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Gene Y. Fridman, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
gfridma1@jhmi.edu

Dr. Fridman is a Biomedical and Electrical engineer. After receiving his Master of Science 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 Ph.D. 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.

Mohamed Rashed, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow
mrashed3@jhu.edu

Mohamed Rashed received his Master of Science in Nanotechnology from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. He joined multiple engineering startups for 2 years. After that, he received his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Louisville specializing in the design and fabrication of microfluidic platforms for cell characterization. He is currently working on the development and miniaturization of a microfluidic platform for implantable neural stimulators.

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Chaojun Cheng, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
ccheng44@jhu.edu

Chaojun received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and Bachelor of Science from Chongqing University in China. His research is focused on microfluidic component of biomedical device.

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Grace Foxworthy

Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering

grace.foxworthy@jhu.edu

Grace received her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and her master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently a Biomedical Engineering PhD student. Her past work in the lab included hardware and firmware development for the SDCS device. She is currently working on examining the effect of DC stimulation on the sciatic nerve to explore its potential as a treatment for chronic pain.

Celia Fernandez Brillet

Ph.D. Student in BME

celia@jhmi.edu

Celia Fernandez Brillet is a second-year PhD Candidate in BME at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2020, she completed her BS in Biomedical Engineering at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). Celia is passionate about bridging the gap between medicine and engineering. She is especially interested in the design of medical devices to interface with the nervous system.

Paul Adkisson

Paul Adkisson received his B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of California Los Angeles and his M.S.E in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins. He is now investigating the effects of different types of electrical stimulation on networks of neurons using computational models. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing and backpacking.

Alexandra Cheng

Research Assistant

hcheng33@jhu.edu

Alex received her B.S. in mechanical engineering from National Tsing Hua University. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins. She is working on the development of the microfluidic components for the free-form stimulator.

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Kelly E. Lane, R.V.T.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kelly Lane joined the Vestibular NeuroEngineering Lab in 2014 after working with the Behavioral Biology Research Center of Johns Hopkins for 12 years.  Here, she serves as both the Laboratory Manager and Veterinary Technician.  Kelly is a Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated from the CCBC Veterinary Technology Program passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam as well as the Maryland State Board Exam in 2012.

Lab Alumni

Rounak Baid, MS
Cynthia Steinhardt, Ph.D.
Shuming Xu, MS
Raviraj Thakur, Ph.D.
Felix Aplin, Ph.D.
Dilawer Singh, MS
Ankitha R. Nair, MS

Patrick Ou, MS
Erin (Yu) Zheng, MS