Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator


Su Ryon Shin, Ph.D.

Su Ryon Shin is an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shin received a doctoral degree from Hanyang University, South Korea. In Nov. 2010, she was joined in Prof. Ali Khademhosseini's group at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technologies, and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Dr. Shin is an expert in the field of nanomaterials, biomaterials, tissue engineering, electrochemical actuator, biosensor, organ-on-a-chip, and 3D bioprinting.

Contact: shin.lotus@gmail.com; sshin4@bwh.harvard.edu

Phone Office: (617)-768-8320

Postdoctoral Research Fellows


Minoru Hirano, Ph.D.

Minoru Hirano is a researcher of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. He received his bachelor and master degree in the Integrated Arts and Sciences at Hiroshima, University in Japan (2000, 2002). He received his PhD in Medicine at Mie University in Japan (2007). He also worked as an associated researcher in Mie University (2006-2007). He joined Dr. Shin’s lab as a visiting scientist in Mar. 2017. His research areas are as follows: environmental toxicology, pharmacology, molecular biology and cell biology. He has used the several research tools so far: fruit fly as classic genetics, Zebrafish as molecular developmental biology and multi-omics tools (DNA-microarray, 2DE-MS and CE-MS). He is now interested in fabrication of artificial tissue/organs using updated tissue engineering techniques. Especially, next my research in this lab is focusing on skin regeneration using 3D bioprinting, biomaterials, stem cell and semiconductor sensor technologies.

Contact: minoru.hirano@toyota.com


Bharath Babu Nunna, Ph.D.

Bharath Babu Nunna joined Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women Hospital as a post-doctoral research fellow in Dec 2018. He is primarily responsible for Embeded Multi-Material 3D Bioprinting and Regenerative Biosensors projects. He has received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in May 2018 from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).His PhD is focused on microfluidic biosensing methodologies to detect the targeted biomolecules. His expertise primarily includes micro/nano fabrication, surface characterization and electrical characterization of biosensing applications. He has received TechConnect National Innovation Award for his biochip innovation in 2017. He is the recipient of the prestigious 'Best Design of Healthcare Innovations Award' at NIH Bethesda, MD. in 2017 during the IEEE-NIH 2017 Special Topics Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies. He has nearly four years of nano fabrication experience in a cleanroom environment at various laboratories including Brookhaven National Laboratory. Prior to join NJIT, He has seven years of industrial experience at Caterpillar Inc., He has served as principal engineer for CAT power modules and Large Power Systems Division (LPSD) from 2008 to 2014.

Contact: bnunna@bwh.harvard.edununnabb2005@gmail.com


Hiroyuki Tetsuka, Ph.D.

Hiroyuki Tetsuka is a researcher of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. He obtained his PhD in Engineering in 2006. After working at a National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, he joined a Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. in 2009. His scientific interests are in 2D materials such as silicates, oxides, and graphene nanosheet for use in optical and energy-related devices. In Mar. 2019, he joined the Shin Lab. as a visiting scientist. Now, his interests span multi-disciplinary research which fuses materials science, biological science and engineering.

Contact: hiroyuki.tetsuka@toyota.com


Patricia Severino, Ph.D.

Patrícia Severino is a professor at Tiradentes University (UNIT) and researcher at the Institute of Technology and Research (ITP). She is graduated in pharmacy, Methodist University of Piracicaba (Unimep, Brazil). She received her master and Ph.D. in State University of Campinas (Unicamp, Brazil). She joined Dr. Shin’s lab as a visiting scientist in August 2019. Her research areas are as follows cardiac tissue regeneration employment electrically conductive nanomaterials. Her interesting is on tissue cardiac regeneration using 3D bioprinting, biomaterials, and cells.

Contact: pattseverino@gmail.com; patricia_severino@itp.org.br


Shabir Hassan, Ph.D.

Dr. Shabir Hassan is a senior postdoc in the Shin Lab. He completed his bachelor’s in Chemistry, Biology and English from University of Kashmir and his master’s in Biotechnology from University of Pune. After a year of research in molecular biology through LSZGS of UZH/ETH Zurich, he moved to a spectroscopy lab for his PhD. He used ultrafast laser spectroscopy to study protein folding, aggregation, and photothermal effects in proteins in real time. After his PhD, he won the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) fellowship in 2016 to carry out his research at Harvard Medical School in drug and metabolite delivery applications of novel nanoparticles targeting diseases and other medical conditions. In 2018, he won an Advanced Grant from SNSF to do his collaborative research at Harvard/MIT and University of Twente, Netherlands.

He was awarded BWH and Harvard Medical School’s Award of Excellence for Mentorship in 2019.

Contact: shaha@mit.edu; shassan@bwh.harvard.edu


Kaifeng Gan

Orthopaedist & M.D. student majoring Clinical Medicine in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He has been in Shin Lab as a visiting researcher since Aug 2019. Kaifeng focuses on bone and cartilage tissue regeneration with utilization of cells and biomaterials. In Shin Lab, he pursues learning novel biotechnologies for fabrication of osteogenic biomaterials and its use in bone tissue regeneration.


Email: orthogkf@gmail.com


Ph.D. Students

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Yasamin Aliashrafi Jodat

Yasamin is a PhD student in mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as her minor in Computer Science in 2015 from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. She then received a 3-year Innovation and Entrepreneurship Doctoral Fellowship award in 2015 to pursue doctoral research on bioengineered organs. While working at Stevens Bionic Materials and Systems Laboratory, Yasamin gained research experience in Carbon-based biosensors, 3D bioprinting, and mammalian cell culture. Her thesis mainly focuses on development of a 3D printed bioelectronic nose with enhanced olfactory epithelium. She has been a member of Dr. Shin’s Lab since August 2017. Another research project of her involves 3D printing neuronal cell-laden structures to achieve an enhanced in vitro model of the native 3D tissue environment. She also enjoys coding and applying a bit of programming to the bioengineering research projects that she participates in.

Contact: yasamin.aliashrafi@gmail.comyaliashrafijodat@bwh.harvard.edu

Ting Wang

Ting is a PhD student of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics at Jiangsu University, China and visiting research trainee at Shin group. Her PhD research is about pathology mechanism of atherosclerosis with an autoimmune background. She will focus on electrically driven microengineering bioinspired soft robots during 18-month visiting in Shin’s lab since Oct.2018. She will use her knowledge of cell biology to make contributions to medicine engineering research in Shin’s lab.

Contact: yaocaiquyuan@gmail.com

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Zahra Rezaei

Zahra is in her fourth year of studies towards a Ph.D.'s in Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Iran. She has previously worked with electrochemical-based micro-biosensors for early detection of cancers. Her interests include developing biosensors, microfluidic devices, organs on a chip and 3D bioprinting. Zahra joined Dr. Shin’s lab since May 2019. 

Contact: z_rezaei@che.sharif.irzahra.rezaei.85@gmail.com


Kamil Elkhoury 

Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the University of Lorraine (France). He joined Shin Lab as a visiting researcher since July 2019. He previously completed another international research mobility at the University of Aveiro (Portugal). He holds an M.Sc. from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a B.Sc. from the University of Balamand (Lebanon), both in Chemical Engineering. His research is focused on the nanofunctionalization and biofabrication of natural hydrogels for various tissue engineering applications.

Contact: kamil.elkhoury@univ-lorraine.fr ; elkhourykamil@gmail.com


Polen Koçak

PhD student in Genetics and Bioengineering at Yeditepe University, Turkey. I am working on The Effect of Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Derived Exosomes on Cutaneous Acute and Chronic Wound Healing as a PhD thesis. In addition, I am focusing on different projects about the therapeutic applications of plant and stem cell derived exosomes. I received my master’s degree in Biotechnology conducting academic research in the field of the development of the poly (2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) (petox) based multifunctional carrier systems for treatment and diagnosis of prostate cancer. In 2014, I worked as a research trainee in Harvard- MIT (HST) Division of Health Science and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Khademhosseini Lab, Cambridge, MA, on the research about promoting the polarization of Macrophages towards an M2 phenotype in micropatterned 3D hydrogels.

Contact: polenkocak@gmail.com


Master Students


Yike Huang

Yike is a 7-year program student of Basic Medicine in Harbin Medical University, China. She has received her bachelor’s degree in Medicine in 2016. Her laboratory work includes cell culture, virus-related experiments, vector construction, and handing RNA and proteins. 

Now she is studying in her last year and work as research trainee at Dr. Shin’s Lab since Nov. 2018. During her one year visiting, she will take part in research work on developing an oxygen generating bioink for the 3D bioprinting of bone implants with clinically relevant sizes that remain viable upon implantation.


Margreet Morsink

Second year master student in Biomedical Engineering at the University, with the specialization in Bioengineering Technologies. She completed her bachelor's programme at the University of Twente at the Developmental BioEngineering group with her research on encapsulating MSCs using a microfluidic system. Her main interests include organ-on-a-chip devices, tissue engineering, and 3D-bioprinting. During her 8 month internship at the Shin Laboratory, she will be working on a liver-fibrosis-on-a-chip system.

Contact: m.a.j.morsink@student.utwente.nl


Niels Willemen

Second-year MSc Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. His main interest lies in the field of bionanotechnology and tissue engineering. He obtained his BSc Advanced Technology degree in 2018. For his bachelor thesis, he has focused on the uptake of silica nanoparticles in 3D tumor tissues on a microfluidic system.

Contact: n.g.a.willemen@student.utwente.nl

Undergraduate Students

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Matthew Horwedel

Matt is interested in researching tissue engineered constructs and all else he can practice that is related to tissue engineering. The undergrad program he is in has briefly introduced him to some sparse biology and a minimal amount of engineering, however he looks forward to focusing on tissue engineering as this has been his goal for a lifetime. Research is what he would like to apply what he will learn to, specifically in regenerative medicine, tissue constructs and signal transduction. The belief that humanity is comprised of fundamental precepts rooted not in society or state power, but in a logically ordered, innate construct unique to humans, is what he aligns his values to within the confines of society. A democratic and equitable environment where open collaboration, respect and a lack of power derived hierarchy are what he knows have been the lifeblood of science, although its history is embroiled with past inequities within the historical context it was developed. A t-shirt would take a lifetime to learn how to make for an individual, but the very fabric of our existence can be crafted with the mind and hand of many.


Jorge González Campos

Graduated biomedical engineer from Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara whose motivations go around the idea of helping people applying science in the medical field, what better opportunity to have the chance of researching in novel projects which ulterior motive is improving human´s health. My main interests are the microfluidic systems, organ-in-a-chip systems and 3D-Bioprinting systems.

Contact: jorgegonzalez.biomed@gmail.com


Luis García

B.S. senior student in biotechnology engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de México. He has also been part of internships and professional training in the Hereditary Cancer Clinic/Laboratory at the National Cancer Institute (2018-2019), at the National Institute of Genomic Medicine (2018) and at the Institute for Epidemiologic Diagnosis and Reference (2018), all Mexican health institutes. His research experience encompasses molecular biology, immunology, bioinformatics, cell biology, and genetics. He is interested in exploring the tissue engineering and biomaterials fields as new and different approaches to diseases and treatments; he will be taking part in the research and development of a custom 3D-printed composite for smart wound dressing actuators.

Contact: griv.luis@gmail.com

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Eder Luna

Senior medical student at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de México. He has previously worked doing research at the Bronchial Hyperreactivity Laboratory at the National Institute for Respiratory Diseases in Mexico where he studied the participation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the development of the pathophysiology of Asthma and COPD and the validation of a new air quality index for susceptible patients with chronic respiratory diseases. Alongside his participation in basic research, he had the opportunity to do a subinternship at the  Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is interested in the potential use of microdevices and  biomaterials to construct better models for the study of diseases and the development of bedside therapies. He believes that his participation at the Dr. Shin’s Lab is an important step to become a link between the laboratory and the patient. 

Contact: eder.luna.ceron@gmail.com 


María Elizabeth Urbina López

Third-year student of Biotechnology engineering at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Puebla, with the belief that working hard is the best way to achieve your goals, with the aim to learn as much as possible from every single experience and take advantage of every opportunity.  My main interest is the field of tissue engineering and organ-in-a-chip-systems.  Lately, I have had the opportunity to work with biomaterials, specially by developing a biobased bioplastic from coffee pulp, taking this into account one of my main interest is biomaterials as well. 

Contact: marielyurbina@gmail.com


Cong Zang

Senior student majoring Electronic Science & Engineering in Southeast University, Nanjing, China (with its engineering ranking 22ndin U.S. News, 2019). His main interest lies in microfluidics, brain-computer interface (BCI) and wearable devices. His past research involves EEG and fMRI analysis using machine learning and deep learning methods. During his one-year training here, he will focus in 3D-bioprinting and simulation combined with his background of engineering, to contribute his whole effort to medical development for a better world. 

Contact: zcong2020@gmail.com


Stephanie Sánchez

B.S. Mechatronics Engineering third year student from Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de México, who is eager to develop and integrate technologies in favor of the human mankind. She is mainly interested in biosensors, bioactuators and 3D bioprinting techologies and how they can be applied in real life environments to help people.

Contact: steffsancor1996@gmail.com


Batzaya Byambaa


Bruna Alice Gomes de Melo

University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil


Shreya Mehrota

Indin Institute of Technology Guwahati, India


Saira Aftab

University of Punjab (Pakistan)


Parisa Lotfi

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong

Contact: plp@connect.ust.hk

Ting Zhang

Tsinghua University, China

Contact: lyric127@gmail.com; t-zhang@tsinghua.edu.cn

Kiavash Kiaee

Stevens Institute of Technology

Contact: kiavash17@gmail.com

Leonard Siebert

University of Kiel, Germany

Mitzi Damara Pérez Gómez

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City

Contact: mdpg1510@hotmail.com

Angel Flores-Huidobro Martínez

Anahuac University, Mexico

Contact: dr.huidobro7@gmail.com

Roya Samanipour

British Columbia, Canada

Contact:  r.samanipoor@gmail.com

Daniel Vela Jarquín

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City

Contact:  d.vela1@hotmail.com ; A01652620@itesm.mx

Pamela Alejandra Reyna Gauna

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey

Contact:  pamereynagauna@gmail.com

Rosakaren Ludivina de la Garza Hernández

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey

Contact:  ludy_0902@hotmail.com

Maria Fernanda Zapata Magdaleno

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Guadalajara

Contact: mfzm97@hotmail.com

Daniela Oceguera Cuevas

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Guadalajara

Contact: danny97oc@gmail.com

Carmen Gabriela Holguín León

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Guadalajara


Pablo Orantes

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Querétaro

Contact: pablo.orantes@hotmail.com

Juan Manuel Ledesma Rangel

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Querétaro

Contact: jujuan27@hotmail.com

Diego Rosas

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City

Contact: diego.051195@hotmail.com