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Current Students

 

Class of 2012-2013 | Class of 2013-2014

2012



Rishika Agarwal

Vellore Inst. of Technology

B.Tech Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

David Giljohann

"SNAs for gene regulation in the skin"

 

Internship: AuraSense

 

LinkedIn

 

Alexandria Alverdy

Villanova University

BS Chemical Engineering

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Amy Paller

"Nanotechnology approacher to skin cancer/epidermolytic ichthyosis"

         

Sagar Anantatmula

University of Illinois at Chicago

BS Biological Sciences

 

Research Preceptor & Project

David Giljohann

"Nano-flares for viral RNA detection"

 

Internship: AuraSense

 

LinkedIn

 

Bradley Biggs

University of Southern California

BS Chemical Engineering

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Horacio Espinosa

"Development of Protocols for Nanofunction Probe Electroporation"

 

Internship: Manus Biosynthesis

 

LinkedIn

         

Alaksh Choudhury

Manipal Institute of Technology

BE Industrial Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Michael Jewett

"Yeast cell-free protein synthesis"

 

Mark Enselman

Truman State University

BA Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Ramille Shah

"Integration of a bioreactor with 3-D bioploted composit scaffolding for the induced differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells in tissue engineering"

 

Internship: NU Academic Lab

         

Xin Gao

Northeastern University

BS Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Chonghui Cheng

"Regulation of alternative splicing"

 

Internship: NU Academic Lab

 

Ye Gao

Sun Yat-sen University

BS Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Qingshen Gao

"Function of BRCA2 in the Estrogen receptor signaling pathway"

 

Internship: NU Academic Lab

         

Andrew Gentile

Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign

BS Agricultural and Biological Engineering

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Keith Tyo

"Accelerating genetic computations using inducible protein degradation"

 

Internship: Federal Government

 

Seok (Gene) Hong

University of Notre Dame

BS Science-Business

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Qingshen Gao

"Functional study of BRCA2 in the development of head and neck cancer"

 

Internship: Shamrock Structures

         
Wei Hong

Wei Hong

Wuhan University

BS Biology Base Class

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Qingshen Gao

"Centrobin knock out mice develop hepatic steatosis on regular low fat diet"

 

Internship: Cook Pharmica

  Chris Jacobson

Christopher Jacobson

Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign

BS Psychology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Dimitra Georganopoulou

"Optical and electromechanical methods for clinical diagnostics"

         
Daniel Jiang

Haoming (Daniel) Jiang

Sun Yat-sen University

BS Bioscience

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Wiliam Klein

"Affinity isolation of toxic receptors involved in Alzheimer's dementia"

 

LinkedIn


  Kathryn Kiefer

Kathryn Kiefer

Ohio Northern University

BS Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Jason Wertheim

"Optimization of the extracellular matrix scaffold of porcine kidneys established via perfusion of detergents through a bioreactor"

 

Internship: NU Academic Lab

 

LinkedIn

         
Jonathan Ko

Jonathan Ko

University of Chicago

BA Biology

Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign

JD

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Keith Tyo

"Web FBA 2.0"

  Ben Ma

Ben Ma

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

BS Bioengineering

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Yun Wang

"The roles of redox-active metabolites in bacterial anaerobic survivability"

 

Internship: NU Academic Lab

         
Huey-Ming Mak

Huey-Ming Mak

University of California Davis

BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Derk Joester

"Study of membrane proteins composition along growing spicule with respect to VEGF concentration"

 

Internship: Manus Biosynthesis

 

LinkedIn

  Jeffrey Mayer

Jeffrey Mayer

Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign

BS Molecular and Cellular Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Keith Tyo/Joshua Leonard

"Engineering Yeast-Derived Biosensors as a Diagnostic Device for Resource-Poor Settings"

 

Internship: AbbVie

 

LinkedIn

         
Melvin McElrath

Melvin McElrath

Marquette University

BS Biomedical Engineering

 

Research Preceptor & Project

David Kelso

"Development of Lyophilization process to be integrated into point-of-care PCR diagnostic device for HIV & TB for use in low resource settings"

 

Internship: Chicago Innovation Mentors and Cearna

 

LinkedIn

  Khyati Meghani

Khyati Meghani

Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeeth Univ.

B.Tech Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

William Miller

"Analysis of O2 and CO2 using gas mixing devices on the differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells and megakaryocyte development"

 

Internship: Harvard Academic Lab

         
Melvin Moore

Melvin Moore

North Carolina State University

BS Chemistry

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Jennifer Koblinski

"Examining the role of sydecan 1 in breast cancer metastasis to the brain"

 

Internship: Hospira

  Rommel Morales

Rommel Morales

Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign

BS Molecular and Cellular Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Melina Kibbe

"Influence of Endothelial Microparticles on Nitric Oxide's Ability to Inhibit Neointimal Hyperplasial Nitric Oxide Regulation of SOD-1 in Different Metabolic Environments"

 

Internship: NU Academic Lab

         
Darcie Patterson

Darcie Patterson

Hawaii Pacific University

BS Biology-Human Health Sciences

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Derk Joester

"Post VEGF stimulation of transcription factors"

 

Internship: Advanced Cooling Therapy

  Danielle Ponsi

Danielle Ponsi

Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign

BS Molecular and Cellular Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Dimitra Georganopoulou

"Research and development of electrochemical detection method and device for the detection of proteins"

 

Internship: GE Research Labs and Eli Lilly

 

LinkedIn

         
Sreenithya Ravindran

Sreenithya Ravindran

SRM University

B.Tech Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Lonnie Shea

"Nanoparticles for the treatment of Type I Diabetes"

 

LinkedIn

  Karna Shah

Karna Shah

Vellore Institute of Technology

B.Tech Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Gayle Woloschak

"The effects of TiO2-nanoconjugates on neuroblastoma cells"

 

Internship: AbbVie

 

LinkedIn

         
Joleen Su

Joleen Su

Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign

BS Bioengineering

 

Research Preceptor & Project

David Giljohann

"Delivery of siRNA using gold nanoparticles for cancer therapeutics"

 

Internship: Eli Lilly

 

LinkedIn

  Srishti Tibrewala

Srishti Tibrewala

SRM University

B.Tech Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Yun Wang

"Bacterial-fungal interactions via redox-active toxins"

 

Internship: Manus Biosynthesis

 

LinkedIn

         
Bansi Vedia

Bansi Vedia

University of Buffalo

BS Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Lonnie Shea

"Directed differentiation of stem cell transplants into myelinating glia"

 

Internship: Advanced Cooling Therapy

 

LinkedIn

  Vysak Venkateswaran

Vysak Venkateswaran

Duke University

BS Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Khash Khazaie

"Pathogenic versus protective function of T-regulatory cells in human colon cancer"

 

Internship: University of Chicago Academic Lab

         
Shuya Wang

Shuya Wang

Sichuan University

Bachelor of Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Khash Khazaie

"The role of IL-10 in mouse polyposis"

 

Internship: NU Academic Lab

  Yikai Xu

Yikai Xu

Ocean University of China

BS Life Sciences

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Khash Khazaie

"Pathogenic Outcome of Mast Cell/T Cell Interactino in Cutaneous Lymph"

 

Internship: Sedulo Group

 

LinkedIn

         
Hanwen Zhang

Hanwen Zhang

Peking University

BS Biological Sciences

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Qingshen Gao

"Inhibition of centrosome duplication as a potential therapeutic approach for pancreatic cancer with few side effects"

 

Internship: Amgen

 

LinkedIn

  Peter Zhang

Peter Zhang

University of California Berkeley

BS Chemical Engineering

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Joshua Leonard

"Constructing TEV prolease and prolease cleaving sequence system on the surface of E.coli as a biosensor"

 

Internship: Genzyme

         
Lingji Zhu

Lingji Zhu

Beijing Normal University

BS Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Paul Grippo

"Omega-3 and Omega-6 stabilization in human body"

 

Internship: Manus Biosynthesis