airanrd-headshot-squareRaag Airan MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology (Neuroimaging and Neurointerventions) and,
by courtesy, Materials Science & Engineering and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Faculty Fellow, ChEM-H program; Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute & BioX program

Residency and Fellowship, Johns Hopkins
MD and PhD in Bioengineering, Stanford
SB in Physics & Mathematics, MIT

rairan at


Postdocs and Research Staff

Mahaveer Prasad Purohit, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow mpurohit at
PhD in Chemical Sciences,  AcSIR, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow (UP), India
MSc in Forensic Science, Dr. HS Gaur University, Sagar (MP), India
BSc in Forensic Science (honours), Pt. RS University, Raipur (CG), India

Kanchan Sinha Roy

Postdoctoral Scholar, kanchan9 at

Yun (Ralph) Xiang

Basic Life Research Scientist, xiangyu3 at      
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto
PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Clemson University


Graduate Students

Matine Azadian

PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, matine at
MA in Social Science, University of California at Irvine
BA in Anthropology, University of California at Irvine


Sedona Ewbank

PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, snewbank at
BSc in Neurobiology and Biochemistry, University of Washington


Alexander Hart

PhD Candidate in Chemistry, alexhart at


Gabriella Muwanga

PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, gmuwanga at
BSc in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Brenda Yu

PhD Candidate in Biophysics, brendayu at
BS in Biological Sciences, University of California-Merced
BA in Psychology, University of California-Merced


Undergraduate and High School Students

Lily Amaturo

BS student in Human Biology, lamaturo at

Krish Desai

High School Scholar


Diego Gomez Lopez

BA Candidate in Medicine, Health, and Society, gomezld at


Dev Gopal

BS Student, devgopal at

Tenzing Kalsang

BS Student in Neurobiology and Math, tenzing at


Audrey Kwan

BS Student in Biomedical Computation, aakwan at


Nicholas Macedo

BS Student in Bioengineering, nmacedo at


Eric Markarian

BS Student in Biomedical Computation, emarkar at


Ali Taoube 

BA Student in Economics, ataoube at



Administrative Staff

Mario Landeros Wences

Administrative Associate, marlan27 at



Hasti Kaboli
Radiological Sciences Laboratory REU / Foothill College Undergraduate Scholar, 2023
Current: Foothill College

Matthew Martinez
Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) Undergraduate Scholar, 2023
Current: BS Candidate in Cell & Molecular Biology, California State University Northridge

David Eke
Stanford REACH-HBMC Scholar, 2023
Current: Medical Student, Howard University

Tommaso Di Ianni PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2023
Current: Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Jeffrey Wang MD, PhD
MSTP / PhD Candidate in Biophysics, 2016-2023
Current: Anesthesiology Resident in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Cecilia Alvarez
Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) Undergraduate Scholar, 2022
Current: BS Candidate in Biological Sciences, California State University Stanislaus

James Bishop, PhD
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018 – 2022
Current: Associate Director Medical Science Liaison – Neuroscience, Eli Lilly

Niloufar Nassab, PhD
Research Scientist, 2017 – 2021
Current: Research Scientist, Seer

Sanaz Mohajeri MD, PhD                                                                                                          
Clinical Research Scientist, 2019-2020
Current: Siemens Healthineer, Mountain View, CA

Sunmee Park, PhD                                                                                                         
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2020
Current: Research Scientist, SRI International

Zhenbo Huang, PhD                                                                                                         
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2020
Current: Postdoctoral Researcher, Texas A&M University

Daivik Vyas
MD Candidate, 2017 – 2020
Current: Resident, University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital

Muna Ayral, PhD                                                                                                                             
SCIT Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2020
Current: Assistant Professor of Engineering
Joint appointment with Radiation Oncology, Health Science Campus                                              
Loyola University of Chicago

Lakshyaa Balakrishnan                                                                                                             Undergraduate Scholar, 2018-2019
Current: BS Candidate, UT Austin

Doug Martin MD, PhD
Resident and Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2019
Current: Assistant Professor of Radiology (Neuroradiology), Case Western Reserve University 

Andi Park Chaloult
Undergraduate Scholar, 2018

Ananya Karthik
High School Scholar, 2016-2018
Current: BS Candidate, Stanford University

Qian Zhong PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2018
Current: Research Scientist, MIT and Johnson & Johnson

Jason Yoon MD, PhD
Resident and Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2018
Current: Fellow in Neuroradiology, Harvard/MGH

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