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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

Jared MerenessJared Mereness, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Kenneth SimsKenneth Sims, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Yuanhui SongYuanhui Song, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate

Engineered Salivary Gland Tissue Chips

Research Staff

Jorge JimenezJorge Jimenez
Laboratory Technician III

Guilherme Roncari RochaGuilherme Roncari Rocha, M.S.
Visiting Scholar

To formulate a new nanoparticle to treat cariogenic biofilms

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.
BME Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Program

Bone targeted micelle drug delivery

David FraserDavid Robert Fraser, DDS
TBS Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program

Synthetic hydrogels for periodontal tissue engineering

Clyde OverbyClyde Overby
BME Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Program

Sydney WomackSydney Womack

Exploring the endothelial potential of mouse mesenchymal stem cells

Baixue (Dorothy) XiaoBaixue (Dorothy) Xiao
BME Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Program

Nanoparticles, Osteogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells

Research Assistants

Emma CastiblancoEmma Castiblanco
Summer Scholars, Biology Major at Haverford College

Griffin CrossGriffin Cross
Summer REU, Undergraduate Student at Washington University in St. Louis, Biomedical Engineering

Conjugating peptide to nanoparticles to facilitate greater cellular uptake

Brian HeBrian He
Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering

Characterizing Interaction between Nanoparticle and Drug through Spectroscopic Methods.

Adebimpe IsafiadeAdebimpe Isafiade
Xerox program, Undergraduate student, Chemical engineering

Maya JohnsonMaya Johnson
SURF Program, Biology Major at Xavier University of Louisiana

Irem KocakIrem Kocak
Undergraduate Student

Julian MacerenJulian Maceren
Undergraduate Student

Befikadu MekonnenBefikadu Mekonnen
Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering

Investigating macrophage uptake of nanoparticles

Tram NguyenTram Nguyen
Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering

Tuning PEG hydrogel composition to modulate periodontal ligament cell differentiation