Nashwa Cheema, PhD
Research Fellow
Tianhong Dai, PhD
Associate Professor
My research interests include biomedical optics, dermatological laser therapy, photo-thermal therapy, photodynamic therapy, low-level laser/light therapy, UVC therapy, bio-heat transfer, optical measurement, and numerical simulation. Currently, my research focus on light-based therapy for multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections.
Carolina dos Anjos
Graduate Student
Bill Farinelli
Research Specialist
Walfre Franco, PhD
Assistant Professor
My research interests focus on the development of mechanical and optical medical technology from concept to clinical deployment.
Christiane Fuchs, PhD
Research Fellow
Margaret Funk
Clinical Research Coordinator
Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
My research interest include understanding the function of cutaneous sensory nerves. By understanding their function and normal physiologic behavior we hope to develop targeted therapy for cutaneous sensory syndromes related to dermatologic diseases.
Chhavi Goenka, PhD
Research Fellow
Merete Hædersdal, MD
Visiting Scientist
Department of Dermatology D-42
Bispebjerg University Hospital
Bispebjerg Bakke 23
DK-2400 Copenhagen NV

Jermaine Henderson
Research Technician I
Karen Kagha, MD
Research Fellow
Stefan Kassumeh, MD
Research Fellow
Yeva Khachatryan, BS
Research Technician II
Alla Khodorova, PhD
Sr. Research Technologist
Sandeep Korupolu, MS
Research and Development Engineer
Ben Leaker
Graduate Student
Leon Leanse, PhD
Research Fellow (Dai group)
Yakir Levin, MD, PhD
Sara Moradi Tuchayi, MD
Research Associate in Dermatology
Laisa Negri, PhD
Research Fellow
Linh Pham
Research Technician
Fernanda Sakamoto, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
At the Wellman Center, my primary interest is the use of lasers and photodynamic therapy for the treatment of skin lesions and cancers. Because acne is the most common disease in dermatology, I am working on the development of methods to selectively damage the sebaceous glands.
Jeffrey Shuhaiber, MD
Physician Investigator
Katherine Stalnaker
Research Technician
Joshua Tam, PhD
At the Wellman Center, Josh will be researching new treatments that selectively affect adipose tissue, and the mechanisms involved.
Ying Wang, MD
Research Scientist
My research interests are in wound healing. In Dr. Anderson’s lab, my project focus on improving healing of skin wound by creating full-thickness skin constructs from microscopic skin tissue columns.
Emily Wenande, PhD
Research Fellow