MBP Class of 2012-2013/14

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Rishika Agarwal

  • BTech Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology - Vellore, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • MBP Research Project: SNAs for gene regulation in the skin (D. Giljohann)
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Alexandria Alverdy

  • BS Chemical Engineering, Villanova University - Villanova, PA
  • MBP Research Project: Nanotechnology approacher to skin cancer/epidermolytic ichthyosis (A. Paller)
  • Continued Education: MD Candidate, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science - North Chicago, IL (2016 - )
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Sagar Anantatmula

  • BA Biological Sciences, University of Illinois (Chicago) - Chicago, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Nano-flares for viral RNA detection (D. Giljohann)
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Bradley Biggs

  • BS Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Development of protocols for nanofunction probe electroporation (H. Espinosa)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL (2015 - )
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Alaksh Choudhury

  • BE Industrial Biotechnology, Manipal Institute of Technology - Manipal, Karnataka (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Yeast cell-free protein synthesis (M. Jewett)
  • Continued Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado (Boulder) - Boulder, CO (2014 - 2019)
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Mark Enselman

  • BA Biology & BA Spanish, Truman State University - Kirksville, MO
  • MBP Research Project: Integration of a bioreactor with 3-D bioploted composit scaffolding for the induced differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells in tissue engineering (R. Shah)
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Xin (Daniel) Gao

  • BS Biology, Northeastern University - Boston, MA
  • MBP Research Project: Regulation of alternative splicing (C. Cheng)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester, MA (2016 - )
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Ye Gao

  • BS Biotechnology, Sun Yat-Sen University - Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Function of BRCA2 in the Estrogen receptor signaling pathway (Q. Gao)
  • Continued Education: PhD Biology/Biological Sciences, University of California (San Diego) - San Diego, CA (2014 - 2019)
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Andrew Gentile

  • BS Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Accelerating genetic computations using inducible protein degradation (K. Tyo)
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Seok (Gene) Hong

  • BS Biological Science and Business, University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN
  • MBP Research Project: Functional study of BRCA2 in the development of head and neck cancer (Q. Gao)
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Wei Hong

  • BS Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Wuhan University - Wuhan, Hubei (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Centrobin knock out mice develop hepatic steatosis on regular low fat diet (Q. Gao)
  • Continued Education: MBA, Indiana University Kelley School of Business - Bloomington, IN (2016 - 2018)
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Christopher (Chris) Jacobson

  • BS Psychology, University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign) - Champaign, IL 
  • MBP Research Project: Optical and electromechanical methods for clinical diagnostics (D. Georganopoulou)
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Haoming (Daniel) Jiang

  • BS Bioscience, Sun Yat-Sen University - Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Affinity isolation of toxic receptors involved in Alzheimer's dementia (W. Klein)
  • Continued Education: MS Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) - Houston, TX (2016)
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Kathryn Kiefer (*Morales)

  • BS Biology, Ohio Northern University - Ada, OH
  • MBP Research Project: Optimization of the extracellular matrix scaffold of porcine kidneys estrablished via perfusion of detergents through a bioreactor (J. Wertheim)
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Jonathan Ko

  • BA Biology, University of Chicago - Chicago, IL; JD, University of Illinois College of Law - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Web FBA 2.0 (K. Tyo)
  • Continued Education: EE Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ
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Ben Ma

  • BS Bioengineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Minhang, Shanghai (China)
  • MBP Research Project: The roles of redox-active metabolites in bacterial anaerobic survivability (Y. Wang)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
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Huey-Ming Mak

  • BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California (Davis) - Davis, California
  • MBP Research Project: Study of membrane proteins composition along growing spicule with respect to VEGF concentration (D. Joester)
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Jeffrey Mayer

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Engineering yeast-derived biosensors as a diagnostic device for resource-poor settings (K. Tyo & J. Leonard)
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Melvin McElrath

  • BS Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI
  • MBP Research Project: Development of Lyophilization process to be integrated into point-of-care PCR diagnostic device for HIV & TB for use in low resource settings (D. Kelso)
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Khyati Meghani

  • BTech Biotechnology, Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth University - Pune, Maharashtra (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Analysis of O2 and CO2 using gas mixing devices on the differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells and megakaryocyte development (W. Miller) 
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Melvin Moore

  • BS Chemistry, North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
  • MBP Research Project: Examinging the role of sydecan 1 in breast cancer metastasis to the brain (J. Koblinski) 
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Rommel Morales

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Influence of endothelial microparticles in nitric oxide's ability to inhibit neointimal hyperplasial nitric oxide regulation of SOD-1 in different metabolic environments (M. Kibbe)
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Darcie Patterson

  • BS Biology and Human Health, Hawaii Pacific University - Honolulu, HI
  • MBP Research Project: Post VEGF stimulation of transcription factors (D. Joester)
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Danielle Ponsi

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Research and development of electrochemical detection method and device for the detection of proteins (D. Georganopoulou)
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Sreenithya Ravindran

  • BTech Biotechnology, SRM University - Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Nanoparticles for the treatment of Type I Diabetes (L. Shea)
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Karna Shah

  • BTech Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology - Vellore, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • MBP Research Project: The effects of TiO2-nanoconjugates on neuroblastoma cells (G. Woloschak)
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Joleen Simpson (née Su)

  • BS Bioengineering, University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Delivery of siRNA using gold nanoparticles for cancer therapeutics (D. Giljohann)
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Srishti Tibrewala

  • BTech Biotechnology, SRM University - Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Bacterial-fungal interactions via redox-active toxins (Y. Wang)
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Bansi Vedia

  • BS Biotechnology, University of Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
  • MBP Research Project: Directed differentiation of stem cell transplants into myelinating glia (L. Shea)
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Vysak Venkateswaran

  • BS Biology, Duke University - Durham, NC
  • MBP Research Project: Pathogenic versus protective function of T-regulatory cells in human colon cancer (K. Khazaie)
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Shuya Wang

  • BS Biology, Sichuan University - Chengdu, Sichuan (China)
  • MBP Research Project: The role of IL-10 mouse polyposis (K. Khazaie)
  • Continued Education: PhD Nanotechnology and Biomedical Science, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL (2014 - 2019)
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Yikai Xu

  • BS Life Sciences, Ocean University of China - Qingdao, Shandong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Pathogenic outcome of mast cell/T cell interaction in cutaneous lymph (K. Khazaie)
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Hanwen Zhang

  • BS Biological Sciences, Peking University - Haidian, Beijing (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Inhibition of centrosome duplication as a potential therapeutic approach for pancreatic cancer with few side effects (Q. Gao)
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Peter Zhang

  • BS Chemical Engineering, University of California (Berkeley) - Berkeley, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Constructing TEV prolease and prolease cleaving sequence system on the surface of E.coli as a biosensor (J. Leonard)
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Lingji Zhu

  • BS Biotechnology, Beijing Normal University - Haidian, Beijing (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Omega-3 and Omega-6 stabilization in human body (P. Grippo)