2022 Cohort

BESA welcomes the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering incoming class of 2022!

Nataliya Bahatyrevich

Contact: nbahatyrevich@ucdavis.edu

Heather Borgard

Heather Borgard
  • Contact: hlborgard@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Kingman, AZ
  • College: Arizona State University (BS) and University of British Columbia (MS)
  • Hobbies: baking, hiking, painting, reading, video games
  • Research Focus Area: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics 

Rajul Bains

Contact: rbain@ucdavis.edu

Lesly Carrasco

Contact: lescarrasco@ucdavis.edu

Isabelle Crisostomo 

Isabelle Crisostomo
  • Contact: iicriso@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Temecula, California
  • College: UC Davis B.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Hobbies: sewing, cooking, watercolor, video games, cat lover
  • Research Focus Area: Tissue Engineering, 3D Bioprinting

Xiaoyu Duan

Xiaoyu Duan
  • Contact: xyduan@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: China, Shanghai
  • College: Northeastern University
  • Hobbies: swimming, singing, playing skateboard
  • Research Focus Area: Medical Imaging based on deep learning

Fernando Erismann

Fernando Erismann
  • Contact: ferismann@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Sacramento, CA. I was born in San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • College: UC Davis BS Applied Physics 1991, Golden Gate University MBA 2001
  • Hobbies: Mountaineering, Running, and Skiing. Always with my 8 and 12 year old daughters who are expert climbers and skiiers.
  • Research Focus Area: I work for Stryker Surgical Technologies, where I am an optical engineer. I design surgical instruments that use light. These include illuminated instruments, devices for measuring blood loss in surgery, and IC green angiography. These days I am concentrating on implementing nano structured surfaces in my designs and I am hoping to start soon on a new project at the Advanced Science Research Center at City University New York.

Niraj Gupta

Niraj Gupta


Contact: nirgupta@ucdavis.edu

Kuan-Wei Huang

Kwan Huang
  • Contact: kwehuang@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Taiwan
  • College: National Tsing Hua University
  • Hobbies: Workout, badminton, surfing, cat lover
  • Research Focus Area: nanocarrier for drug delivery, cancer therapy

Dah Som Kim

Contact: dhskim@ucdavis.edu

Jared Lee-Kin

Jared Lee-Kin
  • Contact: leekin@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • College: Arizona State University 
  • Hobbies: Playing the saxophone, watching movies/shows, playing games
  • Research Focus Area: Biotechnology, genetic modification, cell culturing

Remy Leutenegger

Contact: rmleutenegger@ucdavis.edu

Yucheng (Steven) Li

Steven Li


Contact: ycsli@ucdavis.edu

Chieh-Te (Jack) Lin

Jack Lin
  • Contact: ctelin@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
  • College: National Yang Ming University
  • Hobbies: Swimming, sports, hiking and skiing
  • Research Focus Area: Imaging processing and medical imaging in machine learning

Sarah Lind

Contact: slind@ucdavis.edu

Sakunrat Prompalit

Contact: sprompalit@ucdavis.edu

Arundhuti Sanyal

Arundhuti Sanyal
  • Contact: arusanyal@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
  • College: UC Davis College of Engineering
  • Hobbies: Painting, travel, reading, writing
  • Research Focus Area: Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics

Roshni Shetty

Roshni Shetty
  • Contact: rbrshetty@ucdavis.edu
  • Preferred pronouns: [she, her, hers]
  • Hometown: Mangalore, India
  • College: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Hobbies: Badminton, basketball, running, and reading novels
  • Research Focus Area: TBD (Cardiac research broadly)

Abhi Sidher

Abhijaat Sidher
  • Contact: asidher@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Sparks, NV
  • College: BS and MS at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Hobbies: Reading, Audio Books, Exercise, Yuiogh TCG, and Movies
  • Research Focus Area: TBD

Tyler Singer-Clark

  • Contact: tsingerclark@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Falmouth, MA
  • College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Hobbies: soccer, chess
  • Research Focus Area: Brain-computer interfaces (BCI)

Li-Hsin (Linda) Tai

Li-Hsin Tai


  • Contact: ltai@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Taiwan
  • College: Kaohsiung Medical University 
  • Hobbies: Traveling, drawing, watching movies 
  • Research Focus Area: Neuroimaging 

Mu-Cyun Tseng

Mu-Cyun T
  • Contact: mctseng@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Taiwan(Taipei)
  • College:National Cheng-Kung University/ National Taiwan University
  • Hobbies:Dancing
  • Research Focus Area: Orthopaedic, mechanobiology 

Erika Wheeler

Erika Wheeler
  • Contact: eewheeler@ucdavis.edu
  • Preferred pronouns: [she, her, hers]
  • Hometown: Alamo, California 
  • College: Northeastern University 
  • Hobbies: hiking, skiing, surfing, traveling, and reading
  • Research Focus Area: Cell and Tissue engineering 

Eden Winslow

Eden Winslow
  • Contact: ewinslow@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Culver City, CA
  • College: Dordt University 
  • Hobbies: Reading, running, and playing games/watching movies with friends! 
  • Research Focus Area: TBD

Kajetan Wysoczynski

Kajetan W


  • Contact: wysoczynski@ucdavis.edu
  • Preferred pronouns: [He,Him,His]
  • Hometown: Gdańsk, Poland
  • College:  UC Davis, CA
  • Hobbies: Guitar, music composition, and triathlon
  • Research Focus Area: Artificial intelligence in medical imaging

Jiahao (Jackie) Xie

  • Contact: jhjxie@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: China
  • College: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 
  • Hobbies: Workout, Cooking
  • Research Focus Area: PET Imaging 

Anqi Zhang

Anqi Zhang
  • Contact: aqzhang@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: China
  • College: College of Engineering; Graduating from UC Davis BME department
  • Hobbies: Golf, dance
  • Research Focus Area: MRI, imaging