Lab Members

Ivan Cokic, MD

Project Scientist Email: ivan.cokic@cshs.org

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Ivan Cokic, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. After completing extensive postdoctoral research training at Northwestern University (Divisions of Nephrology/ Hypertension and Cardiac Electrophysiology) and at the University of Chicago Lung Injury Center, he joined the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute in January 2011 as a Project Scientist. His principle research interests relate to the mechanisms and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

Xingmin (Diane) Guan

Graduate Student Email: xingmin.guan@cshs.org

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Xingmin (Diane) Guan received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in materials science and engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She is currently a doctoral student at UCLA majoring in bioengineering. Guan joined the Dharmakumar Laboratory in 2016. Her research interest is in developing novel MRI-based methods to quantify iron and fat in the heart with a focus on novel data acquisition methods, image processing and validation in animal models of myocardial infarction. Her goal is to translate her research findings to human subjects with prior myocardial infarctions.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Graduate Student Email: eric.johnson@cshs.org

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Eric Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley in December 2011. After working as a biomedical engineer for a startup medical device company in San Diego, he came to UCLA as a PhD student in 2015. He joined the Dharmakumar Lab in March 2017 to work on cardiac MRI. His research interests are in the novel diagnostics and therapeutics applied to heart disease and myocardial infarction.

Hsin-Jung (Randy) Yang, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist Email: hsin-jung.yang@cshs.org

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Hsin-Jung (Randy) Yang, PhD, earned his doctorate in bioengineering from UCLA in August, 2016. He earned his master's degree at Northwestern University in electrical engineering and joined the Dharmakumar Laboratory in Cardiac MRI in 2011 and the Han Lab in 2016. His current research interests are novel MRI technologies and their applications.