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Class of 2013 - 2014/15

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Lu Bai

  • BS Agriculture, Food Science, and Technology, Seoul National University - Gwanak, Seoul (South Korea)
  • MBP Research Project: Ex-vivo female reproductive tract integration in a 3D microphysiologic system (T. Woodruff)
  • Internship: Cook Pharmica
  • Current Position: Research Associate, Failure Resolution, Moderna Therapeutics - Cambridge, MA
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Aditya Basrur

  • BE Biotechnology, Visvesvaraya Technological University - Belagavi, Karnataka (India)
  • MBP Research Project: R&D of an electrochemical detection method and device for detection of the analytes (D. Georganopoulou)
  • Internships: Alcon & Ohmx Corporation
  • Current Position: Compliance Specialist, Audits and Quality Systems, Novartis - Dallas, TX
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Shurui Bian

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Thomas Cayton

  • BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California (Davis) - Davis, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Detection of biomarkers in blood of GBM mice and human patients for prognostic and diagnostic value (A. Stegh)
  • Internship: AuraSense Therapeutics, LLC
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Xinyi (Claire) Che

  • BE Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology - Dalian, Liaoning (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Optimal clinical trial planning for new drug development (F. You)
  • Internship: Cook Pharmica
  • Current Position: Process Development Research Associate, Conagen - Bedford, MA
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Kuan-Fu (Freddy) Chen

  • BA Biochemistry & BA Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • MBP Research Project: The influence of environmental heterogeneity on metabolic efficiency in co-culture nitrifying and denitrifying biofilm (G. Wells)
  • Current Position: Graduate Research Assistant, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
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Kuan-Wei Chen

  • BS Biotechnology, National Chung Hsing University - South District, Taichung City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: Ex-vivo female reproductive tract integration in a 3D microphysiologic system (T. Woodruff)
  • Current Position: Production Associate, Moderna Therapeutics - Cambridge, MA 
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Janelle Fawver

  • BS Genetics, Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
  • MBP Research Project: R&D of an electrochemical detection method and device for detection of the analytes (D. Georganopoulou)
  • Internship: Ohmx Corporation
  • Current Position: Research Associate III, Ohmx Corporation - Evanston, IL
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Ankit Gandhi

  • BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts (Amherst) - Amherst, MA
  • MBP Research Project: Identifying Specific Intracellular Structures Altered in Early Carcinogenesis (V. Backman)
  • Internship: Janssen
  • Current Position: Study Manager, inviCRO, LLC - Boston, MA
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Chia-Jung (Joy) Han

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • MBP Research Project: Characterization of gene-manipulated mutant mouse model for psychiatric disorders: study of neuronal morphology in the brain (M. Matsumoto)
  • Internship: Pfizer
  • Current Position: Senior Associate, Amgen - San Francisco, CA
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Mingyang Jiang

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Wulin Jiang

  • BS Biology, Minzu University of China - Haidian, Beijing (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Characterization of in vivo effects of collagen binding S-NO peptide amphiphile (M. Kibbe)
  • Current Position: PhD Candidate, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) - Chapel Hill, NC
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Xiaoqi Liu

  • BS Biotechnology, Beijing Normal University - Haidian, Beijing (China)
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (C. Cheng)
  • Internship: Ohmx Corporation
  • Current Position: Analytics Valuations Associate, Life Sciences, SVB Financial Group - Chicago, IL
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Joseph Magura

  • BA Biology, Wabash College - Crawfordsville, IN
  • MBP Research Project: Effects of shear stress on proplatelet production in megakaryocytes (W. Miller)
  • Continued Education: MS, Pharmacogenomics, Manchester University - North Manchester, IN (2016 - 2017)
  • Current Position: Genetic Data Analyst, Assurex Health - Mason, OH
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Ahmad Malik

  • BS Microbiology and Plant Biology, The University of Texas (Austin) - Austin, TX
  • MBP Research Project: Transciption factor activity profile and role of SIRT1 in erythroid and megakaryocyte differentiation (W. Miller)
  • Internship: Janssen
  • Current Position: Product Executive - Austin, TX
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Catherine Nguyen

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Durga Nyayadhish

  • BS Biochemistry, Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY
  • MBP Research Project: Optimizing the coupling and protein delivery in allogeneic transplant (islet) models to induce tolerance (L. Shea)
  • Internships: Boehringer Ingelheim & Ohmx Corporation
  • Current Position: Research Associate II, Ohmx Corporation - Evanston, IL
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Iryna Olyva

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: STAT3 gene regulation with SNAs (Spherical Nucleic Acids) (D. Giljohann)
  • Internships: AuraSense Therapeutics, LLC & Cook Pharmica
  • Current Position: Research Associate, Exicure - Skokie, IL
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Ajinkya Patil

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Rahul Shroff

  • BS Biological Sciences, University of Illinois (Chicago) - Chicago, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Studies of nanoparticle effects on cell killing (G. Woloschak)
  • Internship: Baxter
  • Current Position: Analyst, Product Operations and Network Excellence, Shire - Chicago, IL
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Emeline Sukamtoh


  • BS Neurobiology, The University of Texas (Austin) - Austin, TX
  • MBP Research Project: Pharmaceutical R&D portfolio optimization (F. You)
  • Internships: NanoCytomiccs, LLC & Solidarity Bridge
  • Current Position: Product Manager, Traveloka - Jakarta Barat, Indonesia
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Tanay Thakar

  • BTech Biotechnology, Pune University - Pune, Maharashtra (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Head and neck and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma developed in BRCA2 knockout mouse model (Q. Gao)
  • Current Position: Graduate Student, Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center - Hershey, PA
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Divya Tikkavarapu

  • BS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Strain characterization in bioreactors toward understanding glucose uptake and metabolic network regulation in non-growing E.coli and yeast (K. Tyo)
  • Internship: Cook Pharmica & Hospira
  • Current Position: Associate, BluePrint Research Group - Chicago, IL
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Michael Verleye

  • BS Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN
  • MBP Research Project: Designing and characterizing cell lysates to induce tolerance in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant model (L. Shea)
  • Internship: BriteSeed
  • Current Position: Research Engineer, NanoCytomics, LLC - Evanston, IL 
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Paul Weingarden

  • BA Biology, University of Montana - Missoula, MT
  • MBP Research Project: Stem cell differentiation and transplantation (L. Shea)
  • Internship: University of Michigan
  • Current Position: Senior Research Associate, Syros Pharmaceuticals - Cambridge, MA
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Henry Weiss

  • BS Biology & BA Spanish, Xavier University - Cincinnati, OH
  • MBP Research Project: Development of targetable radioligand specific for neurotoxic amyloid-beta oligomers for positron emission tomography (PET) analysis (W. Klein)
  • Internship: Fresenius Kabi
  • Current Position: Scientist, Analytical Development, Fresenius Kabi - Skokie, IL
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Oliver Weisser

  • BA Environmental Engineering, Middlebury College - Middlebury, VT
  • MBP Research Project: Improving cell-free protein synthesis through genome engineering (M. Jewett)
  • Internship: Immunovations Therapeutics
  • Current Position: Consultant, Deloitte - Boston, MA
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Tzung-Mao (Cyril) Wu

  • BS Biotechnology, National Taiwan University - Da’an District, Taipei City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: Characterization of gene-manipulated mutant mouse model for psychiatric disorders: study of mRNA/protein expression profile in the brain (M. Matsumoto)
  • Internship: Astellas Pharma
  • Current Position: Process Development Associate, Novavax - Rockville, MD
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Xiuyuan (Joanna) Xie

  • BS Biology, Beijing Forestry University - Haidian, Beijing (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Characterization of gene-manipulated mutant mouse model for psychiatric disorders: study of sensory processing deficits using in vivo electrophysiology (M. Matsumoto)
  • Internship: Astellas Pharma
  • Current Position: Marketing Specialist, GenScript - New York City, NY
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Lun (Bernard) Xin

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
  • MBP Research Project: Study of nanoparticles in tissue (G. Woloschak)
  • Internship: Cook Pharmica
  • Current Position: Research Assistant, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
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Rongzhi Xu

  • BS Biology, Wuhan University - Wuhan, Hubei (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Pharmaceutical clinical trial supply chain optimization (F. You)
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Yingjie Xu

  • BS Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University - Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Standardizing protocols for clinical quantitative proteomics (N. Kelleher)
  • Internships: Cellomics Technology, Fresenius Kabi, & Inspirotec
  • Current Position: Mass Spectrometry Research Assistant, NantOmics - Rockville, MD
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Demin (Grace) Zhao

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Si Zhao