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Personnel

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

Andrew ShubinAndrew Shubin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
andrew_shubin@urmc.rochester.edu

Salivary gland regeneration

Joe VellaJoe Vella, MD, MSE, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
josephb_vella@urmc.rochester.edu

Tissue engineered approaches to head and neck and craniofacial reconstruction

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

Tissue engineering approaches for allograft revitalization

Technicians and Staff

Heather MillsHeather Mills
Laboratory Technician IV
heather.mills@rochester.edu

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

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.

Jomy VargheseJomy Varghese, M.Sc.
Graduate Student
jomy_varghese@urmc.rochester.edu

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

Yuchen WangYuchen Wang, M.S.
Graduate Student
ywang136@z.rochester.edu

Promoting MSC-mediated musculoskeletal tissue regeneration using sustained, localized siRNA delivery

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

Eva HansenEva Hansen
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student
mhansen9@u.rochester.edu

Salivary gland radiation protection

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

Characterizing Interaction between Nanoparticle and Drug through Spectroscopic Methods.

Corrine KennedyCorrine Kennedy
Human Health NSF REU research fellows, 2017
ckenned8@u.rochester.edu

Growing RPE cells on modified PEG hydrogels.

Collin LarkinCollin Larkin
Chemical Engineering Undergraduate
c.larkin@rochester.edu

Examining small molecule effect on bone formation.

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

Janet SorrellsJanet Sorrells
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student
jsorrell@u.rochester.edu

siRNA nanoparticles as drug delivery system for mesenchymal stem cells

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

Characterization of pH-sensitive nanoparticle carrier stability

Yifei (Susie)  YanYifei (Susie) Yan
2017 Xerox Research Fellow
yyan14@u.rochester.edu

Effect of peptide ligand density of micelles for c-type lectin-like molecule-1 (CLL1) targeted delivery of parthenolide to leukemia stem cells

Sue ZhangSue Zhang
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student
szhang50@u.rochester.edu

Hydrogel based drug delivery to bone