Meet the Team

Dr. Amber Doiron

Principle Investigator

Dr. Doiron is an Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont. She earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and was the T. Chen Fong Postdoctoral Fellow in radiology and chemical engineering at the University of Calgary. She was also the chief scientific officer at NanoPulse Biosciences, a startup company focused on biomedical applications of gold nanoparticles. Her research focuses on the development of nanoparticles for use in drug delivery and as contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging in addition to studying toxicity mechanisms of nanoparticles. She is passionate about expanding engineering pathways for underrepresented minorities, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Aside from work, she is passionate about her family and dogs, brain injury awareness, caregiver stress, music, gardening, and cooking.


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Omid Sedighi, M.S.

Ph.D. Student

Omid started his research in Professor Doiron’s lab as a Ph.D. student in the biomedical engineering field at UVM in the fall of 2021. He received his B.Sc. degree from Iran University of Science and Technology and his Master’s degree from the Sharif University of Technology, majoring in Material Science and Technology. His main research interest is bio-based materials for the application of drug delivery, bio-imaging, wound dressings, and cancer therapy. He is now working on designing a novel wound dressing for the treatment of biofilm without using antimicrobial agents. Omid believes in the power of “hard work” and “imagination” and loves to work in a team and move forward. Apart from research, he is passionate about watching movies, fitness, cooking, and music.


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Stephen Paige

Ph.D. Candidate

I earned my B.S. in biomedical engineering at UVM in 2021 and completed one year of graduate study at the Illinois Institute of Technology before returning to UVM to work with Dr. Doiron’s group in the fall of 2022. My work focuses on MR imaging contrast agents, and I’m poised to expand into in vivo applications of the technology. Outside of lab, I like to work out, ski, and hang out with friends!



Jaspreet Singh Nagi, M.S., Ph.D.

BNB Lab Alumnus

Jaspreet completed his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in the BNB Lab at UVM in September of 2022 after completing his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Mumbai, India and his M.S. in biomedical engineering from Binghamton University, New York. His research focused on understanding the importance of shear stress and particle size on particle and cell interactions in dynamic flow conditions for vascular health and drug delivery applications. He was the recipient of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Bioengineering PhD Student Award for “excellence in performance and greatest promise of success”.


Brooke Bednarke, M.S.

BNB Lab Alumnus

Brooke completed her M.S. in biomedical engineering in the BNB Lab in September of 2022 and is currently a Ph.D. student at Tufts University. Brooke won the UVM BME Service Award “for fostering inclusion, excellence, and awareness of all aspects of UVM Biomedical Engineering”.


Doiron Lab Alumni


Doctor of Philosophy Graduates

·  Yizhong Liu, Ph.D., May 2017

·  Eunsoo Yoo, M.S., Ph.D., Aug 2017

·  Chendong Humphrey Han, Ph.D., Dec 2018

·  Kyle Reeser, Ph.D., Dec 2019

·  Chukwuazam Nwasike, Ph.D., Dec 2020

·  Jaspreet Singh Nagi, Ph.D., 2022

Master’s of Science Graduates

MS Thesis

·  Xinyu Wu, M.S., Dec 2015

·  Daniel Goldstein, M.S., Dec 2016

·  Matthew Mahan, M.S., May 2017

·  Julia Dookran, M.S., May 2017

·  Jaspreet Nagi Singh, M.S., Aug 2017

·  Brooke Bednarke, M.S., 2022

MS Project

·  Ali Ropri, M.S., Dec 2015

·  Michael Galatsky, M.S., Aug 2015

·  Mansi Goswami, M.S., Dec 2016

·  Kei Harada, M.S., May 2017

Undergraduate Researchers and Alumni


·  Current Undergraduates: Rowan Reese, Maisie Moses, Eli Borrin, Ian Stender, Mike Marcotte, Eamon Finnerty

· Alta Godfrey, B.S. 2023 UVM

· Arai Lubas, current B.S. student UVM

· Liam Orr, B.S. 2023 UVM

· Kelly Jacobson, B.S. 2023 UVM

· Hannah Sherrif, B.S. 2023 UVM

·Julia Ormerod, visiting summer student 2021 WPI

· Aiyana Fortin, B.S. 2021 UVM

· Brooke Bednarke, B.S. 2021 UVM

· Grace Baraky, B.S. 2021 UVM

· Juneau Brennan, B.S. 2021 UVM

· Sara Kalb, B.S. 2021 UVM

· Joseph Kowzun, B.S. May 2018 BU

·  Armando Agosto, B.S. May 2017 BU

·  David Beaman, B.S. 2017 BU

·  Sophia Fu, B.S. May 2017 BU

·  Bryn Lappies, B.S. May 2017 BU

·  Fraser Leslie, B.S. May 2017 BU

·  Lauren Nardacci, B.S. May 2017, BU

·  Aaron Berger, B.S. May 2016 BU

·  Julia Dookran, B.S. May 2016 BU

·  Stephen Fischer, B.S. May 2016 BU

·  Kei Harada, B.S. May 2016 BU

·  Leigha Jarett, B.S. May 2016 BU

·  Carmen Lee, B.S. 2016 BU

·  Monique Macedo, visiting student, B.S. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

·  Stephanie Malyszka, B.S. May 2016 BU

·  Nicholas Romero, B.S. May 2016 BU

·  Brian Walsh, B.S. May 2016 BU

·  Kayla Crouch, B.S. SUNY Upstate Medical

·  Noga Rogel, B.S. May 2015 BU

·  Richard Armbruster, B.S. May 2015 BU

·  Joyce F Ajagbe, B.S. May 2017 BU

·  Josephine J Trichka, visiting summer student, B.S. Middlebury College, VT

·  Artur Rozentsvit, B.S. May 2014 BU

·  Felix Liriano, B.S. May 2014 BU

·  Jennifer Lui, B.S. May 2013 BU