Postdoctoral Scholars 

Marc Ferro
Low Perturbation BMI  

Marc Ferro received his MS in Microelectronics and Computer Science from the "Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne", France in 2011. 

He did his graduate work on organic biosensors and development of novel in-vivo bioelectronic devices under the supervision of Prof. George Malliaras, receiving a Ph.D in microelectronics and applications in 2016. 

His postdoctoral training focuses on developing a new generation of seamless implantable devices for BMI applicationswith Prof. Nick Melosh at Stanford University since 2016. Marc was recently awarded a Neuroscience:Translate grant from the Wu-Tsai Institute to push further clinical applications of seamless Brain/Computer Interface together with Prof. Nick Melosh and Dr. Jaimie Henderson.

Matthew Gebbie 
Diamondoids and Diamond Materials

Matthew Gebbie received his Ph.D. in Materials from UC Santa Barbara in 2016, working with Jacob Israelachvili to quantify molecular forces at electrochemical and biological interfaces. One of his key successes was discovering unexpected long range forces at solid-ionic liquid interfaces, leading to new paradigms for understanding ionic screening and assembly in energy electrolytes. He was a 2011–2015 Science and Engineering Fellow in the NSF Center for Nanotechnology in Society, a member of the US Delegation to the 2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate Interdisciplinary Meeting, and was recognized as a Finalist for the 2017 Victor K. LaMer Dissertation Award by the ACS Colloids Division.

Matthew is currently a GLAM Postdoctoral Fellow in the Melosh Group, where his research includes: tackling fundamental questions surrounding nucleation and growth, creating high quality diamond nanomaterials for fluorescent electromagnetic sensing, unraveling the molecular forces governing diamondoid self-assembly, and synthesizing diamondoid-based materials for energy interfaces.

Nofar Hemed
Cell Engineering

Nofar Hemed received her B.Sc. in Biophysics from the Bar-Ilan University, Israel in 2008. A Ph.D. was subsequently obtained in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology at Tel Aviv University under the supervision of Prof. Yosi Shacham-Diamand. She is currently pursuing a post-doc in the group of Prof. Nicholas A. Melosh at Stanford University. Her field of interest is Brain-Machine Interfaces, specifically the possibility of performed electrochemical sensing. 

Eytham Souibgui
Plant Interfaces

Eytham Souibgui received his PhD in Microbiology from University of Lyon (France) in 2017. His PhD work focused on the identification and characterization of genes involved in the pathogenicity of plant pathogenic fungi. He joined Melosh Lab as a Postdoc in 2018 to develop the nanostraw platform for cargo delivery into fungal and plant cells. He is funded through an industrial partnership with Bayer. 

Andy Tay 
Cell Sampling & Dynamic Intracellular manipulations

Andy Tay graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering (First Class Honors) in 2014. Following that, he joined the Di Carlo lab in the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with his PhD which focuses on magnetic neuro-modulation in 2017. His postdoc stint is supported by the NUS-Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship. More information can be found on his personal webpage:

Hao Yan
Diamondoids and Diamond Materials 

Hao Yan is a physical science research associate under the joint advisory of Profs. Nick Melosh and Zhi-Xun Shen. I obtained my PhD in chemistry from Harvard in 2011, where I worked on multifunctional nanowires and nano-computing by bottom-up assembly. My current research focuses on using the diamondoid platform to address several fundamental questions, including unraveling the driving force behind ligand-directed self-assembly, new methodologies for atomic-precise control of low-dimensional structures and molecular-level understanding of the interplay between chemical bonds and mechanical stress.

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Amanda Jonsson
Cell Sampling & Dynamic Intracellular Manipulations 
Amanda Jonsson obtained her PhD from the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, at Linköping University, Sweden, in 2017. During her PhD she engineered devices for signal transduction between electronics and biological systems, with a focus on chemical delivery with high spatial and temporal resolution. Amanda joined the Melosh Group in 2017, and she is working on fabrication, characterization, and further development of nanostraws, as a tool for intracellular access. Her work specifically aims at taking the nanostraw technology to the single cell level. One goal is to follow the variation of intracellular molecules over time, in individual cells, thousands of cells at the time. This could greatly improve the understanding of cellular processes, such as cell differentiation, disease progression, and drug metabolism, and thereby lead to better medical treatments. Amanda is supported by the Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship at Stanford.

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