Meet the Lab

michelledigman_PictureProfile-1PI: Michelle A. Digman

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UCIrvine
  • Joint Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chem. Eng. and Material Sciences, UCIrvine
  • Joint Assistant Professor, Dept.of Dev.& Cell Bio., UCIrvine
  • Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Science and Technology, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
  • Co-Investigator, Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD)

3103 Natural Sciences II
University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2715
Tel: (949) 824-3255
Email: mdigman@uci.edu
Complete CV

Biography:Michelle Digman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California Irvine. She is currently Co-equity advisor for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, the Co-I of the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (a P41 NIH Center) and Director of W.M. Keck Nanoimaging Lab. She received her MS and PhD in Chemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago and did her postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Physics.
Dr. Digman is a Scialog Fellow and has won several awards including the Hellman Fellowship, the Fluorescence Young Investigator Award from the Biophysical Society, the Faculty Innovation in Teaching award and has received the Henry Samueli Career Development Chair. She has coauthored over 90 peer reviewed manuscripts and 6 book chapters. Her current research interest focuses on quantitative spatial and temporal correlation spectroscopies, protein dynamics during cell migration, characterizing metabolic alterations in cells and tissues, and developing novel imaging technologies. In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Digman is passionate about community outreach. She initiated the outreach program for minority a community college students and outstanding high school students called Undergraduate Student Initiative for Biomedical Research (USIBR), which has been in operation since 2011. Her goals are to continue with a strong, collaborative and productive laboratory engaging in growth and development of her research group through targeted teaching, mentoring and aiding in the strategic growth of the University though service, increase diversity initiatives and collaboration.


POSTDOCS



 GRADUATE STUDENTS

Michael Murata
Title: BME Ph.D. Graduate Student
Email: mmmurata@uci.edu

 

 

 

Andrew Trinh
2015 NSF BEST IGERT FELLOW
Title: BME Ph.D. Graduate Student
Email: atrinh2@uci.edu
 

 

Emma Mah
2014 NSF BEST IGERT FELLOW
Title: ChEMS. Ph.D. Graduate Student
Email: emah@uci.edu

 

Ning Ma
Title: BME Ph.D. Graduate Student
Email: ningm@uci.edu

 

 

Sara SSaraameni
2015 NSF BEST IGERT FELLOW
Title: BME Ph.D. Graduate Student
Email: msameni@uci.edu



MASTER’S STUDENTS

Run Zhang

 


STAFF
Hongtao Chen
Title: Assistant Project Scientist. Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics
Email: h.chen@uci.edu
Milka Titin
Tittle: Assistant Specialist. Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics
Email: mstakic@uci.edu


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Gabrielle McGahey, Xiantong Yang, Jacob Hohn, & Nana-Ama Acquah


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Linghao Kong, University High School
Kalyan Nath, University High
Stephanie Zhang, Portola High School

VISITING SCHOLARS
2017 Francesco Paloma, University of Bologna
2017 Giulia Tedeschi, University of Genova
2017 Luca Digiacomo, University of Rome
2016 Lukas Rottschäfer; Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
2016 Estella Rao; Ph.D., Università di Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
2015 Carmine Di Rienzo; Università di Piza, Piza, Italy
2014 Belinda Wright; University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, Australia


FORMER STAFF, STUDENT, POSTDOCS & VISITING STUDENTS


Jenu Chacko (2017) -Postdoc in the Eliceiri/LOCI lab at University of Wisconsin
Jim Kalassery – Graduated Master’s Program, BME 2016
Tracie Tran (2016), UC Irvine Alumn, Microbiology and Immunology.
YuanTing Huang (2016), UC Irvine,  M.S. Student, Biotechnology Management

Justin Wang – Accepted at Stanford University, 2017
Andrew Rosenblatt – Accepted @ undergraduate program Cornell University 2016
Hari Garg – Accepted @ undergraduate program, UCBerkeley, 2016
Brian Cai Hired at Allergan 2015
Swathi Bagilthaya Graduated 2015 Master’s Program, BME
Ramon Rocca – Graduated 2015 Master’s Program, BME
Mehrnaz Mehrabi
Graduated 2015 Undergraduate Program, BME
Cecilia Kim –
Accepted at Boston University, Undergraduate Program
Claire Goul –
Accepted at MIT, Undergraduate Program
Sohail Jahid (2015)- Course Coordinator, Center for Complex Biological Systems, UCI
Elizabeth Gordon (2013), Associate Scientist, Biogen, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Previous UCI Undergraduates: Tiffany Chien, Daniel D. Tran, Yingkai Su, Shinnosuke Fukazawa, & Thai Nguyen, Ivy Le, Siddharth Verma, Daniel Wong, Ginny Wu

Previous High School Students
William Rosenthal, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
Michael Rubenacker, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School