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Who makes SITE Lab run?


Shreya Raghavan, PhD (she/her)

Principal Investigator 

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. 
Tweet her @LabRaghavan


Abbie Clevenger (she/her)

Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

Abbie is a PhD candidate 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)

Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

Sabrina is a PhD candidate 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!

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Claudia Collier (she/her)

Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering

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.


Arpita Mohapatra

Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering

PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M. Born and raised in India, Bachelors of Engineering in Biotechnology in India. Professional science masters in California State University, San Marcos. Previous experience in conservation research at San Diego Zoo Global and cancer immunotherapy at ImmunityBio Inc, both in San Diego, CA. I love to read fiction books, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, exploring new songs, places, foods, habits and learning how to be fun/funny by watching stand up shows

Undergraduate Researchers

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Joy Chen

Anirudh Madyastha

Ria Roy

Maygan McFarlin

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Sameera Dabbiru

Sufiyan Sabir

Hattie Tramm

Spencer Spolberg

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John Paul Gorley

Aelita Salikhova


Logan Crawford

Logan has graduated with his MS in Biomedical Engineering and has taken up a position at Alcon

Hamzah Ahmed

Hamzah finished up his BS in Biomedical Engineering in May 2022, and is working for a large pharmaceutical company.

Sarah Chau

Sarah is completing her MS in Biotechnology at Texas A&M

Heather Farris

Graduated honors in May 2022, and pursuing a graduate degree at University of California in Biomedical Engineering

Arely Mendiola

She finished her MEng degree in May 2022 and has moved on to work in industrial polymer synthesis.

Dillon Noltensmeyer

He finished his undergrad in BMEN at TAMU, and after spending a year doing research as a technician here, he has started medical school at McGovern.

Valentina Garcia

After pursuing her Ph.D, she started at a med-start-up in Houston and is enjoying her time as a lab manager.

Vibha Sheshadri

Graduated honors in May 2023, currently in graduate school at the University of Chicago.

Del Donehoo

Graduated honors in May 2023, currently in graduate school at the University of Oregon.

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