Our Team

Principal Investigator: Levi Wood

Dr. Wood completed his graduate training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While there he worked under the guidance of Drs. H. Harry Asada and Roger Kamm to develop and use microfluidics to identify mechanisms governing vascular geometry. 
   During his postdoc, Dr. Wood worked under Dr. Kevin Haigis (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Douglas Lauffenburger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to use systems biology to identify novel signaling mechanisms driving neuronal death in Alzheimer's disease and epithelial cell death during intestinal inflammation.

Contact: levi dot wood at me dot gatech dot edu

Graduate Students

Alyssa Pybus

Education: B.S. in Bioengineering, MIT

Research Topic: Identifying mechanisms driving neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in repetititive mild traumatic brain injury

Contact: afpybus at gatech dot edu

Oluwagbemisola (Gbemi) Aderibigbe

Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida

Research Topic: Identifying diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic neuroinflammatory RNAs in pediatric brain injury

Contact: oaderibigbe7 at gatech dot edu

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Sara Bitarafan

Education: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Topic: Quantifying changes in microglial activation in neuroinflammatory diseases

Contact: sbitarafan74 at gatech dot edu

Chenxing (Kristin) Li

Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, Psychology, University of Washington
Research Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury and the role of heme and hemoglobin in Alzheimer's disease

Contact: cli780 at gatech dot edu


Noriyuki Shinagawa

Education: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


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Benjamin Ahn

Education: Biology, Class of 2022
Research Topic: Modulating neuroimmune cell activity in Alzheimer's disease


Kareena Udeshi

Education: Neuroscience, Class of 2023

Mentor: Alyssa

Mohammad Adibi

Education: Georgia Tech

Mentor: Sara

Martin Griffin

Education: Neuroscience, Class of 2024

Mentor: Kristin

Brandon Sherrard

Education: Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2023

Mentor: Ben

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Brae Davies

Education: Neuroscience, Class of 2023

Mentor: Alyssa

Arushi Khaitan

Education: Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2023

Mentor: Alyssa