Current members



Sahab Babaee

Ph.D., Material Science and Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA USA
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Mechanics of Materials, Computational Sciences, Architected Materials, Biomedical Devices, Translational Medicine, Smart Drug Delivery

Arijit Basu

Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology, India
M.Pharm., Medicinal Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi
Keywords: Molecular modelling, organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, material science


Sachin Bhagchandani

Graduate Student
M.S., Polymer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
B.S., Polymer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Keywords: Biomaterials, Hydrogels, Drug delivery, Tissue engineering

Chandrabali Bhattacharya

Ph.D., Chemistry, Arizona State University
M.Sc., Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur, India
B.Sc., Chemistry, Presidency College, Kolkata, India
Keywords: Organic chemistry, carbohydrates, glucose sensing, RNA delivery

Paul W. Bisso

Graduate Student
M.S., Chemical Engineering, MIT
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
Keywords: Immunology, Nanostructured Materials, Drug Delivery, mRNA Delivery, Inflammatory Disorders
Room: 76-607

Suman Bose

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.Tech and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India
Keywords: Microfluidics, BioMEMS, Cell Encapsulation, Single-cell analysis.
Room 76-687

James Byrne

M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., Molecular Pharmaceutics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Keywords: Drug delivery, implantable devices, radiation oncology


Ester Caffarel-Salvador

Ph.D. in Drug Delivery, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, UK.
M.Ed. in Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
B.S. in Biochemistry, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain and University of Milan, Italy.
Keywords: Drug Delivery, Transdermal, Microneedles, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Hydrogels, Insulin, Diabetes
Room 76-642

Crystal Chu

Ph.D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Keywords: organic chemistry, materials chemistry, drug delivery, diabetes
Room 76-617A 


Wei Chen

Ph.D. Zhejiang University
B.S. Wuhan University
Keywords: bio-inspired materials, smart drug delivery, nanotechnology, diabetes therapy

Vikash P. Chauhan

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, Engineering Sciences, Harvard University
MS, Applied Physics, Harvard University
BS, Biomedical Engineering; BS, Chemical Engineering; MSE, Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Keywords: Cancer biology, Drug delivery, Gene therapy
Room 76-691

Mache Cruz

Technical Associate I

B.S. University of California, Davis 
Keywords: Biomaterials, Rat Models, Imaging
Room 76-621 

Derfogail Delcassian

Ph.D., Immunomodulatory Materials, Imperial College London
M.Chem, Chemistry, University of York, UK
B.Sc., Chemistry, University of York, UK
Keywords: immune engineering, biomaterials, cell transplant, encapsulation, drug and gene delivery
Room 76-687

Shady Farah

PhD, MSc (Direct track), BSc, Medicinal Chemistry; Natural Products;Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Keywords: Polymers, Drug delivery, Biomaterials, Biomedical Devices, Bioactive surfaces, Nanomaterials, Targeted delivery, API Crystallization, Tissue engineering, Cells encapsulation, Combinatorial chemistry, and Diabetes.
Room 76-611

Amanda Facklam

PhD Candidate
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Keywords: Biomaterials, Immunology, Cell Encapsulation, Diabetes
Room 76-687

Owen Fenton

Ph.D., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.Sc., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A. Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross
Keywords: RNA delivery, lipid synthesis, lipid nanoparticles, total synthesis of alkaloid natural products, hydrogels
Room 76-611

Edward Guzman

Graduate Student
M.S., Bioengineering, Harvard University
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Keywords: drug delivery, siRNA, lipid nanoparticles, endothelial cells
Room 76-661


Kazuki Hattori

Ph.D., Pharmaceutical sciences, The University of Tokyo
Keywords: Intestinal organoid, and Drug discovery
Room 76-632A

Quanyin Hu

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, NC
M.S., Pharmaceutics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
B.E., Pharmacoengineering, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China
Keywords: Drug delivery; Immunotherapy; Cell engineering; Biomaterials; Vaccine
Room 76-632B 

Tiffany Hua

Technical Associate
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Keywords: Mechanical Design, Rapid Prototyping, Industrial Design, Additive Manufacturing, Device Design, Fabrication, Molding
Room 76-407 

Hen-Wei Huang

Ph.D., Robotics, ETH Zurich
M.S Microelectromechanical Systems, National Taiwan University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University
Keywords: Robotics, MEMS, Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network, Translational Medicine
Room 76-642 

Bailey Ingalls

PhD Candidate
B.S.University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Keywords: Biomaterials, nanotechnology, drug delivery, tissue engineering
Room 76-632B 

Grace Ingalls

Lab Technician / Research Affiliate
M.L.A. Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Harvard Extension School
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Room 76-691

Allen Jiang

PhD Candidate
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
Keywords: Drug Delivery, Nanoparticles, Nucleic Acid Delivery, Gene Therapy
Room 76-687

Miguel Jimenez

Ph.D., Columbia University, Chemistry and Synthetic Biology
B.A., Harvard University, Chemitry and Chemical Biology
Keywords: synthetic biology, microbiome, drug delivery, biosensors, devices
Email:; Twitter:@jmigueljd


Hyunjoon Kim

Ph.D., Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota
M.Pharm., Clinical Pharmacy, Kyungsung University, South Korea
B.Pharm., Kyungsung University, South Korea
Keywords: Immunotherapy, Nanomedicine, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology
Room 76-694 


Piotr S. Kowalski

Postdoc Fellow
PhD, Biomedical Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands
MS,Biochemistry, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Keywords: Drug delivery, biomaterials, nanotechnology, gene therapy, cancer and vascular biology
Room 76-617A

SeungHo Lee

Ph.D., Seoul National University, Republic of Korea 
Keywords: Drug Delivery, Biomedical Device, Implantable Device, Gastric Device, Transnational Medicine
Room 76-646 

Jung Seung Lee

Ph.D., Biotechnology, Yonsei University
B.S. Biotechnology, Yonsei University
Keywords: Biomaterials, Hydrogel, Tissue engineering, Stem cell
Room 76-646 

Wen Li

Ph.D. Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Keywords: stimuli-responsive materials, the controlled drug delivery, stem-cell based therapy
Room 76-64

Jason Li

Ph.D, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto
M.S., Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University
Keywords: Drug Delivery, Biologics, Nanoparticles, Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Microfabrication
Room 76-691

Xueguang Lu

PhD, Polymer Chemistry, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
BS, Chemistry, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China
Keywords: polymer, nucleic acid, nanoparticles, gene/vaccine delivery
Room 76-632B

Jason (Yen-Chun) Lu

M.S./Ph.D., Biological Engineering, Cornell University
M.Eng. , Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
B.S., Chemical Engineering and double major in Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University
Keywords: Biomaterials, Cell Encapsulation, Nanoparticle, Cancer
Room 76-687

Corina MacIsaac

Graduate Student
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
B.S. Physiology, University of Arizona
Keywords: Biomaterials, Cell Encapsulation, Medical Devices, Tissue Engineering, Wound Healing
Room 76-687

Nafiseh Masoumi

Postdoc PhD, Bioengineering, The Pennsylvanian State University, State College, PA, USA
MS, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Sharif University, Tehran, IR
BS, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Sharif University, Tehran, IR
Keywords: Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Hydrogel Fabrication, Bioreactor Design, Cardiovascular Regeneration
Room 76-611




Rajith Manan


PhD, Organic Chemistry, NDSU, Fargo, USA
M.Sc., Chemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
Keywords: Organic Chemistry, Biomaterials, RNA delivery, Lipid Nanoparticles, hydrogel, Polysaccharides, Drug delivery
Room 76-617

Kevin J. McHugh

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Keywords: Biomaterials, microfabrication, vaccine delivery, tissue engineering
Room 76-621

Marion Paolini

Ph.D., Oncology - Nanomedicine, Universite Paris-Saclay, France
M.Sc./M.E., Biomedical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Keywords: Drug delivery, Nanotechnology, Oncology, Hepatic cells, Biomaterials
Room 76-632


Nhi Phan

Technical Associate
M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Keywords: gastrointestinal drug delivery, gastric sensing, biomedical devices
Room 76-691

Padmini Pillai

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Immunobiology, Yale University
B.A. in Biochemistry, Regis College
Keywords: Immunology, Inflammation, Mucosal Drug Delivery, Biomaterials, Vaccines, Nanoparticles
Room 76-637


Xiaoyue Qi

PhD, Peking University
Keywords: metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), microchip, oral drug delivery
Room 76

Ritu Raman

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
Keywords: implantable devices, smart materials, bioactuators, hydrogels, tissue engineering

Daniel Reker

Ph.D., Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
M.Sc., Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
B.Sc., Computer Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Keywords: Bio- and Chemoinformatics, Drug Design and Delivery, Machine Learning and Data Science

Arnab Rudra

Ph.D. Synthetic studies on bryostatins, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
M.S. Synthetic studies on bis-homocubanes, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Keywords: Ionizable lipids, peptide receptors, polymers, nucleosides, RNA delivery


Yulia Rybakova

Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
MS, Cell Biology and Histology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Keywords: Cancer biology, RNAi/gene therapy, Drug discovery
Room 76-637



Ilin (Eileen) Sadeghi

Ph.D., Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic (aka: Amirkabir University), Tehran, Iran
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic (aka: Amirkabir University), Tehran, Iran 
Keywords: Polymers, nanoparticles, drug/vaccine delivery, chemoselective membranes, hydrogels
Room 76-637

Kaitlyn Sadtler

Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD, USA
Keywords: Immunology, Regenerative Medicine, Immunoengineering, Biomaterials, Wound Healing, Tissue Engineering


Morteza Sarmadi

Ph.D candidate
MSc, Mechanical Engineering, SUT, Iran
BSc, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, IUST, Iran 
Keywords: Drug delivery, Biomaterials, Machine learning, Data science, FEM
Room 76-635

Alex Schudel

Ph.D., Bioengineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
B.S., Materials Science, U.C.L.A.,Los Angeles, CA
Keywords: lymphatics, lymph node, nanoparticles, drug delivery
Room 76-637

Rameen Shakur

Jansen fellow in Cardiology and Myocarditis 
MPhil University of Cambridge
MD University of Cambridge 
PhD(Cantab)  University of Cambridge
Keywords: Cardiovascular research, nanoparticles, genetics, regenerative medicine, synthetic biology, personalised medicine
Room 76-641

Yue Shao

Postdoc Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
M.E., Solid Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
B.E., Engineering Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Keywords: Biomaterials, Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, Human Embryology and Developmental Biology, Mechanobiology, Micro/Nano-fabrication
Room 76-661

Yunhua (Keats) Shi

Ph.D., Chemistry, Baylor University, TX
B.S., Biotechnology, Beijing Normal Universityi, Beijing
Keywords: Molecular/cellular Biology, stem cell, protein engineering, bioanalytical chemistry, Biophysics, tissue engineering
Room 76-643


Dennis Shi

Ph.D candidate
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Keywords: Nanoparticle, drug delivery, siRNA
Room 76-687

Avik Som

Research Fellow
MD/PhD (BME) - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
B.Sc (BME) - Johns Hopkins University  
Keywords: Drug delivery, Interventional Oncology 

Diviya Sinha

PhD candidate
B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
MSCEP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keywords: Sonophoresis, Transdermal Drug Delivery, Immuno-Engineering
Room 66-257

Christoph Steiger

Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. rer. nat., Chair for Drug Formulation and Delivery, University of Wuerzbug
License to practice pharmacy, Free State of Bavaria
Keywords: Gastrointestinal delivery, biomedical devices, therapeutic gases
Room 76-642


Deppak Subramanian

Ph.D candidate
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, TX
Keywords: Targeted drug delivery to specific cell types in the gastrointestinal tract
Room 76-612

Siddartha Moktan Tamang

Technical Associate
B.S. in Biology, Brandies University, Waltham, MA 
Keywords: Drug delivery, device delivery, in vivo technician (Swine, Rats, Mouse models), gastrointestinal, surgery, implantable devices, anesthesia, catheterizatoin, endoscopy
Room 76-641

Lavanya S. Thapa

Technical Assistant
BS, Pharmacy, IICP
M.S. Biomedical Sciences, Northeastern University
Room 76-617


Zachary Tochka

Technical Assistant
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Keywords: Tissue engineering, biomaterials, nanotechnology, molecular biology

Sho Toyonaga

Visiting Scientist
Ph.D., Pharmaceutical sciences, The University of Tokyo
M.S., Pharmaceutical sciences, The University of Tokyo
B.S., Pharmaceutical sciences, The University of Tokyo 
Keywords: Pharmaceutical sciences, structural biology, protein-protein interaction, oral dosage formulation & pharmacokinetics, nucleic acid delivery, nanoparticle
Room 76-687

Megan Tse

Ph.D candidate
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University
Keywords: biomaterials, microneedles, drug delivery, tissue engineering
Room 76-635


Malvika Verma

Graduate Student
BS, Bioengineering, Caltech
Keywords: Drug Delivery, Device Testing, Cell Geometry
Room 76-643


Lisa Volpatti

PhD Candidate
M.S., Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MPhil, Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Keywords: Drug delivery, biomaterials, responsive polymers, nanotechnology, diabetes
Room 76-687

Jacob Wainer

Technical Associate 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Keywords: Drug Delivery Device Design, Rapid Prototyping, Device/Materials Testing, GI Tract
Room 76-643


Yanfei Wang

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
B.S., Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
Keywords: Polymers, Drug delivery, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials


Jamie Webster

Ph.D, Molecular and Cellular Biology. Harvard University
B.S, Biology. University of Massachusetts Boston
Keywords: Inflammation, Drug delivery, Immunology, Nanoparticles
Room 76-637

Adam Wentworth

Research Engineer
M.S. Materials Science & Engineering UCONN 2011
B.S. Materials Science & Engineering UCONN 2009
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, Materials Science, Maker, Designer, Materials Processing and Characterization
Room 76-407/643 

Michael Williams

Visiting Scientist
California Polytechnic Sate University, San Luis Obispo
Keywords: Biomedical Research & Development.  Interest drug and vaccine delivery.  Specific interests in One Health, lymphatic therapeutics, vascular disease, solid tumors, autoimmunity, immunoisolation, myelin regeneration
Room 76-642


Ruiqing Xiao

Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, Boston University
M.S. Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin University
B.S., Materials Chemistry, Jilin University
Keywords: Polymer Chemistry, Biomaterials, Polysaccharides, Nanoparticles
Room 76-632B

Kisuk Yang

Ph.D., Biotechnology, Yonsei University
Keywords: Pancreatic engineering, and Micro/nano fabrication
Room 76-632A


Jihyeon Yeom

Ph.D., Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Keywords: Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Vaccine delivery
Room 76-635

Siheng (Sean) You

Ph.D., Chemical Physics,Harvard
B.A., Chemistry and Physics, University of Chicago
Keywords: GI tract, Bioelectronics, Electrophysiology, Nanomaterials
Room 76-643 

Sufeng Zhang

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Tianjin University, China
B.Eng. Tianjin University, China
Keywords: Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Bone regeneration, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nanoparticles, Self-assembled hydrogels, protein bioconjugation
Room 76-661D

Wei Zhang

Ph.D., Polymer Science, the University of Akron
B.S., Chemistry, Peking University
Keywords: polymer chemistry, polymer physics, biomaterials, self-assembly, triggerable drug delivery


Chao Zhao

Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
B.E., Polymer Materials and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Keywords: Polymer chemistry, biomaterials, drug delivery, disease treatments, and tissue engineering


Peng Zhang

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
M.S., Materials Science, Tianjin University
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University
Keywords: Biomaterials, Drug delivery, Polymers, Nanoparticles
Room 76-632A

Yueqin Zheng

Ph.D., Chemistry, Georgia State University
B.S.Material Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China
Keywords: Drug Delivery, Click Chemistry, Prodrugs, trigger release