People

Principal Investigator

Kyle P. Quinn, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Arkansas

Email: kpquinn AT uark.edu


Bio: Dr. Quinn received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. He earned his Ph.D. in Bioengineering in 2010 from the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Beth Winkelstein. He then joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Irene Georgakoudi's group. As a postdoc, he was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award and an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99). Since joining the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Quinn has taught Biomechanical Engineering (BMEG 2813) and developed new courses in Advanced Biomedical Microscopy (BMEG 470V/570V) and Biomedical Data and Image Analysis (BMEG 4523/5523). He has secured over $3.5M in external grant funding for his lab through the NIH R00, R21, and R01 mechanisms, DoD STTR and CDMRP projects, the NSF CAREER award, as well as grants through the Arkansas Biosciences Institute.


Staff

Christine Shamblin

Laboratory Manager
M.S., University of Arkansas, 2003
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1996

Email: cshambl AT uark.edu

Jake Jones

Postdoctoral Associate
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2020
B.S., University of Arkansas, 2015

Email: jdj027 AT uark.edu



Graduate Research Assistants

Michael Blair

Graduate Student, PhD program
Doctoral Academy Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering
B.S., University of Arkansas, 2017

Email: mjblair AT uark.edu

Olivia Kolenc

Graduate Student, PhD program
William R. Hearst Foundation Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering
B.S., University of Texas at El Paso, 2015

Email: oikolenc AT uark.edu

Marcos Rodriguez

Graduate Student, PhD program
P.K. Kuroda Endowed Graduate Fellowship
Department of Biomedical Engineering
B.S., University of Puerto Rico, 2019

Email: mrr021 AT uark.edu

Alan Woessner

Graduate Student, PhD program
Department of Biomedical Engineering
B.S., University of Arkansas, 2016

Email: aewoessn AT uark.edu


Undergraduate Research Assistants

Gianna Busch

Biomedical Engineering Program
University of Arkansas

Email: gtbusch AT uark.edu

Caila Hanus

Biomedical Engineering Program
University of Arkansas

Email: cahanus AT uark.edu

Anna McCoy

Biomedical Engineering Program
University of Arkansas

Email: acm038 AT uark.edu

Jack Murphy

Biomedical Engineering Program
University of Arkansas

Email: jwmurphy AT uark.edu

Rebekah Townsley

Biomedical Engineering Program
University of Arkansas

Email: retownsl AT uark.edu

Ayman Yousef

Biomedical Engineering Program
University of Arkansas

Email: azyousef AT uark.edu


Lab Alumni

Isaac Vargas Lopez

Biomedical Engineering, MS
Date of Graduation: 2019 Department of Biomedical Engineering
Current Position: Configuration Officer at Phillips

Email: iavargas AT email.uark.edu

Hallie Ramser

Biomedical Engineering, MS
Date of Graduation: 2019
Current Position: Sales Application Specialist, Fluorescence Microscopy Division of Bruker, Inc.
Email: hramser AT email.uark.edu

Madison Belew

Biomedical Engineering, BS
Date of Graduation: 2020
University of Arkansas

Email: mfbelew AT email.uark.edu

Haydn Thurber

Biomedical Engineering, BS
Date of Graduation: 2020
University of Arkansas

Email: hhthurbe AT email.uark.edu

Lucy Woodbury

Biomedical Engineering, BS
Date of Graduation: 2020
University of Arkansas

Email: lswoodbu AT email.uark.edu

Robin Raley

Chemistry - Biochemistry, BS
Date of Graduation: 2019
University of Arkansas

De'Shanel Maycock

Biomedical Engineering, BS
Date of Graduation: 2019
University of Arkansas

James McGee

Biomedical Engineering, BS
Date of Graduation: 2019
University of Arkansas

Hannah Peck

Biology, BS
Date of Graduation: 2017
University of Arkansas