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Principal Investigator

Luis Solorio

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, USA (2012)

  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA (2007)

  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry, Saint Louis University, USA (2006)

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University (Apr. 2023-Present)

  • Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University (Dec. 2016 - Mar. 2023)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan (Sept. 2013 - Dec. 2016)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiology, Case Western Reserve University (April 2012 - Sept. 2013)

  • U.S. Army, Intelligence Operator, Final Rank Sergeant (E5), 1996-2001

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Luis joined the faculty at Purdue University in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. He is a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served for 5 years immediately after graduating high school.
Luis has been trained in both engineering and chemistry, obtaining a B.S. 

in Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry from Saint Louis University in St. Louis. Luis received his M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he developed a growth factor release system to use in conjunction with an injectable 3D culture platform for the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells along the osteogenic lineage. Luis received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. His thesis focused on the use of medical imaging systems to characterize the role that the local microenvironment plays on the release profile from in situ forming polymeric drug eluting depots. After graduation Luis received funding through the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship where he focused on the developing novel 3D culture platforms for the expansion of primary metastatic human cancer cells for 3D culture in order to elucidate the role of matrix biology on phenotypic transitions and drug resistance. 

Graduate Students

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Claudia Benito Alston

  • Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

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Brenna Vaughn

  • Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

  • B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies,
    Cornell University

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Luis Sanjuan Acosta

  • Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida

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Evelyn Nonamaker

  • Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering,
    Purdue University

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Madison Howard

  • Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

  • Master of Business Administration, Trine University

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Trine University

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Michael Deines

  • Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama at Huntsville

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Danielle Ahwireng

  • Ph.D student in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

  • B.A. Chemistry, Lehman College

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Mitchell Gabalski

  • Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

  • B.S. Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Michigan State University

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Natalie Romick

  • M.S. student in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

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Siting Zhang

  • M.S. student in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

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Undergraduate Students

  • Ariana Aghevli

  • Saaniya Rupani

  • Madelyn Chadwick

  • Kaitlyn Reagen

  • Katie Chan

  • Kyle Mundy  

  • Ana Hernandez

  • Catherine Gemrich

  • Molly Tredway

  • Owen Jones

  • Jean-Paul Pertuit

  • Karla Alvarado

  • Jinyang (Jessie) Du 

Previous Members

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers:
Monica Chanda, Kevin Buno, Elly Lambert, Brian Jun, Kelsey Hopkins, Heather George, Sarah Libring, Mazin Hakim, Alexandra Plummer, Eden Schipper, Anastasiia Vasiukhina, Jordanna Payne 

Undergraduate Students:
​Shipeng Xu, Scott​ Guidoboni, Megan Hofstetter, Maryam Nuru, Michelle Buckman, Eric Evory, Omozafe Udegbe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Safa Chowdhury, Jade Weber, Emma Simmons, Elizabeth Wakelin, Alaina Pamintuan, Danielle Wilmes, Alyson Yu, Nikhil Varanasi, Naomi Surburg, Joanna Bastian, Emily Lothamer, Dhruv Patel, Jonah Adler, Kevin Cragg, Adriene MannnasChristopher Jun Siong Chang, Mitchell Jones, Elyssia Wellington, Marina Murphy, Grace May

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