About Khine Lab

Michelle Khine, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Director of Faculty Innovation, Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Director of BioENGINE
Fellow, AIMBE and NAI
mkhine@uci.edu

Background

Michelle Khine was an Assistant and Founding Professor of the School of Engineering at UC Merced. She received her BS ('99) and MS ('01, under Dennis Lieu) in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and her PhD ('05, under Luke P Lee) in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UCSF. While in graduate school, she worked at Sandia National Labs as a MESA Fellow as well as co-founded Fluxion Biosciences (San Francisco, Ca), which was based on her dissertation work. Michelle joined UC Irvine in 2009 and co-founded Novoheart and TinyKicks.

Philosophy

"A wise man (Yoda, to be specific) once said, 'Do or do not, there is no try'. I live by that quote: I never settle. I believe in fully embracing life, being incentified rather than intimidated by challenges...and above all else, enjoying the journey -- the "doing" -- instead of concerning myself with the destination. Yoda's guidance has served me well. I live a pretty charmed life. My family are my close friends (and my friends are like family) and I would move heaven and hell for any one of them if they needed me to, and I am pretty sure they'd do the same for me. Or, as Yoda would say, 'Good relations with the Wookiees, I have.' I also have the best job in the world! I feel like I don't actually work but rather play for a living. My unshakeable naivete has me believing I can do anything I really put my heart to...and that has not failed me to date."


Graduate Students and Researchers


Celia Cheung

sycheun2@uci.edu

About

Education

UC Berkeley
Bioengineering,
B.S.


UC Irvine
School of Medicine,
2020

Gaston Otarola Pezzani

gotarola@uci.edu

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
2017

About

Education

John Hopkins University
Biomedical Engineering,
B.S.

About

Education

UIUC
Chemistry,
B.S.

Sun-Jun Park

sunjp1@uci.edu

About

Education

Hanyang University
Chemical Engineering,
B.S.

Michael Chu

mchu8@uci.edu

About

Education

UCSD
Bioengineering,
B.S.

Lancy Lin

lancyl@uci.edu

About

Education

UCSD
Bioengineering,
B.S.

Thao Nguyen

thaon8@uci.edu

About

Education

University of Washington
Chemical Engineering,
B.S.


Undergraduate Students


Melany Yeung

mwyeung@uci.edu

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
2017

Kenny Cho

chokk@uci.edu

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
2017

Xiaoran Li

xiaoral2@uci.edu

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
2017

Truc Dinh

dinhtm@uci.edu

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
2018

Jasmine Zhang

jasminxz@uci.edu

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
2018

Alexa Nazarian

aanazari@uci.edu

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
2017


Alumni


Sophia Lin

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

About

Education

UCLA
Chemical Engineering,
B.S.

Nicole Mendoza

M.S. Biomedical Engineering

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
B.S.

Jonathan Pegan

Ph.D. Materials and Manufacturing Technology

About

Education

UC Merced
Biomedical Engineering,
B.S.

Jolie McLane Nokes

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
B.S.

Himanshu Sharma

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
B.S.

Aaron Chen

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
B.S.

Kimberly Veliz

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

About

Education

UC Irvine
Biomedical Engineering,
B.S.


High School Interns


Matthew Tang

About

Education

Northwood High School
2018