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Former Lab Members

Our lab accepts students from diverse backgrounds

Former lab members include (starting from left) Achal Gupta, Vittoria Maneo, Cham Yao, Beatrice Pazzucconi, and Benquan Wang.


Vignesh Natarajan
UIC BIOE MS student, 2018-2019

Achal Gupta
UIC BIOE MS student, 2018-2019

Cham Yao
UIC BIOE CS Summer Intern, 2018-2019

Vittoria Maneo
UIC BIOE MS Student, 2017-2018

Beatrice Pazzucconi
UIC BIOE MS Student, 2017-2018

Changgeng Liu
Postdoctoral researcher, 2016-2018

Benquan Wang
UIC BIOE PhD Student, 2012-2017

Jacopo Benedetti
UIC BIOE MS Student, 2016-2017

Sarita Deshpande
UIC BIOE undergraduate research student, 2016-2017

Yanjun Chen
UIC BIOE MS student, 2014-2016

Damber Thapa, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher, 2015-2016

Yanan Zhi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher, 2014-2016

Shaoyan Gai, Ph.D.
Visiting professor, 2015-2016

Xiaohui Zhao, Ph.D.
Visiting professor, 2015-2016

Rongwen Lu
UAB BME PhD student, 2010-2014

Qiuxiang Zhang
UAB BME PhD student, 2009-2014

Alexander Miles Levy
UAB BME undergraduate student, 2011-2013

Yichao Li
UAB BME MS student, 2009-2011

Yangguo Li 
UAB BME MS student, 2008-2011

Shuanyun Shao, Ph.D.
Visiting professor, 2010

Jinyu Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher, 2008-2010

Youbo Zhao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher, 2007-2008

Matthew Sapp
Rotation student of the UAB Science and Technology Program, 2008

Ronnie McCoy
Summer student from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 2008

Dr. Yao's lab has a wide range of academic backgrounds, from highschool, undergraduate, to graduate

Former lab members include (starting from left) Changgeng Liu, Qiuxiang Zhang, Jacopi Benedetti, Sarita Despande, and Vignesh Natarajan.

Changgeng Liu

Former Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016-2018