People

Our team is multicultural and multidisciplinary with current and former members being drawn from around the globe and with a variety of academic backgrounds including; engineering, veterinary medicine, biochemistry, dental medicine, chemistry, environmental sciences and medicine.

Dr. Cong Chen

Cong Chen

Education

Louisiana State University, Ph.D. in Engineering Science (2015)

 Email Cong:  cwc5490@psu.edu

Cong Chen, a post doctorate at Pennsylvania State University, recently completed research regarding bone foam. He studied the in vitro and in vivo characterization of scaffolds as potential bone augments and grafts. Cong has also researched polyester ceramics. Currently, Cong is researching the fabrication of cell sheets and how they can be used for drug delivery.

Graduate Students

 Lisa Kriegh

Education

Oklahoma State University, B.S. (2014)
Louisiana State University, M.S Candidate

 Email Lisa: lkrieg1@lsu.edu

Lisa Kriegh earned her bachelor’s degree in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State University.  She is currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Science with a focus on tissue engineering. Lisa’s research is on fabrication of functional tissues and model systems for studying stem cell differentiation. She is using mesenchymal stem cells with a nanoparticle gene delivery system for spatial and temporal control of differentiation and cell sheets for construction of quasi three-dimensional structures.

Jonathan Casey

Education

University of New Orleans, B.S. Biology/Chemistry (2010)
Louisiana State University, M.S. Chemistry (2014)
Pennsylvania State University, Graduate Student in Biomedical Engineering

 Email Jonathan: jsc49@psu.edu

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Jonathan Casey was born in New Orleans Louisiana.  He obtained his bachelor of science in biology and chemistry in 2010 from the University of New Orleans.  In 2014, he received his master’s degree in chemistry in inorganic and macromolecular chemistry from Louisiana State University.  In fall 2014 he began his work on his PhD in engineering sciences from Louisiana State University. In fall 2016 he transferred to continue his PhD at Penn State.

Mohammad Abu-Laban

Education

Louisiana State University, B.S. Chemical Engineering (2012)
Louisiana State University, M.S. Biological Engineering (2016)
Pennsylvania State University, Graduate Student in Biomedical Engineering

 Email Mohammad: mua323@psu.edu

Mohammad Abu-Laban obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Biological & Agricultural Engineering and his doctorate degree in Engineering Science. His current research work involves studying biofuel catalysis and drug delivery systems.

Nick Poche

 Education

Louisiana State University, B.S. Biological Engineering (2011)
Louisiana State University, M.S Biological Engineering Candidate

 Email Nick: jpoch17@lsu.edu

Anoosha  Forghani

Anoosha Forghani

 Education

Isfahan University of Technology, B.S. Materials Engineering (2011)
Louisiana State University, M.S. Mechanical Engineering (2016)
Pennsylvania State University, PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering

 Email Anoosha: auf199@psu.edu 

Download Anoosha’s CV

Anoosha is from Isfahan, Iran. She completed her undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology in 2011. She completed her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at LSU. She is pursuing her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering with focus in Tissue Engineering at Penn State University.

 Group Alumni

Emily Hodges

Andre Zanetti

Ammar Qureshi

Corey Landry

Mark Hoppens

Nick Totaro

Joshua Tate

Lekeith Terrell