Principal Investigator

Dena Shahriari, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME)
International Collaborations on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)
Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)

Education and Training

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. Post Doctoral Fellow at Bioelectronics Laboratory with Prof. Polina Anikeeva. Research Laboratory of Electronics; McGovern Brain Institute

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. PhD in Macromolecular Science and Engineering

University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA. BS in Bioengineering

Lab Coordinator

Charmaine Wong

BS in Biochemistry and Forensic Sciences – University of  British Columbia

PhD students

Shahriar Shalileh

PhD student in Biomedical Engineering

UBC Four Year Fellowship Awardee – 2021

MS in Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics – University of Tehran
BS in Electrical Engineering – University of Tehran


Elham Mohseni Vadeghani

PhD student in Biomedical Engineering

MS in Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials – Amirkabir University
BS in Biomedical Engineering – Amirkabir University


MS and medical students

Kenneth Ong

Medical student at UBC

BS in Behavioural Neuroscience – With Distinction – University of British Columbia

Adan Moallemi

Masters student in Biomedical Engineering

CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M) awardee – 2023

BS in Biology – With Distinction – University of British Columbia

Undergraduate students

Alexander Golab

BS student in Integrated Sciences

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research (USRA) awardee – 2023

Peter Jung

BS student in Biomedical Engineering

Aiden Simard

BS student in Microbiology and Immunology

Brianna Tsuyuki

BS student in Biomedical Engineering


Nadine Truter – Undergraduate researcher and lab coordinator – May 2021-April 2022

Adan Moallemi – Undergraduate researcher – May 2021-April 2022

Walid Alchamaa – BMEG intern – 2022