MBP Class of 2009-2010/11

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Amogh Belagodu

  • BS Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
  • MBP Research Project: Multi-tiered therapeutic parylene thin films for extended localized drug release involving post-surgical intervention (D. Ho)
  • Continued Education: PhD Neuroscience, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL (2012 – 2017)


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Kerstyn Bryce

  • BS Biology, University of Wisconsin (Madison) - Madison, WI
  • MBP Research Project: SIRTZ regulation of megakaryocyte differentiation (W. Miller)
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Steven Buckingham

  • BS Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado (Boulder) - Boulder, CO
  • MBP Research Project: Discovery of novel biochemical networks for synthesis of levulinic acid from D-glucose (L. Broadbelt)
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Jacyln Cordero

  • BS Chemistry, Wagner College - Staten Island, NY
  • MBP Research Project: Characterization of signaling in CypA knockout mammary epithelial cells (C. Clevenger)
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Andrea Engel-Schoen

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin (Madison) - Madison, WI
  • MBP Research Project: Towards a synthetic ribosome (M. Jewett)
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Amy Flowers

  • BS Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry, Illinois State University - Normal, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, with particular interest in endocrine factors in the hypothalamus (J. Levine)
  • Continued Education: PhD Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology, University of California (Davis) - Davis, CA
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Ryan Haake

  • BS Biological Sciences, Ohio University - Athens, OH
  • MBP Research Project: Creation of a Cre/loxP FBP17 conditional knockout mouse via recombineering and assessing miR-155 expression in cancer patient samples by quantitative RT-PCR (S. Corey)
  • Continued Education: MBA Finance and Health Enterprise Management, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management - Evanston, IL (2016 – 2019)
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Soo Kyung Ham

  • BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA
  • MBP Research Project: Mechanisms of mast cell mediated tumor invasion (K. Khazaie)
  • Continued Education: PhD Nutrition and Immunology, Technische Universität München-Weihenstephan - Munich, Germany (2014 – 2018)
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JeeHong Lee

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Delivery of tetracycline antibiotics via nanodiamonds and multi therapeutic applications toward pathogenic organisms (D. Ho)
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Anushya Mani

  • BS Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH
  • MBP Research Project: Determining the effects of radiation and illumination on PC12 Cells treated with titanium dioxide nanoparticles (G. Woloschak)
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Viraj Muthye

  • BS Biotechnology, University of Mumbai - Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Developing a mutli-organism bioreactor model for studying biofilm characteristics of Legionella pneumophila (N. Cianciotto)
  • Continued Education: PhD Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Iowa State University - Ames, IA (2012 – 2019)
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Joseph Palac

  • BS Biology, University of Wisconsin (Madison) - Madison, WI
  • MBP Research Project: The DNA cleavage abilities of ellagic acid coated iron-core titanium dioxide nanoparticles in vitro and in cells (G. Woloschak)
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Chandrima Palit

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Waterloo - Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)
  • MBP Research Project: Examining the role of BMI1 in promoting resistance to gefitinib in breast cancer cells (G. Dimri)
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Vani Patel

  • BS Biotechnology, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
  • MBP Research Project: Evaluation of B3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase (B3GnT1) expression as a potential therapeutic for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) (R. Kroes)
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Jan Ramanathan (neé Ressl)

  • BS Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Examining the effects of nanoparticle coating on nanoparticle-induced DNA cleavage (G. Woloschak)
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Daniel Schaffer

  • BA Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, and Genetics, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Nanodiamond mediated future medicine: The ability of nanodiamonds to absorb anthracycline and other molecules (D. Ho)
  • Continued Education: JD, University of Michigan Law School - Ann Arbor, MI (2014)
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Ying-Hsuan (Elson) Shih

  • BS Microbiology and Immunology, National Chiayi University - East District, Chiayi City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: Germ cell loss, development delay and globozoospermia in mice lacking Pumilio (E. Xu)
  • Continued Education: PhD Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA (2011 - 2016)
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FuNien Tsai

  • BS Biology, National Sun Yat-Sen University - Gushan District, Kaohsiung City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: The corsstalk between cathepsin B and inflammasome (K. Khazaie)
  • Continued Education: PhD Life Sciences, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL (2012 - 2017)
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Eric Tseng

  • BS Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
  • MBP Research Project: Development of a cost-effective cell-free protein synthesis system from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker's yeast) (M. Jewett)
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Adam Young

  • BS Neuroscience, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • MBP Research Project: Sleep mechanisms and trends discovered through Drosophila (R. Allada)