2023 Cohort

BESA welcomes the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering incoming class of 2023!

Anis Askari

  • Contact: anaskari@ucdavis.edu

Raul Castillo Astorga

  • Contact: rcastilloastorga@ucdavis.edu

Matthew Chan

  • Contact: match@ucdavis.edu

Junjie Chen

Junjie Chen
  • Contact: jujchen@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Jiangxi Province, China
  • College: Beijing University of Chemical technology(BS), University of Southern California(MS)
  • Hobbies: baking, hiking, Chinese traditional painting, workout, video games
  • Research Focus Area: Tissue Engineering and organ-on-a-chip, biomaterial

Truc Dinh

  • Contact: tmhdinh@ucdavis.edu

Momchil (Chilly) Gavrilov

Chilly Gavrilov
  • Contact: mggavrilov@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • College: McMaster University
  • Hobbies: Hitting the gym, reading, music, movies, and exploring
  • Research Focus Area: Neuroengineering

Yifei Gu

  • Contact: bmegu@ucdavis.edu

Elizabeth Hale

Elizabeth Hale
  • Contact: ejhale@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Meridian, MS
  • College: University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
  • Hobbies: Painting, cooking
  • Research Focus Area: Biomaterials, drug/gene delivery

Renzhi He

  • Contact: cubhe@ucdavis.edu

Emily Holy

  • Contact: enholy@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: San Marcos, CA
  • College: UC Davis
  • Hobbies: hiking, running, gym, painting, reading
  • Research Focus Area: neuroimaging

Dallin Jacobs

  • Contact: djac@ucdavis.edu

Han Jing

  • Contact: hanjing@ucdavis.edu

Parneet Kaur

  • Contact: pitkaur@ucdavis.edu

Testaverde Sangwoo Kim

Testaverde Sangwoo Kim
  • Contact: tsakim@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Akron, Ohio in US/Daejeon, South Korea (I was born Akron, and Daejeon is my first city where I started to live in South Korea)
  • College: B.S. in Molecular Biology at Jeonbuk National University and M.S. in Chemical & Biological Engineering at Korea University
  • Hobbies: Cooking, running, and studying foreign languages
  • Research Focus Area: Biomaterials

Anika Kulkarni

  • Contact: adkulkarni@ucdavis.edu

Hayley Kumagai

Hayley Kumagai
  • Contact: hekumagai@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Fresno, CA
  • College: California State University, Fresno (BS)
  • Hobbies: Crochet, reading, video games
  • Research Focus Area: TBD

Winnie Lau

  • Contact: wwlau@ucdavis.edu

Siyu Lin

  • Contact: siylin@ucdavis.edu 

Erin Loader

  • Contact: erloader@ucdavis.edu

Isha Maisuriya

Isha Maisuriya
  • Contact: ismaisuriya@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: Surat, India
  • College: SRM University, Chennai 
  • Hobbies: Painting, playing Table tennis 
  • Research Focus Area: Molecular medicines and Genetics

Samveda Pagay

Samveda Pagay
  • Contact: sspagay@ucdavis.edu
  • Hometown: San Jose, CA
  • College: UC Davis
  • Hobbies: I love hiking, going on walks, and spending time with friends while watching movies or TV shows
  • Research Focus Area: Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Brinda Sevak

  • Contact: bsevak@ucdavis.edu

Aparna Srinivasan

  • Contact: apsrini@ucdavis.edu

Prem Santhosh Subramanian

  • Contact: psasubramanian@ucdavis.edu

Anahita Tavakoli

  • Contact: atavakol@ucdavis.edu

Samhitha Tumkur

  • Contact: sctumkur@ucdavis.edu

Gong Wang

  • Contact: gowang@ucdavis.edu

Giselle (Ghazaleh) Yazdani

Giselle (Ghazaleh) Yazdani
  • Contact: gyazdani@ucdavis.edu

Lei Zhou

  • Contact: zhlzhou@ucdavis.edu