MBP Class of 2016-2017/18

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Christopher Chen

  • BS Bioengineering, University of California (San Diego) - San Diego, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Role of Jak2 in development of leukemia in Fanconi C-deficient mice (E. Eklund)
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Tzu-Hung (Tammy) Chen

  • BS Biochemical Science and Technology, National Taiwan University - Da’an District, Taipei City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: Theranostic applications of magnetic nanoconstructs against lymphoma (V. Dravid)
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Zachary Cowden

  • BS Integrative Biology, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Optimizing a bacterial protein secretion system for on-demand protein production in extreme environments(D. Tullman-Ercek)
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Damien Doser

  • BS Chemistry, University of Georgia - Athens, GA
  • MBP Research Project: Optimization of microfluidic bioreactor for platelet production(W. Miller)
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Aaron Einhorn

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Hydrogel Magnetic Nanocomposite for Tissue Engineering (V. Dravid)
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Yijun (Amy) Fan

  • BS Bioengineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Minhang, Shanghai (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Emerging Functions of SIRT2 in Nucleolus (A. Vasilopoulos)
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Megan Halkett

  • BS Chemistry, Elon University - Elon, NC
  • MBP Research Project: Characterizing and phenotyping HIV/SIV susceptible immune cell populations at mucosal surfaces (T. Hope)
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Winode Handagama

  • BS Biochemistry, Maryville College - Maryville, TN
  • MBP Research Project: Validation of Raman Spectroscopy for the characterization of candidate biosimilar molecules (E. Zartler, Pfizer)
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Jake Hoffman

  • BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, Colorado College - Colorado Springs, CO
  • MBP Research Project: CRISPR/Cas9 optimization (A. Yemelyanov)
  • Current position: PhD Candidate, Gene Therapy Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2019 - )
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Amanda King

  • BS Life Sciences, United States Military Academy - West Point, NY
  • MBP Research Project: SOP development for NanoCytomics, Lung Tests (H. Subramanian, NanoCytomics)
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Rimgaile Lukosiunaite

  • BS Biology & BS Exercise Science, Loyola University - Chicago, IL
  • MBP Research Project: SOP development for NanoCytomics, Prostate and Colon Tests (H. Subramanian, NanoCytomics)
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Paul Marks

  • BS Biology, Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Synthesis, Purification and Characterization of Oligonucleotides for Spherical Nucleic Acid (SNA) Therapeutic Applications (S. Nallagatla, Exicure)
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Jon Mauro

  • BS Biochemistry, Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA
  • MBP Research Project: Evaluation of mRNA Knockdown by Antisense Spherical Nucleic Acids (B. Anderson, Exicure)
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Mary Miller

  • BS Biology, Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
  • MBP Research Project: Exercise-Induced Chromatin Remodeling (V. Backman)
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Mike Orman

  • BS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
  • MBP Research Project: Optimization of High Throughput Cardiomyocyte Differentiation (P. Burridge)
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Shobhit Patoria

  • BS Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology - Vellore, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Identifying optimal process conditions for induction of SPI-1 type III secretion in a bioreactor (D. Tullman-Ercek)
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Siddhant Prabhu

  • BS Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology - Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
  • MBP Research Project: 1,2-Addition reactions using MenD (K. Tyo)
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Natalie Quan

  • BS Biology, Duke University - Durham, NC
  • MBP Research Project: Mouse strain sensitivity differences in the ovary in response to localized iatrogenic radiation (F. Duncan)
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Harshith Subramanian

  • BS Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology (Calicut) - Kozhikode, Kerala (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Aromatic Substrate utilization in Acinetobacter ADP1 (K. Tyo)
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Peirun (Lemon) Tian

  • BS Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University - Haidian, Beijing (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Identification of the binding region of KiF5B with vimintin filament (V. Gelfand)
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Asha Varghese

  • BS Genetic Engineering, SRM University - Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
  • MBP Research Project: In Vitro modelling of Spermatogenesis by novel Cell Culture Techniques (C. Payne)
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Lan (Amber) Wang

  • BS Biological Sciences, Jinan University - Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Sequence analysis of Salmonella SPI1 type III secretion system (D. Tullman-Ercek)
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Qi (Maria) Wang

  • BS Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University - Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
  • MBP Research Project: Combining computational and experimental approaches to engineer bacterial compartments for metabolic pathway performance (D. Tullman-Ercek)
  • Current position: PhD Candidate, System, Synthetic, and Physical Biology, Rice University - Houston, TX (2018 - )
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Yu Wang

  • BS Biotechnology, Jiangnan University - Wuxi, Jiangsu (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Understanding the role of chromosome mis-segregation and its consequences for cancer initiation and progression (D. Varma)
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William (Dubby) Wiseman

  • BS Chemical Engineering, Clemson University - Clemson, SC
  • MBP Research Project: Synthesis and characterization of functional protein-based materials (M. Jewett)
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Zi (Flora) Yang

  • BS Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University - Haidian, Beijing (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Identification of novel HSF-1 co-factors (M. Mendillo)
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Jiayue (Marina) Yang

  • BS Biotechnology, Beijing University of Agriculture - Changping District, Beijing (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Genome-wide Analysis of PRC2 Recruitment Through GATA1 in Normal Erythropoiesis and Diamond-Blackfan Anemia (J. Crispino)
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Yiji Yao

  • BS Agriculture, University of Wisconsin (Madison) - Madison, WI
  • MBP Research Project: Investigating the function of kinetochore-microtubule attachment and its regulation in cancer biogenesis (D. Varma)
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Jessica Yeh

  • BS Marine Biotechnology and Resources, National Sun Yat-Sen University - Gushan District, Kaohsiung City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: Synthesis, characterization, and testing of liposomal Shperical Nucleic Acids (SNAs) (R. Kang)
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Donqi Yi

  • BS Pharmacy, Nankai University - Nankai, Tianjin (China)
  • MBP Research Project: New synthesis of KT-II-115 and study of properties (R. Silverman)
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Didi Zha

  • BS Crop Science, Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
  • MBP Research Project: Nanoparticles Targeting Isogenic Cell Lines (G. Woloschak)
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Lei Zhou

  • BS Ecology, China Agricultural University - Haidian, Beijing (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Coupled Aerobic-anoxic Nitrous Decomposition Operation (G. Wells)
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Ruiying (Mary) Zhou

  • BS Chemistry, University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
  • MBP Research Project: Synthesis, characterization, and functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications (V. Dravid)
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Yiwen (Kate) Zhu

  • BS Biochemistry, University of California (Los Angeles) - Los Angeles, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Evaluation of transcriptome analysis (M. Schipma)