WHO MAKES SITE LAB RUN?
SHREYA RAGHAVAN, PHD (SHE/HER)
Dr. Raghavan is an Assistant Professor in BMEN at Texas A&M University, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Nanomedicine at Houston Methodist Research Institute. Dr. Raghavan directs her lab to research all things surrounding the stem cell/immune axis in metastatic cancers and regeneration. When she's not working, she enjoys reading a good book, cooking, taking on baking projects beyond her amateur skills with her children, and hiking.
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ABBIE CLEVENGER (SHE/HER)
Abbie is a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering department at Texas A&M University. Abbie is from Cypress, Texas and completed her Bachelor of Science in Engineering at Trinity University in San Antonio. Her past work at Trinity includes hydrogel wound dressings and inflammatory responses. She has loved studying engineering and has enjoyed seeing how it can be applied in various biomaterial applications. Abbie is works on the cancer microenvironment engineering projects, and studies how cells use mechanical stimuli within tumors to suppress the immune system. Abbie loves sweet tea, Chic-Fil-A, and chocolate and loves to find the best places to eat when she is somewhere new! When she isn't in the lab or in the classroom, Abbie loves to travel around Texas and go camping, spend time on the lake or curl up with a good book!
SABRINA VANDENHEUVEL (SHE/HER)
PhD student, Biomedical Engineering
Sabrina is a PhD student in the department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and completed her Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving a Certificate in International Engineering from her time spent studying in Barcelona, Spain. Her previous research at UW-Madison was conducted in a Pediatric Oncology lab focused on cancer immunology and immunotherapy. Sabrina loves coffee, being active, singing, traveling and being outdoors!
CLAUDIA COLLIER (SHE/HER)
Claudia graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelors of science in Biomedical Engineering. In the past, she has worked on utilizing nanodiscs to activate neurons remotely and wirelessly. While not in the lab, Claudia loves to workout, explore new places and watch live shows.
Graduate Student (MEng)
Arely is a MEng student in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. She completed her BS in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in biomaterials at Texas A&M. Her current work involves testing the immune response of shape memory polymer aneurysm occlusion devices. In her free time, Arely enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and keeping her houseplants alive.
Undergraduate Student (Honors College)
Heather is an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University studying Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis on biomolecular and cellular engineering. Heather works on engineering and characterizing metastatic microenvironments of cancer, like the liver. In her spare time, Heather likes to stay active by participating in intramural sports and doing yoga.
Dillon is an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering student at Texas A&M University. He works on developing bioreactor systems to mimic peristaltic motion. In his free time, he enjoys running only short distances, attempting to play musical instruments, and brewing boujee coffee.
Logan has graduated with his MS in Biomedical Engineering and has taken up a position at Alcon
Hamzah is currently finishing up his BS in Biomedical Engineering!
Sarah is completing her MS in Biotechnology at Texas A&M