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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Danielle Benoit
Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.
Goergen Hall 308
Phone: (585) 273-2698
Email Danielle
Research Interest: Therapeutic biomaterials development for tissue engineering and drug delivery with applications ranging from bone regeneration to antioral biofilm treatments

Postdoctoral Scholars

Yiming Li
Yiming Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Research Interest: Engineered Periosteum and Targeted Drug Delivery
Jared Mereness
Jared Mereness, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Kenneth Sims
Kenneth Sims, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yuanhui Song
Yuanhui Song, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Research Interest: Engineered Salivary Gland Tissue Chips

Research Staff

Jorge Jimenez
Jorge Jimenez
Laboratory Technician III
Guilherme Roncari Rocha
Research Interest: To formulate a new nanoparticle to treat cariogenic biofilms
Azmeer Sharipol
Azmeer Sharipol
Laboratory Technician III
Research Interest: Salivary gland regeneration via hydrogel based encapsulation and ‘microbubble’ technology.

Graduate Students

Marian Ackun-Farmmer
Research Interest: Bone targeted micelle drug delivery
David Fraser
Research Interest: Synthetic hydrogels for periodontal tissue engineering
Sydney Womack
Research Interest: Exploring the endothelial potential of mouse mesenchymal stem cells
Baixue (Dorothy) Xiao
Research Interest: Nanoparticles, Osteogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells

Research Assistants

Emma Castiblanco
Emma Castiblanco
Summer Scholars, Biology Major at Haverford College
Griffin Cross
Griffin Cross
Summer REU, Undergraduate Student at Washington University in St. Louis, Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: Conjugating peptide to nanoparticles to facilitate greater cellular uptake
Brian He
Brian He
Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering
Research Interest: Characterizing Interaction between Nanoparticle and Drug through Spectroscopic Methods.
Adebimpe Isafiade
Adebimpe Isafiade
Xerox program, Undergraduate student, Chemical engineering
Maya Johnson
Maya Johnson
SURF Program, Biology Major at Xavier University of Louisiana
Irem Kocak
Irem Kocak
Undergraduate Student
Julian Maceren
Julian Maceren
Undergraduate Student
Befikadu Mekonnen
Befikadu Mekonnen
Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: Investigating macrophage uptake of nanoparticles
Tram Nguyen
Tram Nguyen
Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: Tuning PEG hydrogel composition to modulate periodontal ligament cell differentiation