People

Principal Investigator

Denis Wirtz
Vice Provost for Research and Theophilus Halley Smoot Professor of Engineering Science

Assistant Research Professor

Pei-Hsun Wu

Postdoctoral Fellows

Meng Horng Lee
Praful Nair

Ph.D. Students
Michelle Karl
Alexandra Sneider
Ashley Kiemen
Gabriella Russo
Adrian Johnston
Kyu Sang Han
Bart Starich

Master’s Students

Haonan Xu
Qiming Zhang
Wenxuan “Frisco” Du

Undergraduate Researchers

Kaceme Porter
Tim Pan
JJ Louw
Claire Chiang
Tiffany Chu
Najwa Faqih
Carolyn Marar
Ryan Carney
Giuliana Leotta
Jack Walters
Julie Cui

 Past PhD Students

StudentsCurrent Positions
Adriana SilvaSr. Staff Engineer, ExxonMobil Chemical Co
Andre F. PalmerProfessor and Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, OH. Recipient of an NSF CAREER Award
Brian R. DanielsAlliance Manager, Cardiovascular Disease Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Charbel HaberHead, Global Regulatory Affairs - Immunology and Neurology at EMD Serono, Inc.
Christopher M. Hale‪Senior Scientist, Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA
Jerry S.H. LeeAssociate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chemical Engineering & Material Sciences, University of Southern California
Jung SuhAssociate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rice University
Matt KeussPostdoctoral Researcher, University of Dundee
Melissa S. ThompsonAssociate Director, Strategic Industry Initiatives, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Michelle DawsonAssociate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Brown University
Osigwe EsueSenior Manager, Immunology Marketing, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA
Porntula Panorchan Director, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA
Ryan BraunAdvanced Manufacturing Technology Specialist, 3M
Saumendra Bajpai Assistant Professor, IIT Madras, India
Shyam B. KhatauManaging Consultant, Navigant
Soichiro YamadaAssociate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Stephanie M. FraleyAssistant Professor, Deptartment of Bio Engineering, The University of California, San Diego
Terrence M. DobrowskySenior Engineer, Biogen Idec
Thomas P. KoleResident in Chief, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Wei-Chiang ChenScientist, Immunogen, Boston, MA
Zev BinderSenior Research Investigator, the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neurosurgery
Dong-Hwee KimAssistant Professor at Korea University
Allision ChamblissAssistant Professor, Pathology, University of Southern California School of Medicine
Anjil GiriDevelopment Scientist I, Alexion, Cheshire, CT
Angela JimenezPostdoctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Sarita KoridePostdoctoral fellow, Pfizer
Jude PhillipPostdoctoral fellow, Cornell University
Ivie AifuwaSr. Associate Scientist, Process Development, Juno Therapeutics, Seattle, WA
Jacob SarneckiScientist I, Novavax INC
Hasini JayatilakaPostdoctoral fellow, Stanford Medicine
Nicolas PerezPostdoctoral fellow, ETH Zürich

 

Past Master Students

NamesCurrent Positions
Jenna Graham PhD student, ETH (Dr. Viola Vogel)
Angela SanConsultant, Deloitte
Nitish Gandhi
Karen LeslieEngineer, Genentech, CA
Matthew B. HerwigMedImmune, MD.
Karl RufenerLyondellBasel, Philadelphia, PA
Robert Bond

 

Past Postdoctoral Fellows / Associate Research Scientists

NamesCurrent Positions
Lijuan He
Alex DajkovicEMBO Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Yiider TsengAssociate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Florida University
Jingyuan Xu Senior Scientist, Biomaterials Processing Research, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL
James L. HardenAssociate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada
Thomas G. Mason Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
Daniele GilkesAssistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dept of Ovarian Cancer