Current Members

Backman Group

Principal Investigator

Backman

Vadim Backman
Walter Dill Scott Professor
Biomedical Engineering Department
Program Leader
Cancer and Physical Sciences, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
PhD, Medical Engineering and Medical Physics
Harvard University - MIT
Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Email: v-backman(at)northwestern(dot)edu
Phone: (847) 491-3536; Fax: (847) 491-4928
        Address:
         - Office: Silverman Hall, Rm. 3627 (access through Rm. 3625), Evanston, IL
         - Mail: 2145 Sheridan Road, BME-E310, Evanston, IL 60208




Administrative Assistant

  • Benjamin Keane
    E-mail: b-keane(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847)467-1870 or 3217
    Fax: (847)491-4928
    Address: Silverman Hall, Rm. 3625, Evanston, IL

Associate Director

  • Maria José Proença
    E-mail: m-proenca(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847)467-3217
    Fax: (847)491-4928

Research Assistant Professor

  • Hariharan Subramanian
    PhD, Biomedical Engineering
    Northwestern University
    Email: hariharan(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3216 Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • The Quyen Nguyen
    PhD, Physical Chemistry
    Ecole Centrale Paris, France
    Email: quyen.nguyen(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3334 Fax: (847) 491-4928

Research Associates

  • Brad Gould
    Email:b-gould(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3226; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Qin Miao
    Email:miaoqster(at)gmail(dot)com
    Phone: (847) 467-3215; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Parvathi Viswanathan
    Email:parvathi(dot)viswanathan(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3226; Fax: (847) 491-4928

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Ji Yi
    Email: ji-yi(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3215; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Sebastian Thomson
    Email: sebastian(dot)parga(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3603; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Lusik Cherkezyan
    Email: LusikCherkezyan2013(at)u.northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3216; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Yolanda Stypula
    E-mail: yolandastypula2013(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847)467-3218; Fax: (847)491-4928

Graduate Students

  • Luay Almassalha
    Email: Luay-Almassalha(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3226; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Greta Bauer
    Email: GretaBauer2018(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • John Chandler
    E-mail: JohnChandler2011(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847)467-3226; Fax: (847)491-4928

  • Aya Eid
    Email: AyaEid2019(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Ron Ellis
    Email: RonaldEllis2016(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Adam Eshein
    Email: AdamEshein2013(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3215; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Ankit Gandhi
    Email: AnkitGandhi2015(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3226; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Scott Gladstein
    Email: ScottGladstein2018(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3216; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Taylor Graff
    Email: TaylorGraff2014(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Alexis Kendra
    Email: AlexisKendra2016(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Yue Li
    Email: YueLi2014(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Rongrong Liu
    Email: RongrongLiu2019(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Sarah Ruderman
    Email: s-ruderman(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3226; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Graham Spicer
    E-mail: GrahamSpicer2013(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847)467-3226; Fax: (847)491-4928

  • Andrew Stawarz
    E-mail: AndrewStawarz2020(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847)467-2864; Fax: (847)491-4928

  • James Winkelmann
    E-mail: JamesWinkelmann2014(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Fax: (847)491-4928

  • Wenli Wu
    E-mail: WenliWu2018(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847)467-3215; Fax: (847)491-4928

  • Di Zhang
    E-mail: DiZhang2016(at)u(dot)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847)467-3334; Fax: (847)491-4928

Research Technicians

  • Leah Bowen
    Email: nwu-lkb498(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Phone: (847) 467-3226; Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Seth Feder
    Email: seth(dot)feder(at)northwestern(dot)edu
    Fax: (847) 491-4928

  • Lauren Smith
    Email: ltsmi(at)umich(dot)edu>
    Phone: (847) 467-3226; Fax: (847) 491-4928

Research Assistants

  • Varun Gupta
  • Molly Bird
  • Christina Osorio
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