Felix Aplin, PhD


Felix is a postdoctoral fellow.  His primary research interests encompass neurophysiology associated with electrical stimulation. Felix's research focus is the understanding of cellular physiology associated with safe DC stimulation of the vestibular nerve.

Yu (Erin) Zheng, MS

Now working on MS in Engineering Management at Dartmouth.

Evan Kararo

Now working on a MS in Biomedical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Aritro Makherjee

amukhe13@jhu.edu  ​

Aritro is working on his MS in Mechanical Engineering.  The focus of his research in the lab is general engineering work and the design of the next generation of the MouthLab.

Gene Fridman PhD


Dr. Fridman is a Biomedical and Electrical engineer. After receiving his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1995, he worked in the aerospace and then the biomedical industry for five years as a software and systems engineer before deciding to engage in an academic career. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering specializing in neural recording and stimulation and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) from UCLA in 2006. Since 2000 he has held an on-going consulting and collaborative relationship with biomedical engineering companies in research and design of neural stimulation and recording devices. He contributed to research and development of spinal cord, retinal, cortical, cochlear, and vestibular neural implants.

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Current Members

Dilawer Singh


Dilawer is working on his Masters in Biomedical Engineering.  His work and thesis are focused on understanding the mechanism of safe direct current stimulation for the improvement of the vestibular prosthesis.

Kelly Lane


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Previous Members

Principle Investigator

Kevin King, MS

Now working on his Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering at Pittsburgh University.

Annie Mao


Annie Mao graduated from the Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering BS program in May 2016 and is continuing her studies at Hopkins at the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, where she is a Robotics MSE student. 

Yang Hong, MS

Yang is currently a software developer at Pittsburgh University.

Patrick Ou

pou1@jhu.edu ​

Patrick received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from UC Berkley.  His thesis work in the lab toward obtaining his Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering is on developing the electronics for the safe direct current stimulator (SDCS).  He is expected to graduate in May 2017.

Fei Yang, MD PhD


Fei is a Research Associate who specializes is neurophysiology. Fei is currently working on understanding the physiological effects of the safe direct current stimulation for the treatment of pain as well as for the treatment of asthma attack.

Vivek Vadlamudi


Vivek is an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering student.  The focus of his research in on non-invasive magnetic stimulation.  He is working toward designing new technology to control magnetically sensitive proteins to control neural firing in collaboration with the Pelled Lab.

Hai Tang, MS

Hai is currently a software developer at FORT L.P.

Jiangzhou (Ben)  Xu, MS


Ben received his Masters in Electrical Engineering from JHU in 2015.  He is working in the medical device industry. 

Arik Fenstermacher

Arik is currently working for Solarcity.

Scott Sterrett


Scott is a rising senior studying Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He is working on developing new designs and fabrication methods for the for the Safe Direct Current Stimulator (SDCS).