Eitan Edrei

Eitan is a PhD student in the Bioengineering department at UMD. He received his M.Sc in Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem under Prof. Amir Sa'ar, he served as a TA in the Physics department and was included in the Dean's list for 2013. His research was focused on the development of an optical biosensor for bacteria detection, and involved fabrication procedures and optical measurements. Eitan graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem upon completion of his Bachelors in both Physics and Biology. Currently he is interested in developing novel optical imaging techniques for super resolution microscopy.

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Antonio Fiore

Antonio is a Ph.D. student in the Bioengineering Department at UMD. His research mostly focuses on Brillouin microscopy of non-transparent media for mechanical characterization of biological tissues; the project aims to develop a novel non-contact non-invasive imaging technique for cancer and atherosclerosis early diagnosis.

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Milos Nikolic

Мiloš is a Biophysics Ph.D. student at UMD. He has a B.A. in physics from Princeton University. His research focuses on optimizing Brillouin spectroscopy for biophysical measurements. Previously, he did research in many areas, ranging from nanophotonics to optogenetics and behavioral quantification.

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Christina Conrad

Christina is a PhD student in the Bioengineering department.  She is currently working on improving Brillouin scanning techniques.  Her future research interests are studying the mechanical properties and behaviors of cancer cells. She graduated from Drexel University in June, 2016 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and concentration in Biomechanics. She is the first year representative for the Bioengineering Grad Student Society and a mentor for the  Program to Enhance Participation in Research (PEPR).

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Josh Webb

Josh is a PhD student in the Bioengineering department at the University of Maryland.  He graduated from Lehigh University in 2016 with a BS in Bioengineering (Biomechanics and Biomaterials concentration) as well as a minor in Health, Medicine, and Society. Previous research included altering cellular membrane properties in order to combat pathogenic penetration. His current research focuses on the material characterization of ocular systems in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Outside of lab, Josh serves as a mentor in the Program to Enhance Participation in Research (PEPR).       

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