Principal Investigator

Jiandi Wan

Photo of Jiandi WanDr. Wan received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Boston University and did his Postdoc training at Harvard University and Princeton University. His current research interests include cerebral micro-circulation, organ-on-a-chip and microfluidics.

Affiliation: University of Rochester Medical Center; Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis

Office: Bainer Hall, Room 3094


Phone: 530 754 0895



Doctoral students

Meghann Ma

Photo of Meghann MaMeghann Ma received her B.S. from University of California, Riverside. She is interested in using fluid dynamics to tackle issues in energy storage. Her current research focuses on dendrite suppression in lithium metal batteries using microfluidics. 



Yunju Chang

Photo of Yunju ChangYunju Chang is in materials science and engineering department. She received her B.S. from SungKyunKwan University in South Korea and M.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her research interest includes biomaterials and biosensors. Her current research focuses on developing integrated imaging system which consists of microfluidics channel and photonics resonators for detecting protein interactions. 


Yaojun Guo 

Hansol KuYaojun Guo received her B.S. from Beihang University in Opto-Electrical Engineering. Her research interest includes developing an ultra-sensitive pressure sensor for an organ on a chip.




Brianna Urbina

Brianna UrbinaBrianna Urbina received her B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Systems Physiology from San Jose State University. Her research interests include cerebral microcirculation, tissue engineering and protein synthesis. Her previous research experience is on behavioral genetics and molecular biology. 




Masters students

Isabelle Crisostomo


Isabelle received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis, and she is currently in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group. Her research interests include tissue engineering and 3D printing for organoid growth.




Undergraduate Students

 Matthew Sujanto (March 2021 - present)

Matthew Sujanto

Olivia Zapantis (Oct 2021 - present)


 Miyu Horiuchi (Oct 2021 - present)


Ziwen Tuo (December 2021 - present)


Previous visiting scholars

Visiting scholars

Dr. Han Ge, visiting professor, Zhejiang University, China.

Dr. Haosheng Chen, visiting professor, TsingHua University, China.

Dr. Jiang Li, visiting professor, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Yixuang Wang, visiting student, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Yuanyuan Chen, visiting student, TsingHua University, China.

Previous lab members


Dr. Scott Christensen

Sitong Zhou

PhD students

Hing Jii Mea (graduated in October 2022)

Rong Fan (graduated in August, 2017)  (Winner of the “Rochester Area Colleges Outstanding Adult Student Award”)

Sitong Zhou (Winner of the 2017 University Technology Showcase Best Poster Award)

Xinye Chen

Master students

Yuting Zhou

Prathamesh Panchal

Kartik Veerepalli

Tianyi Lu

Marine Piou

Yihuang Sun

Undergraduate students

Gabrielle Sonntag (July 2021 - November 2021)                                                                              

 Said Al Muzahimi (May 2021 - November 2021)

Gopika (Vaishali) Prabhu (May 2019 - March 2020)

Emily Quan (January 2020 - July 2020)

Gavrielle Sonntag from (Jan 2020 - June 2020)

Ziqiu Zhang (Jan 2019 - May 2020)

Kyla Leacox (Jan 2019 - March 2021)

Emily Holz; Benjamin Boseck; Ashlynn Palmitesso; Christine Zhou; Kubra Naqvi; Caroline Kruse; King David Lawrence; Kathryn Cyr; James DeCourcey (Winner of RIT Excellence in Student Life Award); Travis Emery; Evan Darling; Michael Gianetto; Hetince Zhao (University of Rochester); Michele Counts (University of Rochester); Shawn Moore (REU); David Custer (REU); Peter Swovick (REU); Sophia Rogalskyj (REU); Jason Sheng Ryong Lim; Stephanie Boula; Nicholas DaCosta

High school students

Krishna Patel; Jack Smith