Michael W. Jenkins

Michael W. Jenkins Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Jenkins received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2008. Since 2014, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics & Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University.

Email: [email protected]

Office: Wearn 505, UH

Phone:  (216) 844 - 1370 (Office)

(216) 844 - 1133 (Lab)

Stephanie Ford

Stephanie Ford M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics/ Neonatology/ Cardiology at University Hospitals of Cleveland

Email: [email protected]

Stephanie received her MD from Case Western Reserve University in 2009. She is currently studying how hemodynamics impact heart development.

Sahar Elahi

Sahar Elahi Ph.D.

Research Associate

Email: [email protected]

Sahar ​r​eceived her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013. She is currently developing new Doppler algorithms for high-speed OCT systems.


Lars Thrane

Lars Thrane Ph.D.

Research Associate

Email: [email protected]

Lars received his PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Denmark in 2001. He is currently working on a new concept for improving OCT image contrast based on the reduction of the influence of multiple scattering.

Yehe Liu

Yehe Liu M.S.

Graduate Student

Email: [email protected]

Yehe received his MS in Biomedical Engineering from CWRU. He is currently developing optical clearing techniques and imaging systems to visualize structural/molecular expression over large fields of view.

Matthew T. McPheetersMatthew T. McPheeters M.S.

Graduate Student

Email: [email protected]

Matt  received his MS in BME from CWRU in 2012. He is currently developing high-speed imaging systems to image voltage and calcium signals in cardiac and neural tissue.


Junqi ZhuoJunqi Zhuo M.S.

Graduate Student

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Junqi received his MS in Biomedical Engineering from Peking Union Medical College in 2015. He is currently working on developing implantable devices for infrared  neuromodulation.



Meredith Broberg M.D.

Orhan Kilinc M.D

Undergraduate Students 

Samantha Lederman

Samantha Lederman

I'm Samantha Lederman, an undergrad Materials Science major and BME minor. I'm working on the development of a miniscope for future use in fluorescent imaging on the brain stems of mice. 

Ragul Yuvaraj

Glenn Matamoros

Jessica Song

Hathaway Brown Students

Nikhita Kumar

Angela Zhu


Picture of Dr. Yves T. Wang

Yves Wang Ph.D.

Research Associate at Rochester University[email protected]

Emilie H. Lothet

Emilie H. Lothet B.S.

Research Assistant

Email: [email protected]

Emilie received her BS in Biology from Case Western Reserve University in 2015. She is studying the selectivity and safety of infrared light applied to the peripheral nervous system.

Liang Xue

Liang Xue B.S.

Research Assistant

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