First Year Students (2016-2017)

BESA welcomes the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering incoming class of 2016!


Name: Amy Becker
Hometown: Albany, NY
College & Degree: Rochester Institute of Technology, BS Imaging Science
Hobbies: Hiking, swing dancing, running, yoga
BMEGG Research Focus: Biomedical Imaging

Name: Tima Dehghani
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
College & Degree: UCLA; Physiological Science
Hobbies: Running, hiking, cooking
BMEGG Research Focus: Cellular and Molecular Systems

Marcus Deloney
Name: Marcus Deloney
Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
College & Degree: University of Michigan; Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering
Hobbies: kayaking, boating, swimming, yoga, hiking
BMEGG Research Focus: Biomaterials

Name: Marissa Gionet-Gonzales
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
College & Degree: UC Riverside, BS Bioengineering
Hobbies: Photography, Hiking, Reading, Running
BMEGG Research Focus: Tissue Engineering

Name: Dovin Kiernan
Hometown: Renfrew, Ontario
College: Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of Toronto
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, canoeing, jiujitsu
Track: Musculoskeletal biomechanics and mechanobiology


Name: Stephanie Petersen
Hometown: Billings, MT
College & Degree: University of Alaska Anchorage; Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies: Snowboarding, playing video games, reading
BMEGG Research Focus: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics


Name: Paul Riemenschneider
Hometown: Ukiah, CA
College: UC Davis, BS Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Rock Climbing, Getting Outside
Focus: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

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Name: Priscilla Tjandra
Hometown: Mountlake Terrace, WA
College & degree: Gonzaga University, BS Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies: Guitar, piano, knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, running
BMEGG Research Focus: Orthopedic research


Name: Jun Zhu
Hometown: Ningxia, China
College: Beihang University, Bachelor of Engineering
Hobbies: swimming, ice skating (beginner)
BMEGG research focus: BioMEMS, microfluidics

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