PI: Qianbin Wang, PhD


Dr. Qianbin Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Material Physics and Chemistry under the guidance of Prof. Lei Jiang at Beihang University in 2015. Following a one-year postdoctoral training at New York University, he joined Prof. Zhigang He's Lab at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital as a postdoctoral fellow. Since 2021, he has been working at the Biomedical Engineering Department at UMass Amherst as a Research Assistant Professor.  

Dr. Wang's research primarily focuses on developing biomechanical platforms to investigate the molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in neural degeneration and regeneration.

Graduate student: Eunji Hong


Eunji Hong received her B.S. in Nano-Bioengineering at Incheon National University (South Korea) in 2016, and also received M.S. in the same college in 2018. Before joining Binghamton, she has focused on stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems. Eunji is particularly interested in non-viral gene delivery carriers development for neurobiological diseases and the mechanism of gene delivery in nervous systems. She likes watching Netflix, hiking, and hanging out with friends in her spare time.

Graduate student: Dorcas Matuwana


Dorcas obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Midwestern State University situated in Wichita Falls, Texas. Her academic journey began with diverse engagements in drug delivery and the realm of 3D tissue fabrication. Within this context, her research assessed the influence of circadian rhythms on skin tissue regeneration. In her present academic pursuit, Dorcas is affiliated with the Neuromechanics Laboratory, where her research interests have transitioned towards investigating lentivirus as a vector for gene editing to treat glaucoma. Beyond her academic commitments, Dorcas derives personal fulfillment from recreational activities such as playing tennis, socializing with friends, travelling internationally, and buying video games

Graduate student: Ruobai Xiao


Ruobai received his B.E. in Dyeing and Finishing Chemical Engineering at Donghua University(China) in 2020, his first M.S. in Textile Technology at Manchester University (UK) in 2021, and his second M.S. in Fiber Science and Apparel Design at Cornell University. Before joining Binghamton, he has various experiences in functional textile and color management. His research interest is in developing flexible neural probes and designing multifunctional wearable devices. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, working out, photographing, and apparel designing.

Research scholar: Geunho Jang


Geunho Jang earned his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Mokwon University (South Korea) in 2016. Prior to becoming a member of the Neuromechanics lab, he gained over two years of valuable industrial experience in the quality control of automatic equipment for smartphone and tablet PC manufacturing. His research passion lies in developing wireless contact lenses for detecting intraocular pressure and electroretinogram relevant to retinal pathological diseases, focusing on utilizing unbiased data analysis techniques. He enjoys weight training and playing mobile games during his leisure time.

Undergraduate student: Julianna Ayres


Julianna Ayres is an undergraduate integrative neuroscience student on the pre- med track, with an expected graduation in the fall of 2026. Julianna has experience in eye care and her research interests lie in biomedical and neuroengineering. In her free time she enjoys reading, socializing with friends and family, and enjoying nature.

Undergraduate student: Justine Espino


GJustine Espino is an undergraduate biomedical engineering student at Binghamton University, expected to graduate in 2025. She is concentrating in biosystems and biomedical devices and has experience in MATLAB, Python, and Arduino. Her personal interests involve playing violin, competitive swimming, and socializing with friends.

Undergraduate student: Sophia Dando


Sophia Dando is an undergraduate biomedical engineering student with an expected graduation in spring 2025. Her concentration and interests lie in biomaterials and bio-pharmaceutical technology. In her free time, she enjoys socializing with friends, listening to music, and painting.

Undergraduate student: Benjamin Morrow


Benjamin Morrow is an undergraduate student majoring in biomedical engineering, on the pre-dental track. His research interests lie in the development of biomaterials and bio-pharmaceutical technology. In his free time, Benjamin likes to exercise and read.