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The current membership of the CNSI consists of over 200 UCLA faculty and researchers from the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, medicine, dentistry, public health, and engineering. Supported by the diverse research of our membership, CNSI acts as a crossroads within the UCLA community for scientific discovery and team science. Membership is open to all faculty with interests in nanotechnology research. Please expand the box for more information.
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Membership Directory

Name Dept. Title Email
Oladunni B. Adeyiga link icon Medicine, Infectious Diseases Assistant Clinical Professor oadeyiga@mednet.ucla.edu
Naser Ahmadi link icon Psychiatry Assistant Clinical Professor nahmadi@mednet.ucla.edu
Clarice D. Aiello link icon Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor cla@ucla.edu
Anastassia Alexandrova link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Assistant Professor ana@chem.ucla.edu
Anne Andrews link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry, Professor aandrews@mednet.ucla.edu
Katsushi Arisaka link icon Physics & Astronomy, Neurophysics Professor arisaka@physics.ucla.edu
Aydin Babakhani link icon Electrical & Chemical Engineering Associate Professor aydinbabakhani@ucla.edu
Vaithilin Arumugaswami link icon Molecular and Medical Pharmacology Associate Professor varumugaswami@mednet.ucla.edu
Keriann M. Backus link icon Biological Chemistry Assistant Professor kbackus@mednet.ucla.edu
Amartya Banerjee link icon Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor asbanerjee@ucla.edu
Ausaf Bari link icon Neurosurgery Assistant Professor abari@mednet.ucla.edu
David Bensimon link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor bensimon@chem.ucla.edu
Laurent Bentolila link icon CNSI Director of Advanced Light Microscopy and Spectroscopy Laboratory (ALMS) lbento@cnsi.ucla.edu
Nicholas Bernthal link icon Orthapedic Surgery Assistant Professor nbernthal@mednet.ucla.edu
Andrea Bertozzi link icon Mathematics Professor bertozzi@math.ucla.edu
Elie Besserer-Offroy link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Assistant Professor ebesserer@mednet.ucla.edu
Louis Bouchard link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Associate Professor bouchard@chem.ucla.edu
Paul Boutros link icon Human Genetics Professor pboutros@mednet.ucla.edu
Dolores Bozovic link icon Physics & Astronomy, Biophysics Professor bozovic@physics.ucla.edu
Siobhan Braybrook link icon Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Professor siobhanb@g.ucla.edu
Nicholas Brecha link icon Neurobiology Professor nbrecha@ucla.edu
Robijn Bruinsma link icon Physics & Astronomy Professor bruinsma@physics.ucla.edu
Manish Butte link icon Pediatrics, Immunology Associate Professor and Division Chief mbutte@mednet.ucla.edu
Rob Candler  Electrical Engineering Associate Professor rcandler@ee.ucla.edu
Justin Caram link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Assistant Professor jcaram@chem.ucla.edu
Gregory Carman link icon Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Bioengineering Distinguished Professor carman@seas.ucla.edu
Troy Carter link icon Physics & Astronomy Professor & Vice Chair of Resources carter@physics.ucla.edu
Jane Chang link icon Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Professor jchang@seas.ucla.edu
Arion Hadjioannou (Chatziioannou) link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Professor archatziioann@mednet.ucla.edu
Irene A. Chen link icon Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Associate Professor ireneachen@ucla.edu
Jun Chen link icon Bioengineering Assistant Professor jun.chen@ucla.edu
Yong Chen link icon Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering Professor yongchen@seas.ucla.edu
Genhong Cheng link icon Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Professor gcheng@mednet.ucla.edu
Eric Pei-Yu Chiou link icon Bioengineering & Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor pychiou@seas.ucla.edu
Chi On Chui link icon Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering Associate Professor chui@ee.ucla.edu
Peter Clark link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Assistant Professor pclark@mednet.ucla.edu
Mark Cohen link icon Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior Professor-in-Residence mscohen@ucla.edu
Yoram Cohen link icon Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Distinguished Professor yoram@ucla.edu
Jason Cong link icon Computer Science Professor cong@cs.ucla.edu
Robert Damoiseaux link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Professor & Director of Molecular Screening Shared Resource rdamoiseaux@mednet.ucla.edu
Arjun Deb link icon Medicine & Cardiology Associate Professor adeb@mednet.ucla.edu
Linda Demer link icon Medicine Professor ldemer@mednet.ucla.edu
Timothy Deming link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor demingt@seas.ucla.edu
Christopher Denny link icon Pediatric Hermatology & Oncology Professor cdenny@ucla.edu
Sherin Devaskar link icon Pediatrics Professor sdevaskar@mednet.ucla.edu
Suzanne Devkotalink icon Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Assistant Professor, Div. of Gastroenterology suzanne.devkota@cshs.org
Dino Di Carlo link icon Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering Professor/Graduate Vice Chair dicarlo@seas.ucla.edu
Paula Diaconnescu link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor pld@chem.ucla.edu
Kenneth Dorshkind link icon Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Professor kdorshki@mednet.ucla.edu
Xiangfeng Duan link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor xduan@chem.ucla.edu
Steven Dubinett link icon Clinical & Transnational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Director, CTSI sdubinett@mednet.ucla.edu
Bruce Dunn link icon Materials Science & Engineering, Bioengineering Department Chair bdunn@ucla.edu

 

Name Dept. Title Email
David Eisenberg link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Professor david@mbi.ucla.edu
Wael Noor El-Nachef link icon Medicine Associate Clinical Professor welnachef@mednet.ucla.edu
Sam Emaminejad link icon Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor emaminejad@ucla.edu
Juli Feigon link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Professor feigon@mbi.ucla.edu
Jack L. Feldman link icon Neurobiology Distinguished Professor feldman@g.ucla.edu
Tim Fisher link icon Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department Chair tsfisher@ucla.edu
Elisa Franco link icon Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor efranco@seas.ucla.edu
Oliver Fregoso link icon Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Assistant Professor ofregoso@mednet.ucla.edu
Liang Gao link icon Bioengineering Assistant Professor gaol@g.ucla.edu
Bilwaj Gaonkar link icon Neurosurgery Post-Doc bgaonkar@mednet.ucla.edu
Miguel Garcia-Garibay link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor mgg@chem.ucla.edu
Nandita Garud link icon Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Assistant Professor ngarud@g.ucla.edu
William M. Gelbart link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Professor gelbart@chem.ucla.edu
James K. Gimzewski link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Professor gim@chem.ucla.edu
Thomas Graeber link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Professor tgraeber@mednet.ucla.edu
Carlos Guio-Morales link icon Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor moralesguio@g.ucla.edu
Ming Guo link icon Neurology Professor mguo@mednet.ucla.edu
Arpana Gupta link icon Medicine – Division of Digestive Diseases Adjunct Professor agupta@mednet.ucla.edu
David Haake link icon Medicine, Infectious Diseases Professor-In-Residence dhaake@ucla.edu
Patrick Harran link icon Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor- harran@chem.ucla.edu
Ximin He link icon Materials Science & Engineering Professor ximinhe@ucla.edu
Kent Hill link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry, Microbiology Professor kenthill@microbio.ucla.edu
Eric Hoek link icon Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor emvhoek@ucla.edu
Marcus Horwitz link icon Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Professor mhorwitz@mednet.ucla.edu
Kendall Houk link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Professor houk@chem.ucla.edu
Tzung Hsiai link icon Bioengineering Professor thsiai@mednet.ucla.edu
Elaine Hsiao link icon Integrative Biology & Physiology Assistant Professor ehsiao@ucla.edu
William Hsu  link icon Radiological Sciences Associate Professor whsu@mednet.ucla.edu
Jimmy Hu  link icon Dentistry, Oral Biology Assistant Professor jhu@dentistry.ucla.edu
Yu Huang link icon Materials Science & Engineering Professor yhuang@seas.ucla.edu
Jean-Pierre Hubschman  link icon Opthalmology Professor hubschuman@jsei.ucla.edu
Diana Huffaker  link icon Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor huffaker@ee.ucla.edu

 

 

Name Dept. Title Email
Subramerian Iyer link icon Electrical Engineering Distinguished Chancellor’s Professor s.s.iyer@ucla.edu
Bahram Jalali link icon Electrical Engineering Professor & Northrop Grumann Chair jalali@ucla.edu
Mona Jarrahi link icon Electrical Engineering Professor and Vice-Chair of Graduate Affairs mjarrahi@ee.ucla.edu
David Jassby link icon Civil & Environmental Engineering Associate Professor jassby@ucla.edu
Hong-Wen Jiang  link icon Physics & Astronomy Professor jiangh@physics.ucla.edu
John Varghese  link icon Neurology Professor VJohn@mednet.ucla.edu
Steve Jonas  link icon Pediatrics Clinical Instructor SJJonas@mednet.ucla.edu
Yongho Sungtaek Ju link icon Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering Professor jiangh@seas.ucla.edu
Michael Jung link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Professor mej@chem.ucla.edu
Achuta Kadambilink icon Electrical & Computer Engineering Assistant Professor achuta@ee.ucla.edu
Richard Kaner link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Professor kaner@chem.ucla.edu
Andrea Kasko link icon Bioengineering Associate Professor akasko@ucla.edu
Abby Kavner link icon Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences Professor akavner@ucla.edu
Kathleen Kelly link icon Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Professor kkelly@mednet.ucla.edu
Chang-Jin (CJ) Kim link icon Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering Professor & Volgenau Chair cjkim@seas.ucla.edu
Jenny Kim link icon Dermatology Professor jekim@mednet.ucla.edu
Jocelyn Kim link icon Medicine, Infectious Disease Assistant Clinical Professor jocelynkim@mednet.ucla.edu
Reuben Kim link icon UCLA School of Dentistry Clinical Professor rkim@dentistry.ucla.edu
Donald Kohn link icon Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Distinguished Professor dkohn1@mednet.ucla.edu
Hon Wai Koon link icon Medicine, Digestive Diseases Adjunct Associate Professor hkoon@mednet.ucla.edu
Rajan Kulkarni link icon Dermatology Associate Professor rkulkarn@ucla.edu
Alexander Levine link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics Professor alevine@chem.ucla.edu
Raphael Levine link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Professor rafi@chem.ucla.edu 
Huiying Li link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Assistant Professor huiying@ucla.edu
Jessica Li link icon Statistics Associate Professor jli@stat.ucla.edu
Xiaochun Li  link icon Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science Raytheon Endowed Professor xcli@seas.ucla.edu
Yuzhang Li  link icon Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor yuzhangli@ucla.edu
Neil Lin link icon Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering Professor neillin@g.ucla.edu
Shuo Lin link icon Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Professor shuolin@ucla.edu
Chong Liu link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Assistant Professor chongliu@chem.ucla.edu
Wentai Liu link icon Bioengineering Distinguished Professor wentai@ucla.edu
Yunfeng Lu link icon Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Professor luucla@ucla.edu
Christopher Lynch link icon Engineering, UC Riverside Dean  christopher.lynch@ucr.edu

 

Name Dept. Title Email
Julia Mack link icon Medicine-Cardiology Assistant Professor californiajulia@gmail.com
Luke Macyszyn link icon Neurosurgery Assistant Professor-in-Residence lmacyszyn@mednet.ucla.edu
Shaily Mahendra link icon Environmental Engineering Associate Professor mahendra@seas.ucla.edu
Dejan Markovic link icon Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor dejan@ucla.edu
Sotiris Masmanidis link icon Neurobiology Assistant Professor smasmanidis@ucla.edu
Thomas G. Mason link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor mason@chem.ucla.edu
Heather Maynard link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor maynard@chem.ucla.edu
John McDonald link icon Anesthesiology Professor jm5225@ucla.edu
Huan Meng link icon Medicine- NanoMedicine Assistant Adjunct Professor hmeng@mednet.ucla.edu
John Miao  link icon Physics & Astronomy Professor miao@physics.ucla.edu
Carrie Miceli  link icon Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Professor cmiceli@ucla.edu
Xavier Michalet  link icon Physics & Astronomy Researcher michalet@chem.ucla.edu
Jeff F. Miller link icon CNSI Director jmiller@ucla.edu
Robert Modlin link icon Dermatology Professor rmodlin@mednet.ucla.edu
Istvan Mody link icon Neurology Professor mody@ucla.edu
Harold Monbouquette link icon Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering Professor, Associate Dean of Research hmonbouq@ucla.edu
Alireza Moshaverinia link icon School of Dentistry Assistant Professor amoshaverinia@dentistry.ucla.edu
Pietro Musemeci link icon Physics & Astronomy Professor muscemi@physics.ucla.edu
Andre Nel link icon NanoMedicine Division Chief anel@mednet.ucla.edu
Hosea Nelson link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Assistant Professor hosea@chem.ucla.edu
Daniel Neuhauser link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor dxn@chem.ucla.edu
Susanne Nicholas link icon Nephrology Associate Professor snicholas@mednet.ucla.edu
Ichiro Nishimura link icon  School of Dentistry, Bioengineering Professor inishimura@dentistry.ucla.edu
Stanley Osher link icon Mathematics Professor sjo@math.ucla.edu
Aydogan Ozcan link icon Electrical Engineering Chancellor’s Professor ozcan@ee.ucla.edu
Rene Packard link icon Medicine Assistant Professor RPackard@mednet.ucla.edu
Frank Pajonk link icon Radiation Oncology Professor fpajonk@mednet.ucla.edu
Qibing Pei link icon Materials Science & Engineering Professor qpei@seas.ucla.edu
Matteo Pellegrini link icon Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Professor matteop@mcdb.ucla.edu
Manuel Penichet link icon Surgery Professor penichet@mednet.ucla.edu
Michael Phelps link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Professor mphelps@mednet.ucla.edu
Richard J. Pietras link icon Medicine Professor rpietras@ucla.edu
Laurent Pilon link icon Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering Professor pilon@seas.ucla.edu
Seth Putterman link icon Physics & Astronomy Professor puherman@ritva.physics.ucla.edu

 

 

Name Affiliation Title Email
Aaswath Raman link icon Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor aaswath@ucla.edu
Jian Yu Rao link icon Pathology Chief jrao@mednet.ucla.edu
Srinivasa Reddy link icon Molecular and Medical Pharmacology Professor-in-Residence sreddy@mednet.ucla.edu
Elaine Reed link icon UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Pathology Director ereed@mednet.ucla.edu
Chris Regan link icon Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor regan@physics.ucla.edu
Jose Rodriguez link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Assistant Professor jrodriquez@mbi.ucla.edu
Leonard H. Rome link icon Biological Chemistry Distinguished Professor lrome@mednet.ucla.edu
Guy Rosenthal link icon UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) Business Development Officer guy.rosenthal@tdg.ucla.edu
Amy Rowat link icon Integrative Biology & Physiology Associate Professor rowat@ucla.edu
Vwani Roychowdhury link icon Electrical Engineering Professor vwani@ee.ucla.edu
Yves F. Rubin link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor rubin@chem.ucla.edu
Ranmal Samarasinghe link icon Neurology Assistant Professor rsamarasinghe@mednet.ucla.edu
Guarav Sant link icon Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Professor gsant@ucla.edu
Phillipe Sautet link icon Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor sautet@ucla.edu
Stan Schein link icon Psychology Professor schein@ucla.edu
Jacob Schmidt link icon Bioengineering Vice Chair of Undergraduates schmidt@seas.ucla.edu
Benjamin Schwartz link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor schwartz@chem.ucla.edu
Philip Scumpia link icon Medicine Assistant Professor-in-Residence pscumpia@mednet.ucla.edu
Tatiana Segura link icon Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor tsegura@ucla.edu
Sherven Sharma link icon Medicine Professor SSharma@mednet.ucla.edu
Shivani Sharma link icon Pathology & Laboratory Medicine sharmas@cnsi.ucla.edu
Orian Shirihai link icon Medicine- Metabolism Chair oshirihai@mednet.ucla.edu
Ellen Sletten link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Assistant Professor sletten@chem.ucla.edu
Chia Soo link icon Surgery Professor bsoo@ucla.edu
Alice Soragni  link icon Orthopaedic Surgery Adjunct Assistant Professor alices@mednet.ucla.edu
Alex Spokoyny link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Assistant Professor spokoyny@chem.ucla.edu
Samanvaya Srivastava link icon Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor samsri@ucla.edu
Adam Z. Stieg link icon CNSI Scientific Director stieg@cnsi.ucla.edu
Renea Sturm link icon Urology Assistant Professor rsturm@mednet.ucla.edu
Ren Sun link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Professor rsun@mednet.ucla.edu
Yi Tang link icon Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Professor yitang@ucla.edu
Michael Teitell link icon Pediatrics, Bioengineering Professor mteitell@mednet.ucla.edu
Donatello Telesca link icon Biostatistics Assistant Professor dtelesca@ucla.edu
Joseph Teran link icon Mathematics Professor jteran@math.ucla.edu
Kang Ting link icon Orthodontics, Bioengineering Professor kting@dentistry.ucla.edu
Sarah Tolbert link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor tolbert@chem.ucla.edu
James Tomlinson link icon Surgery, Oncology Associate Professor jtomlinson@mednet.ucla.edu
Hung Ton-That link icon Dentistry Professor htonthat@dentistry.ucla.edu
Aradhana Tripathilink icon Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Associate Professor ripple@ess.ucla.edu
Hsian-Rong Tseng link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Professor hrtseng@mednet.ucla.edu
Yaroslav Tserkovnyak link icon Physics & Astronomy Professor yaroslav@physics.ucla.edu
Name Department Title Email
Michael R. Van Dam link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Associate Professor mvandam@mednet.ucla.edu
Victoria Vensa link icon Design Media Arts Professor vv@ucla.edu
Thomas Vondriska link icon Anesthesiology Distinguished Professor tvondriska@mednet.ucla.edu
Kang Wang link icon Electrical Engineering, Materials Science Distinguished Professor, Raytheon Chair wang@ee.ucla.edu
Yibin Wang link icon Anesthesiology, Molecular Medicine Vice-Chair of Research, Professor yibinwang@mednet.ucla.edu
Paul Weiss link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials Science Distinguished Professor psw@cnsi.ucla.edu
Shimon Weiss link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physiology, Physics Distinguished Professor sweiss@chem.ucla.edu
Benjamin Williams link icon Electrical Engineering Associate Professor bwilliam@ee.ucla.edu
Mark Wisnieswski link icon UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) Director of Bio Pharmaceuticals mark.wisniewski@tdg.ucla.edu
Owen Witte link icon Developmental Immunology Presidential Chair owenwitte@mednet.ucla.edu
Roy Wollman link icon Chemistry and Biochemistry Associate Professor rwollman@ucla.edu
Gerard Wong link icon Bioengineering Professor gclwong@seas.ucla.edu
Jason Woo link icon Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor woo@ee.ucla.edu
Benjamin Wu link icon Bioengineering, Materials Science & Engineering Professor benwu@seas.ucla.edu
Lily Wu link icon Molecular & Medical Pharmacology Professor lwu@mednet.ucla.edu
Ya-Hong Xie link icon Materials Science & Engineering Vice Chair of Undergraduates yhx@seas.ucla.edu

 

 

 

Name Dept. Title Email
Otto Yang link icon Medicine, Infectious Disease Professor oyang@mednet.ucla.edu
Yang Yang link icon Materials Science & Engineering Professor yangy@ucla.edu
Todd O. Yeates link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor yeates@mbi.ucla.edu
Jerome Zack link icon Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Professor and Chair jzack@ee.ucla.edu
Jie Zheng link icon Opthalmology Professor jzheng@jsei.ucla.edu
Xiaoyu (Rayne) Zheng link icon Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Assistant Professor rayne@seas.ucla.edu
Hong Z. Zhou  link icon Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Professor Hong.Zhou@ucla.edu
Li Zhou   link icon Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor comzhou95@gmail.com
Jeffery Zink link icon Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Professor zink@chem.ucla.edu