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Singh Laboratory @ Cornell University 

Lab 2016  

Principal Investigator0692_13_020

Ankur Singh, PhD.
Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Assistant Professor, Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Field Faculty: Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Cornell University

389 Kimball Hall,
Cornell University

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-13 
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-10   
  • M.Tech. Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, 2004-06   
  • B.E. B. T. Kumaon Institute of Technology., India -2000-2004 


  • Young Investigator Award - Society for Biomaterials (2017)
  • John Swanson '61 ME in honor of his mother, Dorothy G. Swanson "Teaching Excellence Award" from Cornell Engineering (2017)
  • US Department of Defense PRCRP Career Development Award (2017)
  • Selected for the 2017 National Academy of Engineering US-EU Frontiers of Engineering
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2016)
  • Highlighted on Discover Magazine - 100 Top Stories of 2015
  • 2015 Biomaterials Outstanding Research Paper Award (Elsevier)
  • Young Innovators Award - Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (2014)
  • Rising Star Award - Biomedical Engineering Society Cellular and Molecular Engineering (2014)

PhD Students

 SSS Shiv Bharat Shah

3rd year Biomedical Engineering PhD. 
Presidential Life Science Fellow 
GAANN Fellow

BS: Biomedical Engineering, Boston University 
Research: Immune & Lymphoma Organoids         


Regan Stephenson

2nd Yr Biomedical Engineering PhD
Dean's Excellence Fellow
BS: Biomedical Engineering,  University of Utah
Research: Lymphoid Tissue Engineering and Genomics 

Jessica Elmore

3rd yr Veterinary Medicine Ph.D. 
Sloan Fellow
Co-advisor: Prof. Avery August
B.S: Howard University
Research: New Inflammatory Mouse Model and
Hydrogels for inflammtion

Matt Mosquera

3rd Yr Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. 
BS: Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University 
Research: Gut Microbiome and Immunity

Tibra Wheeler

2nd yr Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. 
Sloan Fellow
Co-advisor: Prof. Marjolein van der Meulen
B.S: University Of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Research: Nanogels for anti-inflammatory responses

Sungwoong Kim

2nd yr Mat. Science and Engineering Ph.D. 
B.S and M.S: Hanyang University
Research: Dynamic Living Hydrogels for Immune Regulation



Kristine Lai

2nd Yr Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. 
BS: Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara 
Research: Microfluidics for immune tissues


Francisco Candido

1st Yr Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. 
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Sloan Fellow
BS: Mechanical Engineering,
San Diego State University
Research: Microfluidics and Immunity


Taylor Oeschger

1st Yr Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. 
Primary Advisor: Prof. David Erickson
Co-advisor: Prof. Ankur Singh
Research: Point-of-Care in Immuno

Undergraduate Researchers

Tina Jing

Senior Yr Biomedical Engineering 
Research: Gut Microbiome and Immunity

Elisabeth Abeles

Junior yr Arts and Sciences
Hunter R. Rawlings III
Cornell Presidential Research Scholar
Research: Immune and Lymphoma Organoids

Pooja Reddy

2nd yr Biological Sciences
(Cell and Molecular Biology)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Research: Prostate Cancer




Dr. Alberto Purwada 

PhD in Biomedical Engineering
Current Position: Analyst at CBPartners


Dr. FNU Apoorva 

PhD in Mechanical Engineering
Current Position: Co-founder  and
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Ye Field Tian

Postdoctoral Fellow 
Current Position: Research Scientist at Cleveland Clinic

Rebecca Schneider 

BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University
Current Position: ‎Research Scientist/Engineer II  


Akanksha Kapoor

MEng: Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
Current Position: Research & Development Engineer Prosidyan 

Evelyn Haynes

BS in Mechanical Engineering,
Cornell University
Current Position: Developmental Engineer,
Cephia Valve Technologies




Daniel Leach


BS: Human Ecology, Cornell University
Current Position: University of Florida
College of Medicine Class of 2021
Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Fellow
@ National Institute of Health (2014-2015) )

Sanaya Shroff

BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Cornell University
Current Position: PhD Candidate
Biomedical Engineering at Boston University

Sonja Eagle

BS in Biological Sciences, Cornell University
Current Position: MD Candidate
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Peter Gu

BS, Physics; MEng in Mechanical Engineering
Cornell University
Current Position: Research Engineer
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory