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Erickson Lab@Cornell University

Global and Mobile Health, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Nutrition, Microfluidics and Photonics


David Erickson

SC Thomas Sze Director and Sibley College Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Joint Professor of Nutritional Sciences
Director, PORTENT Center for Point of Care Technologies for Nutrition, Infection and Cancer for Global Health.
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Coraline Chu

Post-Doctoral Scholar
Coraline is validating a point of care system for diagnosis of Kaposi’s Sarcoma in Limited Resource Settings.

Iftak Hussain

Post-Doctoral Scholar
Iftak is developing optical and sample processing systems for point-of-care diagnostic devices and a new method of detecting Kaposi’s Sarcoma through machine learning.

Juan Boza

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Juan is developing a point-of-care technology for the diagnosis of Kaposi’s Sarcoma in limited resource settings.

Brooke Filanoski

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Brooke is developing paper based point-of-care device for nucleic acid based detection of infectious disease and working on new methods for evaluating engineered living materials.

Jason Manning

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Jason is developing new methods of biopsy sample processing in limited resource settings.

Wenting Gao

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Wenting is developing a diagnostic test for breast cancer typing in limited resource settings as well as a new version of the FeverPhone technology.

Darke Hull

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Darke is developing a new approach to precision nutrition through artificial intelligence.

Hannah James

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.
Hannah is developing a new method for virtual fencing of cattle in limited resource settings.

Thea Nikolaou

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Thea is developing a series of new technologies for improving the manage of cattle on the “Farm of the Future”

  • Richard Hoff ’23 – M.S. Biomedical Engineering
  • Duncan McCloskey ’22 – Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
  • Taylor Oeschger ’22 – Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
  • Yue Ren ’22 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Elvis Cao ’21 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering Engineering
  • Ruisheng (Rick) Wang ’20 – Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
  • Ryan Snodgrass ’19 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Sasank Vemulapati ’19 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Elizabeth Rey ’19 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Yuval Kaminer ’19 – M.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Zhengda Lu ’19 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Serge Yhombi (2016-2018) – Postdoc
  • Varun Kopparthy (2016-2019) – Postdoc
  • Perry Schein ’17 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Elizabeth Case ’17 – M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
  • Dakota O’Dell ’16 – Ph.D. Applied Physics
  • Aadhar Jain ’16 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Seoho Lee ’16 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Abdurrahman Gumus ’14 – Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
  • Saad ’14 – Ph.D. Applied Physics
  • Pilgyu Kang ’14 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Li Jiang ’14 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Erica Jung ’13 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Matthew Mancuso ’14 – Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
  • Vlad Oncescu ’13 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Michael Kalontarov ’13 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Michael Mak ’13 – Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
  • Xavier Serey ’13 – Ph.D. Applied Physics
  • Sean Moore ’11 – MS Mechanical Engineering
  • Aram Chung ’11 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Mekala Krishnan ’11 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • Yih-Fan Chen (2010-2011) – Postdoc
  • Inhee Choi (2009-2011) – Postdoc
  • Bernardo Cordovez ’10 – Ph.D./Postdoc Mechanical Engineering
  • Allen Yang ’10 – Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering