iCAMP: Research Team

Bijan Najafi, Ph.D., MSc.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-7536

Ana Enriquez, B.S.

Lab Manager

Ivan Marin

Coord, Research II

Luciana Narvaez

Coord, Research II

Ilse Torres Ruiz

Coord, Research II

Vascular Surgery Research

Mohammad Shahbazi

Coord, Research III

Hector Elizondo, M.D.

Research Assistant

He Zhou

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-7930

Changhong Wang

Research Associate

Gu Eon Kang

Postdoctoral Associate

Rahul Goel, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Manuel Gardea

Laboratory Helper

Erica Lai Ling

Ortho/Prosthetics Student

Kevin Ming Chen

Medical Student

Arash Hamvatan

Research Observer

Mary Bo Kyung Kim

Medical Student

Maria Noun

Project Coordinator

Debopriyo Halder

Research Observer

Olia Poursina

Research Observer

Saba Sharafkhaneh

Research Observer

Taylor Troutman

Research Observer

Varsha Varghese

Research Observer

Alumni

Name: Louie Morsy
Title: Research Coordinator II
Degree: B.S. in Biology
Current Institution/Company: BioSensics LLC
Position: Clinical Operations Manager
Research Interest: Wearable sensors, movement mechanics, fall prevention, diabetic foot.

Name: Sergio Navarro
Degree: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Current Institution/Company: University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences
Position: Research Fellow
Research Interest: Fall prevention in hospitalized patients.

Name: Pari Baloch
Title: Research Observer
Degree: B.S. in Psychology
Current Institution/Company: University of Houston
Research Interest: Diabetes care.

Name: Syeda Fatima Sanaullah
Title: Research Observer
Degree: B.S. in Biology
Current Institution/Company: University of Houston
Research Interest: Frailty, wearable sensors.

Name: Georgio Chrisopoulos
Title: Research Observer
Degree: M.S. Materials Engineering
Current Institution/Company: University of Houston
Research Interest: Game design, software development.

Name: Nimrah Saleem
Title: Student Helper VDegree: B.S. in Public Health
Current Institution: BCM Pediatrics Oncology
Research Interests: Surgical outcomes, diabetes care, research operations.

Name: Lauren Bokaie
Title: Student Helper V
Degree: B.S in Public Health
Current Institution/Company: University of Arizona
Research Interest: Frailty, surgical outcomes, peripheral artery disease.

Name: Allison Barnett
Title: Student Helper V
Degree: B.S. in Psychology
Current Institution/Company: Texas A&M
Research Interest: Mobility in patients with cancer, Fall prevention

Name: Soumya Kondala
Title: Research Intern
Degree: M.S. in Health Care Administration
Current Institution/Company: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Position: Project Analyst
Research Interest: Cost analysis of wound care. Balance analysis

Name: Mary Wade Harrington
Title: Research ObserverDegree: B.S. in Biology
Current Institution: Texas A&M
Research Interests: Orthopedic surgery.

Name: Nishat Kulkarni
Title: Research Intern
Degree: M.D.

Name: Komeil Mirzaei
Title: Research Observer
Degree: M.D.
Current Institution/Company: Drexel University College of Medicine
Research Interest: Peripheral Artery Disease, Surgery

Name: Yulian Yestin
Title: Research Observer
Degree: M.D.
Research Interest: Diabetic wound care, Diabetes care, Vascular surgical outcomes

Name: Walid Hassaballa
Title: Research Observer
Degree: M.D.
Research Interest: Peripheral Artery Disease, Frailty

Name: Mona Amirmazaheri
Title: Student Helper
Degree: B.Sc., Department of Applied Physics
Current Institution/Company: MD Anderson
Position: Research Assistant
Research Interest: Sleep assessment in children, Physical activity monitoring

Name: Yee Yee Chang
Title: Exchange Visitor
Degree: MS in Nursing
Current Institution: Curtin University of Technology
Research Interests: Wound Care, Podiatric Care, Surgical outcomes.

Name: Xin Jie Soh
Title: Exchange Visitor
Degree: DPM
Current Institution: Singapore General Hospital
Research Interests: Wound Care, Podiatric Care, Surgical outcomes.

Name: Guangfo Wang
Title: Exchange Visitor
Degree: BS Nursing
Current Institution: Griffith University
Research Interests: Wound Care, Podiatric Care, Surgical outcomes.

Name: Javad Razjouyan
Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Degree: Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Current Institution/Company: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center – Big Data Fellow
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Research interest: Fall risk assessment in hospitalized patients, sleep assessment, biological signal processing, precision medicine, Effect of stress in wound healing, Physical activity analysis. 

Name: Hyoki Lee
Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Degree: Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Current Institution/Company: Biosensics LLC
Position: Senior Scientist 
Research interest: Pattern-Classification, Frailty and Falls, Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Stress analysis, Biological signal processing.

Name: Rahul Goel
Title: Student Helper II
Degree: Ph.D. in Kinesiology
Name of last institute graduated from: University of Houston 
Email: rgoel@uh.edu
Research Interest: AFO and Podiatric Interventions, Balance analysis, fall risk prevention.

Name: Parisa Ebrahimi
Title: Research Observer
Degree: B.S. in Health Promotion
Research Interest: Physical activity monitoring, Arthritis.

Name: Natalie Bolton
Title: Research Observer
Degree: B.S. in Bioengineering
Research Interest: Primary hyperparathyroidism, surgical outcomes, frailty

Name: Vishak Vinod
Title: Research Observer
Degree: B.S. in Health
Research Interest: Surgical training

Name: Binila Baby
Title: Research Observer
Degree: B.S. Biomedical Engineering
Name of last institute graduated from: Texas A&M University
Email: binilababy@tamu.edu
Research Interest: School-Summer Paradigm: Sleep quality and obesity

Name: Sarah Sopher
Title: Research ObserverDegree: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Name of last institute graduated from: George Washington University
Research Interest: Diabetic footwear, offloading, balance and gait analysis.

Name: Andrew Gustafson
Title: Research Observer
Degree: B.S. Bioenvironmental Sciences
Name of last institution graduated from: Texas A&M University
Email: andrew.gustafson@bcm.edu
Research Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, surgical outcomes

Name: Marc, Nicati 
Title: Research Observer
Degree: B.S. in Economics and Business 
Name of last institute graduated from: Université de Neuchâtel
Research interest: Marketing, medical devices, statistical analysis

Name: Alejandro, Zulbaran
Title: Research Observer
Degree: M.D. 
Name of last institute graduated from: Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) 
Email: zulbaran8@hotmail.com 
Research Interest: Surgical training, Peripheral Artery Disease, frailty

Name: Simon, Hoeglinger
Title: Research Observer
Degree: Dipl.-Ing., B.Sc.
Name of last institute graduated from: FH University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria 
Email: simon.hoeglinger@bcm.edu 
Research Interest: Deep Vein Thrombosis, Peripheral Arterial Disease, frailty

Name: Vanessa, Hinko 
Title: Research Observer
Degree: Dipl.-Ing., B.Sc. 
Name of last institute graduated from: FH University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria 
Email: nac5@rice.edu 
Research Interest: Deep Vein Thrombosis, Peripheral Arterial Disease, frailty

Name: Rianne Akindele
Title: Research Observer
Degree: Pre-Nursing Name of last institute graduated from: Baylor University  
Research Interest: Diabetic wound, wound healing, fall prevention

Name: Nikitha Cherayil 
Title: Member of Senior Design team mentored by Dr. Najafi and iCAMP
Degree: B.S. in Bioengineering 
Name of last institute graduated from:  Rice University 
Email: nac5@rice.edu 
Research: Chronic venous disorders and compression sock therapy, point of care diagnosis, synthetic biology, tissue engineering

Name: Crystal Lin
Title: Member of Senior Design team mentored by Dr. Najafi and iCAMP
Degree: B.S. in Bioengineering 
Name of last institution graduated from: Rice University 
Email: yl83@rice.edu
Research Interests: Cardiovascular engineering, stem cells, tissue engineering

Name: Amy Fox
Title: Member of Senior Design team mentored by Dr. Najafi and iCAMP
Degree: B.S. in Bioengineering 
Name of last institution graduated from: Rice University
Email: af13@rice.edu 
Research Interests: Chronic venous disorder and compression sock therapy, vector-borne pathogens, infectious diseases

Name: Lucas Bizarro
Title: Member of Senior Design team mentored by Dr. Najafi and iCAMP
Degree: B.S. in Bioengineering
Name of last institution graduated from: Rice University 
Email: lab21@rice.edu 
Research Interests: Orthopedic medical devices, hip and knee implants

Name: Jessica Griffiths
Title: Member of Senior Design team mentored by Dr. Najafi and iCAMP Degree: B.S. in Bioengineering 
Name of last institution graduated from: Rice University 
Email: jag14@rice.edu 
Research Interests: Chronic venous disorders and compression sock therapy, assistive devices, human microbiome

Name: Areeb Masood Title: Research Observer
Degree: B.A. Biology 
Name of last institute graduated from:  The University of Texas at Austin 
Email: areebmasood92@gmail.com

Name: Richard Tran
Title: Research Observer Degree: BS in Health
Name of last institution graduated from: University of Houston
Email: trndotrchrd@gmail.com
Research Interest: Peripheral Artery Disease, frailty, surgical outcomes

Name: Noreen Siddiqi
Title: Research Observer Degree: M.A. Master of Science 
Name of last institution graduated from: Boston University
Email: nssiddi@bu.edu
Research Interests: Primary hyperparathyroidism, surgical outcomes, sleep apnea

Name: Sanaz Razmara
Title: Research Observer Degree: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Name of last institution graduated from: Barry University
Email: sanazraz@Hotmail.com
Research Interests: Podiatry, AFO, offloading, diabetic foot ulcers

Name: Nesma, Khalil
Title: Research Coordinator I Degree: B.S. in Biotechnology
Name of last institute graduated from: University of Houston
Research interest: Diabetic foot complication, fall prevention, physiological stress assessment, cancer therapies