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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Danielle BenoitDanielle Benoit, Ph.D.
Goergen Hall 308
Phone: (585) 273-2698
benoit@bme.rochester.edu

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
yli194@ur.rochester.edu

Engineered Periosteum and Targeted Drug Delivery

Yuanhui SongYuanhui Song, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
ysong38@ur.rochester.edu

Engineered Salivary Gland Tissue Chips

Jomy VargheseJomy Varghese, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
jomy_varghese@urmc.rochester.edu

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

Weitao WangWeitao Wang, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
weitao_wang@urmc.rochester.edu

Tissue engineering approaches for allograft revitalization

Technicians and Staff

Azmeer SharipolAzmeer Sharipol
Laboratory Technician III
m.sharipol@rochester.edu

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

Graduate Students

Marian Ackun-FarmmerMarian Ackun-Farmmer, M.S.
Graduate Student
mackunfa@ur.rochester.edu

Bone targeted micelle drug delivery

David FraserDavid Robert Fraser, DDS
Graduate Student
David_Fraser@URMC.Rochester.edu

Maureen NewmanMaureen Newman, M.S.
Graduate Student
maureen.r.newman@gmail.com

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
coverby@ur.rochester.edu

Kenneth SimsKenneth Sims, M.S.
Graduate Student
kenneth_sims@urmc.rochester.edu

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
kalatise@u.rochester.edu

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

William DeMariaWilliam DeMaria
Undergraduate Research Assistant
wdemaria@u.rochester.edu

Brian HeBrian He
Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering
bhe4@u.rochester.edu

Characterizing Interaction between Nanoparticle and Drug through Spectroscopic Methods.

Irem KocakIrem Kocak
Undergraduate Student
ikocak@u.rochester.edu

Julian MacerenJulian Maceren
Undergraduate Student
jmaceren@u.rochester.edu

Akshay SharathchandraAkshay Sharathchandra
Undergraduate Research Assistant
asharath@u.rochester.edu

Alexander StrandAlexander Strand
Undergraduate Student
astrand2@u.rochester.edu

Characterization of pH-sensitive nanoparticle carrier stability