Postdoctoral Researchers

AnanthaKrishnan Soundaram Jeevarathinam is now a Postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Jokerst Bioimaging Lab in the Nanoengineering department at the University of California, San Diego. His current research is focused on design, synthesis and study of functional organic molecular materials for bioimaging applications. Ananth received his Ph.D. from the council of scientific and industrial research - central leather research institute (CSIR-CLRI), Chennai, India. He recently completed his postdoctoral studies with Dr. Hemali Rathnayake in the Department of Chemistry at Western Kentucky University. Email:


Ph.D. Students

ang Chen is now a PhD student in the MSE program at University of California, San Diego. She is working on synthesis, properties and bioapplications of nanostructured non-metallic inorganic materials. She got her Master degree in Materials Science from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Bachelor’s degree from Southeast University. 

Junxin Wang is a PhD student in the Nanoengineering department at UC San Diego. He got his M.S. degree in Electro-
optics from the University of Dayton and a B.S. degree in Optical Information Science and Technology from Changchun University of Science and Technology. He is currently working on biomolecular imaging using nanoparticles and extracellular vesicles. 

Jeanne Lemaster
is a Masters/PhD student in the Nanoengineering department at UC San Diego. She received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. With over 6 years of experience in research, industry, and engineering consulting, Jeanne has worked for the Department of Defense as well as the private sector on novel imaging techniques, product development, industrial design, and regulatory compliance.  She is currently studying the application of nanotechnology on biosystems. 

Ali Hariri is a PhD student in the Nanoengineering Department at UCSD. He got his M.S. degree and B.S degree in Biomedical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran. He worked on developing different configurations of photoacoustic imaging technique including computed tomography and microscopy (both acoustic and optical resolution). He also worked on measuring the functional connectivity in resting state using fMRI images on methamphetamine dependence. 

Colman Moore is a PhD student in the Nanoengineering department at UC San Diego. He graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. At USC he conducted research on nanoparticle drug delivery systems and Alzheimer’s disease, and nanoparticle mobility at the Intl. Inst. for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University. He is currently studying the intersection of diagnostic and therapeutic nano-agents with biomedical imaging modalities.

Yash Mantri is a PhD student in the Bioengineering department at UC San Diego. He received his Btech. in Biomedical engineering from D.Y. Patil University in India. He has previously worked on developing a novel point and shoot imaging system to track skin pigmentation and is currently working on monitoring nanoparticle based drug delivery systems.

Undergraduate Student

 Eric Zhao is an undergraduate at UCSD majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in General Biology. He is   working with Fang in the synthesis and biological applications of inorganic nanoparticles. 

Mridhula Thangaraj is currently at Progenitor Cell Therapy
Christine Khademi is currently in medical school
Vincent Lin
Dennis Chang
Prem Thottumkara
Fang Wang
Jiyoung Kim
Kevin Lim
Brian Su
Pauldeen Davejan
Santiago Arconada
Eric Zhao
James Hartanto
Chien-Ju (William) Chen
Kevin Huang
Bryan Pan
Diont Landeros
Daniel Cheah
Yeji Kim
Anamik Jhunjhunwala
Ching-Yu Lin
Taeho Kim
Navin Pai
Ghanim Hableel