VDTRC Team Members

WE HAVE SEVERAL OPENINGS TO JOIN THE TEAM -- INTERESTED CANDIDATES, PLEASE SEE THE "POSITIONS AVAILABLE" PAGE.

We are a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and engineers whose mission is to seamlessly integrate patient care, clinical investigation, and fundamental technology research with application in dermatology, oncology, hematology, and other specialties.

Faculty

Eric Tkaczyk MD, PhD

Eric Tkaczyk, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Dermatology
 
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Tartu, Estonia
 
Physician Scientist
Inga  Saknite, Ph.D.

Inga Saknite, Ph.D.

Adjoint Assistant Professor

Senior Researcher, Biophotonics Laboratory, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, University of Latvia

Postdoctoral Fellows

Andrew McNeil, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Medical image computing, deep learning for medical image segmentation and biomarker discovery

Shramana Ghosh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Mechanical device design; characterization of viscoelastic and biomechanical parameters of biomaterials

Research Assistants

Austin Cronin, B.S.

Research Assistant/Engineer
 
  • SJS photography protocol development

Madeline Marks, B.S.

Clinical Research Coordinator

  • Protocol development and implementation

Undergraduate Students

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Shinwho Kwun

Undergraduate Student

  • Spectral imaging, patient home photography, protocol development and implementation

Alumni

Adam Hetzler, M.D., Ph.D.

Role on Team: Medical Student (2021 - 2022)

Next Position: Dermatology Residency at Geisinger

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Alina Zufall, M.D.

Role on Team: Patient home photography (selfies) (2021 - 2022)

Next Position: Dermatology residency at New York Medical College

Xiaoqi Liu, Ph.D.

Role on Team: Post Doctoral Research Fellow (2019 - 2021)

Next Position: Seminary at Los Angeles

Laura X Baker (née Wang), M.D.

Role on Team: Medical Student (2018-2021)

Next Position: Dermatology residency at UCSF

Zijun Zhao, B.S.

Zijun Zhao, M.D.

Role on Team: Medical Student (2019-2021)

Next Position: Medicine residency at Santa Clara Medical

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Randall Patrinely, M.D.

Role on Team: Medical Student (2019-2021)

Next Position: Dermatology residency at Vanderbilt

Kelsey Parks, M.D.

Role on Team: Medical Student (2019-2020)

Next Position: Dermatology residency at Vanderbilt

Yvette Ssempijjay, B.S.

Yvette Ssempijja, M.D.

Role on Team: Medical Student (2019-2020)

Next Position: Dermatology residency at University of Washington

Zain Khera, B.A.

Roles on Team: VUMC Student Worker (2019-2020) and Research Analyst I (2020)

Next Position: Medical Student at NYU

 

Tahsin Reasat, M.S.

Tahsin Reasat, M.S.

Role on Team: Graduate Student (2017 - 2019)
 
Next Position: Computer science Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt
Jianing Wang, M.S.

Jianing Wang, Ph.D.

Role on Team: Graduate Student (2017 - 2019)
 
Next Position: Senior Research Scientist at Siemens Healthineers

Fuyao (Joanna) Chen, B.S.

Role on Team: Research Assistant/Engineer (2017-2019)

Next Position: MD/PhD Student at Yale

 

Laura Dellalana, M.D.

Role on Team: Medical Student (2017-2018)

Next position: Dermatology residency at Vanderbilt

 

Jocelyn Gandelman, M.D.

Role on Team: Medical Student (2017-2019)

Next position: Dermatology residency at UCSF
 

Kathy Zhang

Role on Team: Undergraduate Student (2018-2019)

Next Position: Undergraduate Student at Vanderbilt

 

Alexis Hood, B.S.

Role on Team: Medical Student (2018-2019)

Next Position: Medical Student at Meharry

 

Mihkel Põldemaa, M.Sc.

Role on Team: Masters Degree Candidate in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics from the University of Tartu

and Tallinn University of Technology (2016-2018)

Next Position: Cybernetica AS