Gene Y. Fridman, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

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.

Chaojun Cheng

Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering

Chaojun received his Bachelor of Science from Chongqing University in China, and received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. He is currently is a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University.

Felix Aplin, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

2017-2020. Dr. Aplin is currently working as a postdoc at the University of Hanover.

Raviraj Thakur, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

2017-2019. Dr. Thakur is currently working at the OHSU Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center

Ankitha R. Nair

MS in Biomedical Engineering


Graduated 2019. She is currently working at Aidar Health

Patrick Ou

MS in Biomedical Engineering

Graduated 2018. 

Dilawer Singh

MS in Biomedical Engineering

Graduated 2017. He is currently working at Aidar Health.

Erin (Yu) Zheng

MS in Biomedical Engineering

Graduated 2016. She is currently working at Boston Consulting Group.

Grace Foxworthy

Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering

Grace received her bachelor's degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and her master's degree in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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.

Cynthia Steinhardt

Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering

Cynthia received her Bachelor of Arts from the Princeton University. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering. She is currently working on biophysical models of neural response to electrical stimulation with galvanic and pusatile stimulation in systems including the vestibular and cochlea.

Parimal Joshi

Masters in Biomedical Engineering

Parimal received his bachelor's degree from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College of the Mumbai University, India. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He is working on a Neuroma detection system based on Nerve impedance.

Lab Alumni


Prof. Gene Y. Fridman


Phone: (818) 389-0699