Laksari Lab





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Principal Investigator



Kaveh Laksari

Kaveh Laksari, PhD eMail

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME),
Aerospace and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (AME), Neuroscience GIDP

Dr. Laksari graduated from University of Tehran with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received his PhD from Temple University also in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus in injury biomechanics. He then went to Stanford University as a postdoctoral scholar.




Postdoctoral Scholars



Mohammad Sarabian

Mohammad "Sohrab" Sarabian, PhD eMail

Sohrab received his PhD from Ohio University and an MS from Shiraz University both in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the brain hemodynamics and stroke project in 2020.




PhD Students



Carissa Grijalva

Carissa L. Grijalva eMail

Carissa graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering in 2017. She is working on effects of head impacts on brain physiology and function.

PhD Students



Aditi Deshpande

Aditi Deshpande eMail

Aditi graduated from Osmania University, Hyderabad with BE in Biomedical Engineering, MS from University of Akron (BME). Worked at Google as Product Specialist (Feedback Engineering) before starting PhD here at U of A.

PhD Students



Ali Kamali

Ali Kamali eMail

Ali graduated with a BS from Shiraz University and an MS from Sharif University both in Mechanical Engineering in Iran. He started his PhD at the UA in 2019 and is working on brain biomechanics.

PhD Students



Patricio Arrue

Patricio Arrue eMail

Patricio graduated from Universidad de Chile with a Master's in Engineering. He started his PhD at the UA in 2019 as a Fulbright scholar. He is working on brain biomechanics.



Masters Students



Callie Frantz

Callie Frantz eMail

Callie earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University in 2017. She worked as a flight test and design engineer before starting her masters studying head impacts and brain injury.




Undergraduate Students

  • Maddy Rahman
  • Jordan Elliott
  • Jade Kai

  • Lab Alumna

  • Nima Jamilpour, PhD
  • Danya Pradeep Kumar, PhD
  • Harrison Thurgood, MS
  • Austin Vedder
  • Tasmima Nooshrat Khan
  • McKenzie D. Jones
  • Sarah E. Laks
  • Daron K. Litzin
  • Jaclyn C. Nesemann
  • Matthew Ogden
  • Babak Safavinia
  • Matthew D. Slobodianuk
  • Savannah Brown
  • Jacob J. Sindorf
  • Cassidy Mannier
  • Cassie Kimble
  • Amy Cambridge
  • Clara Mersiowsky
  • Tai Combs
  • Nitya Kari

  • Collaborators

  • Nima Toosizadeh, PhD
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
    University of Arizona
  • Lyndia Wu, PhD
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    University of British Columbia
  • Mehmet Kurt, PhD
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Hessam Babaee, PhD
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Max Wintermark, MD
  • Department of Radiology
    Stanford University
  • Songbai Ji, PhD
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • David Camarillo, PhD
  • Department of Bioengineering
    Stanford University
  • Mehdi Shafieian, PhD
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Amirkabir University of Technology




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