Tianhong Dai, PhD
Assistant 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.
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
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
Stefan Kassumeh, MD
Research Fellow
Nisrine Kawa, MD
Research Fellow
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
Xiaojing Liu, PhD
Research Fellow
Sara Moradi Tuchayi, MD
Research Associate in Dermatology
Elizabeth Morehouse
Clinical Research Coordinator
Matthias Muller, PhD
Research Fellow
Martin Purschke, PhD
My research interest is the improvement of cancer treatments by combining the current radiotherapy with nanoparticle technology which is able to generate UV C photons at the tumor site. I am also studying cellular stress response of hyperthermia in combination with lidocaine to develop new treatment modalities for proliferating skin lesions such as basal cell carcinomas or warts.
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.
Joshua Tam, PhD
At the Wellman Center, Josh will be researching new treatments that selectively affect adipose tissue, and the mechanisms involved.
Carina Thomas, BA
Research Assistant
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.