Principal Investigator

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Neil Y.C. Lin

Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering + Bioengineering 2020

 

Postdoc, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute, Harvard University 2016-2019

Ph.D. Physics, Cornell University 2016

B.S. Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan 2008

Email: neillin@g.ucla.edu

Graduate Students

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering

B.S. Civil Engineering, Stanford University 2020

E-mail: mpayne6@g.ucla.edu

Project: AI diagnostics, organoid biomanufacturing & cell culture instrumentation

About me: Outside of lab I love to get outside and be active! Favorite activities are hiking, frisbee & tennis. 

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David Choi

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 2020

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Project: Live tissue imaging & mechanobiology

About me: I love exploring restaurants and finding the best places to eat in LA. I also enjoy traveling (when I can) and drawing.

Alex Bermudez

Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering

B.S. Physics, UCLA 2022

E-mail: alexberms@gmail.com

Project: Epithelial modulus heterogeneity

About me: I was born and raised in Imperial, California. I love working with others, eating, and playing with my mischievous kitten, Playboi Calamari!

Undergraduate Researchers

Melissa Rupert

B.S. Bioengineering, UCLA 2023

E-mail: mrupert@g.ucla.edu

Project: Cell culture instrumentation

About Me: Outside of lab, I am a member of BMES and the Cell Team technical project, and I also play flute in the UCLA marching band. My favorite pastimes include reading, swimming, and hiking with family and friends!

Nathan Cai

B.S. Bioengineering, UCLA 2023

Minor, Bioinformatics

E-mail: nathanycai@g.ucla.edu

Project: Organoid biomanufacturing

About Me: I'm a bioengineering and bioinformatics student from Redwood City in the Bay Area. I love cooking, photographing the stars, and taiko drumming with UCLA's Kyodo Taiko.

Zachary Gonzalez

B.S. Biophysics, UCLA 2022

Minor, Biomedical Research

E-mail: zackgonzalez039@gmail.com

Project: Epithelial modulus heterogeneity

About Me: Member of CARE Fellows, looks forward to riding a unicycle to class, and plays disc golf on weekends.

Ethan Salter

B.S. Bioengineering, UCLA 2022

E-mail: ethansalter3@gmail.com

Project: Epithelial modulus heterogeneity

 

About Me: Hi! In my free time I like to surf the coastline and go on long walks with my dog. Outside of Lin Lab, I am involved in Bruin Spacecraft Group and UCLA's Biomedical Engineering Society. In the future, I hope to continue to apply my knowledge of human physiology and bioengineering principles to create positive change.

Brandon Lee

B.S. Bioengineering, UCLA 2023

E-mail: leebrandonsong@gmail.com

Project: AI diagnostics & Prostate cancer 3D flow culture

About Me: Hi! I'm a Bioengineering Major with a hopeful Japanese Minor from Los Altos in the Bay Area. In my free time I love playing tennis, watching anime, and talking with friends.

Alex Ma

B.S. Bioengineering, UCLA 2023

E-mail: ajma1208@g.ucla.edu

Project: Live tissue imaging 

About Me: I am studying Bioengineering on the Pre-Med tech breadth. At UCLA, I am a chair of the Biomedical Engineering Club's Community Outreach Program and an active member of the Asian Pacific American Healthcare Club. I enjoy running, playing cello, and watching Stephen Curry be the best point guard of all time.

Shannon Li

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UCLA 2024

E-mail: sfshanli820@gmail.com

Project: Mechanical properties of PDMS-particle composites

About Me: Hi!! At UCLA I am a member of BMES and ASME. I was born and raised in San Francisco (go Giants and 49ers!). In my free time I love to play soccer, draw, do crafts, bake, and go on walks. 

Alyssa Gee
Alyssa Gee

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UCLA 2024
E-mail: alyssagee@g.ucla.edu


Project: Mechanical properties of PDMS-particle composites


About Me: Hi! Outside of the lab, I am currently a part of ASME's Bruin Underwater Robotics Project on the manipulator and research subteams. I enjoy baking/cooking, reading, and solving puzzles.

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Kathryn Saxton

B.S. Bioengineering, UCLA 2024
Email: ksaxton@g.ucla.edu


Project: Organoid biomanufacturing


About Me: I’m a bioengineering student planning on minoring in statistics. At UCLA, I am involved in BMES, COHL and TBP, and outside of school, I enjoy reading and crocheting!

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Zoe Latham

B.S. Bioengineering, UCLA 2024
Email: zoelatham@g.ucla.edu


Project: Epithelial modulus heterogeneity


About Me: Hi! I am a bioengineering student from San Diego, CA. At UCLA I'm currently involved with BMES and I love playing tennis, baking, and reading!

Visiting Graduate Students

Sara Imboden

MSc ETH Health Sciences and Technology – Major in Medical Technology

E-mail: imbodens@student.ethz.ch

Project: AI diagnostics & Prostate cancer 3D flow culture

About Me: In my free time, I love to play soccer, go on hikes and play board games with friends!

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Leya Weber

MSc Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Major in Medical Technology

Email: leyweber@student.ethz.ch

 

Project: AI diagnostics

 

About me: I’m a master student from ETH Zurich and currently writing my master thesis. In my free time I love to do sports like gymnastics, running, hiking, biking, and do something with friends. In general, I love enjoying nature and explore nice places in LA.

Lin Lab Alumni

Sum Yat (Thomas) Ho

B.S. Biochemistry, UCLA 2020

E-mail: traumerei118@g.ucla.edu

Currently: Attending medical school in Hong Kong

About Me: 

| INFJ | HK | TENNIS | PIANO | 1998 | 

I am spending my time on my prostate cancer model project at Neil’s lab before the beginning of my medical school life. “Sum Yat” literally means one heart by the way.