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Summer 2019

Sudin Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology & Toxicology, CRIS, IQ, IIT





David Filipovic, PhD Student,

Biomedical Engineering

David grew up in Belgrade, Serbia, and has had a long standing interest in computation and modeling. After his undergraduate studies in Belgrade, David narrowed his focus from Computer Science and Engineering to biomedical signal processing within Electrical Engineering, which led him to complete a Masters degree at the University of New Hampshire. David is now pursuing a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at Michigan State starting in Fall 2017. Outside of academics, David enjoys cycling, running, cooking and dancing.


Omar Kana, PhD Student,

Pharmacology & Toxicology

Omar was born in Houston, but raised around Baton Rouge. An American southern native, Omar achieved a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Louisiana State University. At LSU, Omar pursued research opportunities  that mixed his interests in biology and math. Eventually, he ended up doing an honors thesis in computational biology. Omar is now pursuing a PhD degree at Michigan State in Pharmacology and Toxicology starting from Fall 2018. Outside of research, Omar enjoys powerlifting, reading comic books, and illustration.



Satabdi Saha, PhD Student,


Satabdi grew up in Kolkata, India, and completed her undergraduate studies in Statistics from the University of Calcutta. After her undergraduate studies in Kolkata, Satabdi completed her masters in Applied Statistics and Probability from Northern Illinois University with her thesis focusing on the application of Bayesian tree methods in modeling survival analysis data.

Satabdi is now pursuing a PhD degree in Probability and Statistics at Michigan State starting from Fall 2017. Her research interest include statistical machine learning and developing graph-based methods for the analysis of single-cell genomics data. While not working, Satabdi will be found reading or lifting weights.


Daniel Marri, PhD Student,

Biomedical Engineering

Daniel grew up in Mim in the Ahafo Region of Ghana. After completing his undergraduate studies in Mathematics at the University of Energy and Natural Resources – Sunyani, Daniel completed his master’s in mathematical science from the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) – Rwanda. Daniel is now pursuing a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at Michigan State starting from Fall 2019. Outside academics, Daniel enjoys playing soccer, running, and music.    



Lab Alumni

Dr. Yongliang Yang, Post-doctoral Fellow, IQ

Dr. Yang received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Harbin Engineering University in 2005; and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona (2011 and 2014, respectively). Combining computational and experimental methodology, his current research interests include micro/nano robotics, biorobotics, mechanobiology, cellular dynamics and collective cell migration.