Graduate Students
     Elizabeth Gianino
     Sarah Mbiki
     Craig Miller
Undergraduate Students
     Damea Pham
     Mark Livingstone
Graduate Students

Elizabeth Gianino

Elizabeth Gianino


Elizabeth received her B.S. in biophysics from Wake Forest University in 2017. As an undergraduate researcher, Elizabeth worked on assessing the permeability of fibrin fibers and plasma clots as a function of cardiovascular disease and age with Dr. Martin Guthold for two years. In addition, Elizabeth had the opportunity to intern at Cerner in Kansas City as well as participate in the REU program in Nanomaterials and Biomedicine at the University of Georgia. There, she worked on a project that involved polymer processing with Nitric Oxide. Currently, she is working on developing a smart wound dressing for the healing of diabetic ulcers. Elizabeth participated in Wake Forest’s club gymnastic team, where she lead the team to competing in two national competitions. She is an alumni of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity. Her hobbies include skiing, dancing, and lake adventures.


Sarah Mbiki

Sarah Mbiki


Sarah graduated with her B.S. in Computer Science from Appalachian State University in December 2017. In the summer of 2017, she completed an undergraduate research experience in Dr. Gilmore’s lab. This project involved working with image analysis techniques and machine learning classifiers to evaluate cell images for quantifiable information. The objective was to discover optimal image extraction techniques and machine learning algorithms to implement in a real-time continuous image processing framework. Sarah also participated in a Data Intensive REU program with Clemson University’s School of Computing in the summer of 2016. Her research focused on creating a machine learning framework that could differentiate abnormal movement from normal movement in Rett syndrome patients. In the Spring of 2018, Sarah became a graduate student in Dr. Gilmore’s lab both continuing with previous summer research and beginning a new project in CHO cell culture optimization using machine learning. Outside the lab, she enjoys working out, eating good food, watching documentaries, and listening to music.



Craig Miller

Craig Miller


Craig Miller is a native of Holly Hill, SC. He currently serves in the South Carolina National Guard as a Second Lieutenant Platoon Leader in the 151 st Expeditionary Signal Battalion. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Citadel. His background is in power, electronics and network security. His past research experience consisted of a summer long project at the Medical University of South Carolina where he worked with the Epidemiology Department. There he conducted a feasibility study on the use of telemedicine to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease in patients that were in rural South Carolina. He also did a small study on the properties of silicene crystal structures and how they interact with silver atoms with Dr. Lok C. Lew Yan Voon. Craig is currently working with Dr. Gilmore to develop biosensors that enable quantification of healing and infection in chronic wounds and other applications.

Undergraduate Students

Damea Pham

Damea Pham



Mark Livingstone

Mark Livingstone