Primary Investigator

Dr. Geeta Mehta

Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Rogel Cancer Center, Precision Health

Office: 3044W Building 28, North Campus Research Complex

Email: mehtageeATumichDOTedu

Phone: (734) 763-3957

B.E. Honors: Chemical Engineering, Panjab University (2001)
M.S.: Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Michigan State University (2004)
Ph.D: Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan (2008)

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008 - 2010)

Assistant Research Scientist: Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan (2010 - 2013)
Assistant Professor: Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Rogel Cancer Center, Center for Organogenesis (2013-2020)

Professor Mehta uses biomaterials and microtechnology as tools to create engineered cellular microenvironments in order to study biological problems in the areas of gynecologic malignancies: ovarian cancers and breast cancers. Her research strengths are in the areas of cancer microenvironments, stem cell engineering, tissue regeneration, microfluidics, biomechanics, biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. With joint appointments in MSE and BME, she leverages these strengths to develop strong Interdisciplinary teams, which work creating significant contributions in the fields of cancer bioengineering, mechanobiology, stem cell engineering, heterogeneous tumor microenvironments, as well as, drug development and delivery. Her research group emphasizes both fundamental as well as applied research, and involves extensive multidisciplinary and interdepartmental collaborations within UMich and all over the world.

Research Staff

 Pooja Mehta

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Binita Shrestha

PhD Students

Catherine Snyder
Materials Science and Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Michael Bregenzer
Biomedical Engineering

Taylor Repetto
Materials Science and Engineering

Katie Burkhard
Biomedical Engineering


Master's Students

Lin Lu, BME               Huan Jiang, MSE

Undergraduate Students

 Anni Wang, BME
         Erin Parlow, BME Laura Williams, BME       Andrew Rose, BME                 Ashley Bynum, MSE


Group Alumni

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NamePositionTime in Lab
NamePositionTime in Lab
Changqi Dai  B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2011 September - 2013 December 
Rachel Wold  B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2011 September - 2014 May 
Martin Sisolak  B.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2013 October - 2014 May 
Dylan Zwiers B.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2013 October - 2015 May 
Alyssa Cramer B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2013 September - 2014 August 
Katarina Klusman M.S. Biomedical Engineering 2013 September - 2014 December 
Nicholas Cobane M.S. Biomedial Engineering 2013 September - 2014 January 
Jonathon Muncie B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2013 September - 2014 May 
Erin Flannery B.S. College of Engineering 2013 September - 2014 May 
Anjali Sood B.S. Literature, Science and Art 2013 September - 2014 May 
Radha Arghal M.S. Biomedical Engineering 2013 September - 2015 April 
Kathleen Ignatoski, Ph. D. Research Lab Specialist Intermediate 2013 September - 2015 February 
Yusuf Kamal Ghani  B.S. Industrial and Operations Engineering 2013 September - 2015 May 
Eric Horst B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2013 September - 2016 May 
Brittany Gnewknowski  Lab Technician 2013 Septempber - 2014 August  
Raghu Arghal  High School Student 2014 June - 2014 August 
Randy Strassburg High School Student 2014 June - 2014 August 
Pratik Holla M.S. Biomedical Engineering 2014 September - 2015 December 
Katelyn Rowley B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2014 September - 2015 May 
Nathan Tinetti  M.S. Biomedical Engineering 2014 September - 2015 May 
Sarah Snyder  Ph.D Materials Science and Engineering 2014 September - 2018 December 
Caymen Novak  Ph.D Biomedical Engineering 2014 September - 2019 December 
Shreya Raghavan Post Doctoral Researcher 2014 September - 2019 May 
Christine Hathway B.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2015 February - 2015 September 
Patricia Ramese Ndjouyep-Yamaga High School Student 2015 June - 2015 August 
Jessica Johnson B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2015 May - 2016 April 
Emily Lin B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2015 May - 2016 August 
Elyse Fleck M.S. and B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2015 May - 2018 May 
Samyak Harsh B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2015 September - 2015 December 
Aliya Jawad B.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2015 September - 2015 December 
Bryce Kriegman B.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2015 September - 2016 December  
Zainab Harissa M.S. Biomedical Engineering 2015 September - 2016 December 
Bashar Salah M.S. Biomedical Engineering 2015 September - 2016 May 
Jordan Sengenberger B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2016 September - 2017 May 
Tanvi Gupta B.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2016 September - 2017 May 
Maria Ward Rashidi M.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2016 September - 2017 May 
Nicole Chiu B.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2016 September - 2018 May 
Cameron Taylor M.S. Biomedical Engineering 2016 September - 2018 May 
Catherine Liu B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2017 September - 2018 May 
Daniel Lee B.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2017 September - 2018 May 
Hina Aftab Khan M.S. Biomedical Engineering 2017 September - 2019 May 
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