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Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics

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  • Megan T. Valentine

    Megan T. Valentine, Principal Investigator (C.V.)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering



    Office: Engineering II Bldg., Room 2361C
    Phone: (805) 893-2594
    Fax: (805) 893-8651

        
    Donna M. Mancusi

    Donna M. Mancusi, Lab Manager



    Office: Elings Hall/CNSI, Room 1233
    Phone: (805) 893-6123
    Fax: (805) 893-8651

       
    Yali Yang
    Yali Yang, Postdoctoral Researcher
    Ph.D., Chemistry, Columbia University


    Office: Elings Hall/CNSI, Room 1233
    Phone: (805) 893-6123
     
    Ben Lopez
    Benjamin Lopez, Postdoctoral Researcher
    Ph.D., Physics, University of Oregon


    Office: Elings Hall/CNSI, Room 1235
    Phone: (805) 893-6123
     
    Ken Desmond
    Ken Desmond, Postdoctoral Researcher
    Ph.D., Physics, Emory University


    Office: Elings Hall/CNSI, Room 1235
    Phone: (805) 893-6123
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    Dezhi Yu
    Dezhi Yu, Graduate Research Assistant
    Department of Materials, Ph.D. Candidate 


    Office: Elings Hall/CNSI, Room 1235
    Phone: (805) 893-6123
     
    Bugra Kaytanli
    Bugra Kaytanli, Graduate Research Assistant
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. Candidate 


    Office: Elings Hall/CNSI, Room 1235
    Phone: (805) 893-6123
     
     
    Nick Zacchia
    Nicholas Zacchia, Graduate Research Assistant
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. Candidate 


    Office: Elings Hall/CNSI, Room 2404
    Phone: (805) 893-6123
     
     
    Jamianne Wilcox, Graduate Research Assistant
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. Candidate 


    Office: Elings Hall/CNSI, Room 2404
    Phone: (805) 893-6123
     
     
    Vasisht Shastry, Graduate Research Assistant
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, M.S. Candidate 


    Office: Elings Hall/CNSI, Room 2404
    Phone: (805) 893-6123
     
     
     

     
    To find out more about opportunities for experimental biomechanics research in the Valentine Lab, please email Dr. Valentine directly. Graduate and undergraduate students from all scientific disciplines are encouraged to apply Those interested in postdoc positions should include a cover letter and CV, including list of publications and references.