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 I

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

Mohsen Zahiri

Postdoc Fellow-PhD

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

Research Observer

Nesreen El-Rafaei

Research Observer

Nicole Krnavek

Project Intern

Shannon Varghese

Student Helper V

Debopriyo Halder

Research Observer

Jacqueline Yang

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