Principal Investigator

Henry Hess, PhD

PhD Institute for Experimental Physics, 1999

Free University Berlin


hh2374@columbia.edu


Postdoctoral Fellow

Resume

 

Gadiel Saper, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Biomedical Engineering,

Columbia University


PhD, Grand Technion Energy Program, Technion, 2017

 

MSc, Physical Chemistry,

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010

 

BSc, Biology and Chemistry,

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007

 

gs3025@columbia.edu

 

Graduate Students

Joseph Ruben

PhD Program, 2019-now

 

Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University


BA Physics, Yeshiva University, 2019

 

jrr2200@columbia.edu

 

Juan Rodriguez

PhD Program, 2020-now

 

Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University


BA Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, 2020

 

 

jbr2166@columbia.edu

 

 



Undergraduate

Emma Glajchen

Summer 2021

 

Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

 

 

Jesse Yebouet

Summer 2021

 

Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
       


Alumni

 

Stanislav Tsitkov (2015-2021)

 

Joined MIT as Postdoctoral Scholar

 

 

Yifei Zhang (2015-2020)

 

Joined Beijing University of Chemical Technology as Professor

 

 

Neda Bassir Kazeruni (2015-2019)

 

Joined McKinsey as Consultant

 

 

Megan Armstrong (2013-2019)

 

Joined McKinsey as Consultant

 

 

David Carratu (2018)

 

Continued his studies at Columbia University

 

 

Apoorva Sastry (2017-2018)

 

Graduated from Columbia University

 

 

Professor Orit Shefi (2018)

 

Visiting Scholar from Bar-Ilan University

 

 

Professor Akira Kakugo (2017-2018)

 

Visiting Scholar from Hokkaido University

 

 

Altug Akay (2017-2018)

 

Joined Andrew Laine's lab (Columbia University) as a Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Henri Palacci (2014-2018)

 

Became the founder, CEO and CSO of NeuroLead.AI Inc.

 

 

Darnel Theagene (2016-2018)

 

Continued his studies as a graduate student at Columbia University

 

Avni Ahuja (2016-2018)

 

Joined UPenn as a college Freshman

 

 

Azraf Anwar (2016-2017)

 

Continued his studies at Columbia University

 

 

Asad Saleem (2017)

 

Continued his studies at Columbia University

 

 

Amy Alagor (2017)

 

Continued her studies as High School Senior

 

 

Ayesha Ali (2017)

 

Continued her studies as High School Junior

 

 

Umar Ali (2017)

 

Continued his studies as High School Junior

 

 

Amrita Banerji (2017)

 

Continued her studies as High School Junior

 

 

Atekana Nyamaa (2017)

 

Continued her studies as High School Senior

 

 

Karen Shi (2017)

 

Continued her studies as High School Senior

 

 

Brandon Cuevas (2016)

 

Continued his studies at Columbia University

 

 

Sasha Zemsky (2016)

 

Continued her studies at CalTech

 

 

Qin Wang (2016)

 

Joined the University of Washington as a Graduate Student

 

 

Mazie Alexander (2016)

 

Continued her studies as a high school senior

 

 

Sarah Alazzam (2016)

 

Graduated from Columbia University

 

 

David Verdi (2012-2016)

 

Graduated from Columbia University

 

 

Francesca Fasullo (2015-2016)

 

Graduated from Columbia University

 

 

Dr. Siheng He (2010-2015)

 

Joined Bristol-Myers Squibb as Associate Manager, Global Statistics

 

 

Dr. Amy Lam (2010-2015)

 

Joined Stanford University as Postdoctoral Scholar

 

 

 

Dr. Amit Sitt (2012-2015)

 

Joined the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as Research Scientist

 

 

Benjamin Miller (2015)

 

Studied at Columbia University as Undergraduate Student

 

 

 

Ankita Gore (2012-2015)

 

Joined Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as M.D. candidate

 

 

Amanda Groziak (2014-2015)

 

Joined the University of Washington as Graduate Student

 

 

Joshua Hughes (2013-2015)

 

Joined Draftpot as co-founder and CTO

 

 

Leon An (2014-2015)

 

Studied at Columbia University as Undergraduate Student

 

 

Maya Chandrasekaran (2013-2015)

 

Studied at Columbia University as Undergraduate Student

 

 

Mitu Bhattatiry (2011-2014)

 

Joined UT Southwestern Medical Center as M.D. candidate

 

 

Dr. Corina Curschellas (2012-2014)

 

Joined McKinsey as Consultant

 

 

Dr. Ofer Idan (2009-2014)

 

Joined Boston Consulting Group as Consultant

 

 

Obiora Azie (2013-2014)

 

Joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida as Graduate Student

 

 

Dr. Emmanuel Dumont (2009-2013)

 

Innovation Fellow at Technion Cornell Innovation Institute

 

 

Dr. In-kook Jun (2006-2011)

 

Joined LG Chemicals as Research Scientist

 

 

Dr. Jasmine Davenport (2005-2011)

 

Joined the Department of Defense as Engineer

 

 

Jason Rudman (2006-2011)

 

Joined University of Miami Medical School as Student

 

 

 

Dr. Ashutosh Agarwal (2005-2010)

 

Joined the research group of Prof. Kevin Kit Parker at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute of Biologically-Inspired Engineering as Postdoctoral scholar

 

 

Dr. Yoli Jeune-Smith (2006-2010)

 

Joined the research group of Dr. Robert Gillies at Moffitt Cancer Center as Postdoctoral Scholar

 

 

Dr. Parag Katira (2005-2009)

 

Joined the research group of Prof. Roger Bonnecaze at UT Austin as Postdoctoral Scholar

 

 

Dr. Robert Tucker (2005-2009)

 

Joined the research group of Prof. Tejal Desai, UCSF as Postdoctoral Scholar

 

 

 

Matthew Downs (2006-2009)

 

Joined the research group of Prof. Chris Jacobs at the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University as Graduate Student

 

 

Elizabeth Mobley (2005-2009)

 

Joined the research group of Prof. David Wei at the Dept. of Chemistry, University of Florida as Graduate Student

 

 

 

Shruti Seshadri (2007-2009)

 

Joined the the research group of Prof. Jacob Jones at the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida as Graduate Student

 

 

Krishna Nittala (2007-2008)

 

Joined the the research group of Prof. Jacob Jones at the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida as Graduate Student

 

 

Isaac Luria (2005-2008)

 

Joined the Virtual Patients Group at the University of Florida as Simulation Engineer

 

 

 

Dr. Thorsten Fischer (2006-2007)

 

Joined the VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH as a program manager

 

 

 

Ajoy K. Saha (2006-2007)

 

Joined the research group of Prof. Brij Moudgil at the University of Florida for graduate studies

 

Michelle Kinahan (2005-2006)

 

Joined Boston University as Graduate Student

 

 

Dr. Di Wu (2004)

 

Joined Sienna Technologies Inc. as Staff Scientist

 

 

Dr. Takahiro Nitta (2004)

 

Joined Gifu University, Japan as Assistant Professor

 

 

 

A. Scott Phillips (2004-2005)

 

Joined Andor Technology PLC as Imaging Applications Specialist

 

 

Sujatha Ramachandran (2004-2005)

 

Joined the group of Prof. Paul Yager, Dep. of Bioengineering, University of Washington as Research Scientist

 

 

Dr. Gregory Lee (2004-2005)

 

Joined the group of Prof. Joan Sanders, Dep. of Bioengineering, University of Washington as Research Scientist

 

 

Future Graduate Students

Thank you for considering working in our lab!

If you would like to stand out among the hundreds of applicants to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, write an essay on the connection between protein friction (see Bormuth et al., Science 325, 870, 2009), the Einstein relationship (Vikhorev et al. Langmuir 24, 13509, 2008) and fluctuation analysis (Svoboda et al. PNAS 91, 11782, 1994) and submit it directly to Dr. Hess by e-mail.

Why has the motional diffusion coefficient of a gliding microtubule the value determined by Nitta and Hess (Nano Letter 5, 1337, 2005)?

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