MBP Class of 2014-2015/16

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Andrew Andis

  • BS Biological Engineering & BS Pharmaceutical Sciences, Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
  • MBP Research Project: Expression, purification and analysis of synthetic (recombinant) antibodies (M. Jewett & K. Tyo)
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Shiyu Chen

  • BS Biology, Wuhan University - Wuhan, Hubei (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Preventing atherosclerotic plaque rupture by mPDC (G. Ameer)
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Buu Van Cheung

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Texas (Austin) - Austin, TX
  • MBP Research Project: Characterizing microglial activation mediated neuroinflammation in psychiatric diseases (H. Ito)
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Raja Desai

  • BS Chemical Engineering & BS Psychology, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Identifying micropollutants in the upper Des Plaines River and determining its effects on microbial community structure & function (G. Wells & K. Gray)
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Henrique dos Santos Seckler

  • BS Biology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (P. Compton)
  • Continued Education: PhD Chemistry, Northwestern University (Chemistry of Life Processes Training Program) - Evanston, IL (2016 - 2020)
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Alison DuFour

  • BS Biology & BA Spanish, Benedictine University - Lisle, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Sub-cellular evaluation of nanoparticle distribution as a function of surface coating (G. Woloschak)
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Ronald Ellis

  • BS Biology, Atlanta Metropolitan State College - Atlanta, GA
  • MBP Research Project: Development of biochemical and nanoparticle contrast protocols for the non-invasive detection of the pre-metastatic niche (V. Backman)
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Camille Farfan

  • BS Biochemistry, University of California (Santa Barbara) - Santa Barbara, CA
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (G. Woloschak)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Chemistry, New York University - New York City, NY (2016 - )
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John Goering

  • BS Chemistry, Bethel College - Mishawaka, IN
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Harshvardhan Gunashekar

  • BS Biotechnology, Manipal Institute of Technology - Manipal, Karnataka (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Studies on Polycomb group proteins and hormonal receptors in cancer (J. Yu)
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Michelle Hasse

  • BS Biomolecular Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering - Milwaukee, WI
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (A. Sahakian)
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Jasmine Hershewe

  • BS Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada (Reno) - Reno, NV
  • MBP Research Project: In vitro N-linked protein glycosylation (M. Jewett)
  • Continued Education: PhD Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL (2016 - 2020)
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Matthew Hong

  • BS Biomedical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - Terre Haute, IN
  • MBP Research Project: Control of feeding behavior by circadian clocks in Drosophila (R. Allada)
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Jui-Fu (Tommy) Hsiao

  • BS Chemistry & MS Chemistry, National Taiwan University - Da’an District, Taipei City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project:  Synthesis of branched poly(ethylene glycol)-bl-poly(propylene sulfide) block (E. Scott)
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Mengqi Hu

  • BS Plant Protection, Zhejiang University - Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Characteristic of MIBG-nanoparticle on PC12 cell viability (G. Woloschak)
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Taylor Jones (neé Graff)

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (V. Backman)
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Alexis Kendra

  • BS Biology, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) - Chapel Hill, NC
  • MBP Research Project: Signal characterization of novel imaging system (V. Backman)
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Xiaomo (Alex) Li

  • BS Cardiology, Guangxi Medical University - Nanning, Guangxi (China)
  • MBP Research Project: The role of allen peptide in the pathogenesis of Chagas disease (D. Engman)
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Richard McMahon

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
  • MBP Research Project: Fabrication & characterization of surfaces and microbioreactors to enhance culture derived platelet production (W. Miller)
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Saad Mohammad

  • BS Molecular and Environmental Biology, University of California (Berkeley) - Berkeley, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Determining effects of storage, preparation, and treatment on native structure-toxicity relationships of Amyloid-beta oligomers (W. Klein)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California (Irvine) - Irvine, CA (2016 - )
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Joseph O'Brien

  • BS Biology, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (D. Guis)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Life Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Driskill Graduate Program) (2017 - )
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Ihsan Pramanda

  • BS Microbiology, Bandung Institute of Technology - Jawa Barat, Indonesia
  • MBP Research Project: Microbial electrolysis system for production of H2O2 from organic waste (G. Wells)
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Masood Qader

  • BS Bioengineering, University of Illinois (Chicago) - Chicago, IL
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (D. Peritt)
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Xiang (Kevin) Rui

  • BS Biology, Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
  • MBP Research Project: Excision of miRNAs by using CRISPR/Cas9 system (M. Peter)
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Krishna Sidharta

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Texas (Austin) - Austin, TX
  • MBP Research Project: R&D of an electrochemical detection method and device for detection of analytes (F. Lai, Ohmx Corporation)
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Charulata Venkateswaran

  • BTech Industrial Biotechnology, Alagappa College of Technology - Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (S. Corey)
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Yuka Watanabe

  • BS Chemistry, Emory University - Atlanta, GA
  • MBP Research Project: Screening for peptides generating interneurons from neural stem cells by enhancing neurogenesis (H. Ito)
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Chia-Yun (Dora) Wu

  • BS Biological Science and Technology, National Taiwan University - Da’an District, Taipei City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: The influence of environmental heterogeneity on metabolic efficiency in co-culture nitrifying and denitrifying biofilm (J. Matthew)
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Yidi Wu

  • BS Pharmacy, Nankai University - Nankai, Tianjin (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Non-invasive imaging system for vascular graft implantation (G. Ameer)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Biomedical/Medical Engineering, Wake Forest University - Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC (2018 - )
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Jessica Yu

  • BS Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Optimization of directed evolution cycle of yeast receptors for low-cost diagnostics (K. Tyo)
  • Continued Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL (2015 - 2020)
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Mariko Zelin

  • BS Biotechnology, University of California (Davis) Davis, CA
  • MBP Research ProjectTBA (T. Meade)
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Jiyang Zhang

  • BS Biological Sciences, Nankai University - Nankai, Tianjin (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Development of a high throughput screening technology for reproductive toxicology and drug screening (T. Woodruff)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Life Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Driskill Graduate Program) - Chicago, IL (2016 - )
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Weichao Zhang

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Neuroprotective effects of sleep on β-amyloid induced loss of circadian rhythms in Drosophila (R. Allada)
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Xu Zhang

  • BS Biology, Nankai University - Nankai, Tianjin (China)
  • MBP Research 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 (G. Wells & K. Gray)
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Bin Zheng

  • BS Pharmaceutics, China Pharmaceutical University - Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)
  • MBP Research Project: The role of TET1 in AR regulated prostate cancer (J. Yu)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Life Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Driskill Graduate Program) - Chicago, IL (2017 - )
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Ge Zhou

  • BS Biotechnology, Nanjing Forestry University - Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)
  • MBP Research Project: The regulation of APLP2 Intra Cellular Domain on its target gene (C. Cheung)
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Chong (Karen) Zuo

  • BS Biological Sciences, Huazhong University of Science and Technology - Wuhan, Hubei (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Ureter detection(J. Gunn, BriteSeed)