07/16/2021 Dr. Daniel Midkiff successfully defended his thesis to become Dr. San Miguel’s second Ph.D. student to graduate. Congrats Danny!!
03/28/2021 Mariam Shah presented a 3rd place student poster presentation at the AIChE Southern Regional Conference. Congrats Mariam!!
12/09/2020 James Lichty successfully defended his Preliminary Examination. Congrats James!!
11/16/2020 Andrew Clark presented at the (Virtual) 2020 AIChE Annual Conference with his presentation titled: “High Throughput Microparticle Filtration via Biomimicry of the Manta Ray’s Feeding Mechanism”
10/30/2020 Andrew Clark successfully defended his Preliminary Examination. Congrats Andrew!!
09/25/2020 Karthik Suresh Arulalan successfully defended his Masters thesis. Congrats Karthik!!
06/11/2020 Dr. Sahand Saberi successfully defended his thesis to become Dr. San Miguel’s first Ph.D. student to graduate. Congrats Sahand!!
10/25/2019 Rita Tejada Vaprio successfully defended her Preliminary Examination. Congrats Rita!
06/21/2019 Five members of the San Miguel lab presented their research during the poster sessions at the 22nd International C. elegans meeting, which took place in the University of California, Los Angeles:
- Sahand Saberi, “Deep phenotyping degeneration of PVD neuron using Convolutional Neural Network using machine learning technique”
- Daniel Midkiff, “Identifying Previously Undiscovered Aging Genes in C. elegans by Screening for Decline in Proteostasis”
- Javier Huayta, “In vivo Longitudinal Tracking of DAF-16 to Predict Lifespan in C. elegans“
- Rita Tejada Vaprio, “Microfluidic platform for in vivo characterization of neuronal damage in Alzheimer’s disease in C. elegans”
- Zack Crawford, “An inexpensive automated optogenetic platform for controlled neuronal activation regimes in C. elegans“
03/21/2019 Javier Huayta presented his poster “In Vivo Longitudinal Tracking of DAF-16 to Predict Lifespan in C. elegans” at the NC State 2019 Graduate Student Research Symposium.
02/15/2019 Rita Tejada and Javier Huayta participated in LASA’s 6th Latin American Research Symposium. Javier was selected as one of the finalists and Rita was awarded 2nd place. Congrats Rita and Javier!
01/28/2019 Javier Huayta won 3rd place in the poster session at 2019 Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium with the poster “In Vivo Longitudinal Tracking of the DAF-16 Transcription Factor in C. elegans“. Congrats Javier!
01/28/2019 Sahand Saberi was selected as the 2019 Vivian T. Stannett Fellow by the CBE department for an outstanding publication. Congrats Sahand!
12/06/2018 Two new PhD students, Andrew Clark and James Lichty and one MS student, Karthik Suresh, are joining our lab. Welcome!
11/15/2018 Sahand Saberi received the Graduate Student Association Travel Award for Conferences to attend the AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh. Congrats Sahand!
11/15/2018 Javier Huayta received the Graduate Student Association Travel Assistance Award to attend BMES Annual Meeting. Congrats Javier!
11/15/2018 Javier Huayta successfully defended his Preliminary Examination. Congrats Javier!
11/08/2018 Javier Huayta participated in the 2018 Molecular Biotechnology Symposium at NC State.
10/28/2018 Sahand Saberi presented his research “Microfluidic Device for Life-Long High Resolution and High-Throughput Imaging of Subtle Phenotypes in C. Elegans” at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.
10/18/2018 Javier Huayta participated in the 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
10/9/2018 Congratulations to Sahand for having his image selected for the front cover of Lab on a Chip!
09/24/18 San Miguel Lab’s first paper “A microfluidic platform for lifelong high-resolution and high throughput imaging of subtle aging phenotypes in C. elegans” was published on Lab on a Chip.
07/31/18 Yue Lai, a visiting student from China, presented her poster “Labeling multiple C. elegans tissues” at the NC State Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
07/11/18 Sahand Saberi presented his research at the Biolunch Seminar Series.
06/18/18 Two Latinx high school students, Carlos and Michael, from the Future Ingenieros Program, spent three days in our lab learning about microfluidics, worms, microscopy and MATLAB. Online link
02/23/18 Sahand Saberi was awarded 3rd place at the Latin American Student Association Symposium Poster Competition. Congratulations Sahand!
01/15/18 Congratulations to Sahand for being selected as a finalist for the Praxair Exceptional Teaching Assistant Award!
12/8/17 Two new PhD students, Rita Tejada Vaprio and Victoria Karakis (co-advised with Dr. Rao), are joining our lab. Welcome!
11/7/17 Sahand Saberi successfully defended his Preliminary Examination. Congrats Sahand!
10/29/17 Mohammad Omary and Sean Engels participated in the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting. Mohammad Omary won 2nd place in the Undergraduate Poster Competition from the Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology Group. Congratulations!
10/22/17 Sahand Saberi participated in the poster session at MicroTas 2017.
10/9/17 Daniel Midkiff successfully defended his Preliminary Examination. Congrats Danny!
08/04/17 Daniel Midkiff participated in NC State’s Genetics Program Fall Retreat 2017.
08/01/17 Mohammad Omary participated in NC State’s 16th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
06/14/17 We held our “Worms and Engineering” workshop with the Juntos Summer Academy! ~90 high-school Latino students learned about microfluidics, picking, microscopes, and circuits.
05/11/17 Daniel Midkiff and Sahand Saberi participated in the poster session at Duke Quantitative Biology Symposium 2017.
04/12/17 Riley Reid and Zack Crawford participated in NC State’s 26th Annual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium. Riley was selected as Top Presenter. Congratulations!
04/01/17 Sean Engels presented a poster at the 2017 AIChE Southern Student Regional Conference.
12/08/16 Javier Huayta is joining as a graduate student. Welcome!
11/23/16 A new paper is out: Deep phenotyping unveils hidden traits and genetic relations in subtle mutants, published in Nature Communications.
11/14/16 Sean Engels won 2nd place in the Undergraduate Poster Competition from the Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology Group at the AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Congratulations!
10/03/16 Mohammad Nour is joining as a postdoc. Welcome!