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Former Graduate Students

Thong Cao

BME PhD recieved in 2019

BME MEng recieved in 2011

“Dynamics of P-selectin mediated cell adhesion in acidic pH”

Currently a scientist at Sanofi


Kevin Anderson

BME PhD recieved in 2016

2012 NSF Graduate Fellow

“Multiscale computational model of tumor aggregate adhesion to the blood vessel wall.”
 

Jocelyn Marshall

BME PhD recieved in 2016

2012 NSF Graduate Fellow

“The role of lipid rafts and membrane composition on tumor cell adhesion and apoptosis.”
 

Kelvin Lin

CBE MEng recieved in 2016

“Optimization of E-selectin/TRAIL liposome formulations and efficacy on cancer patient blood samples.”
 

Andrew Hughes

BME PhD recieved in 2015

BME MEng recieved in 2009

2011 NSF Graduate Fellow

“Halloysite nanotubes for the capture and manipulation of circulating tumor cells.”

Currently a medical student and research fellow at U. Pittsburgh
 

Anne Rocheleau

BME PhD recieved in 2015

“Multiscale modeling of selectin-mediated neutrophil transport and adhesion.”

Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Oregon Health Sciences University
 

Siddarth Chandrasekaran

BME PhD recieved in 2015

“"Super" natural killer cells that target metastases in the tumor draining lymph nodes.”

Currently a Scientist at OncoResponse
 

Jiahe Li

BME PhD recieved in 2015

“Engineering platelets to neutralize circulating tumor cells.”

Currently an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University, following a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Paula Hammond at MIT
 

Sweta Roy

BME MEng recieved in 2015

“Role of GNPTAB in metastatic prostate cancer”

Currently a Bioengineering PhD student at Syracuse University
 

Yue Leng

BME MEng recieved in 2015

“Nanoparticles for drug and gene delivery to circulating tumor cells.”

Currently a BME PhD student at Purdue University
 

Michelle Hung

BME Meng recieved in 2015

“Mouse studies of platelets engineered to neutralize metastatic cancer cells in the bloodstream.”

Currently a Biochemist 1 at Siemens Healthcare Laboratory Diagnostics
 

Jessica Qianhui Wu

BME MEng received in 2015

“Silica particles coated with platelet membrane for targeted drug delivery.”

Currently a BME PhD student at University of Southern California
 

Carlos Castellanos

BME MEng recieved in 2014

“Differential spreading and drug delivery to cancer cells in the presence of leukocytes under flow.”

Currently a PhD student in BME at Cornell
 

Michael Mitchell

BME PhD recieved in 2014

“Molecular Mechanosensors on the Neutrophil Surface.”

Currently an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania
 

Zhexiao “Josh” Wang

BME MEng recieved in 2014

“Role of nuclear mechanics in the shear stress response of metastatic breast cancer cells.”
 

Weiwei Wang

BME PhD recieved in 2014

“Multiscale model for platelet adhesion and thrombus formation.”

Currently Assistant Vice President at Citi
 

Yue Geng

BME PhD recieved in 2013

2011 NSF Graduate Fellow

2011 HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

“Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Differential Metastatic Adhesion Cascade of Tumor Cells Bearing Selectin-Binding Ligands”
Currently Western US Regional Business Development Manager at InSphero AG
 

Mark Lu

BME MEng recieved in 2013

“Detection and quantification of circulating tumor cells in patient blood samples using a standard Cytospin instrument.”
Currently a Filtration Technologies Specialist, Sartorius Stedim North America, Inc.

Pedro Silberman

BME MEng recieved in 2013

“Controlled release of encapsulated doxorubicin from halloysite nanotubes.”

Currently a PhD student at Weill Cornell Medicine
 

Siddarth Patel

BME MEng recieved in 2012

“Controlled drug release from natural halloysite nanotubes.”
Currently a PhD student at Oregon Health Sciences University
 

Alex Gorovits

BME MEng recieved in 2012

“Immortalized cell lines generated from primary circulating tumor cells.”

Currently a PhD student at SUNY Albany
 

Carissa Ball (Randolph)

BME M.S. recieved in 2010

“Mechanisms of L-selectin Mediated Leukocyte Adhesion in Response to Injury.”
 

Adelaide de Guillebon

BME MEng recieved in 2011

“The dynamics of colorectal cancer aggregate adhesion in the microcirculation.”

Currently Workday Manager at Accenture
 

Sathvika Chintalapani

BME MEng recieved in 2011

“Effect of HS treatment on L-selectin shedding from neutrophils.”
 

John P. Lindsey

BME MEng recieved in 2011

“Analysis of in vivo model for thrombus formation.”

Currently a medical student at the University of Florida
 

Christina Chen

BME MEng recieved in 2010

“Drug and Gene Delivery Using Selectin-Coated Nanoparticles”

Currently a Resident Physician at the University of Illinois College of Medicine
 

Kuldeepsinh Rana

BME PhD recieved in 2011

“The Targeting and Neutralization of Metastatic Cancer Cells Using E-selectin and TRAIL.”

Currently an Innovation and Development Leader at FHC, Inc.
 

Robin Zhao

BME MEng recieved in 2009

“Use of nanoparticles and selectin proteins for separation of hematopoietic stem cells.”

Currently a Process Development Engineer II at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 

Priyatha Premnath

BME MEng recieved in 2010

“Physical Flow Parameters Controlling Selectin-Mediated Cell Capture Under Flow.”

Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Calgary after PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University
 

Varun Ponmudi

BME MEng recieved in 2009

“Targeted gene delivery to circulating leukemic cells.”

Currently a Staff Engineer at Stryker Orthopaedics.
 

John Gentile

Biophysics M.S. recieved in 2007

Parallel Computation of Multiparticle Cell Adhesion Phenomena Under Flow.”
Currently a Photogrammetric Engineer at Pictometry
 

Laura Ferguson (nee Western)

BME M.S. recieved in 2009

“Isolation of Circulating Cancer Cells from the Peripheral Blood.”
Currently Chief Resident in Dept. of Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, after M.D. degree at NY Medical College.
 

Sivaprakash Agastin

ChE M.S. recieved in 2009

“Rapid flow fractionation of biomolecules combining liquid and particulate dielectrophoresis.”
Currently an Engineer at Bristol-Myers Squibb
 

Nichola Charles

BME PhD recieved in 2008

“High-Throughput Purification of Stem Cells Based on Selectin-Mediated Rolling Affinity.”
Currently a Team Leader in Product Engineering at BD Medical
 

Nipa Mody

ChE PhD recieved in 2007

2005 NIH Individual Predoctoral NRSA Fellow.

“Platelet Adhesive Dynamics: A Multiscale Model of Receptor-Mediated Platelet Adhesion Under Flow.”
Currently a Senior Engineer at OrthoClinical Diagnostics, a division of Johnson & Johnson
 

Dooyoung Lee

ChE PhD recieved in 2007

“Influences of Hydrodynamic Shear Force on Selectin-Mediated Neutrophil Rolling Dynamics In Vitro.”
Currently a Staff Scientist at Pfizer, Blood systems biology

Michelle Nsahlai

ChE M.S. recieved in 2005

“Blood Cell Adhesion Distal to a Backward-Facing Step.”
Currently an Engineer III at Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc.
 

Sarah Latham

ChE M.S. recieved in 2006

“Neutrophil Adhesion Dynamics in Pulsatile Flow.”
Currently a Process Engineer at Genencor International

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Former PostDocs and Staff

Fang Yu

PostDoc from 2017 – 2018

After MD from Medical Centre of Luoyang and PhD from Huazhong University of Science and Technology


Dai Liu

PostDoc in 2017

After PhD from Penn State University College of Medicine


Tait Takatani

PostDoc from 2010 – 2014

After PhD in Chemistry from Georgia Tech

Currently Owner/Scientific Consultant at Takatanium LLC


Jong-Wei (Gus) Hsu

PostDoc from 2011 – 2013

After PhD in Pathology from University of Rochester

Currently Assistant Professor at National Taiwan University


Sara (Xiaoyan) Yin

PostDoc from 2008 – 2009

After PhD in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University

Currently a Senior Manager at Biogen Inc.


Srinivas Narasipura

PostDoc from 2006 – 2009

After postdoc at the Wadsworth Center, Albany, NY

Currently a Staff Scientist at Rush University Medical Center


Raman Lall

PostDoc from 2007 – 2008

After PhD in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University

Currently Adjunct Faculty at the University of Delaware


Zhong Huang

PostDoc from 2007 – 2008

After PhD in Cell Biology from University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Currently a full Professor at Shenzhen University School of Medicine, Shenzhen, China


David J. Gee

PostDoc from 2005 – 2008

After PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University

Currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Gannon University


Joel Wojciechowski

PostDoc from 2005 – 2008

After PhD in Biophysics from University of Rochester

Currently Intellectual Asset Manager – Science & Technology at Corning, Inc.


Navraj Hanspal

PostDoc from 2005 – 2006

After PhD in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University, U.K.

Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Manchester, U.K.


Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard

PostDoc from 2003 – 2006

2004 Individual NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship 

After PhD in BME from Drexel University

Currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Former Undergraduate Students

Vanderbilt University

  • Antonio Glenn
  • Carter Sheppard
  • Emily Lederman
  • Alexander Sorets
  • Dannielle Hendon
  • Sadhana Durbha
  • Ethan Jones
  • Michael Jindea
     

Cornell University

  • Robin Zhao (BEE)
  • Michael Jureller (Biology/Statistics)
  • Svetlana Ikonomova (CBE)
  • Elizabeth Hedges (BIO)
  • Kimberly Lin (BEE)
  • Kimberly Yeh (CBE)
  • Ana Steen (CHE at Bucknell U.)
  • Charles Sharkey (CBE)
  • Mishka Gidwani (CBE)
  • James Messing (BIO)
  • Matt Maguire (BIO)
  • Ryan Bender (BEE)
  • Sue Yan (6th year medical student from Kings College, London)
  • Danielle (Dantong) Huang (BEE)
  • Maxine Chan (CBE)
  • Brittany Wun (CBE)
  • Shannon Good (CBE at Penn State)
  • Andrea Clinch (BEE)
  • Rahul Rajagopalan (CBE)
  • Kelly Wilson (BME)
  • Emily Lederman (BME)
  • Alexander Sorets (BME)
     

University of Rochester 

  • Deepa Bansal (BME)
  • Elissa Burke (BME, from U. Minnesota)
  • Erich Schmidt (BME)
  • Pallab Singh (BME)
  • Aimee Ruscio (CHE)
  • Michael Mancini (BME)
  • Johnson Chuang (Stats)
  • Jared Kanofsky (BME)
  • Claire Ferris (CHE, from Notre Dame)
  • Chris Carruthers (BME)
  • Brian Duffy (BME)
  • Bryce Allio (BME)
  • Meghan O’Donavan (BME)
  • David Mitsche (BME)
  • Woojin Han (BME)