Lab Members

The Harvard Biodesign Lab brings together a highly multidisciplinary group of researchers and staff from the engineering, industrial design, apparel and medical communities to develop technologies that augment and restore human performance. In addition to traditional academic research, the lab is also highly translation-focused and has a track record of securing and delivering on large government funded projects (e.g. DARPA Warrior Web) that partially or fully support dedicated staff engineers who are part of the Wyss Institute’s translation team and work directly alongside the academic researchers.

Biodesign Lab 2014 Summer Trip to Purity Springs Biodesign Lab 2017 Lab Retreat at Friendly Crossways



Professor Conor Walsh (PI)

Conor is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.



Lab Administrator

Frey Tesfaye


Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Associates
Tunc Akbas Dr. Tunc Akbas
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
. Dr. Megan Applegate
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Oluwaseun Araromi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Wood
Cameron Dr. Cameron Hohimer
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Richard Nuckols
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Rob Howe


Dr. Franchino Porciuncula
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Tommaso Proietti Dr. Tommaso Proietti
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Diogo Dr. Diogo Schwerz de Lucena
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
puneetsingh_01 Dr. Puneet Singh
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - co-advised with Maurice Smith
Kahye Song Dr. Kahye Song
Postdocoral Research Fellow
Hee Doo Yang Dr. Hee Doo Yang
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Sung-Woo Park Dr. Sung-Woo Park
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Graduate Students
Lauren Baker (G1)
Myles Cooper Myles Cooper (G1)
Ethan Schumann Ethan Schumann (G1)
dc Dabin Choe (G2)
Chih-Kang cropped Chih-Kang Chang (G2)

Connor McCann (G2)


Jonathan Jonathan Alvarez (G2)
Krithika Swaminathan (G3)
Yichu Jin (G3)
a Jinwon Chung (G3)

Vanessa Sanchez (G3)


Yu Meng (Kate) Zhou (G3)
Christopher Siviy (G4)
Martina Moyne (G4) – co-advised with Donal Holland at UCD
Jinsoo Kim (G5)
Ciaran O’Neill (G5)
Evelyn Park (G5)
Sangjun Lee (G6)
Brendan Quinlivan (G6)
Jaehyun Bae (G6)


Research Staff and Wyss Staff Collaborators
Philipp Arens Philipp Arens
Research Fellow
Dheepak Arumukhom Revi
Research Fellow
Alex Beaudette cropped

Alex Beaudette
Research Fellow


hc Haedo Cho
Research Fellow
megan clarke Megan Clarke
Research Fellow
Jed Crystal Jed Crystal
Industrial Designer


Asa Eckert Erdheim
Robotics Engineer
Nathalie Farster-Degenhardt Nathalie Farster-Degenhardt
Functional Apparel Designer
Dr. Ignacio Galiana
Robotics Engineer
Chrissy Glover Chrissy Glover
Research Fellow


Ankur Goel Ankur Goel
Research Fellow


Max Herman
Software Engineer
brice Brice Iwangou
Electrical Research Assistant
nikos Dr. Nikolaos Karavas
Controls Engineer
Nicolas Menard
Research Fellow
Will Moyo Will Moyo
Research Fellow
Patrick Murphy
Electromechanical Engineer
Kristin Nuckols
Occupational Therapist

Dorothy Orzel
Functional Apparel Designer


David Perry
Staff Engineer

Dr. Dmitry Popov
Wyss Technology Development Fellow


Mike Rouleau
Electromechanical Engineer
andreas rousing Andreas Rousing
Electrical Engineer
Danielle Ryan
Functional Apparel Designer
Lexine2 Lexine Schumm
Research Fellow
Sapna Shah
Research Fellow
Diana Wagner
Functional Apparel Designer
Visiting Graduate Students
Vinicius Cene Vinicius Cene
(Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Lou-ana Deprey Lou-Ana Deprey
CAMILLE Camille Blondin


Undergraduate Students
Cameron Maltman
Jessica Devilla
Joseph Sanchez Joseph Sanchez
Kasey Hu
Dylan Li
Fouzia Raza


Lab Alumni