Current members

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Eric A. Appel

Eric A. Appel

Postdoc
PhD, Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
MS, Polymer Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
BS, Chemistry, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Keywords: Biomaterials, Advanced Materials, Drug delivery, Tissue Engineering, Hydrogels, Stimuli-responsive polymers
eappel@mit.edu
Room 76-632
website

Stephanie K. Aresta-DaSilva

Stephanie K. Aresta-DaSilva

Technical Assistant
MA, Medical Science, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
BA, Spanish Language and Literature, and Chemistry, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Keywords: in-vivo, in-vitro, drug delivery, immunology, diabetes
saresta@mit.edu
Room 76-687
203.233.9131
website

Erkin Aydin

Erkin Aydin

Visiting Scholar
PhD, Biotechnology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
MS, Biochemistry, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
BS, Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Biomaterials, Drug delivery, Tissue engineering, Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites, Biomechanics
eaydin@mit.edu
Room 76-622

Andrew M. Ayoob

Andrew M. Ayoob

Graduate Student
B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Keywords: drug delivery, inner ear, biodegradable, triggerable delivery, biomaterials, hydrogels,
aayoob@mit.edu
Room 76-611

Ross A. Barman

Ross A. Barman

Technical Assistant
BA, Biology, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Keywords: In vivo testing, Drug Delivery, Malaria
rbarman@mit.edu
Room 76-641
978.387.2215
website

Andrew M. Bellinger

Andrew M. Bellinger

Postdoc
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
PhD, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Columbia University
MS Mathematics, Courant Institute
Keywords: Cardiology, Oncology, Biomedical Device development, drug delivery, nanomedicine, microparticles, nanoparticles, hydrogels, self-assembly
amb1@mit.edu, abellinger@partners.org
Room 76-612
website

Nicolas Bertrand

Nicolas Bertrand

Postdoc
Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
M.Sc., Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
B. Pharm., University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Keywords: Drug delivery, nanoparticles, nanomedicine, pharmacokinetics and biodistribution
nicolasb@mit.edu
Room 76-637
website

Paul W. Bisso

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
pbisso@mit.edu
Room 76-607
website

Katarina Blagovic

Katarina Blagovic

Postdoc
PhD Electrical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
Dipl. Ing. Electrical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Keywords: Microfluidics, BioMEMS, intracellular delivery, cell biophysics, stem cells
blagovic@mit.edu
Room 76-661
617.258.5290

Roman Bogorad

Roman Bogorad

Postdoc
Ph.D., Physiology&Molecular Biology, Moscow State Unoiversity, Russia
M.Sc., Physiology, Moscow State University, Russia
Keywords: Cell biology, tumor biology, drug delivery. RNAi/gene therapy
rbogorad@mit.edu
Room 76-601
website

Suman Bose

Suman Bose

Postdoc
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, Nanotechnology
sumanb@mit.edu
Room 76-687
617.999.3536
website

Luke M. Ceo

Luke M. Ceo

Technical Assistant
MS, Organic Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
BA, Chemistry, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Keywords: drug delivery, nanoparticles, polymers
lceo@mit.edu
Room 76-611
631.525.6115
website

Joseph W. Chapman

Joseph W. Chapman

Technical Assistant
B.S.Biochemistry, Binghamton University, Binghamton NY
Keywords: Drug Delivery, Biomaterials, Device Development, Hydrogels
chapmanj@mit.edu

Ivy X. Chen

Ivy X. Chen

Graduate Student
BS, Chemical Engineering, MIT
MS, Engineering Sciences, Harvard University
Keywords: drug delivery, nanoparticles, tumor pathophysiology, cancer biology
ivychen@mit.edu
Room 76-643
510.269.3269

Bomy Lee Chung

Bomy Lee Chung

Graduate Student
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA)
Keywords: Nanoparticles, statin, polymer-lipid particles, microfluidics, simvastatin, cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, drug delivery, biomaterials, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, inflammation, optimization
bomy@mit.edu
Room 76-607

Yan Pang

Postdoc
Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry & Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
M.S. in Polymer Chemistry & Physics, Fujian Normal University, China
B.S. in Polymer Materials & Engineering, University of Jinan, China
Keywords: Polymer, Aptamer, Shape-memory materials, Nanoparticles, Oral drug delivery
Room 76-646
919-699-9940

 

Angela M. DiCiccio

Angela M. DiCiccio

Postdoc
PhD, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
BA, Biochemistry, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Keywords: Polymer chemistry, Biomaterials, Biomedical devices, Extended release drug delivery
diciccio@mit.edu
Room 76-611
978.821.4753
website

Xiaoyun Ding

Xiaoyun Ding

Postdoc
Ph.D. Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University
M.S.E. Microelectronic engineering, Chinese Academy of Science
Keywords: Microfluidics, MEMS, BioMEMS, drug delivery, DNA transfection, acoustics, electroporation, cell deformation, cell manipulation and sorting.
xyding@mit.edu
Room 76-635
617.253.0939
website

Joshua C. Doloff

Joshua C. Doloff

Postdoc
MA/PhD, Molecular Cellular Biology & Biochemistry, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
BSE, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Keywords: Immunology (anti-tumor & host rejection response), Cancer, Biomaterials & Biomedical Devices, Drug delivery, Vaccination, Gene therapy, cell encapsulation, and Diabetes
jcdoloff@mit.edu
Room 76-601
617.258.9653
website

Yizhou Dong

Yizhou Dong

Postdoc
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S. in Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University
Keywords: Nanoparticles, Biomaterials, RNA therapeutics, Cancer, Genetic disorders
yzdong@mit.edu
Room 76-637
617.324.4868
website

Kristin M. Fischer

Kristin M. Fischer

Postdoc
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences, Blacksburg, VA
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences, Blacksburg, VA
B.S., Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Keywords: Scaffold Fabrication, Tissue Engineering, Cardiac Muscle, Biocompatibility
kristinf@mit.edu
Room 76-632B
website

Lisa E. Freed

Lisa E. Freed

MIT Affiliated Research Scientist and Principal Investigator; Draper Laboratory Senior Member of the Technical Staff
MD, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
PhD, Applied Biological Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
SB, Life Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
Keywords: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials, Scaffolds, Bioreactors, BioMEMS
lfreed@mit.edu
Room 76-653
617.452.2603
website

Dean L. Glettig

Dean L. Glettig

Postdoc
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA
M.Sc. Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
B.Sc. Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Keywords: oral drug delivery, silk fibroin, vaccine stabilization, tissue engineering, hematopoietic stem cells, adipose tissue
dglettig@mit.edu
Room 76-612
website

Shutao Guo

Shutao Guo

Postdoc
Ph.D. Polymer Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
Keywords: Ocular drug delivery, hydrogel, polymer, liposome, drug delivery, nanomedicine

Keith Hearon

Keith Hearon

Postdoc
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Sation, TX, USA
B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institue of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
Keywords: Stimuli-Responsive Polymers, Nanomaterials, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering
khearon@mit.edu
Room 76-632B
website

Siddharth Jhunjhunwala

Siddharth Jhunjhunwala

Postdoc
Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - USA
B.Tech., Industrial Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India
Keywords: Drug Delivery, Biomaterials, Immuno-engineering
sidjhun@mit.edu
Room 76-687

Oliver Jonas

Oliver Jonas

Postdoc
Ph.D., Biophysics Leipzig University /Germany
M.A., Physics, Harvard University
B.A., Physics, Harvard University
Keywords: Implantable devices, drug delivery, cell and tissue mechanics, tumor biology
ojonas@mit.edu
Room 76-635

Rosemary L. Kanasty

Rosemary L. Kanasty

Graduate student
BS in chemical engineering, Michigan State University
Keywords: siRNA delivery, biomaterials, drug delivery
rkanasty@mit.edu
Room 76-642
617.258.0397

Sandeep S. Karajanagi

Sandeep S. Karajanagi

Postdoc
PhD Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Instittute, Troy, NY USA
Bachelors in chemical Engineering, Bombay univeristy, India
Keywords: Biomaterials, Biomedicale Device Development, Hydrogel, Drug Delivery, FDA, IDE, Clinical trial
sandeepk@mit.edu
518.495.2959

Omar F. Khan

Omar F. Khan

Postdoc
PhD, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
BASc, Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Keywords: Nanomaterials, targeted delivery, angiogenic polymers, tissue engineering, diabetes, gene therapy
ofk@mit.edu
Room 76-601
website

Zhixiang Tong

Postdoctoral Research Affiliate (primary advisor: Prof. Jeffrey Karp at Brigham and Women's Hospital)
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
BA, Biomedical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
Keywords: biomaterials, stem cell engineering, soft tissue engineering, intestinal stem cells

 

Jung-Jae Lee

Jung-Jae Lee

Postdoc
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
Keywords: drug delivery systems, biomaterials and molecular imaging
jlee7@mit.edu
Room 76-691
website

Lele Li

Lele Li

Postdoc
PhD, Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing, China
Keywords: Functional DNA, Nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Bioimaging, Nanomedicine
leleli@mit.edu
Room 76-643

Mengyuan Li

Mengyuan Li

Postdoc
PhD, Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing, China
Keywords: Drug delivery, Hydrogel, Coordination polymer
myli@mit.edu

Amy B. Lin

Amy B. Lin

Technical Assistant
BS, Chemistry, MIT
Keywords: Diabetes, Organic Synthesis
amylin8@mit.edu
Room 76-687

Yi-Dong Lin

Yi-Dong Lin

Postdoc
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Keywords: Regenerative medicine, ischemic heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, tissue engineering, drug delivery, stem cell therapy, biomaterials
ydlin@mit.edu
Room 76-661D
website

Anna E. Lorenz

Anna E. Lorenz

Technical Assistant
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
BA, Biology/Neuroscience, Smith College, Northampton, Ma
Keywords: small molecule characterization, drug delivery, malaria
a_lorenz@mit.edu
Room 76-641

Xi Xie

Postdoc
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
BS, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University
Keywords: Nanomaterials, Drug delivery, biosensing, biomaterials
76-632A
Jennifer Lu

Jennifer Lu

Technical Assistant
MS/BS, Biochemistry, Brandeis University
Keywords: in vivo testing, drug delivery, biochemistry, molecular biology
julenn@mit.edu
Room 76-621

Abigail K.R. Lytton-Jean

Abigail K.R. Lytton-Jean

Technical Director of the Nanotechonology Materials Lab, Langer Lab Postdoc
PhD Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, USA
BS Washington University, St Louis, MO
Keywords: siRNA delivery, Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles, self-assembly
aklytton@mit.edu
Room 76-661c
617.324.4281
website

Rebecca L. McClellan

Rebecca L. McClellan

Technical Assistant
B.A., Chemistry, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Keywords: Drug Delivery, siRNA conjugates, biodegradable lipidoids
rmcclell@mit.edu
Room 76-611
781.697.7487

Kevin J. McHugh

Kevin J. McHugh

Postdoc
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
kjmchugh@mit.edu
Room 76-621
847.373.7331
website

Michael Mitchell

Michael Mitchell

Postdoc
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
ME/BE, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
Keywords: Nanomedicine, cancer metastasis, inflammation, drug delivery, cell adhesion, mechanotransduction
mjmitch@mit.edu
Room 76-637
732.492.8192

James J. Norman

James J. Norman

Postdoc
Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Keywords: Drug delivery, vaccines, insulin, economics, clinical translation
jjn1618@mit.edu
Room 76-637
617.324.4868
website

Matthias A. Oberli

Matthias A. Oberli

Postdoc
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, ETH Zürich
Keywords: Immunology, Ultrasound, Drug Delivery, Vaccination, Gene Therapy,
oberli@mit.edu
Room 76-641

Karsten T. Olejnik

Karsten T. Olejnik

Technical Assistant
M.Sc., Chemistry, Marburg University, Germany
Keywords: Polymers, Lipid-like molecules, Diabetes, Biomaterials
kolejnik@mit.edu
Room 76-611
website

Asha K Patel

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD, Dept. of Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering & Modelling, University of Nottingham, UK.
MPharm, School of Pharmacy, King's College London, UK.
Keywords: Biomaterials, HTS materials platforms, Drug Delivery, Gene Therapy, Nanoparticles, Regenerative medicine
Room : 76-687
Abhimanyu S. Paraskar

Abhimanyu S. Paraskar

Postdoc
PhD, Chemistry, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
MS, Chemistry
Keywords: Polymer Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Drug delivery, Biomaterials, Cancer, Diabetes
paraskar@mit.edu, asparaskar@gmail.com
Room 76-611
339.545.6340
website

Yang Rong

Yang Rong

Postdoc
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Master of Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Keywords: Polymers, Thin Films, Advanced Materials, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials
rongyang@mit.edu
website

Alina Y. Rwei

Alina Y. Rwei

Graduate Student
BS, MIT
Keywords: Drug delivery nanoparticles, triggerable drug delivery
alina_22@mit.edu
Room 76-690

Linxian Li

Postdoc
PhD, Organic Chemistry, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg,Germany
MS, Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China
BEng, Bioengineering, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China
Keywords: Drug delivery,Liposome, Gene therapy, Stimuli-responsive polymers, Combinatorial chemistry, High-throughput screening
Room 76-632
Gaurav Sahay

Gaurav Sahay

Postdoc
Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Science, University of Nebraska Medical Center
M.S. Department of Pharmacology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bachelor of Pharmacy, Poona College of Pharmacy, University of Pune
Keywords: Nanomedicine, Drug delivery, Biomaterials, Endocytosis, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Blood Brain Barrier
gsahay@mit.edu
Room 76-641
website

May Tun Saung

May Tun Saung

Postdoc
M.D. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
B.S.E Materials Science and Engineering, Univeristy of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Keywords: drug delivery, intracellular delivery, cancer immunotherapy, oncology
maytn2@mit.edu
Room 76-646

Carl M. Schoellhammer

Carl M. Schoellhammer

Graduate Student
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Keywords: Transdermal drug delivery, oral drug delivery, medical devices, Ultrasound, Sonophoresis
cschoell@mit.edu
Room 76-641
website

Gurtej Singh

Gurtej Singh

Research Affiliate
Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
B.Tech, Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati, India
Keywords: tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biomaterials, nanotechnology and formulations, cell based assays, cancer drug delivery and tumor models
gurtejs@mit.edu
Room 76-622
518.428.6401

Diviya Sinha

Diviya Sinha

Graduate Student
MSCEP, MIT
B.Tech., ChemE, IIT Kanpur, India
Keywords: Low Frequency Sonophoresis, Transdermal Vaccination, T Cell Therapy
diviya@mit.edu
Room 66-257
617.253.6441

Demetra Sklaviadis

Demetra Sklaviadis

Technical Assistant
BS, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, MIT
Keywords:
demetra@mit.edu
Room 76-632B

Elena M Smekalova

Elena M Smekalova

Postdoc
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Chemistry department of Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
M.Sc., Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Keywords: RNA biology and therapeutics, drug delivery, molecular biology
esmekal@mit.edu
Room 76-601

Virginia Spanoudaki

Virginia Spanoudaki

Postdoc
PhD, Experimental Physics, Technical University of Munich, Germany
MSc, Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
BSc, Physics, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
Keywords: Biomedical Imaging technology and applications
vspan@mit.edu
Room 76-637
website

Martin P. Stewart

Martin P. Stewart

Postdoc
PhD, Biophysics, TU Dresden, Germany
BSc (Hons), University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Keywords: cell biophysics, cell mechanics, cytoskeleton, intracellular delivery, cell squeezing, membrane injury-recovery cycle, cell homeostasis, microfluidics
martstew@mit.edu
Room 76-635
website

Jay C. Sy

Jay C. Sy

Postdoc
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University
BSE, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
Keywords: drug delivery, biomaterials, medical devices, fabrication
jcsy@mit.edu
Room 76-679
617.253.9450
website

Stefanie A. Sydlik

Stefanie A. Sydlik

Postdoc
PhD, Organic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA USA
BS, Chemistry and Polymer Science with a minor in Engineering Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA USA
Keywords: Tissue engineering, Polymer science, Materials chemistry, Cartilage repair
ssydlik@mit.edu
Room 76-635

Benjamin C. Tang

Benjamin C. Tang

Postdoc
Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
B.ChE. Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
Keywords: nanoparticles, polymers, drug delivery, biomaterials, diabetes, cancer, gene therapy
bctang@mit.edu
Room 76-617
website

Nguyen Thanh

Nguyen Thanh

Postdoc
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, NJ, USA.
BS in Electronic Materials and Engineering Physics, Hanoi University of Technology and Science, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Keywords: Nanotechnology, Sensors, Piezoelectrics, BioMEMs, Energy Harvesting, Microfluidics, Bionanointerface, Cell's mechanics, Drug delivery, Biomaterials.
nguyentd@mit.edu
Room 76-646
website

Lavanya S. Thapa

Lavanya S. Thapa

Technical Assistant
BS, Pharmacy, IICP
M.S. Biomedical Sciences, Northeastern University
Keywords:
lthapa@mit.edu
Room 76-617

Mark W. Tibbitt

Mark W. Tibbitt

Postdoc
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO USA
BA, Integrated Science and Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL USA
Keywords: polymers, hydrogels, tissue engineering, drug delivery, stem cell differentiation, mechanotransduction, cardiology
tibbitt@mit.edu
Room 76-634
website

Brian P. Timko

Brian P. Timko

Postdoc
PhD, Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
BS, Chemistry, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
BS, Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Keywords: Drug delivery, nanoparticles, tissue engineering, nanoelectronics, triggerable drug delivery
btimko@mit.edu
Room 76-646
website

Rong Tong

Rong Tong

Postdoc
PhD, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
BS Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Keywords: Drug delivery, polymer chemistry, biomaterials, nanomedicine
rtong@mit.edu
Room 76-643
website

Jonathan V. Truong

Jonathan V. Truong

Technical Assistant
BS, Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI
Keywords: Organic Synthesis, Diabetes, Medicinal Chemistry
jtruong@mit.edu
Room 76-687
617.840.2818

Stephany Y. Tzeng

Stephany Y. Tzeng

Postdoc
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Keywords: Drug delivery, Microparticles, Nanoparticles, Biomaterials, Synthetic polymers
sytzeng@mit.edu
Room 76-642
908.642.1751
website

Jinyao Liu

Postdoc
Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
M.S. in Polymer Chemistry & Physics, Xiangtan University, China
B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, East China Institute of Technology, China
Keywords: Polymer, Protein therapeutics, Genetically engineered materials, Nanoparticles, Drug delivery
Room 76-643
919-699-9933
Omid Veiseh

Omid Veiseh

Postdoc
Dual PhD, Materials Science & Engineering and Nanotechnology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
BS, Cell Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA
Keywords: Nanoparticles, Biomaterials, Molecular Imaging, Gene Therapy, Cell Encapsulation, Diabetes, Immunology, Cancer
veiseho@mit.edu
Room 76-637
website

Matthew J. Webber

Matthew J. Webber

Postdoc
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, USA
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, USA
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA
Keywords: Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Peptide Self-Assembly, Supramolecular Chemistry
mwebber@mit.edu
Room 76-617
website

Qiongqiong Wu

Qiongqiong Wu

Technical Assistant
PhD, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry,Chinese Academy of Science
Keywords: Biochemistry, molecular biology

Xian Xu

Xian Xu

Postdoc
PhD, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark DE USA
BS, Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Keywords: Biomaterials, Nanomedicine, Drug delivery, Tissue Engineering, Hydrogels, Stimuli-responsive polymers
xianxu@mit.edu
Room 76-646
website

Yong Lin Kong

PhD, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Princeton University
MA, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
BEng, Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Keywords: nanomaterials, colloidal deposition, device fabrication, additive manufacturing, microfabrication, biomedical devices
Kun Xue

Kun Xue

Graduate Student
BS, Biochemistry, Imperial College London, UK
Keywords: Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Diabetes
kunxue@mit.edu
Room 76-687

Volkan Yesilyurt

Volkan Yesilyurt

Postdoc
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.Sc. Chemistry, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
B.Sc.Chemistry, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
Keywords: Organic Synthesis, Biomaterials,Dendrimers, Drug Delivery, Supramolecular (Dis)Assembly, Controlled Polymerization Techniques, Polymer Charecterization, Nanoparticles, Diabetes
volkany@mit.edu
Room 76-617
website

Hao Yin

Hao Yin

Postdoc
Ph.D. Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
B.S., Biochemistry, Nanjing University
Keywords: Gene based therapy, RNAi, Crispr, Nanomedicine
haoyin@mit.edu
Room 76-601
617.253.3638

Xiaolei Yin

Xiaolei Yin

Postdoc
Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Peking University, Beijing, China
B.S. in Biological Science, Peking University, Beijing, China
Keywords: stem cells, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, small molecule, drug discovery
yinxl@mit.edu
Room 76-661
617.324.9163
website

Roger L. York

Roger L. York

Postdoc
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Chemical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach
Keywords: sum frequency generation, surface science, reaction and diffusion
ryork@mit.edu
Room 76-617
website

Changyou Zhan

Changyou Zhan

Postdoc
Ph.D. Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Keywords: Drug delivery, Drug discovery, Peptide and protein chemistry
cyzhan@mit.edu

Sufeng Zhang

Sufeng Zhang

Postdoc
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Tianjin University, China
B.Eng. Tianjin University, China
Keywords: Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Bone regeneration, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nanoparticles, Self-assembled hydrogels, protein bioconjugation.
sfzhang@mit.edu
Room 76-661D
617.324.9163
website

           Sufeng Zhang

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.
masoumi@mit.edu
Room 76-611
814.753.0099
website

           

Bomy Lee Chung

Graduate Student
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
Keywords: Nanoparticles, statin, polymer-lipid particles, microfluidics, simvastatin, cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, drug delivery, biomaterials, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, inflammation, optimization
bomy@mit.edu
Room 76-607

Chapman Joseph

Technical Assistant
B.S.Biochemistry, Binghamton University, Binghamton NY
Keywords: Drug Delivery, Biomaterials, Device Development, Hydrogels
76-641

Keith Hearon

Postdoc
MBA Candidate, MIT Sloan School of Management Class of 2017, USA
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory/Texas A&M University, USA
B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Polymer Science, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering
76-632B
706-294-2866

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
76-632B

Thomas von Erlach

Postdoc
PhD, Materials science & Bioengineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
M.Sc. Biotechnology, ETH Zurich
B.Sc. Biochemistry, ETH Zurich
Keywords: Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Cell Geometry, Mechanobiology, Soft Lithography, Cell biology, Drug delivery, Cancer
76-643
6173880125

Vikash Chauhan

Postdoc
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
76-635
 

Yuhan Lee

Postdoc, Research Affiliate
PhD, Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
MS, Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
BS, Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Keywords: Biomaterials, Medical Glue, Drug Delivery, Polymer Synthesis, Hydrogel, Nanoparticles, Bio-inspired Design
617-768-8434

Rekha Tulsan

Technical Assistant
MS, Chemistry, Umass Boston
BS, Chemistry, Umass Boston
BS, Mathematic, Umass Boston
Keywords: Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry
76-694

Malvika Verma

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

Young-Ah Lucy Lee

Technical Assistant
BA, Chemistry, Wellesley College
Keywords: Drug delivery, Biomedical devices, Biomaterials, Malaria
76-641

Mousa Jafari

Postdoc
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
Keywords: Drug delivery, siRNA delivery, biomaterials, tissue engineering, nanomedicine
76-643

Miralem Prijić

Technical Assistant
BS, Biological Sciences, University at Albany
Keywords: Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Biomaterials, Polymers 
76-611

Canan Dagdeviren

Postdoc
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaing
MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University, Istanbul/Turkey
BS, Physics Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara/Turkey
Keywords: Implantable devices, flexible/stretchable/wearable piezoeletric based sensors, actuators, mechanical energy harvesters, tranducers, microfabrication
76-679

Yulia Rybakova

Visiting Researcher
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
76-637

Wen Tang

Postdoc
PhD, Polymer Science, the University of Akron, USA
BS, Chemistry, Peking University, China
Keywords: biomaterials for bone regeneration, drug delivery
76-641

Farhad Javid

Postdoc
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Canada
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Tehran University, Iran
keywords: computational solid mechanics, metamaterials, optimization 
76-643

Fan-Gang (Kevin) Tseng

Visiting Scholar (Prof. National Tsing-Hua Unveristy, Taiwan)
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, UCLA, USA.
MS, Institute of Applied Mechanics,National Taiwan Univerisity,Taiwan
BS, Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua Univeristy, Taiwan
Keywords: BioMEMS, MicroFluidics, Biosensors, Lab on a chip
76-661
857-2458134
fangang.web.nthu.edu.tw

Jiaqi Lin

Postdoc
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
BS, Spacecraft Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China
Keywords: drug delivery, mucosal berrier, polymer physics, computational chemistry 
76-612

Tyler Grant

Postoc
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, UK
BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
Keywords: Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery, Musculoskeletal Tissues
76-635

Brandon LaPorte

MIT Operations and Research Scientist
MBA/BS, Bentley University, Boston University
Keywords: Advanced Drug Delivery, Nanoparticles, Oral Cancer, Chemotherapy, Biomedical Engineering, Operations, Business, Investments