Kara E. McCloskey, PhD

Associate and Founding Professor, School of Engineering

Chair, Graduate Program in Biological Engineering and Small-scale Technologies (BEST) and Materials and Biomaterials Science and Engineering (MBSE)

Address:
5200 N Lake Rd
Merced, CA 95343

Office:
Science and Engineering Building, Rm 344

Contact Info:
Email: kmccloskey@ucmerced.edu
Phone: (209) 228 - 7885

Education:
B.S. ChE, Ohio State University, 1996 
M.S. ChE, Ohio State University,  1999
Ph.D. ChE & BME, Joint Program with Ohio State University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2001

NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001-2005

Full CV

Graduate Students

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Anley Tefera, M.S. atefera@ucmerced.edu

Anley (goes by T) is a PhD candidate in Biological Engineering & Small-scale Technologies (BEST).  T's project involves studying the development of a cell stretching device for cardiac tissue slices as an in vitro model of cardiac tissue.  He has been funded as an NSF-Diversity Fellow, as well as, a Fellow under UCM 's Faculty Mentor Program.

 

 

Rachel Hatano rhatano@ucmerced.edu

Rachel is a PhD candidate in Biological Engineering & Small-scale Technologies (BEST) graduate program and an NSF-IGERT Fellow. Rachel's project is aimed towards building a heart patch from embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for heart repair.

 

 

Edwin Shen eshen@ucmerced.edu

Edwin is a PhD candidate in Biological Engineering & Small-scale Technologies (BEST) graduate program.  He is interested in bioprinting and vascular smooth muscle fate from stem cells.

 

 

 

Jose Zamora jzamora@ucmerced.edu

Jose is a PhD student in Biological Engineering & Small-scale Technologies (BEST) and NSF-CREST Fellow. He studies the emergence of spatial patterning between endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells during vasculogenesis, with an interest in how mechanotransduction influences the formation of these co-populations.

 

 

 

Basharat Jahan bjahan@ucmerced.edu

Basharat is a PhD student in Biological Engineering & Small-scale Technologies (BEST) graduate program.  She is interested in in vitro vascular assembly of stem cell derived endothelial cells.

 

Undergraduates

Christopher Carlson - Bioengineering

Gagandip Singh - Biology

Alexis Zamudio-Torres - Human Biology

Meer Mohamad - Bioengineering

Chuck Lui - Bioengineering

Gabriela Sanchez - Bioengineering

Cassandra Maldonado - Human Biology

Mohamed Amwas -

Ariell Smith - Human Biology

Lab Mascot

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