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Our Team

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John T. Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Karan Arora, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Vijaya Bharti, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

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Youn Jae Jung, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Blaise Kimmel, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
PhRMA Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Alex Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Lucinda Pastora

ChBE Ph.D. Candidate

NIH T32

NSF GRFP

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Taylor Sheehy
BME Ph.D. Candidate
NSF GRFP

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Rachael Smith
PMI Graduate
Student
NIH T32

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Neil Chada
M.D./Ph.D. Student
NIH T32

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Jake Schulman
BME Graduate Student

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Jonah Finkelstein
ChBE Undergraduate

Lab alumni
Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Faculty:
Feng Qiu, Ph.D. (current: Principal Investigator at Sichaun University)
Moe Wehbe, Ph.D. (current: Senior Scientist at Flagship Pioneering)

Sema Sevimli, Ph.D. (current: Senior Medical Science Liaison - Breast Oncology at Daiichi Sankyo)

Lihong Bishop, M.D., Ph.D. (current: Research Scientist at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute)

Graduate students:
Dan Shae, Ph.D. (current: Sci
entist at Amgen)
Max Jacobson, Ph.D. (current: Scientist Biosurgery R&D at Ethicon)
Frances Knight, Ph.D. (current: Fogarty Global Health Research Fellow at NIH)
Kyle Garland, Ph.D. (current: Senior Scientist I, Genetic Medicine at Eterna Therapeutics)
Carcia Carson, Ph.D. (current: Medical Science Liaison - Oncology at Natera)
Jessalyn Baljon, Ph.D.
Christian Palmer, Ph.D.


Research Staff:

Kyle Becker (current: Biological Safety Officer at Vanderbilt University)

Undergraduates:
Pedro Seber (current: Chemical Engineering Ph.D. program, MIT)
Chuong (Ben) Nguyen (SyBBURE Program; current: U. Washington MolE Ph.D. program)

Xinyi He (current: Associate Software Engineer at Capital One)
Jonah Levine (current: EDI Engineer at Epic)
Duncan Morgan (current: Chemical Engineering Ph.D. program, MIT)
Khloe Gordan (current: Bioengineering Ph.D. program, MIT)
Zachary Morrisey (current: Project and Process Engineering at FOCUS)
Anna Caldwell (current: Georgia-Pacific LLC)
Gilda Naka (current: Johnson Matthey)
Vivek Shah (current: Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellow)
Harrison Paul (current: Molecular Engineering Ph.D. program, University of Chicago)

Lorena Cruz (current: Chemical and Biological Engineering B.S. program, Vanderbilt University)

Summer programs:
Aamina Dandy, Tuskegee University (current: Vanderbilt MSTP student)
Casey Van Kaer, Northeastern University
Kasey Coleman, Michigan State University (current: Collins Aerospace)
Kathryn (Bumila) Collins, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (current: Sanofi Genzyme)
Lauren Hubert, University of Rhode Island

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