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Class of 2014-2015

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Andrew Andis

  • B.S. Biological Engineering/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Purdue University
    West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Research Preceptors: Michael Jewett, PhD; Keith Tyo, PhD
    • Project: "Expression, purification and analysis of synthetic (recombinant) antibodies"
  • Internship: Fresenius Kabi
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Shiyu Chen

  • B.S. Biology Wuhan University Wuahn, China
  • Research Preceptor: Guillermo Ameer, PhD
    • Project: "Preventing Atherosclerotic Plaque Rupture by mPDC"
  • Internship: Cook Pharmica
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Buu Van Cheung

  • B.S. Biochemistry University of Texas-Austin Austin, Texas
  • Research Preceptor: Hiroyuki Ito, PhD
    • Project: "Characterizing microglial activation mediated neuroinflammation in psychiatric diseases"
  • Internship: AbbVie
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Raj Desai

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering/Psychology Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
  • Research Preceptor: George Wells, PhDKimberly Gray, PhD
    • Project: "Identifying Micropollutants in the Upper Des Plaines River and Determining its Effects on Microbial Community Structure & Function"
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Henrique dos Santos Seckler

  • B.S. Biology Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Research Preceptor: Phillip Compton, PhD
  • Internship: Thermo Fisher
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Alison DuFour

  • B.S. Biology/Spanish Benedictine University Lisle, Illinois
  • Research Preceptor: Gayle Woloschak, PhD
    • Project: "Sub-cellular evaluation of nanoparticle distribution as a function of surface coating"
  • Internship: Hospira
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Ronald Ellis

  • B.S. Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College
  • Research Preceptor: Vadim Backman, PhD
    • Project: "Development of Biochemical and Nanoparticle Contrast Protocols for the Non-invasive Detection of the Pre-metastatic Niche"
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Camille Farfan

  • B.S. Biochemistry, University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California
  • Research Preceptor: Gayle Woloschak, PhD
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Taylor Graff

  • B.S. Molecular/Cellular Biology University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
  • Research Preceptor: Vadim Backman, PhD
  • Internship: Nanocytomics
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Harshvardhan Gunashekar

  • B.S. Biotechnology, Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal, India
  • Research Preceptor: Jindan Yu, MD/PhD
    • Project: "Studies on Polycomb group proteins and hormonal receptors in cancer"
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Michelle Hasse

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Jasmine Hershewe

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada-Reno Reno, Nevada
  • Research Preceptor: Michael Jewett, PhD
    • Project: "In vitro N-linked protein glycosylation"
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Matthew Hong

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Research Preceptor: Ravi Allada, PhD
    • Project: "Control of feeding behavior by circadian clocks in Drosophila"
  • Internship: Ravi Allada Lab
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Jui-Fu (Tommy) Hsiao

  • B.S. Chemistry, National Taiwan University
  • Research Preceptor: Evan Scott, PhD
    • Project: "Synthesis of branched poly(ethylene glycol)-bl-poly(propylene sulfide) block"
  • Internship: Cook Pharmica
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Mengqi Hu

  • B.S. Plant Protection, Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China
  • Research Preceptor: Gayle Woloschak, PhD
    • Project: "Characteristic of MIBG-nanoparticle on PC12 cell viability"
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Alexis Kendra

  • B.S. Biology, Univ. of North Carolina
  • Research PreceptorVadim Backman, PhD
    • Project: "Signal Characterization of Novel Imaging System"
  • Internship: Deloitte
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Xiaomo (Alex) Li

  • B.S. Cardiology, Guangxi Medical University Nanning, China
  • Research PreceptorDavid Engman, PhD
    • Project: "The role of allen peptide in the pathogenesis of Chagas disease"
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Richard McMahon

  • B.S. Cellular/Molecular Biology Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Research Preceptor: William Miller, PhD
    • Project: "Fabrication & characterization of surfaces and microbioreactors to enhance culture derived platelet production"
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Saad Mohammad

  • B.S. Molecular Environmental Biology, University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, California
  • Research Preceptor: William Klein, PhD
    • Project: "Determining effects of storage, preparation, and treatment on native structure-toxicity relationships of Amyloid-beta oligomers"
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Joseph O'Brien

  • B.S. Biology, Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia
  • Research Preceptor: David Guis, MD/PhD
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Ihsan Pramanda

  • B.S. Microbiology, Institut Teknologi Bandung Bandung, Indonesia
  • Research Preceptor: George Wells, PhD
    • Project: "Microbial Electrolysis System for Production of H2O2 from Organic Waste"
  • Internship: University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa (Sue Harrison, PhD)
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Masood Qader

  • B.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois-Chicago Chicago, Illinois
  • Research Preceptor: David Peritt, PhD
  • Internship: Hospira
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Xiang (Kevin) Rui

  • B.S. Biology Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
  • Research Preceptor: Marcus Peter, PhD 
    • Project: "Excision of miRNAs by using CRISPR/Cas9 system"
  • Internship: University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa (Jonathan Blackburn, PhD)
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Krishna Sidharta

  • B.S. Biochemistry University of Texas-Austin Austin, Texas
  • Research Preceptor: Fang Lai, PhD
    • Project: "R&D of an eloctrochemical detection method and device for detection of analytes"
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Charulata Venkateswaran

  • B.T. Industrial Biotechnology, A.C. College of Technology
  • Research Preceptor: Seth Corey, PhD
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Yuka Watanabe

  • B.S. Chemistry, Emory University Atlanta, Georgia
  • Research Preceptor: Hiroyuki Ito, PhD
    • Project: "Screening for Peptides Generating Interneurons from Neural Stem Cells by Enhancing Neurogenesis"
  • Internship: Takeda
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Chia-Yun (Dora) Wu

  • B.S. Biological Science & Technology National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan
  • Research Preceptor: James Matthew, PhD
    • Project: "The Influence of Environmental Heterogeneity on Metabolic Efficiency in co-culture Nitrifying and Denitrifying Biofilm"
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Yidi Wu

  • B.S. Pharmacy, Nankai University Tianjin, China
  • Research Preceptor: Guillermo Ameer, PhD
    • Project: "Non-invasive imaging system for vascular graft implantation"
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Jessica Yu

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
  • Research Preceptor: Keith Tyo, PhD
    • Project: "Optimization of directed evolution cycle of yeast receptors for low-cost diagnostics"
  • Internship: AbbVie
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Mariko Zelin

  • B.S. Biotechnology University of California-Davis Davis, California
  • Research Preceptor: Thomas Meade, PhD
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Jiyang Zhang

  • B.S. Biological Science Nankai University Tianjin, China
  • Research Preceptor: Teresa Woodruff, PhD
    • Project: "Development of a high throughput screening technology for reproductive toxicology and drug screening"
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Weichao Zhang

  • B.S. Molecular/Cellular Biology University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Champaign, Indiana
  • Research Preceptor: Ravi Allada, PhD
    • Project: "Neuroprotective Effects of Sleep on β-Amyloid Induced Loss of Circadian Rhythms in Drosophila"
  • Internship: Allada Lab (Academic)
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Xu Zhang

  • B.S. Biology Nankai University Tianjin, China
  • Research Preceptor: George Wells, PhDKimberly Gray, PhD
    • Project: "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"
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Bin Zheng

  • B.S. Pharmaceutics China Pharmaceutical University Nanjing, China
  • Research Preceptor: Jindan Yu, MD/PhD
    • Project: "The role of TET1 in AR regulated prostate cancer"
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Ge Zhou

  • B.S. Biotechnology, Nanjing Forestry University Nanjing, China
  • Research Preceptor: Chonghui Cheung, PhD
    • Project: "The regulation of APLP2 Intra Cellular Domain on its target gene"
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Chong (Karen) Zuo

  • B.S.Biological Science Huazhong University of Science & Technology Wuhan, China
  • Research Preceptor: Jonathan Gunn, PhD, BriteSeed
    • Project: "Ureter Detection"

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Class of 2015-2016

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Faiza Ali

  • B.S. Biology University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
  • Research Preceptor: Fang Lai, PhD, Ohmx
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Lachelle Brooks

  • B.S. Agriculture, Animal Sciences The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
  • Research Preceptor: George Wells, PhD
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Yue Du

  • B.S. Biotechnology Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou, China
  • Research Preceptor: Julie TerWee, PhD Hospira
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Connor Feeney

  • B.S. Bioengineering University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Champaign, Illinois
  • Research Preceptor: Bryan Bernat, PhD Hospira
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Marcus Franklin

  • M.B.A. The University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
  • B.A. Biology / Economics Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Research Preceptor: Kimberly Gray, PhD
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Anuja Ganesan

  • B.T. Industrial Biotechnology Anna University Chennai, India
  • Research Preceptor: Ravi Allada, PhD
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Alex Gedye

  • B.S. Microbiology University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin
  • Research Preceptor: Richard Silverman, PhD
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Nicolette Gregor

  • B.S. Neuroscience / Life Sciences Informatics University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Research Preceptor: Steven Schwulst, MD
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Jeanne LaVergne

  • B.A. Biological Sciences Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Research Preceptor: Kimberly Gray, PhD
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Yu-Chen "Theodore" Lee

  • B.S. Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology Taipei Medical University Taipei, Taiwan
  • Research Preceptor: Athanasios Vassilopoulos, PhD
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Chun-Ying "Catheryne" Lin

  • B.S. Public Health Taipei Medical University Taipei, Taiwan
  • Research Preceptor: Lei Liu, PhD
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Mingjun Liu

  • B.E. BioEngineering Chongqing University Chongqing, China
  • Research Preceptor: Teresa Woodruff, PhD
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Sana Ma

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering / B. M. Piano Performance Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
  • Research Preceptor: Richard Silverman, PhD
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Sejal Mistry

  • B.S. Human Biology University of California Merced Merced, California
  • Research Preceptor: David Giljohann, PhD
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Kenan Moss

B.S. Biological Engineering Utah State University Logan, Utah

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Justin Newton

  • B.S. Biology Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Research Preceptor: Keith Tyo, PhD
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Brian Ouyang

  • B.S. Chemistry University of California-San Diego La Jolla, California
  • Research Preceptor: Evan Scott, PhD
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Rhitwika Sensharma

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Research Preceptor: Teresa Woodruff, PhD
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Sneha Shankar

  • B.E. Biotechnology BMS College of Engineering Bengaluru, India
  • Research Preceptor: Vinayak Dravid, PhD
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Nadim Shereef

  • M.T. Biochemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (B.H.U.) Varanasi, India
  • B.T. Biochemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (B.H.U.) Varanasi, India
  • Research Preceptor: Paul Burridge, PhD
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Saudamini Shevade

  • M.S. Biology Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Navy Nagar, India
  • B.S. Life Sciences and Biochemistry St. Xavier's College Mumbai, India
  • Research Preceptor: Fang Lai, PhD, Ohmx
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Xuehan Shi

  • B.S. Biology Shandong University Jinan, China
  • Research Preceptor: Julie TerWee, PhD, Hospira
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Megan Spies

  • B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology University of California-San Diego La Jolla, California
  • Research Preceptor: Eva Gottwein, PhD
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Jake Vitrofksy

  • B.S. Neuroscience University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Research Preceptor: William Klein, PhD
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He Wang

  • B.S. Biochemistry University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada
  • Research Preceptor: Michael Jewett, PhD
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Kenneth Wang

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Chao Wei

  • B.S. Biology Baylor University Waco, Texas
  • B.S. Biological Science Sichuan University Chengdu, China
  • Research Preceptor: William Klein, PhD
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Stephanie Wiegel

  • B.S. Biology Black Hills State University Spearfish, South Dakota
  • Research Preceptor: Hariharan Subramanian, PhD
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Yaqi Wu

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Bettina Wunderlich

  • B.A.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland
  • Research Preceptor: Kimberly Gray, PhD
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Yaqi Zhang

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Xiaotian Zhao

  • B.S. Biotechnology Tongji University Shanghai, China
  • Research Preceptor: George Wells, PhD
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Xiang Zhou

B.E. Polymeric Material and Engineering Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou, China