Group Members

Principal Investigator

Ramkumar T. Annamalai

Assistant Professor
email: Ram.kumar@uky.edu

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering (Wayne State University, Detroit)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • Assistant Research Scientist (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Graduate Students

Harshini Sureshkumar

I have a Bachelors and Master degree in Biotechnology and my research interest is on Therapeutic and Translational research focusing on Biomaterial systems and Immunomodulatory strategies. I have always believed that the facets of Biotechnology are gateways to contribute to society. My hobbies include travelling, DIY art work, movies and reading.
email: Harshini.suresh@uky.edu

Matthew Patrick

I have a BS in Biology and minor in Physics from the University of Kentucky. I’m interested in biomaterial and medical research. I volunteered as a K-crew member and was a part of the UK Ecology club. I like playing music, watching movies, and being active.
email: Matthew.Patrick@uky.edu

Cam McHargue

Cam has as a BS in Biology from University of Kentucky. He is working on developing in-vitro culture models for investigating bone-muscle crosstalk in diabetic environment.
email: Mark.mchargue@uky.edu

Sushant Prajapati

Sushant has as a Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology from NIT, India. He is working on egineering biomaterials and drug delivery vehicles for immunomodulation.
email: Sushant.Prajapati@uky.edu

Heather Thompson

Heather has a Bachelor of Technology in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Kentucky. She is working on engineering biomaterials with stress relaxation for immunomodulation.
email: Heather.Thompson@uky.edu

Undergraduate Students

Austin Sovar

I am a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in biomedical engineering. I am very interested in attending a graduate program to earn a specialized engineering degree. At the University of Kentucky, I play on the club soccer team.
email: Austin.Sovar@uky.edu

María Isabel Franco

María is a visiting scholar from EIA University, colombia. She is a senior in the Biomedical Engineering Program and interested in studying macrophage response in bone fractions under various strain conditions. She is a basketball fanatic.
email: maria.rico@uky.edu

Kate Reardon

Kate is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in biomedical engineering and interested in muscle biology and tissue engineering.
email: kate.reardon@uky.edu

Lauren Baur

Lauren is a Senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in biology and interested in the use of nanoparticles for drug delivery.
email: lauren.baur@uky.edu

Alumni

     
Undergraduate Students (Year Graduated) Graduate Students
Lauryn Humphreys, Spring 2020
Amanda Holbrook, Spring 2020
Jeremy Keys, Fall 2019
Alec Gongaware, Fall 2019
Laura Richardson, Fall 2019
Becca Palmer-Ball, Fall 2019
Odinakachi Obidegwu, Fall 2019