Director, UTSA-UT Health Joint Graduate Group in Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Qutub received her Ph.D in Bioengineering from UC-Berkeley and UCSF with a training emphasis on neurobiology and computer science, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. She completed her postdoctoral training in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Amina's goal in launching the Quantu Project has been to apply insight gained from fundamental studies on cell communication to transform the treatment of neurological diseases and optimize brain health throughout life.
Tomisin is an undergraduate researcher in biomedical engineering, focused on developing new algorithms to study brain cell communication from images obtained in the lab.
Dr. Byron L. Long
Dr. Long is a Research Scientist with 10 years experience in computational systems biology and doctoral training in theoretical computer science. Byron received his PhD from Indiana University in Computer Science and B.S. in Engineering from Santa Clara University. He completed his postdoctoral training at Rice University in Biomedical Engineering. Byron's research interests are in artificial intelligence, image processing, and predictive algorithms. Byron has built on his training in logic to develop novel image-analysis programs and rule-based models to study how human cells form tissues.
Ash is an undergraduate researcher in biomedical engineering. Working with graduate student Erin Pollet, Ash is focused on analyzing trends in exercise and sleep data to identify signatures of brain health.
Jenny manages the day-to-day of the Quantu Project including communication with our volunteers and sample collection. Jenny received her B.S. in Sociology and certificate in cybersecurity from UTSA. She joined the Quantu Project with three years of prior work experience in clinical settings with an emphasis on health care and data science.
Zacharie Maloney, M.S.
Zach is a doctoral student in the UTSA - UT Health Joint Graduate Group in Biomedical Engineering. Zach graduated from IIT with a M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering. His work focuses on developing living model systems in the lab to study how the brain regulates sleep and wake cycles.
Erin is a doctoral student in the UTSA - UT Health Joint Graduate Group in Biomedical Engineering. She graduated from UTSA with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. Erin also has 10 years of clinical sleep experience as a registered polysomnographic technologist.
Erin's research interests are in circadian rhythm and sleep disorders and how they relate to cellular mechanisms in the central nervous system.
Sean is an incoming doctoral student in the UTSA - UT Health Joint Graduate Group in Biomedical Engineering who has researched in the Qutub Lab as an undergraduate through the NSF BRAVe Fellowship program. Sean's focus is engineering living model systems from human stem cells to understand how the brain responds to stress, exercise and sleep.