MBP Class of 2017-2018/19

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Simi Abraham

  • BS Biology, University of Colorado (Denver) - Denver, CO
  • MBP Research Project: Effects of silver and titanium dioxide nanoparticles on environmental microorganisms and the transfer of antimicrobial resistance genes (K. Gray)
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Ibrahim Alqemlas

  • BS Biotechnology, University of Nottingham - Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • MBP Research Project: Characterizing biological and drug recalls (A. Felse)
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YeonGee (Esther) Chae

  • BS Biology, Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
  • MBP Research Project: Developing reporter gene bioassay for Pfizer’s biomolecule (J. TerWee)
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Tanner Cook

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
  • MBP Research Project: Determining the effect of needle length of the Type III secretion system on secretion titers in Salmonella (D. Tullman-Ercek)
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Daniel Fernandez

  • BS Biology, Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA
  • MBP Research Project: Engineered extracellular vesicles as novel therapeutics (J. Leonard)
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Xiaozhi (Kevin) Gao

  • BS Biomedical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - Terre Haute, IN
  • MBP Research Project: Optimization of cardiomyocyte differentiation and proliferation (P. Burridge)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - Rochester, MN (2019 - )
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Maya Halthore

  • BS Biology & BA Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Blacksburg, VA
  • MBP Research Project: Investigation of solid lipid nanoparticle (SLN) based spherical Nucleic acids (D. Giljohann)
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Ning Han

  • BS Biopharmaceutical Technology, China Pharmaceutical University - NanjingJiangsu (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Spatial distribution and function of spicule matrix proteins in the sea urchin embryo (D. Joester)
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Giulia Hindermann

  • BS Neuroscience, University of Illinois (Chicago) - Chicago, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Dynamics of migration and connectivity in newly born hippocampal neurons (Y. Kozoroviskiy)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, University of Tübingen - Baden-Württemberg, Germany (2019 - )
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Frederick Hsu

  • BS Biochemistry, University of California (Los Angeles) - Los Angeles, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Synthesis, purification, and characterization of oligonucleotides for spherical nucleic acid (SNA) therapeutic Application (D. Giljohann)
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Yaroslav Kaminskiy

  • Certificate in Biotechnology, Columbia University - New York City, NY
  • BS Global Economy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations - Moscow, Russia
  • MBP Research Project: A combinatorial nanomaterial strategy to alleviate off-target effects of drug therapy (E. Scott)
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Michelle Koford

  • BS Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
  • MS Health Promotion and Education & Exercise Management, University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
  • MBP Research Project: Role of NF90 in prostate cancer (J. Yu)
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Chuanlu (Jason) Liu

  • BS Biotechnology, Sun Yat-Sen University - Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: The correlation between patterns and products in the business developments of the pharmaceutical industry (S. Moreira)
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Jessica Long

  • BS Biology, University of North Carolina (Greensboro) - Greensboro, NC
  • MBP Research Project: The role of DYRK1A phosphorylation of UTX in DS-ALL (J. Crispino)
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Nikhil Maheshwari

  • BS Genetics and Genomics, University of California (Davis) - Davis, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Rare cancer clinical trials and mechanism of action approval trends (A. Felse)
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Austin Miller

  • BS Biochemistry and Biophysics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY
  • MBP Research Project: Engineering metabolite-responsive biosensors (J. Leonard and K. Tyo)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA (2019 - )
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Rohan Mohindroo

  • BS Biomedical Sciences, Dominican University - River Forest, IL
  • BS Finance, Elmhurst College - Elmhurst, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Nanoparticles for measuring human performance (S. Thaxton)
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Cameron Niazi

  • BS Biological Sciences, Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
  • MBP Research Project: Targeted epigenetic modification using CRISPR-Cas system (A. Yemelyanov)
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Faith Ogungbe

  • BA Anthropology, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Therapeutically targeting diapedisis and the inflammatory response (W. Muller)
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Nisar Parekh

  • BS Neurobiology, University of Texas (Austin) - Austin, TX
  • MBP Research Project: Management of biopharmaceutical projects (B. Bernat)
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Zachary Paul

  • BS Biological Sciences, Missouri University of Science and Technology - Rolla, MO
  • MBP Research Project: The effect jet lag has on performance in major league baseball (R. Allada)
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Michael Reed

  • BS Environmental Engineering, Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
  • MBP Research Project: The role of engrailed homeobox 2 on glioblastoma (A. Ahmed)
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Suchitra Sankaranarayan

  • BS Pharmacy, Institute of Chemical Technology - Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Elucidating a novel regulator of inflammation: the TLR4 Inhibitory Complex (TIC) (J. Leonard)
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Afra Siddiqui

  • BFA Art, University of Illinois (Chicago) - Chicago, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Micro Bioreactor development for ex vivo platelet production (W. Miller)
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Xiaolei Situ

  • BS Animal Science, China Agricultural University - Haidian, Beijing (China)
  • MBP Research Project: The molecular mechanisms of the autophagy protein Beclin 2 in the regulation of Alzheimer’s disease (C. He)
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Susmit Sukthankar

  • BS Chemical Engineering, Rice University - Houston, TX
  • MBP Research Project: The integration of automated liquid handling for bioassay development (J. TerWee)
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Katherine Tan

  • BA Biochemistry, University of Texas (Austin) - Austin, TX
  • MBP Research Project: Application of surface plasmon resonance technology (BiaCore) in biosimilars pharmaceutical product development (J. TerWee)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana, IL (2019 - )
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Yidan Wang

  • BS Biotechnology, Sun Yat-Sen University - Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
  • MBP Research Project: Modulation of inhibitory pathways for reversing T cell exhaustion (P. Penaloza-McMaster)
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Life Sciences, Driskill Graduate Program, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University - Chicago, IL (2019 - )
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Yifan Xu

  • BS Pharmaceutics, East China University of Science and Technology - Xuhui, Shanghai (China)
  • MBP Research Project: High throughput screen of small organic molecules for inhibition of AβO’s binding with NaKATPase (W. Klein)
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Danielle Yoesep

  • BS Neuroscience, University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
  • MBP Research Project: Ribosome engineering (M. Jewett)
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Dian Zhang

  • BS Biochemistry & BS Nutritional Science, University of Wisconsin (Madison) - Madison, WI
  • MBP Research Project: Centromere dysfunction in cancer (D. Foltz)