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Clinical Research Fellows

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

Tissue engineered approaches to head and neck and craniofacial reconstruction

Postdoctoral Scholars

Andrew ShubinAndrew Shubin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Salivary gland regeneration

Weitao WangWeitao Wang, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Tissue engineering approaches for allograft revitalization

Technicians and Staff

Tim FelongTim Felong
Research Technician

Salivary gland tissue engineering

Melane JamesMelane L. James
Sr. Technical Associate

Hydrogels for bone regeneration

Graduate Students

Marian Ackun-FarmmerMarian Ackun-Farmmer, M.S.
Graduate Student

Bone targeted micelle drug delivery

Dominic MalcolmDominic Malcolm, M.S.
Graduate Student

Development of biomaterials to facilitate sustained, localized siRNA delivery to drive differentiation in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for tissue engineering applications

Maureen NewmanMaureen Newman, M.S.
Graduate Student

Targeted bone-anabolic therapeutics to enhance osteoporosis treatment (supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a University of Rochester Sproull Fellowship)

Kenneth SimsKenneth Sims, M.S.
Graduate Student

Use of pH-sensitive nanoparticle carriers in controlled release of anti-biofilm agents.

Jomy VargheseJomy Varghese, M.Sc.
Graduate Student

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

Yuchen WangYuchen Wang, M.S.
Graduate Student

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

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Erin AntonienkoErin Antonienko
Undergraduate Student, Biochemistry

Development of hydrogel-based peptide delivery systems

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

Hydrogel drug depots

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

Nanoparticle siRNA delivery system

Sidney DuquetteSidney Duquette
Undergraduate Student

Chemical synthesis and characterization of nanoparticle drug carriers.

Eva HansenEva Hansen
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Salivary gland radiation protection

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

Salivary gland radiation protection

Steven RussellSteven Russell
Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Bone-targeted peptide-functionalized polymers for drug delivery

Brittany SchutrumBrittany Schutrum
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Salivary gland regeneration

Janet SorrellsJanet Sorrells
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student

siRNA nanoparticles as drug delivery system for mesenchymal stem cells

Sue ZhangSue Zhang
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Hydrogel based drug delivery to bone