Shivam Jain




Graduation May 2026, Duke University, NC, USA

B.S. Biophysics, Math

Advisor: Prof. Tony Jun Huang


Research Experience:

Research Assistant, Huang Acoustofluidics Lab - Duke University                                (2022 - present)

·       Developed a frequency-dependent multi-focal acoustic lens to regulate microfluidic particle separation.

·       Applied acoustic tweezer technology to study cell-cell interactions.

·       Analyzed characteristics of blood plasma with a novel acoustic picoinjector.

·       Tested an acoustic centrifuge to separate exosomes from proteins in plasma, measure DNA elasticity. 

·       Used electrochemical techniques to detect cancerous plasma samples.

·       Developed skills in fluorescent microscopy, nanoparticle tracking analysis, Raman spectroscopy.

·       Served as mentor for 4 high school students to contribute to daily wet lab projects.


Researcher & Astrophotographer, Astronomy Society of Fulton Science Academy              (2022 - present)

·       Team supervisor designing a deep sky analysis telescope CubeSat satellite to send into orbit.

·       Developed high-altitude balloon system to image Earth’s curvature and take atmospheric measurements.

·       Managed $50k+ funds for deep sky telescopes (manufactured and self-built) and permanent observatory. 

·       Evoked community interest through public outreach events in North Atlanta area.  


Researcher & Vaccine Advocate & Club President of GIDAS, miRcore Volunteer Program  (2020 - 2022)

·       Analyzed patient genetic info to understand role of cytokine storms in COVID-19 immune response.

·       Developed and distributed COVID-19 awareness materials to spread community knowledge.

·       Taught genetic principles to high school students through Education Committee.


·       Instructed gene research at own school’s GIDAS (Genes in Diseases and Symptoms) Club.



(* corresponding author)

1. Jain, S. “Role of interleukin-17 signaling pathway in the interaction between multiple sclerosis and acute myocardial infarction.”  Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 58 (February 2022): 103515