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Postdoctoral Fellows

Sharmila Venugopal

Sharmila Venugopal, (PhD, Ohio State University 2008)
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: Role of inhibition and hyperpolarization-activated membrane properties in a lick/gape central pattern generator

Current Position: University of California, Los Angeles

Email Sharmila | (480) 626-2589 | View CV

 
Alfred Haas

Alfred Haas, (PhD, University of Maryland)
Mentor: Dr. James Abbas and Dr. Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: Analog VLSI Circuits for Biosensors, Neural Signal Processing and Prosthetics.

Email Alfred Haas | (202) 437-4874 | View CV

 
Joe Graham

Joe Graham
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: Modeling Motoneurons and the Effects of Spinal Cord Injury

Email Joe | View CV

Years: May ’01 – May ‘08
Kazuhiko Ichihara

Kazuhiko Ichihara, MD, PhD
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Current Status: Chief Doctor - Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyoritsu Hospital, Yamaguchi, Japan

Years: Feb.’03- July ‘04
Tsukasa Kanchiku, MD, PhD

Tsukasa Kanchiku, MD, PhD
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Current Status: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan

Email Tsukasa

Years: Aug.’04- June ‘06
Seung-Jae Kim

Seung-Jae Kim, PhD                                               
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Current Status:  Research Fellow (Mechanical Engineering), MIT

Years:  Aug’06-Aug’08

Students    
Graduate    
       
Adam Belanger

Adam Belanger
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Thesis title: The Effects of Therapeutic Neuromuscular Stimulation Following Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury.
Current Position: BioRec, Inc, Tempe, AZ

Email Adam

Year completed: 2005

Degree: MS (Bioengineering)
Shaojie Chang

Shaojie Chang
Department: Mathematics and Statistics

Advisors: Drs. Steve Baer and Carl Gardner

   
Andrea Downing

Andrea Downing, PhD
Mentor: Dr. James Abbas
PhD Dissertation: Force Production and Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Adaptive Neural Systems

Email Andrea

Year Completed: 2008 Degree: PhD (Bioengineering)
Mallika Fairchild

Mallika Fairchild, PhD
Mentor: Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: Strategies for Promoting Neural Plasticity after Experimental Spinal Cord Injury

Current Position: Research Engineer, Center for Adaptive Neural System

Email Mallika

Year Completed: 2009 Degree: PhD (Bioengineering)
Brian Glaister

Brian Glaister
Mentor: Dr. James Abbas
Thesis title: Analysis of Prosthetic Feet in Above Knee Amputees
Current Position: Doctoral Student, Mechanical Engineering University of Washington

Year completed: 2005 Degree: MS (Bioengineering)
Joe Graham

Joe Graham
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
PhD Dissertation: Modeling Motoneurons and the Effects of Spinal Cord Injury

Email Joe | View CV

Year completed: 2008 Degree: PhD (Bioengineering)
David Guffrey

David Guffrey
Department: Bioengineering
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung

   
Almir Halilcevic

Almir Halilcevic
Thesis title: Evaluation of PDA Platform for Development of Closed-Loop Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation Systems
Mentor: Dr. James Abbas

Year completed: 2006 Degree: MS (Bioengineering)
Andy Hayes

Andrew Hayes
Mentor: Dr. James Abbas
Thesis title: Effect of Wheelchair Seatback on Propulsion in Experienced Manual Wheelchair Users
Current Position: Doctoral Student, Physical Therapy, Northern Arizona University

Year completed: 2005 Degree: MS (Bioengineering)
coming soon

Munir Khan
Mentor: Dr. Stephen Phillips
Graduate Student

Year completed: 2005 Degree: MS (Electrical Engineering)
Sathyakumar Kuntaegowdanahalli

Sathyakumar Kuntaegowdanahalli
Department: Bioengineering
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung

   
Mini P Kurian, Ph.D. Student

Mini P Kurian, Ph.D. Student
Department: Mathmatics Statistics
Thesis: Modeling spasticity in motoneurons after spinal cord injury

Advisor: Dr. Sharon M. Crook

   
Stefani Mulligan

Stefani Mulligan
Mentor: Dr. James Abbas
Thesis title: Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Postural Control in Parkinson's Disease

Current Position: Senior Clinical Research Associate, Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., Raynham, MA

Year completed: 2005 Degree: MS/IGERT
Alex Pacnowsky

Alex Pacnowsky
Mentor: Dr. James Abbas
Thesis Title: The exercise response to voluntary arm crank ergometry and electrically stimulated leg cycling in a subject with complete tetraplegia
Current Position: Biomedical Systems Project Engineer, Med-Associates Saint Albans, VT

Email Alex | (480) 727-8396

Year completed: 2008 Degree: MS (Bioengineering)
Danielle Sampson

Danielle Sampson, Post-Baccaulaureate Scholar
Department: Bioengineering, The Biodesign Institute
Mentors: Dr. James Abbas & Dr. Narayanan Krishnamurthi

   
Shelly Allison

Shelly Sanchez (formerly Shelly Allison)
Mentor: Dr. James Abbas
Thesis title: Adaptive Control of Locomotion During Partial Weight Bearing Therapy
Current Position: Clinical Project Manager at PhDx Systems, Inc, in Albuquerque, NM

Email Shelly

Year completed: 2006 Degree: MS (Bioengineering)
Sambhavi Subramanian

Sambhavi Subramanian
Department: Bioengineering
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung

   
Joung Hyuk Suh

Joung Hyuk Suh
Mentor: Dr. Stephen Phillips
Thesis title: Development of Communication Interface for Sensory Stimulation

Current Position: Doctoral Student in Electrical Engineering at ASU

Year completed: 2009 Degree: MS (Electrical Engineering)
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Anil Thota
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Current Position: Research Engineer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Year completed: 2004 Degree: MS (Biomedical Engineering, Kentucky University)
Ganapriya Venkatasubramanian

Ganapriya Venkatasubramanian
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Thesis title: A Rodent Model for Locomotor Training after Spinal Cord Injury Using Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation.

Year completed: 2005 Degree: MS (Bioengineering)
       
Undergraduate      
       

Cherylene Abalos

Cherylene Abalos
Solur Program

 

Advisor: Dr. Ranu Jung

Chad David Andresen

Chad David Andresen
Department: Biological & Health Systems Engineering

 

Advisor: Dr. Ranu Jung

Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI)

Jared Bartell

Jared Bartell
Department: Psychology

 

Advisor: Dr. Ranu Jung

ASU/NASA Space Grant Intern

Kristen Boyer

Kristen Boyer
Department: SOLS

 

Advisor: Dr. Ranu Jung

ASU/NASA Space Grant Intern

Peter Bremer

Peter Bremer
Department: Biological & Health Systems Engineering

 

Advisor: Dr. Ranu Jung

Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI)

Ashley Diamond

Ashley Diamond
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Project: Histological Reconstruction of Lumbar Spinal Cord and Mapping of Motoneurons
Current Position: Student at Midwestern University in the school of Podiatric Medicine

Completed: 2008

Degree:BS (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)

NASA Space Grant Program Intern

Carley Emery

Carley Emery
Department: Biology, School of Life Sciences

 

Adviser: Ranu Jung

Barretts Honors College Intern

coming soon

Robbia Hendrix

 

Advisor: Dr. Ranu Jung

ASU/NASA Space Grant Intern

Barretts Honors College Intern

Modesto Lopez

Modesto Lopez

Mentor: Drs. James Abbas and Narayanan Krishnamurthi
Current Position: Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnatti, OH

   
coming soon

Taryn Jensen
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Honor's Thesis: Posture Control in Rats with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Current Position:  Medtronics, Inc.

Year graduated:  2004

Degree: Bioengineering

Barretts Honors College Intern

coming soon

Ralph Moreno
Mentor: Dr. Ranu Jung
Undergraduate Student

Email Ralph | (480) 626-2589

Duration Fall 2007 Degree: Biology
Raza Mushtaq

Raza Mushtaq
Department: Biochemistry
Thesis: Response to Arm Cranking Ergometry

 

Advisors: Dr. James Abbas & Dr. Narayanan Krishnamurthi

Natasha Nanda

Natasha Nanda
Department: Bioengineering
Thesis: 2D 3D kinematics

 

Advisor: Dr. Ranu Jung

Barretts Honors College Intern

Danielle Protas

Danielle Protas

Mentors: Drs. Devin Jindrich and Ranu Jung
Project: Selective Neurotransmitter Antagonists Affect Motor Evoked Potentials in Anesthetized Rodents
Current Position: Graduate Student in the Neuroscience PhD program at Arizona State University

Completed: 2009

Degree: B.S. Psychology Summa Cum Laude

SOLUR Intern

Benjamin Speck

Benjamin Speck
Department: Biological & Health Systems Engineering

 

Advisor: Dr. Ranu Jung

Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI)

       
High School      
       
coming soon

Amber Miller
Fall 1997-Spring 1999 (Math Science and Technology Center)
Mentor:  Dr. Ranu Jung
School: Paul Dunbar High School, Lexington, KY.

   
coming soon

Annika Quick
Fall 2000-Spring 2002 (Math Science and Technology Center)
Mentor:  Dr. Ranu Jung
School: Paul Dunbar High School, Lexington, KY.

   
Casey Rice

Casey Rice
Mentor:  Dr. James Abbas
Currently a Pre-Med Student at Vassar College

   
coming soon

Lucas Rogers
Fall 2005
Mentor:  Dr. Ranu Jung
School: Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, AZ

   
coming soon

Jioana Zhang
Summer 2006 (Biodesign Institute Summer Fellow)
Mentor:  Dr. Ranu Jung
School: Desert Mountain HS, Scottsdale, AZ

   

Staff

Dwight Channer

Dwight Channer
(Lab Manager/Engineer)
Current Position: GEMedical Systems, Phoenix, AZ

   
Jeanine Elliott

Jeanine Elliott
Administrative Assistant

   
Mallika Fairchild Mallika Fairchild
(Research Engineer)
Current Position: Patent Examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office
   
Diane Hagner

Diane Hagner
(Lab Manager)
Current Position: Center for Environmental Biotechnology, The BioDesign Institute

   
John Jolly

John Jolly, MS
(Biomechanist)
Current Position: Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh

   
Seung-Jae Kim

Seung-Jae Kim, PhD
(Assistant Research Scientist)
Current Position: Mechanical Engineering at MIT

   
Brian Smith

Brian Smith
Assistant Research Technologist

   
Jaime Stovall

Jaime Stovall
Research Engineer

   

 

 

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