Class of 2015 - 2016/17

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Faiza Ali

  • BS Biology, University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
  • MBP Research Project: Determination of Potential Interferences in the High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Test (F. LaiOhmx Corporation)
  • Internship: Fresenius Kabi
  • Current Position: Bioprocess Engineer, AveXis - Bannockburn, IL
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Lachelle Brooks

  • BS Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
  • MBP Research Project: Deployment and operation of the activated sludge, biological phosphorus removal (HARS-P) system: A step towards energy neutrality for wastewater treatment facilities (G. Wells)
  • Internships: Northwestern University (G. Wells) & University of Cape Town
  • Current Position: Associate Scientist I, Abbott Laboratories - Abbott Park, IL
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Yue (Julia) Du

  • BS Biotechnology, Sun Yat-Sen University - Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Cell-based bioassay development to determine the mechanism of action of RITUXIMAB (J. TerWee, Hospira)
  • Internship: Pfizer
  • Current Position: Scientist, Pfizer - Lake Forest, IL
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Connor Feeney

  • BS Bioengineering, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Technology development of Briteseed laparoscopic surgical smart devices (J. Gunn, Briteseed)
  • Current Position: Quality Engineer, Medline - Northfield, IL
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Anuja Ganesan

  • BTech Industrial Biotechnology, Anna University - Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Optimizing video tracking of Drosophila behavior in 96-well plate (R. Allada)
  • Internship: Cook Pharmica
  • Current Position: Process Engineer, Intel Corporation - Hillsboro, OR
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Alex Gedye

  • BS Microbiology, University of Wisconsin (Madison) - Madison, WI
  • MBP Research Project: Design and Synthesis of Bacterial Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitors (R. Silverman)
  • Internship: Fresenius Kabi
  • Current Position: Analytical Chemist, PMRS Inc. - Greater Philadelphia Area
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Nicolette (Nickie) Gregor

  • BS Neuroscience & BS Life Sciences Informatics, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • MBP Research Project: Effects of infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa after TBI in a mouse model (S. Schwulst)
  • Current Position: Quality Control Analyst, AveXis, Inc. - Libertyville, IL
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Jeanne LaVergne

  • BA Biological Sciences, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
  • MBP Research Project: Control of Micropollutants: Evaluating the influence of restored stream and riparian habitats on trace organic chemical contaminants’ persistence (K. Gray)
  • Internship: University of Cape Town
  • Current Position:  Data Analyst, Zitter Health Insights - Livingston, NJ
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Yu-Chen (Theodore) Lee

  • BS Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, Taipei Medical University - Xinyi District, Taipei City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: K-Ras acetylation effects on cellular response to selected chemical inhibitors (A. Vassilopoulos)
  • Internship: Fresenius Kabi
  • Current Position: Quality Control Scientist, PBL Assay Science - Piscataway, NJ
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Chun-Ying (Catheryne) Lin

  • BS Public Health, Taipei Medical University - Xinyi District, Taipei City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: Racial disparities in health, healthcare accessibility and utilization (L. Liu)
  • Internship: Qral Group
  • Current Position: Management Consultant, Qral Group - Great Neck, NY
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Mingjun Liu

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Sana Ma

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Sejal Mistry

  • BS Human Biology, University of California (Merced) - Merced, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Screening of oligonucleotide sequences for greater TLR9 response in SNA format (D. Giljohann)
  • Internship: Exicure
  • Current Position: Research Associate, Akoya Biosciences, Inc. - Menlo Park, CA
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Kenan Moss

  • BS Biological Engineering, Utah State University - Logan, UT
  • MBP ResearchProject: The Effect of Nanoparticle Conjugation on Transferrin Uptake in Cancer Cells (G. Woloschak)
  • Current Position: Product and Business Intelligence Specialist, Panasonic - Wood Dale, IL
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Justin Newton

  • BS Biology, Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
  • MBP Research Project: Understanding the utilization of lignin compounds as carbon substrates in Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1 (K. Tyo)
  • Current Position: Digital Marketing Analyst, Meeting Tomorrow - Chicago, IL
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Brian Ouyang

  • BS Chemistry, University of California (San Diego) - San Diego, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Nanomaterial Biodistribution and Uptake by Immune Cells in Mice (E. Scott)
  • Internship: Eli Lilly and Company
  • Current Position: Research Associate, Surrozen - San Francisco Bay Area
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Rhitwika Sensharma

  • BS Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Blacksburg, VA
  • MBP Research Project: Estradiol-Regulated Protein Expression in the Human Ectocervical Epithelium (T. Woodruff)
  • Internship: Northwestern University (T. Woodruff)
  • Current Position: MD Candidate, University of Vermont
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Sneha Shankar

  • BE Biotechnology, BMS College of Engineering - Bengaluru, Karnataka (India)
  • MBP Research Project: TBA (H. Jamil, Fresenius Kabi)
  • Internship: Fresenius Kabi
  • Current Position: Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte - Chicago, IL
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Nadim Shereef

  • MT Biochemical Engineering & BTech Biochemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) - Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Scale up of cardiomyocyte differentiation in bioreactor using chemically defined CDM3 media (P. Burridge)
  • Internship: Eli Lilly and Company
  • Current Position: Bioprocess Engineer, AveXis - Bannockburn, IL
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Saudamini Shevade

  • MS Biology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research - Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
  • BS Life Sciences & BS Biochemistry, St. Xavier's College - Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Scale up of cardiomyocyte differentiation in bioreactor using chemically defined CDM3 media (F. Lai, Ohmx Corporation)
  • Internship: Cook Pharmica
  • Current Position: Biologist II, AbbVie - Worcester, MA
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Xuehan Shi

  • BS Biology, Shandong University - Jinan, Shandong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Creation of unique reagents for determination of mechanism of action of biosimilar drugs using biological and immunological methods (J. TerWee, Hospira)
  • Internship: Cook Pharmica
  • Current Position: Associate Scientist, Catalent - Bloomington, Indiana Area
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Megan Spies

  • BS Biochemistry & BS Cellular Biology, University of California (San Diego) - San Diego, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Validation of miR-K10 Targets (E. Gottwein)
  • Current Position: Research Assistant, Antibody Development, Antibodies Incorporated - Sacramento, CA
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Jake Vitrofsky

  • BS Neuroscience, University of Massachusetts (Amherst) - Amherst, MA
  • MBP Research Project: New Wave Alzheimer’s theranostics (W. Klein)
  • Internship: Sysmex
  • Current Position: Specialist, New Assay Research and Development, Sysmex - Lincolnshire, IL
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He (Justin) Wang

  • BS Biochemistry, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
  • MBP Research Project: Development of cell-free protein synthesis system for Streptomyces lividans (M. Jewett)
  • Internship: Northwestern University (M. Jewett)
  • Current Position: Synthetic Biology Scientist, DeepBiome Therapeutics, Inc. - Greater Boston Area
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Kenneth Wang

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Chao Wei

  • BS Biology, Baylor University - Waco, TX
  • BS Biological Sciences, Sichuan University - Chengdu, Sichuan (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Higher order temperature neurons in drosophila (W. Klein)
  • Internship: Northwestern University (M. Gallio)
  • Current Position: PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
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Stephanie Wiegel

  • BS Biology, Black Hills State University - Spearfish, SD
  • MBP Research Project: Microfluidic Particle Sorting For Liquid Based Cytology Sample Preparation (H. Subramanian)
  • Internship: Nanocytomics
  • Current Position: Product Development Engineer, Surgical Innovation Associates - Chicago, IL
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Yaqi Wu

  • BS Pharmacy, Nankai University - Nankai, Tianjin (China)
  • MBP Research Project: The role of HSF2 in human malignancies (M. Mendillo)
  • Internships: Cook Pharmica
  • Current Position: Associate Scientist, Catalent - Bloomington, IN
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Bettina Wunderlich

  • BAS Molecular and Cellular Biology, Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
  • MBP Research Project: Combined phototoxicity of n-Ag and n-TiO2 (K. Gray)
  • Internships: Deloitte & University of Cape Town
  • Current Position: Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte - Chicago, IL
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Yaqi Zhang

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Xiaotian Zhao

  • BS Biotechnology, Tongji University - Yangpu, Shanghai (China)
  • MBP Research Project: The role of HSF2 in human malignancies (G. Wells)
  • Internship: Northwestern University (G. Wells)
  • Current Position: PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
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Xiang Zhou

  • BE Polymeric Material and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University - Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Systemic study of transition of the cellular nanoarchitecture in live cells during fixation process using partial wave spectroscopy (V. Backman)
  • Current Position: Research Technologist, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL