University of Maryland

Fischell Bioengineering Department

3135 Kim Engineering Building

College Park, MD 20742

P: (301) 405 8250

F: (301) 314 6868




Carlos Luna





I graduated from the University of Sonora, Mexico with a B.S. in Physics in 2008. During my undergraduate studies, I started doing research on the formation of mixed phospholipid vesicles at the Biophysics lab in the Department of Physics.


Following my physics degree, I decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and joined the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. I immediately started working with Helim at the Cell Biophysics Lab with the support of a fellowship from CONACYT, Mexico.


My goal is to be able to describe biological phenomena using physics as my main tool. In my road to do this, I study a wide range of biomedical problems. From the understanding of phospholipid molecules and the formation of membranes; to a more complex problem in biomedical engineering named neural regeneration.



Besides science, I practice martial arts (blackbelt in Japanese Jujitsu), enjoy to play the violin (rock, tango) and road biking.



My Research