PEOPLE

Principal Investigator

Craig Forest
Principal Investigator, PhD Mechanical Engineering
Craig Forest is an Associate Professor and Woodruff Faculty Fellow in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech where he also holds program faculty positions in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. He conducts research on miniaturized, high-throughput robotic instrumentation to advance neuroscience and genetic science, working at the intersection of bioMEMS, precision machine design, optics, and microfabrication. Prior to Georgia Tech, he was a research fellow in Genetics at Harvard Medical School. He obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in June 2007, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2003, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2001. He is cofounder/organizer of one of the largest undergraduate invention competitions in the US—The InVenture Prize, and founder/organizer of one of the largest student-run prototyping facilities in the US—The Invention Studio. He was a recently a Fellow in residence at the Allen Insitutte for Brain Science in Seattle WA; he was awarded the Georgia Tech Institute for BioEngineering and BioSciences Junior Faculty Award (2010) and was named Engineer of the Year in Education for the state of Georgia (2013). He is one of the inaugural recipients of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Grants, a national effort to invent the next generation of neuroscience and neuroengineering tools. In 2007, he was a finalist on the ABC reality TV show "American Inventor.”
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Research Scientist

Bo Yang
PhD, Neuroscience
Office: IBB Wing 2A
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Graduate Students

William Stoy
BME PhD Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
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Ilya Kolb
BME PhD Candidate
Computational Neuroscience Training Grant
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Tim Lee
BioE PhD Student
 
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Scott Thourson
ME PhD Student
Co-advised with Christine Payne
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Corey Landry
BME PhD Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
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Colby Lewallen
BioE Graduate Student
 
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Miao Wang
Neuroscience PhD Rotation Student
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Thomas Capocasale
ME Masters Student
 
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Undergraduate Students

Sofia Switzer
CHBE Undergraduate Student
 
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Dhara Patel
BMED undergraduate student
 
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Amanda Felouzis
BMED Undergraduate Student
 
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Aditi Kumar
ME Undergraduate Student
 
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Laura Heller
ME Undergraduate Student
 
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Michael Wang
CS Undergraduate Student
 
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Lab Alumni and Former Visitors

Suhasa Kodandaramaiah
PhD ME 2012
 
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Melissa Li
PhD BME 2013
Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER) Fellow
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Christopher Phaneuf
PhD BioE 2014
Department of Homeland Security Fellow
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Caitlin Austin
PhD BioE 2016
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
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Gregory Holst
PhD ME 2016
IGERT Stem Cell Traineeship
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Nathan Hotaling
PhD BME 2013
 
Nikita Pak
ME MS Student
 
Curtis Saunders
ME MS student
 
Sitara Sankar
BME PhD Student
 
Max Stockslager
ME Undergraduate Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee
Erin Rousseau
NNIN REU Summer Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee
Joav Birjiniuk
BME MD/PhD Student
 
Kyle Blum
BME PhD Student
 
Marie Harber
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Lucy Hu
NNIN REU Summer Student
 
Nikita Nagpal
BME Undergraduate Student
 
Aiden Payne
BME PhD Rotation Student
Computational Neuroscience Training Grant Fellow
Yonkyu Jang
BME Undergraduate Student
 
Alexa Deckbar
BIO Undergraduate Student
 
Andrew Yee
BioE PhD Student
 
Adam Dixon
EE Undergraduate Student
 
Aaron Fan
ECE/CS Undergraduate Student
 
Coby Lu
CmpE Undergraduate Student
 
Akhil Kumar
BME Undergraduate Student
 
Matthew Marchese
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Amanda Baskett
Teacher at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology
 
Dean Landers
Teacher at Peachtree Ridge High School
 
Maxwell Lu
BME Undergraduate Student
 
Kevin So
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Daniel Russakow
ME MS Student
 
Michael McKinnon
Emory Graduate Student
 
Leonard Tsai
CmpE Undergraduate Student
 
Nicholas Songej
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Siddarth Gurnani
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Randy Hefelfinger
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Kyudam Oh
 
Mike Simpson
ME PhD Student
 
Laura Seaman
REU Undergraduate Student
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Saifullah Malik
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Steven Chase
Biochemistry Undergraduate Student
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Mike Dergance
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Matt Emerick
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Adam Kozak
BME Undergraduate Student
University of Rochester
Daniel Shenoda
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Mark Kulik
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Phillip Lee
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Peter Su
ChemE Undergraduate Student
UC Berkeley
Cam Phillips
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Andy Lustig
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Jamison Go
ME/ECE Undergraduate Student
 
Chad Ramey
CS Undergraduate Student
 
Shrinka Roy
ME Undergraduate Student
 
Chris Harless
ECE Undergraduate Student
 
Sage Duddelston
BME Undergraduate Student
 
Jorge Perdomo
BME Undergraduate Student
 
David Caro
Chemistry Undergraduate Student
 
Sagar Patel
BIO Undergraduate Student
 
Zoe Klesmith
ME Undergraduate Student
 

If interested, please send your resume and interests! We are looking for bright, motivated students!!!