Principle Investigator

130807_10882_guasto008.JPGJeffrey S. Guasto, Associate Professor
Prof. Guasto earned his bachelor’s degrees in physics and mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and his Sc.M. and Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University studying colloidal transport using microfluidics. Subsequently, he was a postdoc at Haverford College in Physics, where he developed an interest in the biophysics of single cells. He continued these pursuits as a postdoc at MIT, combining his interests in biomechanics, transport, and microfluidics, prior to joining the Tufts faculty in 2013. (Google Scholar Profile)


Richard Henshaw, Ph.D.
Richard received his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick (UK) working with Prof. Marco Polin on phototactic microbial motility. At Tufts, he is now a postdoctoral associate,  studying chemotaxis in marine microbial communities.

Graduate Students

AminDehkharghaniAmin Dehkharghani (Ph.D. candidate)
Amin is a Ph.D. candidate (4th year) in Mechanical Engineering, who is studying cell transport in complex geometries using microfluidics and high-speed video microscopy. He earned his B.S. in ME from Sharif University of Technology.

StehnachMichaelMichael Stehnach (Ph.D. candidate)
Michael came to Tufts with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Merrimack College, and he is now a third year Ph.D. candidate. Michael will be working on understanding cell motility in dense suspensions and complex fluids.

Derek Walkama (Ph.D. candidate)
Derek is a Ph.D. candidate (4th year) in Physics, who came to us from Clark University where he earned his B.A. in Physics and Mathematics. He is currently working on how viscoelastic instabilities couple to geometry in porous media and on sperm motility.

Undergraduate Students

Olivia Martin (Tufts ME, 2021)
Majeed Hallaj (Tufts ME, 2022)


Postdocs Affiliation After Tufts …
Nicolas Waisbord Tufts ME Rennes (France)
Graduate Students Affiliation After Tufts …
Allen Ma Tufts M.S., 2020
Yang Jin Tufts M.S., 2015
Undergraduate Students Affiliation After Tufts …
Brenden O’Flaherty Tufts BME, 2020
Julia Noble Tufts ME, 2019 Asahi/America
Sydney Holway Tufts Physics, 2018 Kayak
Thomas Coons Tufts ME, 2019 Tufts
Kevin Holbrook Tufts ME, 2017
Dan Pasquale Tufts CEE, 2016 MIT
Ray Bjorkman Tufts ME, 2015 Red Shift Systems
Thomas Joe Carroll Tufts ME & Physics, 2015
Jules Lacombe ENSTA, 2015
High School Students Affiliation After Tufts … 
Tristan Martello Wellesley H.S., 2020 Tufts
Shiva Mudide Acton-Boxborough Regional H.S. CalTech
Shikhar Sinha Acton-Boxborough Regional H.S. Dartmouth College
Dan Epstein Newton South H.S. Lehigh University

Joining the Group

Our research is highly multi-disciplinary, and we are always on the lookout for talented, qualified students and postdocs with a background in just about any field of engineering or physics (experience in biology is not required).

Postdoctoral Scholars – We currently do not have any openings for postdocs.

Ph.D. Students – We currently have openings for talented students interested in pursuing a Ph.D., where a strong background in engineering or physics and an affinity for experimental research are a must. Please contact Prof. Guasto for more information, and you are encouraged to submit an application to the Ph.D. program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts.

M.S. Students – We also have a number of related projects available for M.S. students that are looking for research topics. Contact Prof. Guasto to find our more about doing M.S. research in our lab!

Undergraduates – We have many opportunities for curious and capable undergraduate students from engineering and physics to develop new interests and skills, while contributing to cutting edge research in our lab during the academic year or over the summer. Contact Prof. Guasto to learn more about research projects, undergraduate theses, and Tufts Summer Scholars.