Bobak Mosadegh Laboratory

Associated Lab Members

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Bobak MosadeghPh.D.
  • Associate Professor

Bobak Mosadegh received his B.S. and M.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of California, Irvine.  He performed undergraduate and graduate-level research in Professor Noo Li Jeon’s lab, working on gradient-generating microfluidic devices. Dr. Mosadegh received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor while working in the lab of Shuichi Takayama.  His research involved developing microfluidic integrated circuits and various cell patterning methods using aqueous two-phase systems and microfluidic devices.  Under the guidance of George M. Whitesides, Dr. Mosadegh performed his postdoctoral training at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering.  His research focused on developing two technologies, i) a 3D paper-based cell culture system for the study of the effects of ischemic gradients on cancer cells and cardiomyocytes, and ii) actuators and control systems for soft robotics. Dr. Mosadegh started as an assistant professor in the department of radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), in Nov. 2014. He is currently an associate professor. He is a member of the Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging, and convener for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working group on cardiac occluders. 

Mousumi Dhara
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Mousumi Dhara
  • Laboratory Supervisor

Mousumi Dhara manages purchasing, regulatory affairs and operations for the Biomedical Engineering and Brain Health Imaging Institute in the Department of Radiology. Prior to this, she was the biorepository coordinator in the Head and Neck Cancer Division at Johns Hopkins University, and in Tissue Procurement Services at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Department of Pathology. 

Alexandre Caprio
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Alexandre Caprio
  • Research Associate

Alex Caprio obtained his M.S. in biomedical engineering from the Faculty of Medicine in Nancy, France. He subsequently had several internships and positions, providing him expertise in medical device development and testing. While at the Dalio Institute, he has acquired skills in 3D printing, image segmentation, image analysis, computer-aided design, soft robotics and stretchable electronics. He contributes to most projects in the labs of both Dr. Mosadegh and Simon Dunham. 

Lab Goals 

The Mosadegh lab has recently focused on developing next-generation medical devices for surgical and minimally invasive procedures. These devices are designed to provide unprecedented performance by leveraging enabling technologies such as 3D printing, soft robotics, machine learning and mixed reality. Historically, the lab also has expertise in soft robotic actuators and control systems for a broad number of applications, as well as in microfluidics and 3D cell-culture for applications in drug discovery using organs-on-chips platforms. 

Collaborators

Aiden Sherry
Yiyun Wang
Sidarth Wadwa
Jessica Goldstein

Research Projects

Most benign tumors are uterine fibroids in women, especially African American women. Today, doctors counsel women using flat magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)  images, but fibroids can grow on multiple uterine planes, and 2D imaging does not accurately...

The overall goal of this project is to develop a mixed reality (MR) and deep learning (DL)-based system for intra-operative image guidance for interventional procedures conducted under fluoroscopy. This unique guidance...

The goal of this project was to develop a patient-specific occluder for the left atrial appendage (LAA), as a stroke prevention device for atrial fibrillation (AF) ...

Award or Grant: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), 1 R61 HL156153-01 (2021-2023)

Prior Associated Grant: Non-occluding Zero-Thickness Inflatable Sensor Arrays for Conformable Mapping and Ablation

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Heart disease is the top U.S. cause of mortality, with 600,000 deaths annually. Its high prevalence is responsible for 1/6 of health care costs, which in 2010 w...

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