People

Principle Investigator

David Zopf, MD

Fellowship: University of Washington, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Residency: University of Michigan, Otolaryngology

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Undergrad and Graduate: Purdue University

Email: davidzop@med.umich.edu

Dr. Zopf is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology, as well as an Affiliate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. In 2022, he is assigned as the Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship pathway of excellence through medical school.

Dr. Zopf completed his undergraduate degree as well as a Masters of Science in Neuroscience and Physiology at Purdue University in 2005; completed his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2009; completed an otolaryngology residency at Michigan in 2014 followed by a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Washington in 2015, after which his returned to Michigan to join the faculty.

Dr. Zopf’s clinical focus is in caring for children with congenital malformations of the head and neck. He is also part of the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering where he and his colleagues have led the field of medical 3D printing to aid in the treatment of these patients. Among other innovations, his team developed a patient specific, 3D printed airway splint, culminating in a landmark New England Journal of Medicine article detailing this innovation as well as the potential of 3D printing in general for the production of personalized medical devices.

Staff

Zahra Nourmohammadi, PhD

Research Specialist and Lab Manager

Graduate: McGill University

Email: znourmoh@med.umich.edu

Graduate Students

Demetri Monovoukas

University of Michigan Medical School

Graduate: Johns Hopkins University, Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate: Harvey Mudd College, Biomedical Engineering

Projects: Bronchoscopy Simulator, Microvascular Sugery Simulator, Suturing Simulator

Years in lab: 2021 - present

Anuj Patel

University of Michigan Medical School

Undergrad: Purdue University, Biochemistry and Astrophysics

Projects: Globe and orbit surgical simulator, Rhinoplasty osteotomy simulator, Tissue scaffold engineering

Years in lab: 2021 - Present

Nick Zugris

University of Michigan Medical School

Undergrad: University of Virginia, Biomedical Engineering

Projects: Cleft Palate, Suturing Simulator, Virtual Dissection Course

Years in lab: 2020 - Present

Ross Michaels

University of Michigan Medical School

Undergrad: Michigan Technological University, Biomedical Engineering

Projects: Class 2 Cleft Palate Mold, Rib-Lung simulator, Posterior Cricoid Scaffold, Ear scaffolds

Years in lab: 2018 - Present

Krishna Sai Koka

University of Michigan, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate: Biomedical Engineering

Projects: Graduate Medical Education, tissue engineering/Regeneration Projects

Years in Lab: 2019-Present

Melis Ozkan

Current school: University of Michigan Medical School

Undergrad: University of Chicago, Biological Sciences and Molecular Engineering

Projects: Rhinoplasty Osteotomy Simulator and Tissue Engineering/Regeneration Projects

Years in lab: 2021-Present

Natalie Halphen

University of Michigan, Biomedical Engineering

Projects: Cleft Palate, Ear Splint Projects

Years in lab: 2017-Present

Undergraduate Students

Madison Daminato

University of Michigan, College of Engineering

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

3D Printed Surgical Models, Cleft Palate Model Series

years in the lab: 2020- Present

Rishi Hoskeri

University of Michigan, College of Engineering

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

3D Printed Surgical Models, Eyeball globe and orbit simulator

years in the lab: 2020- Present

Zoie Jones

Current school: University of Michigan College of Engineering

Undergrad: University of Michigan College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Projects: Microvessel, JNA tumor, Posterior Cricoid Split

Years in lab: 2021-Present

Visiting Students

Mitchell Dennis Cin

School of Medicine

Graduate:

Undergrad:

Projects: Veau Cleft Palate,

Years in lab:

Chelsey Wallace

Indiana University School of Medicine

Graduate: Boston University, Medical Sciences

Undergrad: Purdue University, Chemical Engineering

Projects: Otoplasty Model, Veau Class II Cleft Palate Mold, Tissue Engineering on 3D-Printed Bioscaffolds, Musician Lungs

Years in lab: 2019

Katheryn Cohen

Washington University in St. Louis

Projects: Laryngeal Cleft Mold

Years in Lab: 2019

Alumni

Grace Stridick

University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

Projects: orbital hematoma model, lop ear model, ear splint research, lung-diaphragm model

Years in the lab: 2016-present

Lukas Hyde

University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

Projects: Bilateral Cleft Lip

Years in the lab: 2018-2019

Kevin Wen

University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

Projects: Veau Class II Cleft Palate

Years in the lab: 2018-2019

Kimberly Cabrera

University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

Projects: Veau Class II Cleft Palate

Years in the lab: 2018-2019

Allison Powell

University of Michigan Medical School

Graduate: University of Michigan, Biomedical Engineering

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Biomedical Engineering

Kevin Green

University of Michigan Medical School

Graduate: Oregon State University, Robotics

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

Projects: CPAP masks, Auricular hematoma, Nasolaryngoscopy, pediatric emergency airway front-of-neck access procedures, Ear splint

Years in lab: 2016-2017

Sudharsan Srinivasan

University of Michigan Medical School

Graduate: University of Michigan, Biomedical Engineering

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Biomedical Engineering

Projects: Laryngeal Cleft, Facial Flap, Cleft Palate, Nasopharyngeal Sim Projects

Years in lab: 2017-2018

Brian Chang

University of Michigan Medical School

Undergrad: Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Projects: Bilateral Cleft Lip Model, Educational Courses, Tissue Engineering on 3D-Printed Bioscaffolds

Years in lab: 2015-present

Jessica Foss

University of Michigan, Biomedical Engineering

Undergrad: University of Michigan, Biomedical Engineering

Projects: Ear splint

Years in the lab: 2018-2019

Chelsea Reighard

Ophthalmology Resident Physician at Kellogg Eye Center/University of Michigan

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Projects: Nasal Scaffold Development, Simulator and Education Development (Cleft Lip Simulator, Laryngotracheal Reconstruction/Subglottic Stenosis Simulator, Mandibular Distraction Simulator), Ear Splint Clinical Study

Years in the lab: 2016-2017

Julia Brennan

University of Michigan

Rachel Herster

Engineering Lab Manager M4 (Medical Modeling, Materials, and Manufacturing) Lab

The Ohio State University

MSE & BSE Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

Projects: OR Models, Trach Plug

Years in the lab: 2018 - 2021

Katrina Yeomans

Clinical Engineer at Materialise

BSE Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

Projects: OR Models

Years in the lab: 2019 - 2021

Djordje Jaksic

University of Michigan, Cellular and Molecular Biology + Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Projects: Facial Flap, NPA Model, Ear Splints, Cleft Palate

Year in the lab: 2018-present