Our Officers

President -- Shreya Ghosh


Shreya is a 3rd year PhD student in the BioE department. She is presently pursuing her research under Prof. Michael Stroscio in the field of nanoscale sensors for biomedical sensors. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, drawing, and listening to music.

Vice President -- Mohammed Aziz Khan


Aziz designs biomaterials such as ceramic colloids for gene therapy and hydrogels to mimic in vivo systems to study cells in. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Professor Malik's Lab and also is an AAAS sponsored member. In his spare time ... he has no spare time, or so he has said.

Treasurer -- Shreyan Majumdar


Shreyan is a PhD Student in the Department of Bioengineering. He has been working as a research / teaching assistant in the department since fall 2014 and is part of the Motion Sensitive MRI Laboratory (Principal Investigator: Dr. Dieter Klatt) He is currently working towards implementing SLIM-MRE, a 3D magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) technique towards the diagnosis of different types of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and hepatic fibrosis. His interests include Medical Imaging and MATLAB programming.

Secretary -- Mehar Cheema


My name is Mehar Cheema and I am a second year Master's thesis student in the BIOE department. I'm currently the secretary of the Bioengineering Graduate Society. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, with a specialization in Cell & Tissue Engineering. My current research involves circulating tumor cell capture in the lab of Dr. Seungpyo Hong in Biopharmaceutical Sciences. I'm looking to go into the field of biotechnology or pharmaceutics following graduation.

Webmaster -- Sebastian Pernal


Sebastian is working on the BGS website after finishing his MS thesis. Currently, he is hiding out in the Himalayas due to a tax error.

Faculty Adivsor -- Daniela Valdez-Jasso, PhD


Dr. Daniela completed her Ph.D. in Biomathematics from North Carolina State University in 2011. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher  at the University of Pittsburgh before joining UIC as an Assistant Professor in 2013. Her lab currently focuses on research in cardiovascular biomechanics, with a specific focus on pulmonary hypertension.

Former Officers

2015 - 2016

President -- Sebastian Pernal

Vice-President -- Hemanti Chavada

Treasurer -- Jacek Lechowicz

Secretary -- Pooja Neogi

2014 - 2015

President -- Indu Venugopal

Vice-President -- Gardner Yost

Treasurer -- Taneka Taylor-Jones

Secretary -- Surya Narayanan