Di Carlo Microfluidics
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Dino Di Carlo

Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Dino Di Carlo is an Associate Professor in the department of Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering interdepartmental graduate program at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco in 2006. He then conducted postdoctoral studies from 2006-2008 at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.  Among other honors he was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award and the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award in 2012, the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award in 2011, and received the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award and Coulter Translational Research Award in 2010.

Di Carlo Lab

Staff

Sean O'Byrne

Sean O'Byrne
Development Engineer
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2010
University of California, Los Angeles

 

Visiting Scholars

Jaideep Dudani

Elodie Sollier
Eng. Degree, Physics and Instrumentations for Biotechnologies, 2006
Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Ph.D. Physics for Life Science, 2009
CEA Minatec, LETI, France

   

Postdoc

Aram Chung

Aram Chung
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2006
Seoul National University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2009
Cornell University
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2011
Cornell University
Focus: Inertia focusing physics in large scale
Quantitative single cell biology
aramchung AT ucla DOT edu

 
Daniel Gossett

Danny Gossett
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 2007
Johns Hopkins University
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2009
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2012
Univerisity of California, Los Angeles 
Focus: Nonlinear Microfluidics
Cell Mechanical Properties
dgossett AT ucla DOT edu

 
Anja Kunze

Anja Kunze
Ph.D. Microsystem and Microelectronics, 2012
Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL)
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, 2007
Dresden University of Technology (TUD)
Focus: In vivo like microfabricated neural cell systems
akunze AT ucla DOT edu

 
Henry Tse
Henry Tse
B.S. Bioengineering: Biotechnology, 2008
University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles
Focus: Quantitative Cell Biology: Cellular Division Mechanics
Mechanical Biomarkers
henrytse AT ucla DOT edu
   
Peter Tseng
Peter Tseng
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2005
University of California, Berkeley
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2008
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles
Focus: Cell Manipulation, Magnets, MEMS
   

Graduate

Oladunni Adeyiga

Oladunni Adeyiga
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1999
University of Maryland, College Park
M.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore 2003
Focus: Cell Mechanical Properties
oladunni AT seas DOT ucla DOT edu

 
James Che

James Che
B.S. Bioengineering, 2011
University of California, Berkeley
Focus: Nonlinear microfluidics
Circulating Tumor Cells
che AT seas DOT ucla DOT edu 

 
Jaynay Kong

Janay Kong
B.S. Bioengineering, 2009
Cornell University
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles
Focus: Manipulation of Intracellular Environments
janaykong AT ucla DOT edu  

   
Jonathan Lin

Jonathan Lin
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2011
Northwestern
Focus: Cell Mechanics

   
Mahdokht Masaeli

Mahdokht Masaeli
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2007
Sharif University of Technology
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2009
Northeastern
Focus: Cell Mechanics
mahdokhtm AT ucla DOT edu

   
Coleman Murray

Coleman Murray
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Focus: Inter-cellular Manipulation, Magnetic MEMS,
Mechanotronics, Virtual Reality
colemanm AT seas DOT ucla DOT edu

   
Keegan Owsley
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2012
University of California, Davis
Focus: Microfluidic Directed Cellular Evolution
   
Westbrook Weaver
Westbrook Weaver
B.S. Biochemistry, 2008
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2008
Tulane University
Focus: Quantitative Cell Biology: Cellular Division Mechanics
Microfluidic Directed Cellular Evolution
wweaver AT seas DOT ucla DOT edu

Undergraduate

Jaideep Dudani

Jaideep Dudani
Expected B.S. Bioengineering 2013
University of California, Los Angeles

   
Derek Go

Derek Go
Expected B.S. Bioengineering 2013
University of California, Los Angeles

   
Ish Talati

Ish Talati
Expected B.S. Bioengineering 2013
University of California, Los Angeles

   

Ivan Pushkarsky
Expected B.S. Bioengineering 2013
University of California, Los Angeles

   

Past Lab Members

Michael Masterman-Smith Postdoc  
Hamed Amini Ph.D. & Postdoc Illumina Inc.
Albert Mach Ph.D. Integrated Plasmonics
Keisuke Goda Postdoc Professor @ University of Tokyo
Soojung Claire Hur Ph.D. & Postdoc Junior fellow @ Rowland Institute / Harvard
Wonhee Lee Postdoc Assistant Professor @ KAIST
Microfluidic & Biosensor Laboratory
Dianne Pulido M.S. St. Jude Medical
Patrick Sandoz Visiting Scholar Ph.D. @ EPFL, Switzerland
Grace Kwong Undergraduate  
Andy Lee Undergraduate MD @ University of Virginia
Michelle Wong Undergraduate  
Shivani Dharmaraja Undergraduate Ph.D. @ University of Washington
Marc Lim Undergraduate  
Jae Hyun Kim Undergraduate  
Armin Arshi Undergraduate MD @ UCLA
Laura Mullens Undergraduate  
Erika Fong Undergraduate Ph.D. @ Boston University
Noor Ahmed Undergraduate Abbott
Steven Behrens Undergraduate Ph.D. @ University of California, Davis
Ruben Osorio Summer Intern  
Pietro Maoddi Summer Intern  
Celia Fouques Summer Intern  
Yi Xu Summer Intern Ph.D. @ CalTech
Alex Jay HSSRP - 2012  
Andrew Rao HSSRP - 2012  
Lillian Peng HSSRP - 2012  
Saatchi Patell HSSRP - 2012  
Judy Jiang HSSRP - 2010  
Alisha Jain HSSRP - 2010  


Positions Available

Openings are available for dedicated postdoctoral scholars and Ph.D. students interested in using microtechnology for applications in basic biology, diagnostics, and molecular therapeutics (See the Research section for project thrust areas).

Interested parties should send an email to Professor Di Carlo and include their CV and research interests.