Meet the

Team :

Meet our principal investigator, Jonathan Silva, PhD FAHA


Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Computer Science and Engineering

Director of Diversity

Whitaker Hall, Room 200G

(314) 935-8837
admin@silvalab.science
Jonathan Silva CV
Professor Silva joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in July 2012. He received the prestigious Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface (CASI), which is given to scientists with backgrounds in physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering who want to explore the new frontier of biology.

Current lab members


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Jonathan Moreno

Assistant Prof of Medicine
Education: BS, Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, UMass ‘06; MD/PhD, Cornell University ‘13; Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow, WUSTL ‘17-'22
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Anastasia Khokhlova

Research Assistant Professor
Education: Education: BS, MS, BME, Ural Federal University, Russia ‘10; PhD, Biophysics, Inst of Immunol and Physio, Moscow State University, Russia ‘15; Research fellows, Okayama University, Japan ’14-'16; Inst for Experimental Cardiovasc Medicine, Germany ’17
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Heather Struckman

Post doctoral Fellow, BME, WUSTL
Education: BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of South Carolina '18; PhD, Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University '23
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Thao Chau

Staff Research Scientist
Education: BS, Biology, University of Memphis ‘97
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Martina Marras

PhD Candidate, BME, WUSTL
Education: BS, BME, Saint Louis University ‘20
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Emily Wagner

PhD Candidate, BME, WUSTL
Education: BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Druv Bhagavan

MD/PhD Candidate (MSTP) Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Education: BS, Biomedical Engineering, Yale University ‘16
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Lucy Woodbury

PhD Candidate, BME, WUSTL
Education: BS, BME, University of Arkansas ‘20
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Lucas (Chang Hi) Lee

PhD Candidate, BME, WUSTL
Education: BS, BME, WUSTL ‘20, MS, Computer Science & Data Analytics and Statistics, WUSTL '22
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Shashi Kumar

Research Lab Supervisor
Education: MS, Foods & Nutrition
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Erica Marquez

PhD Candidate, BME, WUSTL
Education: BS, Biology, Western Illinois University '18
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Anna Li

B.S. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
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Max Schoening

Education: B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science
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Thomas Schuster

Education: Bachelors Candidate in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
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Izzy Field

Lab Assistant
Education: B.S. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

Alumni Spotlight

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Paweorn (Eve) Angsutararux, PhD

Post doctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis
BS, University of Pennsylvania '17, PhD, Washington University '22
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Kathryn Mangold, PhD

Research Fellow , Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota
BA, St Olaf College '14; PhD, Washington University '21
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Khrystyna Sukhanova

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University School of Medicine
BS, MS Kiev State University, Ukraine ‘90; PhD, A.A. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Ukraine ‘16,
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Zoltan Varga, PhD

Faculty/Biophysics/University of Debrecen, Hungary
PhD, University of Debrecen, Hungary '2000 ; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Washington University '13 -'14
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Wandi Zhu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
BS, Stony Brook University '13 ; PhD, Washington University '18
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Taylor Voelker

PhD candidate , Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of California, Davis
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Billy Kang

MD/PhD Candidate (MSTP) Biomedical Engineering (BME)
BS, John Hopkins University '14
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Kuo Chan Weng, PhD

Director of WashU iPSC Core Facility
PhD, Texas A&M University '14 ; Postdoctoral Research Fellow '17- '20
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Christopher Andrews, PhD

Systems Engineer/Sentiar
PhD, Washington University '19 ; Postdoctoral Research Fellow '19-'20
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Carlota Abella

PhD candidate, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
BS, Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, The University of Manchester ‘19
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Nicholas Bach

BS, Computer Science and Financial Engineering, WUSTL '20, MS, Computer Science, WUSTL '21