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Gourdie

Harshawardhan Deshpande

Doctoral Student
Human Neuroimaging Lab
VTCRI - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. LaConte

Karan Devane

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel, Dr. Weaver, & Dr. Gayzik

Kandace Donaldson

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. De Vita

Xu Dong

Doctoral Student
X-Ray Systems Lab
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Cao

Temple Douglas

Doctoral Student
MultiSTEPS/IGERT Program
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Drs. Davalos & Cimini

Kristin Dunford

Master’s Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Kemper

Amnah Eltahir

Doctoral Student
Human Neuroimaging Lab
VTCRI – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. LaConte

Kevin Enck

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Opara

Michael Entz

Doctoral Student
Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Laboratory
VTCRI - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Poelzing

Mohammad Esfahani

BME Option Student (PhD-ISE)
Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratories
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Nussbaum

James Gaewsky

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel

Joel Garrett

Doctoral Student
Socha Lab: Comparative Biomechanics
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Socha

Ryan Gellner

Masters Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Rowson

Greg Gillispie

Doctoral Student
WFU Innovation Center
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Opara

Katelyn Greene

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Weaver

Allison Guettler

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. VandeVord

Berkan Guleyupoglu

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Gayzik

Samantha Haus

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Gabler

Nora Hlavac

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. VandeVord

Zachary Hostetler

Masters Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Weaver

Cherice Hughes-Oliver

Doctoral Student
Granata Biomechanics Laboratory
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Queen

Kristen Hulbert Renner

Doctoral Student
Kevin Granata Biomechanics Lab
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Wang

Tessa Hulburt

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus

Alexandra Hyler

Doctoral Student
MultiSTEPS/IGERT Program
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Drs. Davalos and Stremler

Haley Johnson

Masters Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Weis

Derek Jones

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel

Michael Katzenberger

Masters Student
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Kemper

Mireille Kelley

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel

Melissa Kenny

Doctoral Student
Socha Lab: Comparative Biomechanics
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Socha

Emily Kieffer

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech-Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Rowson

Donghoon Kim

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Whitlow

Lindsey Kirk

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Wagner

Anjaney Kothari

Doctoral Student
Laboratory for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Rajagopalan

Vikram Krishnamurthy

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel & Dr. Gayzik

Timothy Leach

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Atala

Rebekah Less

Doctoral Student
Laboratory for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Rajagopalan

Zhengzhi Liu

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Lu

Melvin Lorenzo

Doctoral Student
Bioelectromechanical Systems Laboratory
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Davalos

Zhengyi Lu

Masters Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Zhao

Andrea Mazzocchi

Doctoral Student
WFIRM
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Soker

Bryce McCarthy

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Levi-Polyachenko

Kyle McNamara

Combination MD/PhD Student
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: TBD

Liam McNamara

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel and Dr. Urban

Yunzhu Meng

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. C. Untaroiu

Logan Miller

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel

Fatemeh Mokhtari

Doctoral Student
Radiologic Sciences
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Laurienti

Jade Montgomery

Doctoral Student
Center for Regenerative Medicine: VTCRI
VTCRI – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Gourdie

Ty Morris

Master Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. S. Rowson

Carolyn Mottley

Masters Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Behkam

Timothy O’Brien

Doctoral Student
Cancer Engineering
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Robertson

Wansoo Pak

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Untaroiu

John Patalak

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel

Alexander Peebles

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Queen

Olga Pen

Doctoral Student
X-Ray Systems Lab
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Bourland

Nils Potter

Doctoral Student
Nanostructured Biopolymer Engineering Lab
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Van Dyke

Shiny Rajan

Doctoral Student
The Hall Lab
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Hall

Sabah Rezvani

Doctoral Student
Orthopedic Mechanobiology Laboratory
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Wang

Andrea Rich

Masters Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Brown

Luke Riexinger

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Gabler

Felipe Rivas Duarte

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Hall

Ali Reza Roghanizad

BME Option Student (MS-Mechanical Engineering)
The Heat Transfer Measurements Laboratory
Blacksburg Campus - Virginia Tech
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Diller

Andrea Rolong

Doctoral Student
Bioelectromechanical Systems Lab
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Davalos

Mona Saffarzadeh

Doctoral Student
TBD
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Weaver

Scott-Eugene Saverot

Doctoral Student
Laboratory for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Rajagopalan

Jamelle Simmons

Doctoral Student
Laboratory of Vascular Biology
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Y.W. Lee

Kelli Simms

Doctoral Student
The Rahbar Lab
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Rahbar

Jugroop Singh

Masters Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Nain

Jeffrey Soldate

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus

Caleb Stine

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Munson

Jeffrey Suhey

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Gayzik

Daniel Sweeney

Doctoral Student
Bioelectromechanical Systems Laboratory
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Davalos

Whitney Tatem

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Gabler

Sean Thomas

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Verbridge

Marc Thompson

Doctoral Student
Translational Oncology Lab
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg
Advisor: Drs. Bickford and Whittington

Briana Thompson

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Bourland

Brian Tomblin

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel and Dr. Urban

Brady Trevisan

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Bitar

Barath Udayasuryan

Doctoral Student
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Advisor: Dr. Verbridge

Aaron Van Gorkom

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Brown

Kenneth Vogel

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Levi-Polyachenko

Charlotte Waits

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Rahbar

Fanny Wang

Doctoral Student
The Hall Lab
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Hall

Harleigh Warner

Doctoral Student
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Wagner

Michele Waters

Doctoral Student
Nanostructure Biopolymer Engineering Lab, Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Drs. Van Dyke and VandeVord

Caitlin Weaver

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest - Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: Dr. Stitzel

Kelsey Willson

Doctoral Student
Wake Forest - Winston Salem
Advisor: Dr. Atala

Grace Wusk

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Gabler

Ted Xiao

Combination MD/PhD Student
TBD
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: TBD

Keegan Yates

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Untaroiu

Xin Ye

Doctoral Student
Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest – Winston-Salem Campus
Advisor: TBD

Huaning Zhao

Doctoral Student
Chappell Lab
VTCRI – Blacksburg Campus
Advisor: Dr. Chappell