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Postdoctoral Fellows

Ethan Byrne | Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2020
Email: cbyrne4@tulane.edu 
Research Interests: My past research was focused on tissue engineering, microphysiological systems of breast cancer, and nanoparticle drug delivery whereas my current research will focus on microphysiological models of cancer cachexia, viral infection, and tumor microenvironment.

Elvis Danso | Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., University of Eastern Finland, 2016
Email: edanso@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Women's Reproductive Health, Biomechanics of Soft Tissue

Qingxiang Feng | Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. University of Macau, 2018
Email: qfeng2@tulane.edu

Hosseinzadeh Peyman | Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D.Yonsei University, South Korea, 2018
Email: peymanhk@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Machine Learning and Computer Vision and their applications to medical image data.

Kevin Pollard | Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Tulane University 2017
Email: kpollar@tulane.edu
Research Interests:  We are working on developing a high-throughput in vitro assay for drug-induced peripheral neuropathy.  We grow primary peripheral nerve explants and re-aggregated neurosphere constructs in a 3-dimensional hydrogel culture system, treat mature cells with potentially neurotoxic compounds, and monitor changes to nerve morphology and electrophysiology.  We hope to use this technology to more cost-effectively identify neurotoxic compounds in the drug discovery pipeline.

Li Xiao | Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., University of Delaware 2017
Email: lxiao1@tulane.edu