​I am committed to helping students achieve both scientific and career goals they set for themselves.  Trainees in the lab are mentored individually and as a group. I emphasize the importance of rigorous experimental design, the use of 'working models' to guide the interpretation of data. Our lab is focused on the central importance of effective oral and written communication skills. I encourage my trainees to present their preliminary work at local, national, or international meetings and work with them in publications. JDB won several presentation prizes for student work. 



  • VCA Optima Contact Angle Machine

  • Thermofisher Ultimate 3000 HPLC

  • Charged Aerosol Detector

  • Shimadzu Prominence Gel Permeation ChromatograeQUIPMENTphy; aqueous-based

  • Netzsch 200 Phox Differential Scanning Calorimeter

  • Custom Electrospinning and micro/nano- bead manufacturing system

  • Instron  Mechanical Test System (50-500N)

  • Gamry Potentiostat

Cell/Tissue/Bacterial Culture Facilities

  • Complete Mammalian Cell Culture Facilities

  • Eppendorf Thermocycler

  • SDS-PAGE and PCR Gel Electrophoresis

  • Fluorescent and Light Microscopy

  • Bioquant Osteo II Image Analysis System

  • Spectrophotometry

  • Biosafety Level II microbiological laboratory

Animal Facility

We have a small rodent facility to perform pre-clinical in-vivo studies after we take the approval from IAECUC committee


Interested Ph.D. and graduate students should contact me via email; I look forward to hearing from you! Interested candidates can leave a short write up describing a specific line of investigation relevant to the research goals of the lab. More information on how to enroll in the Ph.D. program in biomedical engineering can be found here.  Information on graduate and undergraduate student programs is here.  

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