Meet the

Team :

Meet our principal investigator, Jonathan Silva, PhD


Dennis & Barbara Kessler Career Development Associate Professor

Whitaker Hall, Room 290G

(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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Khrystyna Sukhanova

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Education: BS, MS Kiev State University, Ukraine ‘90; PhD, A.A. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Ukraine ‘16
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Martina Marras

PhD Candidate, BME, WUSTL
Education: BS, BME, Saint Louis University ‘20
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Thao Chau

Staff Research Scientist
Education: BS, Biology, University of Memphis ‘97
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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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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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Arthur Li

PhD Candidate, BME, WUSTL
Education: BS, BME, WUSTL ‘21, MS, WUSTL '22
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Shashi Kumar

Research Lab Supervisor
Education: MS, Foods & Nutrition
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Nicholas Bach

Research Assistant
Education: BS, Computer Science and Financial Engineering, WUSTL '20, MS, Computer Science, WUSTL '21

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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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