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

Louie Morsy

Research Coordinator

Luciana Narvaez

Coord, Research I

He Zhou

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-7930

Hung Nguyen, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-7929

Mohsen Zahiri

Postdoc Fellow-PhD

Changhong Wang

Research Associate

Rahul Goel, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Erica Lai Ling

Ortho/Prosthetics Student

Sergio M. Navarro

MD Candidate

Biological Motion; Global Health; Machine Learning

Kevin Ming Chen

Medical Student

Arash Hamvatan

Research Observer

Mary Bo Kyung Kim

Medical Student

Nimrah Saleem

Student Helper V

Manuel Gardea

Laboratory Helper

Jessica Pallares

Student Helper V

Nesreen El-Rafaei

Research Observer

Debopriyo Halder

Research Observer

Joel George

Research Observer

Saba Sharafkhaneh

Research Observer

Shannon Varghese

Student Helper V

Varsha Varghese

Research Observer

Mary Wade Harrington

Research Observer

Taylor Troutman

Research Observer

Pari Baloch

Research Observer

Alumni

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

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

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

Name: Javad Razjouyan
Degree: Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Current Institution/Company: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center – Big Data Fellow
Position: Postdoctoral Associate 
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
Degree: Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Current Institution/Company: Biosensics LLC – Senior Scientist 
Position: Postdoctoral Associate 
Research interest: Pattern-Classification, Frailty and Falls, Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Stress analysis, Biological signal processing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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