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  • Longzhi Tan

    Longzhi Tan

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bioengineering

    BioOriginally from Wuhan, China, Tan received his bachelor’s degree in Physics with a minor in Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012, after transferring from Peking University. He worked on bacterial evolution with Jeff Gore, and human evolution with Pardis Sabeti. Tan earned his PhD in Systems Biology from Harvard University in 2018. He worked with Xiaoliang Sunney Xie to develop new methods for single-cell genomics. He uncovered the 3D structure of the human genome in a single cell, and revealed unique chromosome organization in the mouse eye and nose. He also attended the Neurobiology summer course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in 2014, and worked with Ibrahim Cisse at MIT in 2019. Tan is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Karl Deisseroth’s lab at Stanford University, studying single-cell 3D genome changes in normal behaviors and psychiatric disorders. Outside of the lab, he enjoys designing holiday cards, t-shirts, and music videos.

  • Joseph D. Towles

    Joseph D. Towles


    BioJoseph Towles is a Lecturer jointly appointed in the Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering Departments at Stanford University. Joe’s teaching interests are in the areas of solid mechanics, neuromuscular biomechanics, dynamical systems and control, and engineering design. His scholarship interest is in the area of engineering education. Specifically, Joe's engineering education activities include student-centric course and curricular development; assessment of student learning & engagement; and innovation in approaches to enhance student learning.

    A Mechanical Engineer by training, Joe earned his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and his MS and PhD degrees both in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University (1996-2003). Following graduate school, Joe was a research post-doctoral fellow and subsequently a research scientist and then a research assistant professor in neuromuscular biomechanics in the Sensory Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Northwestern University (2003-2012). Additionally, Joe was a research health scientist for the Rehabilitation R&D Service in the Department of Veterans Affairs (Hines, IL) during that time and later a scientist in the neuromuscular biomechanics lab in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012-2014). At the time, Joe led projects that addressed the broad question of how to restore hand function (ability to grasp objects) following cervical spinal cord injury and hemiparetic stroke using experimental and computational techniques in biomechanics. As a complement to teaching within the undergraduate and graduate curricula in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014-2018), and now teaching broadly within the undergraduate curricula of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at Stanford, Joe's current scholarship interest has shifted to engineering education.

  • Artem Trotsyuk

    Artem Trotsyuk

    Ph.D. Student in Bioengineering, admitted Autumn 2018
    Academic Staff - Hourly - CSL, Continuing Studies

    BioArtem Trotsyuk is a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner’s laboratory in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. He is co-advised by Dr. Zhenan Bao in the Department of Chemical Engineering. His advisors include Dr. Russ Altman and Dr. Michael Snyder. His research interests lie in bioengineering, gene editing, wearables, CRISPR therapy and regenerative medicine. Currently, he is using bioengineering tools coupled with artificial intelligence to improve wound healing outcomes in diabetic patients. He is working on developing a smart bandage that implements a closed-loop AI processing system for sensing and therapeutic delivery into a wound bed.