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Principal Investigator

Welcome to our lab’s website! My name is Dr. Colleen Crouch and am the advisor to a great team. I am originally from Tennessee, so UTK feels like home. Check out my faculty page for my bio.

Graduate Students

My name is Allison Jones and I was born and raised in Brick, New Jersey. I received my BS in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Tampa and I will be a first-year PhD student at UTK starting in Fall ’22 in Biomedical Engineering. My interests include medical imaging, tissue engineering, and prosthetics.

Undergraduate Students

My name is Madi Thomas and I am originally from Atlanta Georgia. I am currently a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and I am interested in cardiovascular engineering research as well as medical device research and development. I started working with Dr. Crouch in the fall semester of 2021. 
Name: Leah Gutzwiller
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Junior in Biomedical engineering
Research Interest: oncology, cardiovascular disease, imaging techniques, and drug delivery 
Started Fall 2021

Hello! My name is Thomas Paterson. I have lived in Knoxville my entire life, but I’ve pretty recently become a Vol. I am in my junior year studying Biomedical Engineering, where I am now working on Brain Spatial Multi-Omic Imaging & Analysis with Dr. Crouch. I am also interested in prosthetics as well as epidemiology, so I enjoy lots of aspects of this field. 

My name is Riley McDonald, and I am from Alcoa, Tennessee. I am currently a junior studying Biomedical Engineering. I have interests in disease prevention, imaging, oncology, and medical device research. I started working with Dr.Crouch in the Summer of 2022.