Past Team Members

Adhira Sunkara, PhD

Research Engineer

Adhira Sunkara has a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and experience working with multiple start-ups for the design, development and commercialization of medical devices. Dr. Sunkara serves as a research engineer in the T.E.C.I. Center. She has expertise in technology design, data analysis, grant writing, and research study design.


Ken Perrone, MD

Research Resident 

Dr. Kenneth Perrone is a general surgery resident at Stanford. He joined the T.E.C.I. Center as a research resident following his PGY2 year. He attended SUNY Downstate for medical school. His clinical interest is in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Outside of the lab he enjoys riding his bike and grocery shopping.


Anna Witt

Lab Manager

Anna Witt graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies and a certificate in Mathematics. During her sophomore year at Wisconsin, Anna joined Dr. Pugh’s research lab in 2014 as an undergraduate researcher specializing in data collection and video analysis for the lab’s large Department of Defense research project. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in 2017, Anna was hired full time as the laboratory manager. Anna’s familiarity with the lab’s history compliments her analytical and organizational skills enabling her to efficiently coordinate the many diverse research projects happening in the lab. As the T.E.C.I. Center's manager she leverages her leadership and management interests to create a productive and collaborative work environment for students, post-docs and staff.