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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Jingyi Shi

Research Assistant Professor
Education: BS, Peking University '83; PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook '94
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Jonathan Moreno

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Education: BS, Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, UMass ‘06; MD/PhD, Cornell University ‘13; Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow, WUSTL ‘17
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Guohui Zhang

Staff Research Scientist
Education: BS, Chemistry, University of Science &Technology of China ‘98; PhD, Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology ‘04
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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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Carlota Abella

Research Technician II
Education: BS, Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, The University of Manchester ‘19
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Thao Chau

Staff Research Scientist
Education: BS, Biology, University of Memphis ‘97
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Paweorn (Eve) Angsutararux

PhD Candidate, BME, WUSTL
Education: Bs, University of Pennsylvania '17
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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

Dual MS Candidate, Computer Science & Data Analytics and Statistics, WUSTL
Education: BS, BME, WUSTL ‘20
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Lu Zhao

Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Arthur Li

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

Research Lab Supervisor
Education: MS, Foods & Nutrition
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Aayush Dhakal

Ph.D. Student, Computer Science, WUSTL
Education: BS, Computer Science, The University of Mississippi '21

Alumni Spotlight

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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