Principal Investigator

Ed Sander

Edward Sander
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 2006
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 2004
B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000

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Graudate Students


Mariam El-Hattab



Zubair ElSheikh


Undergraduate Students

Spencer Halberg                             


Sathivel Chinnathambi
Lab Manager and Research Assistant



Aribet De Jesus, PhD 
Field Applications Scientist/Engineer
Berkley Lights Inc., Emeryville, CA

BS University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, PR
PhD, University of Iowa
Thesis: Effects of mechanical stimulation on fibroblast-guided microstructural and compositional remodeling

Maziar Aghvami, PhD
Senior Mechanical & Biomedical Engineer/Scientist
Plenty, San Franciso, CA

BS University of Tehran, Iran
MS University of Connecticut 
PhD University of Iowa
Thesis: Fiber network and nonlinear models of cell matrix interactions and mechanosensing on fibrous gels

Hoda Zarkoob, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Kathleen Green lab
Northwestern University, Chicago IL

BE Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
ME Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
PhD University of Iowa
Thesis: Mechanobiology of keratinocyte aggregate formation and its role in wound healing

Andy Wagner, PhD
Sales Representative
Encision, Mountlake Terrace, WA

BS Iowa State University, Ames, IA 
MS University of Iowa
PhD University of Iowa
Thesis: Vibratory Stimulation of Thyroid Epithelial Mimics Hormonal Stimulation