Team Categories: Scientific

Heidi Zamora, M.S.

Heidi Zamora holds a Master of Science in Bioengineering from the University of California at Riverside. At Aracari, she has successfully delivered contract research projects for pharmaceutical companies to test toxicity and efficacy of biotherapeutics using Aracari’s proprietary vascularized microphysiological systems. As a graduate researcher at UC Riverside, she produced DNA fragments to create plasmids …

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Theresa Vu, B.S.

Theresa Vu holds a B.S. Biological Sciences from University of California at Irvine. At her time there, she conducted research on epilepsy where she was second author on a paper published in eNeuro. After graduating, she worked as a Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the NIH observing Non-Human Primates when given an economic …

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Timothy Mason, B.S.

Timothy Mason graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Prior to joining Aracari, he held the position of Medical Lab Assistant at Q2 Solutions, where he helped to develop vaccines in a clinical trials laboratory. Timothy is experienced in performing viral assays and managing laboratory inventory.

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Stephen Hahn, M.S.

Stephen Hahn holds a Master’s of Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University. He conducted comp research on how blood vessel networks in cancer tissue grow and adapt while at Tulane. Before joining Aracari, Stephen worked at Avanos Medical as a Product Development Process Analyst. His role involved working directly with cross functional team members on new …

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Sierra Diaz, B.A.

Ms. Diaz graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Prior to joining Aracari, she held the position of QA Senior Microbiologist Lab Technician at Zimmer Biomet conducting viability testing of bone cell, endotoxin testing, and HPLC testing. She has also worked at B. Braun Medical Inc. as a QC Microbiology Associate …

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Alexander Hwu, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexander Hwu received his Chemical and Biochemical PhD from the University of California, Irvine specializing in microfluidics and cell culture engineering applications. Prior to joining Aracari, Alex has worked at several successful companies, which includes authoring a patent at a Class III medical device startup. He leverages his operations and product development experience to …

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