Kyle Wellmerling

Ph.D. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Email: kmw224@cornell.edu
Address: 127 Upson Hall
Phone: (614) 313-1722

Biography

Kyle began graduate studies at Cornell in Fall 2015 and joined the Kirby Lab research group in December 2015. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Ohio State University in May 2015. As an undergraduate, he worked in the microsystems and nanosystems lab, where he programmed a LabView VI to control a microfluidic device, and automate data collection.

Current Projects

Kyle is currently working on developing a single stage microfluidic device to isolate rare teratoma forming cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Kyle does this by using geometrically enhanced differential immunocapture (GEDI) devices to capture teratoma-forming cells on antibody functionalized posts from populations of pluripotent stem cell-derived neural progenitors.

Presentations

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  • Cornell Stem Cell Symposium 2017, “Teratoma-forming potential in hiPSC-dervied Neural Cultures”

    Education

    B.S., the Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering, 2015, cum laude
    M.S., Cornell University, Mechanical Engineering, 2018