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Current Students

 

Class of 2014-2015



Andrew Andis

Purdue University

Biological Engineering/ Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

Research Preceptors & Project

Michael Jewett, PhD

Keith Tyo, PhD

Protein Production Core: "Expression, purification and analysis of synthetic (recombinant) antibodies"

 

Internship: Fresenius Kabi

 

 

Shiyu Chen

Wuhan University

Biology

 

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Guillermo Ameer, PhD

"Preventing Atherosclerotic Plaque Rupture by mPDC"

 

 

 

 

Internship: Cook Pharmica

 

         

Buu Van Cheung

University of Texas at Austin

Biochemistry

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Hiroyuki Ito, PhD

"Characterizing microglial activation mediated neuroinflammation in psychiatric diseases"

 

 

 

 

Internship: AbbVie

 

 

Raj Desai

Northwestern University

Chemical Engineering / Psychology

 

Research Preceptors & Project

George Wells, PhD

Kimberly Gray, PhD

"Identifying Micropollutants in the Upper Des Plaines River and Determining its Effects on Microbial Community Structure & Function"

 

         

Henrique dos Santos Seckler

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Biology

 

Research Preceptor

Phillip Compton, PhD

 

 

 

 

Internship: Thermo Fisher

 

Alison DuFour

Benedictine University

Biology / Spanish

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Gayle Woloschak, PhD

"Sub-cellular evaluation of nanoparticle distribution as a function of surface coating"

 

Internship: Hospira

 

         

Ronald Ellis

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Vadim Backman, PhD

"Development of Biochemical and Nanoparticle Contrast Protocols for the Non-invasive Detection of the Pre-metastatic Niche"

 

 

Camille Farfan

Univ. of California at Santa Barbara

Biochemistry

 

Research Preceptor

Gayle Woloschak, Phd

         

Taylor Graff

Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Molecular/Cellular Biology

 

Research Preceptor

Vadim Backman, PhD

 

 

Internship: Nanocytomics

 

Harshvardhan Gunashekar

Manipal Institute of Technology

Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Jindan Yu, PhD

"Studies on Polycomb group proteins and hormonal receptors in cancer"

 

         

Michelle Hasse

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Biomolecular Engineering

 

Research Preceptor

Alan Sahakian, PhD

 

Internship: Innovative Designs

 

Jasmine Hershewe

University of Nevada at Reno

Chemical Engineering

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Michael Jewett, PhD

"In vitro N-linked protein glycosylation"

 

 

         

Matthew Hong

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Biomedical Engineering

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Ravi Allada, PhD

"Control of feeding behavior by circadian clocks in Drosophila"

 

 

Internship: Ravi Allada Lab

 

Jui-Fu (Tommy) Hsaio

National Taiwan University

Chemistry

 

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Evan Scott, PhD

"Synthesis of branched poly(ethylene glycol)-bl-poly(propylene sulfide) block"

 

Internship: Cook Pharmica

 

         

Mengqi Hu

Zhejiang University

Plant Protection

 

Research Preceptor

Gayle Woloschak, PhD

"Characteristic of MIBG-nanoparticle on PC12 cell viability"

 

 

Alexis Kendra

Univ. of North Carolina

Biology

 

Research Preceptor

Vadim Backman, PhD

"Signal Characterization of Novel Imaging System"

 

Internship: Deloitte

         

Xiaomo (Alex) Li

Guangxi Medical University

Cardiology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

David Engman, PhD

"The role of allen peptide in the pathogenesis of Chagas disease"

 

 

 

Richard McMahon

Purdue University

Cellular/Molecular Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

William Miller, PhD

"Fabrication & characterization of surfaces and microbioreactors to enhance culture derived platelet production"

         

Saad Mohammad

Univ. of California at Berkeley

Molecular Environmental Biology

 

Research Precepto & Project

William Klein, PhD

"Determining effects of storage, preparation, and treatment on native structure-toxicity relationships of Amyloid-beta oligomers"

 

 

Joseph O'Brien

Old Dominion University

Biology

 

Research Preceptor

David Guis, PhD

         

Ihsan Pramanda

Institut Teknologi Bandung

Microbiology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

George Wells, PhD

"Microbial Electrolysis System for Production of H2O2 from Organic Waste"

 

Internship: South Africa (Sue Harrison)

 

 

Masood Qader

University of Illinois at Chicago

Bioengineering

 

Research Preceptor

David Peritt, PhD

 

 

Internship: Hospira

 

         

Kevin Rui

Ohio State University

Biology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Marcus Peter, PhD 

"Excision of miRNAs by using CRISPR/Cas9 system"

 

Internship: South Africa (Jonathan Blackburn)

 

 

Krishna Sidharta

University of Texas at Austin

Biochemistry

 

Research Preceptor

Fang Lai, PhD

"R&D of an eloctrochemical detection method and device for detection of analytes"

         

Charulata Venkateswaran

A.C. College of Technology

Industrial Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor

Seth Corey, PhD  

 

Yuka Watanabe

Emory University

Chemistry

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Hiroyuki Ito, PhD

"Screening for Peptides Generating Interneurons from Neural Stem Cells by Enhancing Neurogenesis"

 

Internship: Takeda

         

Chia-Yun (Dora) Wu

National Taiwan University

Biological Science & Technology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

James Matthew, PhD

"The Influence of Environmental Heterogeneity on Metabolic Efficiency in co-culture Nitrifying and Denitrifying Biofilm"

 

Yidi Wu

Nankai University

Pharmacy

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Guillermo Ameer, PhD

"Non-invasive imaging system for vascular graft implantation"

         

Jessica Yu

Northwestern University

Chemical Engineering

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Keith Tyo, PhD

"Optimization of directed evolution cycle of yeast receptors for low-cost diagnostics"

 

Internship: AbbVie

 

Mariko Zelin

University of California Davis

Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor

Thomas Meade

         

Jiyang Zhang

Nankai University

Biological Science

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Teresa Woodruff, PhD 

"Development of a high throughput screening technology for reproductive toxicology and drug screening"

 

Weichao Zhang

Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Molecular/Cellular Biology

 

Research Preceptor

Ravi Allada, PhD

"Neuroprotective Effects of Sleep on β-Amyloid Induced Loss of Circadian Rhythms in Drosophila"

 

Internship: Academic Lab (Ravi Allada)

         

Xu Zhang

Nankai University

Biology

Research Preceptors & Project

George Wells, PhD

Kimberly Gray, PhD

"Control of pharmaceuticals, personal care product and endocrine disrupting chemicals in surface waters: Probing the ability of restored riparian and stream habitats to remove trace organic chemicals"

 

Bin Zheng

China Pharmaceutical University

Pharmaceutics

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Jindan Yu, PhD

"The role of TET1 in AR regulated prostate cancer"

         

Ge Zhou

Nanjing Forestry University

Biotechnology

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Chonghui Cheung, PhD

"The regulation of APLP2 Intra Cellular Domain on its target gene"


 

Chong (Karen) Zuo

Huazhong University of Science & Technology

Biological Science

 

Research Preceptor & Project

Jonathan Gunn, PhD

"Ureter Detection"