People

Principal Investigator

Sharon Gerecht
Sharon Gerecht, PhD
Technion-Israel Institute Of Technology

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ya Guan
Ya Guan, PhD
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Researcher

Jiyeon Song
Jiyeon Song, PhD
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware
Duke Regeneration Center Postdoctoral Research Awardee

Graduate Student – PhD

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Franklyn Hall
BS, Chemical Engineering
Mississippi State University
HHMI Gilliams Fellow
F31 Fellow

Graduate Student – PhD

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YingYu Lin
MS, Pharmaceutical Science
University of Pittsburgh
Taiwan-WSE Fellowship

Graduate Student – PhD

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Travis Brady
BS, Biomedical Engineering
Yale University
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow

Graduate Student – PhD

Danielle Yarbrough
Danielle Yarbrough
BS, Chemical Engineering
Texas A&M University
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Graduate Student – PhD

Dimitris Ntekoumes
Dimitris Ntekoumes
BS, Chemical Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Onassis Foundation

Graduate Student – PhD

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Taylor Chavez
BS, Bioengineering
Stanford University
CBTE Pre-doctoral Fellow
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Graduate Student – PhD

Emma Villares
Emma Villares
BS, Chemical Engineering; BS, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sloan Scholar
CBTE Pre-doctoral Fellow

Graduate Student – PhD

Emily Warren
BS, Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and NC State University
NDSEG Fellow
Pratt-Gardner Fellow

Graduate Student – PhD

Claudia Wong
Claudia Wong
BS, Bioengineering
Clemson University
Sloan Scholar
William M. Reichert Fellow
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Graduate Student – PhD

Marcos Negrete
Marcos Negrete
BS, Food Science and Technology
Zamorano University
William M. Reichert Fellow

Graduate Student – PhD

Katherine Tang
Katherine Tang
BS, Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Graduate Student – PhD

Parker Esswein
Parker Esswein
BS, Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pratt-Gardner Fellow
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Graduate Student – PhD

Connor Amelung
Connor Amelung
BS, Biomedical Engineering; BS, Psychology
University of Virginia
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Pratt-Gardner Fellow

Graduate Student – Master’s

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Tyler Adcock
BS, Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & NC State University

Graduate Student – Master’s

Nicole Hanson
BS, Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate Student – Master’s

Haohao Liu
BS, Biomedical Engineering
Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

Associate in Research

Makenzie Bushold
Makenzie Bushold
United States Military Academy

Undergraduate Student

Edwin Yu
Edwin Yu

Undergraduate Student

Laura Scarpelli
Laura Scarpelli

Undergraduate Student

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Nico Taber

Undergraduate Student

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Roy Chen

Undergraduate Student

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Christopher Kang

Undergraduate Student

Lucas Ramirez
Lucas Ramirez

Undergraduate Student

Alicia Sotres
Alicia Sotres

Undergraduate Student

J Shoemaker
J Shoemaker

Alumni

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Dr. Dafu Wang, 2021-2023, Research Scientist, Tufts University

Dr. Hawley Pruitt, 2016-2021, Senior Scientist, AstraZeneca

Dr. Chelsey Dunham, 2020-2021, NIH Researcher

Dr. Rahel Schnellmann, 2018-2021, Scientist, Fate Therapeutics

Dr. Zhao Wei, 2016-2019, Assistant Professor, Xian Jiaotong University, China

Dr. Dhruv Vig, 2015-2016, Consulting

Dr. Xin Yi Chan, 2013-2017, Biology Teacher, Charter High School

Dr. Kyung Min Park, 2012-2014, Associate Professor, Division of Bioengineering, Incheon National University

Dr. Abigail Hielscher, 2010-2013, Assistant Professor of Anatomy, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Dr. Gouming Sun, 2007-2012, Associate Research Scientist, Dental School, Columbia University

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GRADUATE STUDENTS

PHD

Dr. Eugenia Volkova, 2016-2022, Scientist, Beam Therapeutics

Dr. Justin Lowenthal, 2015-2021, MD Student, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. John Jamieson, 2015-2021, Scientist, Beam Therapeutics

Dr. Bria Macklin, 2015-2021, Postdoctoral Researcher, Gladstone Institute, University of San Francisco

Dr. Morgan Elliott, 2015-2021, Scientist, BioAgilytix

Dr. Michael R Blatchley, 2014-2019, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Colorado

Dr. Daniel Lewis, 2014-2018, Senior Associate, Cofactor Group

Dr. Quinton Smith, 2012-2017, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Sebastian Felipe Barreto Ortiz, 2010-2016, Postdoctoral Researcher, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Ying Wang, 2010-2015, AbbVie, Senior Scientist

Dr. Yu-I (Tom) Shen, 2009-2015

Dr. Sravanti Kusuma, 2009-2014, Consultant, ZS Associates

Dr. Maureen Wanjare, 2008-2014, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University

Dr. Hasan Erbil Abaci, 2008-2013, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Columbia University

Dr. Laura Dickinson, 2007-2012, Director of Research, Gemstone Biotherapeutics, LLC

Dr. Donny Hanjaya Putra, 2007-2012, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

MASTERS

Cheng Yang, 2020-2021

Jaeyoon Yi, 2019-2021, MS Student, Johns Hopkins University

Khyati Prasad, 2018-2019, Upstream Processing Scientist, Merck

Xu Yu, 2016-2017, PhD Student, Stanford University

Lin Lu, 2015-2017, Skin Care CYIC - Unilever

Ana Maria Carmo, 2015-2016, PhD Student, Porto

Jackie Trivero, 2014-2015, Research Scientist, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc

Kimberly Ellis, 2013-2014, Assistant Scientist, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Daniel Lewis, 2011-2014, Consultant, Cofactor Group

Hyun-Ho Greco Song, 2011-2014, PhD Student, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology

Matthew Davenport, 2011-2014, Gemstone Biotherapeutics, LLC

Cornelis Lütgebaucks, 2011, PhD Student, EPFL, Switzerland

Rohan Soman, 2010-2013, MD/PhD Student, Cornell University

Scott Tan, 2010-2013, EPIC Health Services

Courtney Smulovitz, 2010-2012, Quality Engineer, Terumo Cardiovascular System

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RESEARCH TECHNICIANS / LAB MANAGERS

Logan Kirkland, 2023

Katherine Tang, 2022-2023, PhD Student, Duke University

Marcos Negrete, 2021-2023, PhD Student, Duke University

Rachel Latanich, 2021, Research Manager, University of Maryland

Michael Cho, 2018-2019, PhD Student, Johns Hopkins University

Ana Maria Carmo, 2017-2018, PhD Student, Porto

Joon Eoh, 2016-2018, PhD Student, Johns Hopkins University

Eli Luong, 2007-2008, MD Student, University of California, Los Angeles