Current members

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Alex Abramson

Graduate Student
BS, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins
Keywords: Drug Delivery, GI Tract, Device Prototyping
aabram@mit.edu
76-646

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

Sahab Babaee

Postdoc
Ph.D., Material Science and Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA
S.M., 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, Soft Matter, Architected Materials, Biomedical Devices, Translational Medicine, Smart Drug Delivery
Room 76-637
sbabaee@mit.edu

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
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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

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
vpc@mit.edu
76-635

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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

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

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
canand@mit.edu
76-679

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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

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
Thomasve@mit.edu
76-643
6173880125

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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

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

Yuxuan Huang

Technical assistant
M.S, Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
B.E, Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology
Keywords: mRNA delivery, drug delivery, nanoparticles, polymers, organic synthesis, nanostructured materials
yuxuanh@mit.edu

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
fjavid@mit.edu
76-643

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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

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
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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

yongkong@mit.edu

website

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
lxli@mit.edu
Room 76-632

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
jqlin@mit.edu
76-612

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
jyliu83@mit.edu
Room 76-643
919-699-9933
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

Benjamin Mead

Graduate Student (Primary advisor: Jeff Karp, BWH/HMS)
B.S. Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO USA
Keywords: tissue engineering, microbiome, stem cells, drug discovery, biomaterials
bemead@mit.edu
Room 76-661
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

Lei Miao

Ph.D. Molecular Pharmaceutics, Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B. School of Pharmacy, Shandong University, China
Keywords: lipidoid, mRNA delivery, tumor microenvironment, anti-cancer vaccine, nanoparticle
mysky_05@mit.edu
Room 76-687
9193605979

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

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

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
yanpang@mit.edu
Room 76-646
919-699-994

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
akpatel@mit.edu
Room 687

Miralem Prijić

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

Héloïse Ragelle

Postdoc
PhD, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, UCL, Belgium
PharmD, Université Bordeaux II, France
MS, Pharmacotechnology and Biopharmacy, Université Paris Sud, France
Keywords: biomaterials, stem cells, tissue engineering, nanomedicine, gene delivery
hragelle@mit.edu

Ritu Raman

Postdoc
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
ritur@mit.edu
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
 

Alina Y. Rwei

Alina Y. Rwei

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

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
rybkayu@mit.edu
76-637
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

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

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

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
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

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
ztochka@mit.edu
76-632B

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
zhixiang@mit.edu
302.985.7678

Rekha Tulsan

MS, Chemistry, Umass Boston
BS, Chemistry, Umass Boston
BS, Mathematic, Umass Boston
Keywords: Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry
Rekhat@mit.edu
76-694
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

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

Malvika Verma

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

Qiongqiong Wu

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

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

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

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

Heng Zhang

Postdoc
PhD, Chemistry, Boston University
MS, Pharmacy, University of Iowa
BE, Pharmaceutics, Nanjing University of Technology
Key words: drug delivery, oral formulation, biocompatible polymers, polymerization methods, hydrogels, nanoparticles
hengzhan@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

Jianlin Zhou

Technical assistant
M.S.Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
B.E. Electronic Information Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Keywords: wireless communication, biomedical device, biomedical sensing, signal processing
jianlinz@mit.edu