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 Associate
ashley

Ashley Rhodes

Undergraduate Researcher

BME Major with Biomaterials & Biomechanics Concentrations

Human Anatomy Minor, Pre-Law

megan

Megan McGovern

Undergraduate Researcher

Biomedical Sciences Major

Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research Program Participant

Pre-Medicine

Arielle

Arielle Cafi

Undergraduate Researcher

Human Physiology Major, Chemistry Minor

Pre-Medicine

ikenna

Ikenna Nwosu, MS

MD Candidate

MS, Medical Physiology

BS, Chemical Engineering

lauren

Lauren Rosenstock

Undergraduate Researcher

Biomedical Sciences Major, Chemistry and Art Minors

Pre-Medicine

byrne

Alexander Leach

First Year Medical Student, UIowa

Summer Researcher

aaron

Aaron Smith

Undergraduate Researcher

Biochemistry and Neuroscience Majors

Pre-Medicine

claire

Claire Graham

BSURP Summer Student, 2023
sam

Sam Hatfield

Second Year MD/PhD Student

Biotechnology, BS

Iowa Innovations Fellow
1stGen@Iowa Student Advisory Board

analy

Analy Phonephakdy, BS

Post-baccalaureate Research Intern

Biochemistry, BS

ICARE Fellow

noah

Noah Hahn

Undergraduate Researcher

BME Major, Cellular Engineering Concentration

Pre-Dentistry

swetha

Swetha Tunuguntla

Undergraduate Researcher

Business Management Major

Pre-Medicine

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn McClintic

Undergraduate Researcher

Biomedical Engineering Major, Cellular Engineering Focus

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

byrne

Lucas Absler

Undergraduate Researcher

Human Physiology Major

Austin

Austin Cook

Undergraduate Researcher

BME Major with Biomaterials & Biomechanics Concentrations

Human Physiology & Math Minors