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Stanford Biomedical Engineering society

Promoting, enhancing, and supporting the growth of biomedical engineering at Stanford University

 

ABOUT US

WE ARE

diverse group of students, all with one common interest – how our field can be applied to biology. We bring together students from a variety of majors – bioengineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, management science, etc. – and expose them to the highest quality programs, showing them all the different ways their skills could be used for biology applications.

OUR MISSION

is to promoteenhance, and support the growth of biomedical engineering at Stanford University by creating networking opportunities for students with faculty and industry professionals, cultivating interest in careers in bioengineering, and allowing students to see the vast possibilities and opportunities available at Stanford.

To get involved, join our mailing list here.

If you have questions, contact Cindy Liu at cliu15@stanford.edu, Alex Maben at alexm4@stanford.edu, or James Hu at jameshu@stanford.edu.

PROGRAMS

Academia

Connects students with Stanford faculty from various departments to learn about research, classes, and other events in academia. Hosts faculty lunches, journal clubs, lab tours, and interesting case studies in specific technologies or business.

Advising

Organizes initiatives designed to help students learn more about bio-related fields. Hosts majors panels, where members can hear from upperclassmen about their experiences in different bio-related majors, and a mentorship program, where members are matched with graduate student mentors.

Industry

Exposes students to opportunities and information about bio-related industry. Hosts panels/talks with industry leaders, company tours/trips. Also sends Stanford students to the National BMES Conference, where students can present their own research and attend talks/workshops.

Operations

Handles communications and logistics for the organization. Maintains the BMES website and social media accounts, creates flyers for events, and releases a quarterly BMES newsletter.

Financial

Manages the finances for the organization. Secures funding and manages the organizational budget for our events and programs.

TEAM

  James Hu, Co-President   Major: Bioengineering  Class of 2019  James Hu is a senior from South San Francisco, California majoring in Bioengineering and aspires to become a physician-researcher. He joined BMES in 2016 and has worked as Financial VP. He is involved with a number of other student organizations on campus including: Health Education Lifetime Partnership for Kids, Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers, and Pacific Free Clinic, and Stanford Club Swimming. James is heavily involved in the Sean Wu Lab where he conducts 3D bio-printing and cardiac tissue engineering research   LinkedIn

James Hu, Co-President

Major: Bioengineering

Class of 2019

James Hu is a senior from South San Francisco, California majoring in Bioengineering and aspires to become a physician-researcher. He joined BMES in 2016 and has worked as Financial VP. He is involved with a number of other student organizations on campus including: Health Education Lifetime Partnership for Kids, Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers, and Pacific Free Clinic, and Stanford Club Swimming. James is heavily involved in the Sean Wu Lab where he conducts 3D bio-printing and cardiac tissue engineering research

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  Cindy Liu, Co-President   Major: Biomedical Computation  Class of 2019  Cindy is a senior from San Jose, CA majoring. She joined BMES in 2015 as part of the Operations team and has helped manage the internal operations of BMES. Cindy is also involved with SHIFT, Intersect, Tau Beta Pi, and Anastomosis. She works in the Deisseroth Lab in the Department of Bioengineering studying gene expression mapping in tissue samples. In her free time, Cindy likes to take photos, draw, and travel.   LinkedIn

Cindy Liu, Co-President

Major: Biomedical Computation

Class of 2019

Cindy is a senior from San Jose, CA majoring. She joined BMES in 2015 as part of the Operations team and has helped manage the internal operations of BMES. Cindy is also involved with SHIFT, Intersect, Tau Beta Pi, and Anastomosis. She works in the Deisseroth Lab in the Department of Bioengineering studying gene expression mapping in tissue samples. In her free time, Cindy likes to take photos, draw, and travel.

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  Alex Maben, Co-President   Major: Biology  Class of 2019  Alex Maben is a senior from Lincoln, Nebraska majoring in Biology with interests in bioinformatics, food/nutrition systems, cellular/molecular biology, public health issues, and science education. He has experience in wet-lab plant biology research and curriculum development. He joined BMES in 2015 and has worked as Industry and Academia VPs. He is also involved in leadership with the Stanford Project on Hunger and the Stanford Journal of Public Health, and he is a Wellness and Performance Nutrition Intern for the Stanford Residential & Dining Enterprises. He is interested in how cutting-edge science influences how we think, behave, and work. In his spare time, he likes to bike, hike, cook, read, and garden.   LinkedIn

Alex Maben, Co-President

Major: Biology

Class of 2019

Alex Maben is a senior from Lincoln, Nebraska majoring in Biology with interests in bioinformatics, food/nutrition systems, cellular/molecular biology, public health issues, and science education. He has experience in wet-lab plant biology research and curriculum development. He joined BMES in 2015 and has worked as Industry and Academia VPs. He is also involved in leadership with the Stanford Project on Hunger and the Stanford Journal of Public Health, and he is a Wellness and Performance Nutrition Intern for the Stanford Residential & Dining Enterprises. He is interested in how cutting-edge science influences how we think, behave, and work. In his spare time, he likes to bike, hike, cook, read, and garden.

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  Demetri Maxim, Academia VP   Major: Biomedical Computation  Class of 2020  Demetri is a junior from Bethel, ME planning to major in bioengineering. Demetri joined BMES in September 2016 and has worked on the BMES Academia team to coordinate various events such as faculty lunches and lab tours to expose students to bioengineering in the academic world. Demetri is a member of the Stanford Cycling Team, the Stanford Ski Team, and is part of the natural sciences editorial team for the Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ). Demetri is working on developing a genetic therapy for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in the Porteus Lab at the Stanford Med School and on newer methods for protein detection through his startup, Nephrogen.   LinkedIn

Demetri Maxim, Academia VP

Major: Biomedical Computation

Class of 2020

Demetri is a junior from Bethel, ME planning to major in bioengineering. Demetri joined BMES in September 2016 and has worked on the BMES Academia team to coordinate various events such as faculty lunches and lab tours to expose students to bioengineering in the academic world. Demetri is a member of the Stanford Cycling Team, the Stanford Ski Team, and is part of the natural sciences editorial team for the Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ). Demetri is working on developing a genetic therapy for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in the Porteus Lab at the Stanford Med School and on newer methods for protein detection through his startup, Nephrogen.

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  Tom Pritsky, Advising VP   Major:  Class of 2020

Tom Pritsky, Advising VP

Major:

Class of 2020

  Ying Chow, Co-Industry VP   Major:  Class of 2020

Ying Chow, Co-Industry VP

Major:

Class of 2020

  Selin Chiragzada, Co-Industry VP   Major: Bioengineering  Class of 2020

Selin Chiragzada, Co-Industry VP

Major: Bioengineering

Class of 2020

  Senn Nwakudu, Operations VP   Major: Bioengineering  Class of 2021  Senn is a sophomore from Chicago, Illinois majoring in Bioengineering and minoring in American Studies. She has a dog named Picana and knows how to tie her shoes. Rumor has it that,  she can tell you your fortune with 43% accuracy. In her free time, she likes to bake Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and chug Monster Energy Coffee. When she is not fighting with her mother, Senn is fighting literally anyone else. She is a Scorpio, an INTP and trying her best. As the VP for Operations, she gets to edit the BMES website.  Senn has a LinkedIn, but she’s won’t tell you it!

Senn Nwakudu, Operations VP

Major: Bioengineering

Class of 2021

Senn is a sophomore from Chicago, Illinois majoring in Bioengineering and minoring in American Studies. She has a dog named Picana and knows how to tie her shoes. Rumor has it that, she can tell you your fortune with 43% accuracy. In her free time, she likes to bake Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and chug Monster Energy Coffee. When she is not fighting with her mother, Senn is fighting literally anyone else. She is a Scorpio, an INTP and trying her best. As the VP for Operations, she gets to edit the BMES website.

Senn has a LinkedIn, but she’s won’t tell you it!

  Danielle Amores, Co-Financial VP   Major: Bioengineering  Class of 2020  Danielle Amores is a junior from San Diego, California majoring in Bioengineering and pursuing the pre-medical track. She is interested in healthcare accessibility, medical biotechnology, and stem cell application and aspires to be a physician-medical specialist. She joined BMES in 2017 and has worked as a past Operations Officer and current Co-Financial Vice President. Danielle is also involved with the SPA, APAMSA, and Stanford Taekwondo. Danielle is heavily involved in the George lab, studying the applications of bioengineering techniques to explore neurological disorders and promote neural recovery. In her free time, Danielle enjoys traveling, playing sports, playing with her dog, and having a nice nap!

Danielle Amores, Co-Financial VP

Major: Bioengineering

Class of 2020

Danielle Amores is a junior from San Diego, California majoring in Bioengineering and pursuing the pre-medical track. She is interested in healthcare accessibility, medical biotechnology, and stem cell application and aspires to be a physician-medical specialist. She joined BMES in 2017 and has worked as a past Operations Officer and current Co-Financial Vice President. Danielle is also involved with the SPA, APAMSA, and Stanford Taekwondo. Danielle is heavily involved in the George lab, studying the applications of bioengineering techniques to explore neurological disorders and promote neural recovery. In her free time, Danielle enjoys traveling, playing sports, playing with her dog, and having a nice nap!

  Remi Akindele, Co-Financial VP   Major: Bioengineering (Prospective)  Class of 2021

Remi Akindele, Co-Financial VP

Major: Bioengineering (Prospective)

Class of 2021

  Sandra Kong, Industry Officer   Major: Biology  Class of 2021  Sandra Kong is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas majoring in Computational Biology. She joined BMES this year and is working with the industry team. She is also involved in APAMSA, Team HBV, and Pacific Free Clinic as well as researches in the Cardiothoracic Surgery department. Outside of classes, she enjoys drawing, photography, and cooking.

Sandra Kong, Industry Officer

Major: Biology

Class of 2021

Sandra Kong is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas majoring in Computational Biology. She joined BMES this year and is working with the industry team. She is also involved in APAMSA, Team HBV, and Pacific Free Clinic as well as researches in the Cardiothoracic Surgery department. Outside of classes, she enjoys drawing, photography, and cooking.

  Michelle Shen, Operations Officer   Major Interest: Bioengineering, Human Biology or Biomedical Computations  Class of 2022  As a young girl, Michelle used to wonder about the mysterious human body. Why hiccups? Why do stomachs growl? Why do we look the way we do? Her life was, and still is, filled with why’s. Growing up, Michelle was able to satisfy such curiosities through classes. However, classes soon became insufficient in feeding the black hole of her intellectual desire, so she turned to research as an alternative. As a member of the Wang lab, Michelle works to conduct genetic cloning in hopes of identifying ways to control genetic expression and activation. Lab is a proactive approach for her to answer her own questions about the universe, and she treasures every moment in it.

Michelle Shen, Operations Officer

Major Interest: Bioengineering, Human Biology or Biomedical Computations

Class of 2022

As a young girl, Michelle used to wonder about the mysterious human body. Why hiccups? Why do stomachs growl? Why do we look the way we do? Her life was, and still is, filled with why’s. Growing up, Michelle was able to satisfy such curiosities through classes. However, classes soon became insufficient in feeding the black hole of her intellectual desire, so she turned to research as an alternative. As a member of the Wang lab, Michelle works to conduct genetic cloning in hopes of identifying ways to control genetic expression and activation. Lab is a proactive approach for her to answer her own questions about the universe, and she treasures every moment in it.

  Karissa Yau, Operations Officer   Major Interest: Biomedical Computation  Class of 2022  Karissa is a freshman from San Jose, CA with the intent of majoring in Biomedical Computation. In BMES, she is involved with the Operations team, and she is also on the core team of SHIFT. Her interests include personalized medicine and the intersection of CS and healthcare, in particular how AI can transform medicine. In her free time, Karissa enjoys ice skating, baking pastries, or yelping for good food!

Karissa Yau, Operations Officer

Major Interest: Biomedical Computation

Class of 2022

Karissa is a freshman from San Jose, CA with the intent of majoring in Biomedical Computation. In BMES, she is involved with the Operations team, and she is also on the core team of SHIFT. Her interests include personalized medicine and the intersection of CS and healthcare, in particular how AI can transform medicine. In her free time, Karissa enjoys ice skating, baking pastries, or yelping for good food!

  Sophia Fay, Operations Officer   Major Interest: Biology  Class of 2022  Sophia is a freshman from Santa Barbara, CA. Although her major is undeclared, she has a passion for biology. She joined BMES in 2018 as an Operations Officer in charge of creating flyers for events. Sophia is on the club volleyball team and is looking forward to getting involved in undergraduate research here at Stanford. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, going to the beach, and hiking.

Sophia Fay, Operations Officer

Major Interest: Biology

Class of 2022

Sophia is a freshman from Santa Barbara, CA. Although her major is undeclared, she has a passion for biology. She joined BMES in 2018 as an Operations Officer in charge of creating flyers for events. Sophia is on the club volleyball team and is looking forward to getting involved in undergraduate research here at Stanford. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, going to the beach, and hiking.

  Neha Srivathsa, Academia Officer   Major: Bioengineering  Class of 2021  Neha Srivathsa is a sophomore from Bangalore, India. She plans on majoring in Bioengineering, and hopes to forge a career in the development of healthcare technologies, specifically for low-resource settings. She is currently exploring interests in biomaterials and regenerative medicine at the George Lab, in the department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford, with a specific focus on electrical stimulation of induced pluripotent stem cells for peripheral nerve regeneration. In her free time, she is a martial arts enthusiast and Indian classical dancer.   LinkedIn

Neha Srivathsa, Academia Officer

Major: Bioengineering

Class of 2021

Neha Srivathsa is a sophomore from Bangalore, India. She plans on majoring in Bioengineering, and hopes to forge a career in the development of healthcare technologies, specifically for low-resource settings. She is currently exploring interests in biomaterials and regenerative medicine at the George Lab, in the department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford, with a specific focus on electrical stimulation of induced pluripotent stem cells for peripheral nerve regeneration. In her free time, she is a martial arts enthusiast and Indian classical dancer.

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  Ethan Schonfeld, Academia Officer   Major Interest: Human Biology  Class of 2022  Ethan is a freshman from Chicago, Illinois with an interest in human biology and neuroscience. Ethan joined BMES in 2018 to serve as an officer on the Academia team and share his love of medicine, math, and biology and encourage his peers to explore their passions in bioengineering. When Ethan is not studying, sleeping, or eating, he spends his time at the Scherrer Lab, working on Opioid and pain research, hoping to discover the role opioids play in demyelination, as well as developing primers for Mu Opioid receptor genes. Ethan is also currently working on an algorithm to measure fall risk for people with dementia, which he will be presenting at the 14th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases in Lisbon, Portugal.

Ethan Schonfeld, Academia Officer

Major Interest: Human Biology

Class of 2022

Ethan is a freshman from Chicago, Illinois with an interest in human biology and neuroscience. Ethan joined BMES in 2018 to serve as an officer on the Academia team and share his love of medicine, math, and biology and encourage his peers to explore their passions in bioengineering. When Ethan is not studying, sleeping, or eating, he spends his time at the Scherrer Lab, working on Opioid and pain research, hoping to discover the role opioids play in demyelination, as well as developing primers for Mu Opioid receptor genes. Ethan is also currently working on an algorithm to measure fall risk for people with dementia, which he will be presenting at the 14th International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Newsletters

Each quarter, we publish a newsletter of our events and initiatives for the quarter. It also details how we allocated resources for the quarter and highlights some of the exciting upcoming events. Check them out below!

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