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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Danielle BenoitDanielle Benoit, Ph.D.
Goergen Hall 308
Phone: (585) 273-2698

Therapeutic biomaterials development for tissue engineering and drug delivery with applications ranging from bone regeneration to antioral biofilm treatments

Postdoctoral Scholars

Yiming LiYiming Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Engineered Periosteum and Targeted Drug Delivery

Yuanhui SongYuanhui Song, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Engineered Salivary Gland Tissue Chips

Jomy VargheseJomy Varghese, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Controlled drug release via nanoparticle carriers (supported by an NIH F30 Research Fellowship)

Weitao WangWeitao Wang, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Tissue engineering approaches for allograft revitalization

Technicians and Staff

Azmeer SharipolAzmeer Sharipol
Laboratory Technician III

Salivary gland regeneration via hydrogel based encapsulation and ‘microbubble’ technology.

Graduate Students

Marian Ackun-FarmmerMarian Ackun-Farmmer, M.S.
Graduate Student

Bone targeted micelle drug delivery

David FraserDavid Robert Fraser, DDS
Graduate Student

Maureen NewmanMaureen Newman, M.S.
Graduate Student

Targeted bone-anabolic therapeutics to enhance osteoporosis treatment (supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a University of Rochester Sproull Fellowship)

Clyde OverbyClyde Overby
Graduate Student

Kenneth SimsKenneth Sims, M.S.
Graduate Student

Use of pH-sensitive nanoparticle carriers in controlled release of anti-biofilm agents.

Undergraduate Research Students

Kharimat Lora AlatiseKharimat Lora Alatise
2017 Summer McNair Student / Undergraduate Student

Analyzing the stability and efficacy of parthenolide-loaded micelle nanoparticles via lyoprotection.

William DeMariaWilliam DeMaria
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Brian HeBrian He
Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering

Characterizing Interaction between Nanoparticle and Drug through Spectroscopic Methods.

Irem KocakIrem Kocak
Undergraduate Student

Julian MacerenJulian Maceren
Undergraduate Student

Akshay SharathchandraAkshay Sharathchandra
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alexander StrandAlexander Strand
Undergraduate Student

Characterization of pH-sensitive nanoparticle carrier stability