We are a community that supports curiosity, scientific questioning, and collaboration. We believe that supporting each other intellectually and psychologically makes us better scientists and a better team. We strive to be a leader in the biomedical engineering community, pushing the boundaries of drug delivery with creative approaches to difficult fundamental and applied challenges.

Through practicing scientific excellence, our members gain technical expertise and graduate with strong leadership and communication skills that will be vital to success in their future careers.

byrne

James Byrne, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator
jianling

Jianling Bi, PhD

Postdoc
emily

Emily Witt, MS

Research Assistant
Austin

Austin Cook

Undergraduate Researcher

BME Major with Biomaterials & Biomechanics Concentrations

Human Physiology & Math Minors

ashley

Ashley Rhodes

Undergraduate Researcher

BME Major with Biomaterials & Biomechanics Concentrations

Human Anatomy Minor, Pre-Law

Arielle

Arielle Cafi

Undergraduate Researcher

Human Physiology Major, Chemistry Minor

Pre-Medicine

megan

Megan McGovern

Undergraduate Researcher

Biomedical Sciences Major

Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research Program Participant

Pre-Medicine

byrne

Lucas Absler

Undergraduate Researcher

Human Physiology Major

byrne

Alexander Leach

First Year Medical Student, UIowa

Summer Researcher

lauren

Lauren Rosenstock

Undergraduate Researcher

Biomedical Sciences Major, Chemistry and Art Minors

Pre-Medicine

We welcome any and all individuals, regardless of identity, to join our group.

We embrace each other’s identities as we celebrate our differences and our similarities. We vow to advocate for ourselves and our labmates in our science and beyond the bench as individuals. We pledge to continue to educate ourselves and colleagues in order to better cultivate a collaborative work experience for all.

Previous Lab Members

byrne

Mackenzie Richardson

Undergraduate Researcher

BME Major with Cellular Engineering Concentration

Math Minor