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Lab Alumni

Joe VellaJoe Vella, MD, MSE, PhD
Clinical Fellow - Otolaryngology

Andrew ShubinAndrew Shubin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Currently: General Surgery Resident: U. Texas Southwestern Med Sch.-(Dallas)

Kanika VatsKanika Vats, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 - 2014
Currently: Senior Laboratory Engineer & Laboratory Instructor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester,NY.

Joe VellaJoe Vella, MD, MSE, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Tim FelongTim Felong
Research Technician
Currently: Medical School Student, University of Buffalo

Melane JamesMelane L. James
Sr. Technical Associate

Heather MillsHeather Mills
Laboratory Technician IV

Michael BaranelloMichael Baranello, Ph.D.
Graduate Student
Currently: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Connecticut

Michael HoffmanMichael Hoffman, Ph.D.
Graduate Student
Currently: Staff Scientist I, Sanofi Genzyme

Dominic MalcolmDominic Malcolm, Ph.D.
Graduate Student
Currently: Now Senior Scientist, Athersys

Chris SchmittChris Schmitt, Ph.D.
Graduate Student
Currently: Research Associate II, ImmunoGen, Inc.

Amy Van HoveAmy Van Hove, Ph.D.
Graduate Student
Currently: Senior Formulations Associate at TOLMAR, inc., Fort Collins, Colorado

Jomy VargheseJomy Varghese, Ph.D.
Graduate Student

Iman AhmedIman Ahmed
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Research Pharmacy Technician at Atlanta Medical Research Center (2014 - 2015). Currently, a student at Howard University College of Pharmacy, Washington, DC

Erin AntonienkoErin Antonienko
Undergraduate Student

Rahima BahRahima Bah
Eisenberg Fellow
(Summer 2015)

Louisa BauerLouisa Bauer
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Nick BohmannNick Bohmann
2016 Summer Research Fellow, Bioengineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Molly BoutinMolly Boutin
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellowship, NCATS/NIH

Michael BuxMichael Bux
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Pursuing an M.D. at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Amanda ChenAmanda Chen
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Ph.D. Graduate Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Caressa ChenCaressa Chen
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Pursuing an M.D. at University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Dina CollinsDina Collins
2016 Summer Scholar, Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware

Leonardo DettoriLeonardo Garcia Dettori
Undergraduate, Biomedical Engineering. BMSP scholar, sponsored by IIE
(Summer 2015)

Max FanMax Fan
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Sanitary Engineer at Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Tim FelongTim Felong
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Rochester Medical Center

Akua FrimpongAkua Frimpong
Undergraduate Student

Derrick GermanDerrick German
Union College, Biology, Summer Scholars Fellow, 2011 - 2011
Currently: Pursuing a B.S. in Biology at Union College

Kelly GuzmanKelly Guzman
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Nursing Assistant at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, New York

Khalid HajjKhalid Hajj
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

Malia HaneyMalia Haney
2017 Research Fellow
Currently: Health Science major , Spelman College

Eva HansenEva Hansen
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Ben HorevBen Horev, M.S.
Graduate Student
Currently: Associate Engineer at BIND Therapeutics, Boston

Debria JoeDebria Joe
SURF fellow; Third Place in Oral Presentation at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry SURF Program Closing Ceremony
(Summer 2015)

Corrine KennedyCorrine Kennedy
Human Health NSF REU research fellows, 2017

Collin LarkinCollin Larkin
Chemical Engineering Undergraduate

Marlen MahendraratnamMarlen Mahendraratnam
Xerox Fellow, 2015 - 2016
Currently: Pursuing a Masters in Engineering Management at Dartmouth College

Ian MarozasIan Marozas
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder, studying under Kristi Anseth, with support from an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Alicia MizesAlicia Mizes
High School Intern, Pittsford-Sutherland High School, 2010 - 2010

Bilal MoizBilal Moiz
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Advanced Student Technician at National Institutes of Health, Maryland

Martha OrmanoskiMartha Ormanoski
2016 Summer Scholar, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

Zachary PerryZachary Perry
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Manufacturing Supervisor (Team Leader) at Corning Incorporated, New York

Jenny QuinteroJenny Quintero
McNair Scholar, 2015 - 2016

Daniel ReynoldsDaniel Reynolds
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Ph.D. Candidate in the Laboratory for Molecular & Cellular Dynamics under the guidance of Professor Muhammad Zaman at Boston University with support from an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Luis RieraLuis Riera
REU Undergraduate Student Summer 2017
Currently: BME undergraduate major at Rutgers University

Steven RussellSteven Russell
Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Student
Currently: Chemical Technichian, Lumisyn LLC

Brittany SchutrumBrittany Schutrum
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student
Currently: Ph.D. Student in BME, Cornell University

Janet SorrellsJanet Sorrells
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Steven TauSteven Tau
Undergraduate Student
Currently: CRTA post-baccalaureate fellow at the NCI at NIH, Maryland

Yuchen WangYuchen Wang, M.S.
Graduate Student

Hannah WatkinsHannah Watkins
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Previously a UK Fulbright Scholar and Whitaker International Fellow at Imperial College who completed an M. Phil in Materials Engineering under Prof. Molly Stevens (2011 - 2012). Currently, pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering under Prof. David Putnam at Cornell University, with support from an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Brandon WilsonBrandon Wilson
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara

Claire WinchesterClaire Winchester
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Associate Clinical Specialist (CRHF) at Medtronic, Boston

Yifei (Susie)  YanYifei (Susie) Yan
2017 Xerox Research Fellow

Wasiq YousafWasiq Yousaf
Xerox Fellow
(Summer 2015)

Ioannis ZampetakisIoannis Zampetakis
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Ph.D. Student at University of Bristol in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science

Sue ZhangSue Zhang
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Jiayi ZhouJiayi Zhou
Undergraduate Student

Sidney DuquetteSidney Duquette
Undergraduate Student

Kristen HardingKristen Harding
Undergraduate Student
Currently: Technical Services Representative at Epic, an Electronic Health Record Software Company