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Principal Investigator

Vivek Bajpai

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering University at Buffalo-SUNY
M.S. Biological Sciences & Bioengineering Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
M.B.B.S. Medicine & Surgery Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College, India

Postdoctoral Scholars

Pradumn Rajvanshi

Ph.D. Biochemistry - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

"I am Pradumn. I am interested in understanding the transcriptional and epigenomic regulation of melanogenesis in human skin. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and gardening."

Graduate Students

Arjun Chakraborty

M.S. Biotechnology - University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
B.S. Genetics - Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, India

"I am a graduate student majoring in Engineering. I am interested in studying genetic regulation of human skin pigmentation. I also enjoy painting and watching movies."

Nasim Azari Torbat

M.S. Biomedical Engineering - Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
B.S. Chemical Engineering - Sharif University of Technology, Iran

"I'm Nasim, a chemical engineer keen to use microfluidic devices for improved cancer diagnosis and treatment. In my free time, I love to unwind by reading, experimenting with cooking, and staying active!"

Norbert Valles

B.S. Chemical Engineering - The University of Oklahoma, United States

"Hello, I'm Norbert. I am a chemical engineer using multimodal imaging and bioinformatics to develop a quantitative understanding of human melanogenesis. I am the devloper of this website and a key contributor to our bioinformatics resources!"

Undergraduate Students

James Francisco

Undergraduate Student - The University of Oklahoma, United States

“I am currently an undergraduate student studying Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in bioengineering. Outside of my studies in chemical engineering, I also have a passion for music and enjoy playing the French Horn!”

Jay Gabbert

Undergraduate Student - The University of Oklahoma, United States

“I am currently an undergraduate chemical engineering student. My interest in genetic engineering stems from my desire to work in medical research and my fascination with the intersection of biology and engineering. I hope to contribute to research that helps to enhance people’s lives.”

Kevin Gao

Undergraduate Student - The University of Oklahoma, United States

"Hi! My name is Kevin, and I'm currently an undergraduate on the biochemistry pre-med track. Dr. Bajpai's work in human pigmentation piqued my interest and I'm looking forward to furthering my knowledge in this field! My other interests include traveling and fishing."

Ankit Jallipalli

Undergraduate Student - The University of Oklahoma, United States

“Hello, my name is Ankit Jallipalli and I am currently an undergraduate majoring in biomedical engineering. I am interested in learning more about the intersection between engineering and all medical related things. My other interests include working out and listening to music.”

Riley Weber

Undergraduate Student - The University of Oklahoma, United States

“Hi I’m Riley! I am an undergraduate studying Chemical Engineering with a Bioengineering emphasis interested in getting as much bioengineering experience that I can get! In addition to my studies, I love to spend my time keeping involved with my officer positions on campus and spending time outside hiking around.”