Cristina Rodríguez, Ph.D.

Principle Investigator

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

• Postdoc: University of California, Berkeley and HHMI Janelia Research Campus
• Ph.D.: The University of New Mexico (Physics)
• B.S.: Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela (Physics)


Harjot Singh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Ludhiana, India

• Ph.D.: University of Maryland College Park (Electrical Engineering)
• B.S.: IIT Kharagpur, India (Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering)


Malika Datta, Ph.D.

(Joining with the Higley Lab)

Wu Tsai Institute Postdoctoral Associate

Department: Neuroscience

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN

• Ph.D.: Columbia University (Neurobiology and Behavior)

• B.S.: Purdue University (Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics)



Liam Shaughnessy

Graduate student

Department: Applied Physics

Hometown: Manasquan, New Jersey


• B.S.: University of Maryland College Park (Physics)





Shengqi Wang

Graduate student

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Hubei, China

• B.Eng.: Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Optical Engineering)


Emory Farrell

(Joint with the Favuzzi Lab)

Research Assistant

Department: Neuroscience

Hometown: Batavia, Illinois

•B.S.: University of Vermont (Biomedical Engineering Cell, Tissue, and Organ Biomechanics)
Alumni: Current position
AnnahMarie Behn (PEB REU participant, 2023): University of Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering.