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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 MernessJared Merness, 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

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 Ph.D. Graduate Student

Bone targeted micelle drug delivery

David FraserDavid Robert Fraser, DDS
TBS Ph.D. Graduate Student

Synthetic hydrogels for periodontal tissue engineering

Clyde OverbyClyde Overby
BME Ph.D. Graduate Student

Baixue (Dorothy) XiaoBaixue (Dorothy) Xiao
BME Ph.D. Graduate Student

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

Sydney WomackSydney Womack
NSF REU - Human Health: Nano to Network, Biomedical Engineering major at the University of South Carolina

Exploring the endothelial potential of mouse mesenchymal stem cells