Lab Members

Nicholas J. Durr
Nicholas J. DurrPrincipal Investigator
Nick is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Johns Hopkins University with appointments in the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from U.T. Austin. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School in 2010 and an independent investigator at MIT from 2011 to 2014 as a Fellow in the M+Vision Consortium. Before joining Johns Hopkins, he was the Founder and CEO of PlenOptika. He enjoys good coffee, playing basketball, traveling, and being a human jungle-gym for his kids.
Greg McKay
Greg McKayM.D./ Ph.D. Candidate
Greg is an MD-PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins. He completed his B.S. in Optics and B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Rochester in 2014. He is currently interested in optical system design, image processing and reconstruction, and the development of a non-invasive in vivo white blood cell monitor. Outside of the lab he spends his free time taking photos, hiking, playing sports, and cooking.​
Tianyi (Mason) Chen
Tianyi (Mason) ChenBME Ph.D. Candidate
Mason received his B.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, where he researched on high-intensity focused ultrasound beam mapping. Currently, he is working on creating a custom Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging system. Mason is also interested in photography, music, reading, and playing video games.
Taylor Bobrow
Taylor BobrowBME Ph.D. Candidate
Taylor completed his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus in biomedical applications from Old Dominion University. Currently, he is interested in hardware development, computer-aided detection, and 3D imaging with structured light. When not in the lab, Taylor enjoys playing live music on the drum set.
Bailey Surtees
Bailey SurteesResearch Assistant
Bailey completed her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in Instrumentation from Johns Hopkins University. Currently, she is working on developing a cryosurgical system for treating breast cancer in low resource areas. She loves doing art, camping, and tinkering with home projects.
Yixin (Clarrise) Hu
Yixin (Clarrise) HuResearch Assistant
Clarisse completed her M.S.E in Robotics and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in Instrumentation at Johns Hopkins University. Currently, She is working on developing a cryosurgical system for treating breast cancer in low resource areas. She loves crafting, hiking, and open water swimming.
Daniel Borders
Daniel BordersUndergraduate Researcher
Daniel is an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science major. He is interested in computer vision and increasing machine learning’s role in day-to-day life. Daniel also enjoys board games, off-road racing, and computerized stock market prediction.
Madeline Chabab
Madeline ChababUndergraduate Researcher
Maddie is an undergraduate Electrical Engineering major. She is interested in biomedical instrumentation for low-resource settings, both locally and globally. In her free time, Maddie enjoys spending time with her new nephew, going to the beach, discovering new coffee nooks, and practicing yoga.
John Han
John HanUndergraduate Researcher
John is an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University studying Electrical Engineering. He is interested in developing medical imaging technology for clinical use. Outside of academics and work, he enjoys playing various instruments and participating in church activities.
Melina Papadakis
Melina PapadakisUndergraduate Researcher
Melina is an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins pursuing biomedical and electrical engineering degrees. She is interested in working at the intersection of machine learning and hardware to improve imaging systems. On the weekends she enjoys working within the arts and making tiramisu.
Miguel Inserni
Miguel InserniUndergraduate Researcher
Miguel is an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Instrumentation. He is currently working on developing a laser speckle endoscope. Outside of work, Migs enjoys hiking, climbing and canoeing.
Helena Hahn
Helena HahnUndergraduate Researcher
Helena is an Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate working to develop a deep learning algorithm that determines eye glass prescriptions with lower cost materials. Whenever she gets the chance, she’ll be listening to podcasts, watching YouTube, or learning about economics.
Nela Mohan
Nela MohanUndergraduate Researcher
Nela is an undergraduate student studying Biomedical Engineering with a focus on instrumentation. She is working on developing housing for a non-invasive in vivo blood cell monitor. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, dancing, rock climbing, and playing music.