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Current Lab Members
- Craig Griffith
- Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, U California, Irvine (2008-10)
- Adam W. York
- Ph.D., Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Southern Mississipi (2010-2012)
- Sebastian Vega
- BS, Carnegie Mellon University; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering; expected Fall 2013. Thesis Proposal Expected Spring 2011.
- Kubra Kamisoglu
- BS, Middleeast Technical University, Turkey; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, expected Fall 2012. Thesis Proposal Expected Fall 2010.
- Daniel Lewis
- BS, Columbia University; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, expected Fall 2012. Thesis Proposal Expected Fall 2010.
- Aaron Carlson
- BS, Duke University; PhD in Biomedical Engineering, expected Spring 2012. Thesis Proposal Expected Fall 2010.
- Dominik Naczynski
- BS, Cornell University; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, expected Fall 2011. Thesis: Designing Multifunctional Albumin Nanoshells for Tissue Targeted Imaging and Cancer Therapeutic Delivery.
- Jocie Cherry
- BS, St. Louis U.; PhD in Biomedical Engineering, expected Oct 2011. Thesis: Biofunctionalized Polymer Substrates for Neural Stem Cell Adhesion, Differentiation, and Motility.
- Er Liu
- BS, Wuhan Tech. U.; PhD in Biomedical Engineering, expected Oct 2010. Thesis: High Content Nuclear Imaging for Profiling Cell-Biomaterial Interactions.
Kyle Zablocki, Tony Kulesa, Ryan Hard, Satvik Gadamsetty, Parth Patel, Muhammad Mustafa
Former Lab Members
- Tamar Andelman (Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Columbia University) (2007-9) (Jointly supervised with Professor Richard Riman), currently at Princeton University
- Maria Pia Rossi (Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University) (2006-8) currently at L'Oreal, Inc.
- Hak-Joon Sung (Ph.D., Bioengineering, Emory University and Georgia Tech) (2006-2008), Research Assistant Professor (Jointly supervised with Professor Joachim Kohn) -- currently, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
- Robert Dubin (Ph.D., Cell Biology, City University of New York) (2004–2006) (Jointly supervised with Professor Joachim Kohn)
- Patrick Johnson (Ph.D, Chemical Columbia University) (2004-6) -- currently, tenure-track Assistant Professor, U. Wyoming
- Marian Pereira (Ph.D, University of Rochester) (2003-5) — currently, Staff Scientist, Celgene Corporation, NJ
- Evangelos Tziampazis (Graduate Student, Georgia Institute of Tech.) (97-99) — currently, a research faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School.
- Rene S. Schloss (Ph.D, Harvard University) (1997-2002)
- Vanesa Figueroa-Tanon (BS, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez; MS in Cell & Developmental Biology, Conferred 2009) Placement: Pioneer (DuPont), Puerto Rico.
- Jing Xu (MS, Peking University Medical College; MS in Cell & Developmental Biology, Conferred Oct 2010) Thesis: Albumin-derived nanoparticles: Biointerfaces for enhanced adhesion, spatial guidance and growth factor stimulation of human mesenchymal stem cells. Placement: Staff Scientist, Dendreon, Inc., NJ.
- Matthew D. Treiser (BS, Columbia U.; PhD in Biomedical Engineering, 2009) Thesis: Profiling of Cell-Material Interactions via High Content Single Cell Imaging and Bioinformatics. Placement: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ.
- Nicole Plourde (BS, U. Massachusetts; PhD 2010) Thesis: Design and Analysis of Anionic Macromolecules for Receptor-Mediated Interactions and Effect on Atherogenesis. Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota.
- Jinzhong Wang (BS, Peking U.; PhD 2009) Thesis: Controlled Functionalization of Amphiphilic Nanoparticles (Jointly supervised with Professor Kathryn Uhrich). Placement: Sanofi-Aventis, Inc.
- Nicole Iverson (BS, U. Minnesota; PhD in Biomedical Engineering, 2009) Thesis: Synthetic Nanoparticles for Inhibition of Intracellular Lipoprotein Uptake: Biological Mechanisms and Consequences. Placement: NIH Biotechnology Fellow, MIT
- Rebecca (Hughey) Moore (BS, U. Rochester; PhD in Biomedical Engineering, 2008) Thesis: Molecular and Microscale Engineering for Liver Specification of Stem Cells. Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY; Currently at Celgene Corporation, NJ.
- Ram I. Sharma (BS, Rutgers, PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, received Oct 2006) Thesis: Biodynamic Nanoscale Substrates for Cell Motility; Placement: ETH Zurich; University of Zurich
- Anouska Dasgupta (BS, Massey U., New Zealand; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Oct 2005) Thesis: Hepatic and Embryonic Stem Cell Engineering through the Cell-Cell Adhesion Molecule, E-Cadherin. Placement: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, NJ
- Evangelia Chnari (BS, U. Athens; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Oct 2005) Thesis: Studies of Lipoprotein-Retentive and Cell-Interactive Nanoscale Substrates. Placement: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, NJ
- Thomas A. Brieva (BS, Rutgers; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Oct 2003) Thesis: Hepatocellular Engineering Via Micropresentation of E-cadherin Placement: Research Scientist, Celgene Corporation, NJ
- Eric J. Semler (BS, Rutgers; MS received August 2000; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Jan 2004) Thesis: Mechanochemical Control of Morphogenesis and Function of Cultured Hepatocytes. Placement: Cell Biologics, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, NJ
- Jane S. Tjia (BS, MIT; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Oct 2000) Thesis: Analysis of Phagokinetically Coupled Epidermal Cell Migration at Ligand-Polymer Interfaces. Placement: Harvard Medical School (Postdoc); Currently: Intercytex, Inc., MA, Research Scientist
- Colette S. Ranucci (BS, Rutgers; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Jan 2000) Thesis: Substrate topography driven hepatocellular morphogenesis and function. Employment: Merck and Company, Inc., PA. Senior Research Biochemical Engineer.
- Charlie Chang (BS, Rutgers; PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Jan 2000) Thesis: Analysis and Control of Leukocyte Motility on Prosthetic Vascular Biomaterials.Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; MBA Program, Cornell University; Northwest Mutual, Milwaukee, WI.
- Nayyereh Rajaei (BS, Rutgers U.; MS 2007) Placement: Celgene Corporation, NJ
- Hiral Patel (BS, Rutgers U.; MS 2008) Placement: Integra Life Sciences, NJ
- Devang Patel (BS, Rutgers U.; MS 2009)
- Vani Mathur (BS, Rutgers U.; MS 2010)
Hiral Patel, Oluwatosin Onibokun, Vipul Baxi, Jason Trager, Stacey Mont (RISE/ISURF), Vani Mathur, Ekta Patel, Simon Gordonov, Laura Asmuth, Brandon Harrell, Nikita Patel, Tommy Gentzel, Parth Patel, Dewang Patel, Sanese White (Delaware State U., MARC-RISE-ISURF Fellow); Rafael Walker-Santiago (U. Puerto Rico-RioPiedras, RISE-ISURF Fellow), Aleksey Demtchouk, Jessica Nikitczuk, Eileen Dawson, Rebecca Penkala, Zubia Naji,Perry Lancin, Haythem Latif, Anna Lebedenskaya, Kristen Jenoriki, Pete Amos, Vikram Munikoti, Keyur Patel, Hamed Lari, Bita Yektashenas, Vannesa Pazmino, Annie Dang, Arthur Lee, Mahlet Mesfin (U. Michigan- RISE student),Patrick Hossler, Maria Garcia, Molly Cohen, Pallavi Patankar, Howard Salis, Tamara Mahr, Steve Guzikowski, Niraj Kadakia, Jason Cassaday, Christine Lee, Kathleen Dewald, Mitul Patel, Nisha Batra, Ki-won Choi, Arthur Cutillo, James Dorsey, Ancy Joseph, Maria Garcia, Paul Lenkowski, Scott Lieberman, Malay Patel, Daniel Reynolds, Damian Rivera, Bharvi Shah, Monica Tardos, Joseph Vitolo.