Principle Investigator

Weiqiang Chen

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
New York University

RH517H, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: wchen AT nyu.edu
Phone: +1(646)997-3767

Dr. Weiqiang Chen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He received his B.S. in Physics from Nanjing University in 2005 and M.S. degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2008 and Purdue University in 2009, both in Electrical Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2014. Chen’s research interests focus on Lab-on-a-Chip, biomaterials, mechanobiology, stem cell biology, and applying microfabrication technology to illuminate biological systems at both the molecular and cellular levels.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Chao Ma

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Animal Biotechnology, Northwest A&F University, China, 2013-2017
B.S. in Biotechnology, Northwest A&F University, China, 2009-2013

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Email: cm4833 AT nyu.edu
Phone: (646)997-3775

Chao's current research focuses on bioengineering Organ-on-a-Chip systems for Leukemia bone marrow microenvironment modeling.

Jie Tong

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 2012-2017
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 2010-2011
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, the Fourth Military Medical University, China, 2005-2010

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Email: tj114 AT nyu.edu
Phone: (646)997-3775

Jie's current research focuses on cell mechanobiology.

Linru Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China 2010-2014
M. S. in Analytical Chemistry, Northeastern University,China 2008-2010
B. S. in Chemistry, Liaocheng University, China 2004-2008

RH619, 6 MetroTech Center
Email: lx10 AT nyu.edu
Phone: (646)997-3508

Linru's current research focuses on the development of optical biosensing system for single-cell anaylysis.

Graduate Students

Weiyi Qian

PhD Candidate
B.S. in Material Physics, Wuhan Univeristy, 2010-2014

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Email: wq262 AT nyu.edu
Phone: (646)997-3775

Weiyi's current research focuses on cancer and stem cell mechanobiology.

Apratim Bajpai

PhD Candidate
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, New York University, 2015-2017
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Trichy, Tiruchirappalli, India, 2009-2013

RH619, 6 MetroTech Center
Email: ab6462 AT nyu.edu
Phone: (646)997-3508

Apratim's current research focuses on analytic modeling of cellular mechanobiology.

Harry Peng

Mater Student
Biomedical Engineering, New York Univeristy

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: yp951 AT nyu.edu

Harry's current research focuses on bioengineering micromechanical systems for cell mechanobiology analysis.

Asher Varon

Mater Student
Electrical Engineering, New York University
B.A. in Biophysics, Columbia University, 2014-2018
B.A. in Hebrew Bible, Jewish Theological Seminary, 2014-2018

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: varona01 AT nyu.edu

Asher's current research focuses on development of microfluidics-based in vitro cancer microenvironment models.

Undergraduate Students

Veronica Li

Undergraduate Student
BS in Biomolecular Science, New York Univeristy

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: vcl239 AT nyu.edu

Veronica's current research focuses on cell mechanobiology.

Nia Javier

Undergraduate Student
BS in Biomolecular Science, New York Univeristy

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: nsj272 AT nyu.edu

Veronica's current research focuses on cell mechanobiology.

Si Yun Park

Undergraduate Student
BS in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, New York Univeristy

RH619, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: syp359 AT nyu.edu

Si Yun's current research focuses on cell mechanobiology.

Mrinalini Singh

Undergraduate Student
BS in Biomolecular Science, New York Univeristy

RH619, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: syp359 AT nyu.edu

Mrinalini's current research focuses on cell mechanobiology.

Kristen He

Undergraduate Student
BS in Biomolecular Science, New York Univeristy

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: xh1069 AT nyu.edu

Kristen's current research focuses on the development of microfluidics-based in vitro cancer microenvironment models.

Allie Karakosta

Undergraduate Student
BS in Biomolecular Science, New York Univeristy

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: akk426 AT nyu.edu

Allie's current research focuses on the development of microfluidics-based in vitro cancer microenvironment models.

Zhenxing Wu

Undergraduate Student
BS in Biomolecular Science, New York Univeristy

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: zw1712 AT nyu.edu

Zhenxing's current research focuses on the development of microfluidics-based in vitro cancer microenvironment models.

Asma Khursheed

Undergraduate Student
BS in Construction Management, New York Univeristy

RH621, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: amk960 AT nyu.edu

Asma's current researchfocuses on the development of optical biosensors for cancer and immune diagnosis.

Alumni

Postdocs and Graduate Students:
Xin Cui, Postdoctoral fellow, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (07/2016-12/2018)
JingyiZhu, Postdoctoral fellow, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (05/2017-10/2018)
Haoyu Wang, Postdoctoral fellow, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (06/2017-05/2018)
Jacob Harris, MS student, Biomedical Engineering, NYU (05/2018-05/2019)
Sheetal Sreeram, MS student, Biology, NYU(05/2018-05/2019)
Ayoub Glia, visiting Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering, NYU Abu Dhabi (01/2018-05/2018)
Lanqi Gong, BS/MS Student, Biomolecular Science, NYU (01/2015-06/2018)
Jimmy Yau, MS student, Biomedial Engineering, NYU (06/2017-05/2018)
Yubo Wang, MS student, Biomedial Engineering, NYU (06/2017-09/2017)
Ayoola Brimmo, visiting Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering, NYU Abu Dhabi (01/2017-05/2017)
Qianbin Wang, Postdoctoral fellow, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (01/2016-01/2017)
Jiatai Sun, MS student, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (09/2016-12/2016)
Danshu Cong, M.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (09/2016-12/2016)
Xin Sui, Visiting PhD student, Physical Chemistry, Beihang University (10/2016-12/2016)
Xiaoyu Xu, MS student, Biomedial Engineering, NYU (05/2015-06/2016)
Caroline Kopfler, MS student, Biomedial Engineering, NYU (05/2015-05/2016)
Affan Ali Syed, MS student, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (01/2015-05/2015)
Yan Zhang, MS student, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (09/2014-09/2015)

Undergradaute Students:
Zijing Zhang, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, New York University (01/2017-08/2019)
Jessan Jishu, Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (05/2019-08/2019)
Huiyu Li, Pharmacy, Fudan University (07/2019-08/2019)
Hongtong Li, Measurement & Control Technology and Instruments, Tianjin University (07/2019-08/2019)
Yutung Yen, Biomedical Engineering, Nanjing University (07/2019-08/2019)
Sarah Liang, Biomolecular Science, New York University(06/2019-08/2019)
Chase Rosenberg, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, New York University(06/2019-08/2019)
Renee-Tyler Tan Morales, Biomolecular Science, New York University (01/2015- 05/2019)
Jessica Smith, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, New York University (09/2018-05/2019)
Joseph Andrew Bishop, Biochemical Engineering, New York University(09/2018-05/2019)
Park Eunha, Mechanical Engineering, New York University (06/2018-12/2018)
Huiying Xu, Mechanical Engineering, New York University (05/2018-08/2018)
Leavitt Olivia, Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (06/2018-08/2018)
Kevin Guan, Biomolecular Science, New York University (08/2016-07/2018)
Caroline Paulson, Biomolecular Science, New York University (12/2017-05/2018)
Sarah Angela Pak, Biomolecular Science, New York University (08/2017-05/2018)
Albert Chenhui Cai, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, New York University (09/2017-05/2018)
Jiongxian Huang, Biomedical Engineering, New York University (06/2017-05/2018)
Paola Terolli, Mechanical Engineering, New York University (02/2018-05/2018)
Adi Jain, Mechanical Engineering, New York University (01/2018-05/2018)
Aimen Shaikh, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, New York University (01/2018-05/2018)
Roy J Chen, Biomolecular Science, New York Univeristy (06/2016-12/2017)
Joyce Yan, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, New York University (06/2017-12/2017)
Fangni Zeng, Mechanical Engineering, New York Univeristy (06/2017-08/2017)
Jing Yang, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (06/2017-08/2017)
Jing Yang, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University 06/2017-08/2017)
Levan Asatiani, Mechanical Engineering, New York Univeristy Abu Dhabi (06/2017-08/2017)
Adam Grosvirt-Dramen, Chemical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach (06/2017-08/2017)
Phoebe Welch, Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo (06/2017-08/2017)
Jianhua Fan, Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University (07/2016-08/2016)
Danielle Chase, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities (06/2016-08/2016)
Derrick Yuen, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (01/2016-5/2016)
Andrew Gordon, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (01/2015-12/2015)
Nasir Iqbal, Mechanical Engineering, NYU (01/2015-08/2015)
Ahmed Aladly, Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (06/2015-08/2015)
Zeheng Jiao, Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University (07/2015-08/2015)
Felipe Galvao De Campos Camargo, Mechanical Engineering, Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana, Ponta Grossa/Brazil (05/2015-08/2015)
Paulo Andre Dania Ferreira, Mechatronics Engineering,Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), State University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil (05/2015-08/2015)

High School Students:
Aliyan Malik, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, 2019 ARISE Program (07/2019-08/2019)
Gideon Asumeng, Laguardia High School Music Art, 2018 ARISE Program (07/2019-08/2019)
Manan Shukla, Wheatley High School (02/2018-08/2018)
Theodora Athanitis, Brooklyn Technical High School, 2018 ARISE Program (07/2018-08/2018)
Fariha Hanif, The Baccalaureate School for Global Education, 2018 ARISE Program (07/2018-08/2018)
Rubiel Aquino, Breakthrough New York, 2018 ARISE Program (07/2018-08/2018)
(07/2018-08/2018) Joya Debi, Hunter College High School, 2017 ARISE Program (07/2017-08/2017)
Annie Rozenblyum, Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences, 2017 ARISE Program (07/2017-08/2017)
Constantine Athanitis, Stuyvesant High School (02/2016-11/2016), current undergraduate student at Stanford University
Lillian Baker, Laguardia high school, 2016 ARISE Program (07/2016-08/2016)
Paul Spezza, Forest Hills High School, 2016 ARISE Program (07/2016-08/2016)
Menjin Kuk, Stuyvesant high school, 2015 ARISE Program (07/2015-08/2015)
Wuraola Omotosho, Brooklyn Latin School, 2015 ARISE Program (07/2015-08/2015)
Malik Bolden, Poly Prep Country Day School, 2015 ARISE Program (07/2015-08/2015)
Kristine Ly, Midwood high school (01/2015-08/2015)
Linda Zhu, Midwood high school (01/2015-08/2015)