Principal Investigator


Tim is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering department at Boston University. He grew up in Brisbane, Australia and moved to the USA in 2009 for graduate study supported by a John Monash Scholarship. He is passionate about working on treatments for Spinal Cord Injury and other CNS disorders. In his free time, he enjoys long distance running and watching cricket.

Postdoc: UCLA with Michael Sofroniew (Neurobiology) and Tim Deming (Bioengineering). Supported by Craig H Neilsen Foundation, American Australian Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Wings for Life.

PhD: Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP), HST program of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Robert Langer (MIT).

B Eng (Medical) Hons I and MEng (Management) from QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Graduate Students


Eric is a graduate student in the BU BME PhD program. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University where he worked as an undergraduate researcher with Ian Wong. His primary interests are in biomaterials synthesis, development and characterization.

Outside of work, Eric can be found exploring the city of Boston, trying the many foods around the Charles River Campus and beyond. On the weekends, he likes to spend his free time hiking around the woods of New Hampshire in the summer and skiing in the winter.

BS (BME) from Brown University.


Honour is a graduate student in the BU BME PhD program. She completed her undergraduate studies at Jarvis Christian College where she worked with Dr. Shakhawat Bhuiyan and Dr. Glendora Carter. Her interests are regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. In her free time she likes to workout, eat, have conversations and sing.

BS (Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) from Jarvis Christian College.


Isabella is a graduate student in the BU BME PhD program. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA. While at UCLA, Isabella conducted undergraduate research with Ali Khademhosseini and Gerard Wong. Prior to joining BU she worked at Laxmi Therapeutic Devices as a research chemist.

BS (Bioengineering) from UCLA.

Undergraduate Students


Gabriela is a sophomore undergraduate student in the BU BME program and is from the Boston area. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out on the Charles River esplanade with friends and exploring new exciting places to eat in Boston.


Riya is a junior undergraduate student studying BME at BU and is from Rhode Island. Riya is the recipient of a BU Kenneth R. Lutchen Fellowship, a distinguished research scholarship that supports research opportunities for BU engineering undergraduates. She enjoys dancing and swimming in her free time.