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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)
  • 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)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society Outstanding Graduate Research Award (2009)
  • Professional Development Award by Office of The Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, The University of Texas at Austin (2008 & 2009)
  • STAR Award, Society for Biomaterials (2008)
  • All over India rank 13 in Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (2004)


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

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 (Lymphoma Bioengineering)
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