MBP Class of 2011-2012/13

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Berke Akgun

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Antithrombitic studies of POC polymer on decellularized aorta graft (J. Wertheim)
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Apurva Ambekar

  • BS Biotechnology, Fergusson College - Pune, India
  • MBP Research Project: Blockage of urinary catheters due to biomineralization caused by Proteus Mirabilis (A. Packman)
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Mark Anderson

  • BA Biological Sciences, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Addressing substitute limitations in yeast cell protein synthesis (M. Jewett)
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Brent Bijonowski

  • BS Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Novel bioreactor design for artificial organs (J. Wertheim)
  • Continued Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL (2014 - 2019)
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James Bolling

  • BS Biology & BA Economics, University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (G. Woloschak)
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Kriti Chopra

  • BS Biotechnology/Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
  • MBP Research Project: Isolation, characterization, and expansion of facilitating cells and pluripotent stem cells from cadaver bone marrow (J. Leventhal)
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Aakriti Goel

  • BTech Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology - Noida, Uttar Pradesh (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Generation and characterization of MIR-302 sensor for the isolation of cancer cells (M. Peter)
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Natasha Gupta

  • BA Psychology, Bard College - Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
  • MBP Research Project: The role of syndecan I in breast cancer metastasis to the brain (J. Koblinski)
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Patrick Ho

  • BS Chemical Engineering, University of California (Los Angeles) - Los Angeles, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Yeast receptor engineering toward a diagnostic MESA for resource-poor settings (J. Leonard & K. Tyo)
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Aditi Iyer

  • BE Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Pilani, Rajasthan (India)
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (A. Packman)
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Yoon Jung Joo

  • BS Life Sciences, Korea University - Seongbuk-dong, Seoul (South Korea)
  • MBP Research Project: Identification and characterization of genetic skin disorders and anti-aging mechanisms (A. Paller)
  • Continued Education: PhD Health and Biomedical Informatics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Chicago, IL (2014 - 2019)
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Nitin Kini

  • BE Biotechnology, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology - Bengaluru, Karnataka (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Design and optimization of a microfluidics-based bioreactor for platelet production from a culture of megakaryocytes precursors (W. Miller)
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Jennifer Leonardi

  • BS Chemical Engineering , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, New York
  • MBP Research Project: Individual effects of hypercapnia and acidosis on macrophage polarization (J. Leonard)
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Xiamong Liu

  • BA Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Minhang, Shanghai (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Decoration of PA fibers with specific protein through NTA-Ni-His tag (S. Stupp)
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Gabrielle Lorenzo

  • BS Biochemistry, Canisius College - Buffalo, NY
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (G. Woloschak)
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Aaron Love

  • BA Microbiology, Miami University of Ohio - Oxford, OH
  • MBP Research Project: Investigation of antisense gold nanoparticles ability to kill bacterial pathogens (D. Giljohann)
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Shrutika Mehta

  • BTech Biotechnology, SRM University - Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Therapeutic effect of inhibiting the centrosome duplication in pancreatic cancer cell lines (Q. Gao)
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Yaelim (Angela) Park

  • BS Psychobiology, University of California (Los Angeles) - Los Angeles, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Engineering a high throughput molecular recorder for neuronal electrochemical activity (K. Tyo)
  • Continued Education: DMD, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine - Cleveland, OH
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Purbasa Patnaik

  • BTech Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology - Noida, Uttar Pradesh (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Inhibition of miRNA using anti-miRNA intrabodies in cancer cells (M. Peter)
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Shreya Rajan

  • BTech Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology - Vellore, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (L. Shea)
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Yida Ren

  • BS Biotechnology, Sun Yat-Sen University - Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
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Christine Ricci

  • BA Biochemistry, Smith College - Northampton, MA
  • MBP Research Project: Gene delivery for localized immunomodulation (L. Shea)
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Roman Semenyuk

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Fundamental design and testing of sirna nanoparticles (D. Giljohann)
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Patrick Shanley

  • BS General Engineering, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Bio-inspired tactile sensing design of an artificial whisker and follicale based on the rat whisker system (M. Hartmann)
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Haeman Teo

  • BS Biology, Bemidji State University - Bemidji, MN
  • MBP Research Project: Immunogenicity of syngenic and allergic embryonic stem cells in mice (L. Erickson)
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Anne Thiel

  • BS Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • MBP Research Project: Development of an electrochemical detection method and device for point of care (POC) cholesterol testing (D. Georganopoulou)
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Nuo Xu

  • BS Biotechnology, South China Agricultural University - Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Engineering snail/slug protein for structure studying (C. Labonne)
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Yuanming Xu

  • BS Biological Science, Harbin Normal University - Harbin, Heilongjiang (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Translating IVFG into a higher throughput system using HT-IVFG to identify pharmaceuticals that have terotoxic effects at low doses (T. Woodruff)
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Minchang Yi

  • BS Chemical Engineering, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • MBP Research Project: Effect of adhesion on megakaryocyte polyploidization and subsequent proplatelet formation (W. Miller)
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Yu Zheng

  • BS Biotechnology, South China University of Technology - Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Defining cytokine receptor isoform specificity through gene expression profiling (S. Corey)