Lab Members

Dr. Koyal Garg completed her graduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University, receiving M.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. During her doctoral tenure, her research focused on bioengineering electrospun vascular grafts that would elicit a favorable macrophage phenotype and angiogenic response.


Dr. Garg’s interest in regenerative medicine was further reinforced during her post-doctoral tenure at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, where she worked on the pre-clinical development and testing of biomaterial, and stem cell based therapies for improving functional regeneration of skeletal muscle following traumatic injuries. She continued her research work as a post-doctoral scholar at the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she developed electrical stimulation, laminin-111, and stem cell-based regenerative therapies for the improving of skeletal muscle mass and function following injury or aging.

Garg Lab Group - Dec 2017

Garg Lab Group - Dec 2018

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Natalia Ziemkiewicz


Ph.D. Student

Charles West

B.S. - M.S. Student

Hannah Chauvin

B.S. - M.S. Student

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Peter Genovese

B.S. - M.S. Student


  • Andrew Dunn, PhD, Cell Sciences and Imaging Biologist, Bayer, MO

  • Gabriel Haas, BS-MS, CEO at GenAssist, Inc.

  • Madison Marcinczyk, BS-MS, Systems Engineer at GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI

  • Krishna Patel, BS-MS, Midwestern's University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Muhamed Talovic, BS-MS, Neuroimaging Engineer at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

  • Robert Scheidt, BS, Medical Student at Washington University in Saint Louis

  • Josh Madsen, BS, Contract R&D Engineer, Cardinal Health, St. Louis, and CTO at GenAssist, Inc.

  • Anjali Patel, BS, Medical Student at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Sara Vendrell, BS, Medical Student at Ponce Health Sciences University, University in Ponce, Puerto Rico

  • Mark Schwartz, BS, Graduate Student at University of Virginia

Jeffrey Au

B.S. - M.S. Student

Allison Paoli

B.S. - M.S. Student

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David Johnson


Ph.D. Student