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Principal Investigator and Lab Director – Pietro Valdastri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Epatology and Nutrition

PhD in Bioengineering from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

p.valdastri [at] vanderbilt.edu

CV Publications

Clinical Director – Keith L. Obstein


Assistant Professor of Medicine Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

keith.l.obstein [at] vanderbilt.edu

 

 

 

Post-Doc

Ekawahyu Susilo

ekawahyu.susilo [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Design Environment for Capsule Robots, Soft Colonoscopy Robotic Platform

 

Graduate Students

Addisu Z. Taddese

addisu.z.taddese [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Design Environment for Capsule Robots

 

 

 

Piotr R. Slawinski

piotr.r.slawinski [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Soft Colonoscopy Robotic Platform

 

 

Nicolò Garbin

nicolo.garbin.1 [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

 

 

 

Federico Campisano

federico.campisano [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Wireless Tissue Palpation

 

Undergraduate Students

Kyle Musto

kyle.b.musto [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

Chris Lyne

christopher.t.lyne [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

Alex Vartanian

alexander.v.vartanian [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 
 

Ashley Peck

ashley.m.peck [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Educational toolkit for capsule robots

 

 

Tina Karraz

christina.karraz [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

 

 

Jianing Liu

jianing.liu [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Educational toolkit for capsule robots

 

 

 

Zeke Tan

zeke.tan [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Educational toolkit for capsule robots

 

 

 

Sarah Thorson

sarah.e.thorson [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

Gabriel Scozzarro

gscozzarro [at] gmail.com
Visiting student from Università Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

 

 

High-School Students

Yasmin Alvarado-Rayo

Yasmin.Alvarado-Rayo [at] vanderbilt.edu

Research: Medical Capsule Robots
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

High-School Teachers

Mark Gonyea

gonyeam [at] rcschools.net

Research: Educational toolkit for capsule robots

 
 

Justin Montenegro

justin.montenegro [at] mnps.org

Research: Educational toolkit for capsule robots

 

 

 

Lab Alumni and Former Collaborators

Dr. Marco Beccani

Research: Wireless Tissue Palpation, Design Environment for Capsule Robots

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Pennsylvania, mLab

 

Dr. Christian Di Natali

Research: Magnetic Localization, Local Magnetic Actuation

Current Position: Ask Christian

 

 

 

Byron Smith

Research: CO2 Insufflator for Minimally Invasive Procedures

Current Position: Founder of EndoInSight, Inc.

 

 

 

Charreau S. Bell

Research: Soft Colonoscopy Robotic Platform, Vision-Based Localization

Current Position: Graduate student at Vanderbilt University
 

 

 

Robert J. Caprara

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

Current Position: Ask Robert
 

 

 

Claire E. Benjamin

Research: Wireless Tissue Palpation

Current Position: Graduate student at University of Colorado — Boulder

 

 

Nathan E. Hall

Research: Magnetic Localization

Current Position: U.S. Army
 

 

Victoria R. Mitchell

Research: Wireless Insufflation

Current Position: Vanderbilt Alumn
 

 

 

Mohd Fateh Mohd Lani

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

Current Position: Graduate student in Japan
 

 

 

Vanessa N. Valentine

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Vanderbilt
 

 

 

Jevaugn D. Shabbazz

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Vanderbilt
 

 

 

Jacopo Buzzi

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

Current Position: PhD student at Politecnico di Milano, Italy

 

 

 

 

Brennan Steele

Research: Tablet Technologies to Improve Colonoscopy

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Duke

 

 

Nhung Hoang

Research: Tablet Technologies to Improve Colonoscopy

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Fang

Research: Wireless Insufflation

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University

 

Inès Ouali

Research: Medical Capsule Robots

Current Position: Undergraduate student at Polytech Marseille, France

 

 

 

Erdem Erdemir

Research: Design Environment for Capsule Robots

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

 

David J.Cunningham

Research: Local Magnetic Actuation

Current Position: Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Huntsville, AL

 

 

Massimiliano Simi

Research: Trans-Abdominal Active Magnetic Link

Current Position: Mechanical Design Engineer, MEDra s.r.l.,Pisa, Italy

 

 

Sissi Battaglia

Research: Tetherless insufflation of human colon

Current Position: Research Assistant, Ospedale Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy

 

 

Lorenza Angelini

Research: Smart Mechanisms to Avoid Bowel Preparation in Colonoscopy

 

 

 

Giulia Bassani

Research: Real-Time Localization of Magnetic Capsule Robots

Current Position: PhD student at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna