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Coulter Undergraduate Research Excellence Program (CURE)

CURE Student Profiles


 

Paulina Alvarez

Paulina Alvarez

Fellow

Research: Using a newly developed method to quantify mouse aortic valve leaflet (AVL) deformation, studying aortic valve leaflet contractile behavior and determining the influence of neuronal control of basal tone on AVL tensile mechanical properties.

Mentor: Drs. Sharan Ramaswamy and Joshua Hutcheson
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Haniyeh Alirezaei

Researcher

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Mentor: Dr. Anu Godavarty
Mariel Chavez

Mariel Chavez

Researcher

Research: Design and development of a standardized method to validate contactless thermal measurement devices.

Mentor: Dr. Anu Godavarty
Maria Guzman Aguilar

Maria Guzman Aguilar

Researcher

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Mentor: Dr. Raj Pulugurtha
Tiffany Moreno

Tiffany Moreno

Researcher

Research: Generating an endothelial-specific Kir knockout mouse using the LoxP-CRE system, along with PCR testing for genotyping, with in-house designed primers.

Mentor: Dr. Nikolas Tsoukias
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Alexander Trinidad

Researcher

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Mentor: Dr. Anu Godavarty
Alessandra Jimenez

Alessandra Jimenez

MedTech Trainee

MedTech FocusRecognizing innovations in research and technology that have been developed here at FIU. I have focused on developing marketing flyers for patented FIU technologies and will soon start to be involved in the process of finding companies for potential licensing.

Mentor: Shantanu Balkundi
Deborah Powers-Dyer

Deborah Powers-Dyer

MedTech Trainee

MedTech FocusAssembling a list of companies that may be a fit for a visual aid medical device ; helping the research team by summarizing patent information for the research

Mentor: Elizabeth Garami / Shantanu Balkundi / Anne-Laure Schmitt-Oliver
Sydni Spencer

Sydni Spencer

MedTech Trainee

MedTech FocusUnderstanding and learning about the technology transfer process of taking research done by FIU’s investigators to the market for licensing, and in turn receiving funding to further research efforts

Mentor: Elizabeth Garami / Shantanu Balkundi / Anne-Laure Schmitt-Oliver
Nathaniel Alexander

Nathaniel Alexander

Trainee

Research: Pericytes are part of the neurovascular unit, a collection of cells that trigger local perfusion as a result of neural activity, I am currently studying their electrical contribution to cerebral microcirculation.

Mentor: Dr. Jorge Riera
Aashiya Kolengaden

Aashiya Kolengaden

Trainee

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Mentor: Dr. Joshua Hutcheson
Oriana Marrone Mantovani

Oriana Marrone Mantovani

Trainee

Research: Investigating valve interstitial cell secretion of collagen in response to augmented elastin.

Mentor: Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy
Fernando Melara

Fernando Melara

Trainee

Research: Examining the neuronal cellular populations within the aortic valve.

Mentor: Dr. Joshua Hutcheson
Daniel Parrado

Daniel Parrado

Trainee

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Mentor: Dr. Jorge Riera
Angel Perez

Angel Perez

Trainee

Research: Optimizing the parameters for removing the surfactants from mesoporous silica nanoparticles while maintaining their size.

Mentor: Dr. Anthony McGoron
Srujana Yellapragada

Srujana Yellapragada

Trainee

Research: Optimizing the parameters for removing the surfactants from mesoporous silica nanoparticles while maintaining their size.

Mentor: Dr. Anthony McGoron
Beatriz Zuloaga

Beatriz Zuloaga

Trainee

Research: Developing a model of a cardiovascular diagnostic device, am working on making a vibration motor for the device, and contacting possible physicians or community health centers to provide helpful insight on how to improve the device.

Mentor: Dr. Joshua Hutcheson

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For questions and information please contact:

Dr. Joshua Hutcheson, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University
Joshua Hutcheson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Office: EC 2612

(305) 348-0157