Members

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Mark R. Prausnitz

Regent's Professor
J. Erskine Love Chair in Chemical and
Biomolecular Engineering

PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS: Stanford University

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Donna Bondy

Program & Operations Manager

BS: State University of New York at Binghamton

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Brandon Gerberich

Ph.D. Student

Ophthalmic drug delivery

BS: Harvard University

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Stefany Holguin

Ph.D. Student

Intracellular drug delivery via laser-activated nanoparticles

BS: University of Florida

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Derek Jang

Ph.D. Student

Drug delivery

BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Jessica Joyce

Ph.D. Student

Microneedle patches for the delivery of measles/rubella and influenza vaccines

BS: Rice University

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Chandana Kolluru

Ph.D. Student

Dissolving microneedles for drug delivery

MS: Georgia Institute of Technology
BS: Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering (India)

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Simple Kumar

Ph.D. Student

Intracellular drug delivery

MS: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
BS: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)

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Joshua Palacios

Ph.D. Student

Oral drug delivery

BS: Wichita State University

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Monica Perez

Ph.D. Student

Microneedles for drug delivery

BS: University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

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Pradnya Samant

Ph.D. Student

Microneedle patches for point-of-care diagnostics

BS: Institute of Chemical Technology at Mumbai (India)

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Andrew Tadros

Ph.D. Student

Developing microneedles for minimally invasive diagnostics and treatments within dermatology

BS: Lehigh University

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Jae Hwan Jung

Postdoctoral Fellow

Drug delivery

PhD: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea)
BS: University of Seoul (Korea)

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Song Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

Microneedle patches for influenza vaccine

PhD: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
MS: Peking University (China)
BS: Peking University (China)

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Wei Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

Microneedle patches for the delivery of contraceptive hormones

PhD: City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
MS: Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
BS: Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)

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Wilmarie Medina-Ramos

Postdoctoral Fellow

Development of novel ionic liquids for drug delivery

PhD: Georgia Institute of Technology
BS: University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez

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Andrey Romanyuk

Research Scientist II

Microneedles for biomarkers detection

PhD: St. Petersburg University (Russia)
MS: St. Petersburg University (Russia)
BS: St. Petersburg University (Russia)

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Sebastien Henry

Research Engineer II

Intradermal influenza vaccination

MBA: Georgia Institute of Technology
MS: Georgia Institute of Technology
BS: Compiegne University of Technology (France)

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Jeong Woo Lee

Research Engineer II

Formulation of inactivated polio vaccine for an IPV dissolving microneedle patch

PhD: Georgia Institute of Technology
BS: Korea University (Korea)

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Yasmine Abdou Gomaa

Research Scientist I

Stabilization of inactivated polio vaccine in a dissolving microneedle patch

PhD: Alexandria University (Egypt)
MS: Alexandria University (Egypt)
BS: Alexandria University (Egypt)

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Winston Pewin

Research Scientist I

Intradermal influenza vaccination

BS: Georgia Institute of Technology

Devin McAllister

Senior Research Engineer

Intradermal influenza vaccination

PhD: Georgia Institute of Technology
BS: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Richard N. Terry

Principal Research Scientist

Microneedle patch for sustained delivery of birth control hormones

MS: University of Florida
BS: Florida State University

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Cetin Tas

Visiting Professor

Acute migraine therapy with fast dissolving microneedles

Home institution: Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Turkey)

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Erkan Azizoğlu

Visiting Scholar

Development of formulations and fabrication methods for drug loaded microneedles

MS: Ege University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
BS: Ege University, Faculty of Pharmacy

Graduates

  1. Sebastien Henry, MS 1997, “Microfabricated Device for Transdermal Drug Delivery”
  2. Jin Liu, MS 1997, “Ultrasound Mediated Permeabilization of Cell Membranes”
  3. Paul Canatella, PhD 2000, “Control and Optimization of Electroporation-Mediated Drug and Gene Delivery”
  4. Stephen Cochran, MS 2000, “Sonoluminescence as an Indicator of Cell Membrane Disruption by Acoustic Cavitation”
  5. Devin McAllister, PhD 2000, “Microfabricated Microneedles for Transdermal Drug Delivery”
  6. Robyn Schlicher, MS 2000, “Size and Lifetime of Transient Cell Membrane Disruptions Created By Acoustic Cavitation.”
  7. Hector Guzman, PhD 2001, “Cavitation-Mediated Transient Permeabilization of Cell Membranes with Ultrasound”
  8. Arlena Coulberson, MS 2002, “Packaging DNA for Delivery to Cells by Electroporation”
  9. Harold Azencott, MS 2003, “Influence of the Cell Wall on Intracellular Delivery by Electroporation and Acoustic Cavitation”
  10. Shawn Davis, PhD 2003, “Hollow Microneedles for Molecular Transport Across Skin”
  11. Christina Easley, MS 2003, “Electrically-Assisted Enhancement of Transdermal Drug Delivery Using Magainin Peptides”
  12. Esi Ghartey-Tagoe, PhD 2004, “Electroporation-Mediated Delivery of Macromolecules to Intestinal Epithelia”
  13. Jung Hwan Park, PhD 2004, “Polymeric Microneedles for Drug Delivery Through Skin”
  14. Wijaya Martanto, PhD 2005, “Microinjection into Skin Using Microneedles”
  15. Robyn Schlicher, PhD 2005, “Mechanism of Ultrasound-Mediated Bioeffects”
  16. Daniel Hallow, PhD 2006, Measurement and Correlation of Acoustic Cavitation with Cellular and Tissue Bioeffects”
  17. Ninghao (Jason) Jiang, PhD 2006, “Ocular Drug Delivery Using Microneedles”
  18. Harvinder Gill, PhD 2007, “Coated Microneedles and Microdermabrasion for Transdermal Delivery”
  19. Yeu Chun Kim, PhD 2007, “Transdermal Drug Delivery Enhanced by Magainin Peptide”
  20. Joshua Hutcheson, MS 2008, “Quantification and Control of Ultrasound-Mediated Cell Death Modes”
  21. Sean Sullivan, PhD May 2009, "Polymer Microneedles for Transdermal Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals"
  22. Jeong Woo Lee, PhD May 2009, "Physical Enhancement of Transdermal Drug Delivery:  Polysaccharide Dissolving Microneedles and Microthermal Skin Ablation "
  23. Prerona Chakravarty, PhD May 2009, "Photoacoustic Drug Delivery Using Carbon Nanoparticles Activated by Femtosecond and Nanosecond Laser Pulses"
  24. Jyoti Gupta, PhD August 2009, "Microneedles for Transdermal Drug Delivery in Human Subjects"
  25. Leonard Chu, PhD December 2009, "Dissolving Microneedles for Cutaneous Drug and Vaccine Delivery"
  26. Samantha Andrews, PhD December 2010, "Microdermabrasion for Transdermal Drug Delivery"
  27. Samirkumar Patel, PhD May 2011, "Suprachoroidal Drug Delivery to the Eye Using Hollow Microneedles"
  28. Ying Liu, PhD May 2011, "The Impact of Physical and Biological Factors on Intracellular Uptake, Trafficking and Gene Transfection after Ultrasound Exposure"
  29. James Norman, PhD December 2012, "Development and Clinical Translation of Microneedles for Insulin Delivery and Self-Vaccination"
  30. Chris Edens, PhD December 2013, "Measles and Polio Vaccination Using a Microneedle Patch to Increase Vaccination Coverage in the Developing World"
  31. Yoo Chun Kim, PhD December 2013, "Targeted Drug Delivery Within the Eye"
  32. Aritra Sengupta, PhD August 2014, "Intracellular Drug Delivery Using Activated Carbon Nanoparticles"
  33. Seonhee Park, PhD May 2015, "High-throughput Intracellular Delivery of Proteins and Plasmids"
  34. Matthew Mistilis, PhD May 2016, "Thermostabilization of Influenza Vaccine in Microneedle Patches"
  35. Bryce Chiang, PhD May 2016, "Distribution, Clearance, and Controlled Release of Molecules and Particles after Microneedle Injection into the Suprachoroidal Space"
  36. Jaya Arya, PhD May 2016, "Formulation and Clinical Translation of Microneedles for Vaccination in Developing Countries"

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Medical Fellows

Visiting Professor/Industry Scientist

Keyvan Keyhani, 1997-1998
Shilpa Kaushik, 1998-2000
Pavel Kamaev, 2001-2004
Mangesh Deshpande, 2002-2003
Jung-Hwan Park, 2004-2007
Yong-Kyu Yoon, 2005-2006
Robyn Schlicher, 2005-2010
Young Bin Choy, 2006-2009
Yeu Chun Kim, 2008-2010
Seong-O Choi,2008-2013
Hyo-Jick Choi, 2009-2010
Jyoti Gupta, 2009-2010
Saffar Mansoor, 2009-2012
Jeong Woo Lee, 2009-2013
Samir Patel, 2011-2012
Xin Dong Guo, 2011-2013
Han Jung Park, 2011-2014
Haripriya Kalluri, 2011-2014
Chris Edens, 2013-2014
James Norman, 2013-2014
Hong-Wei Yang, 2013-2014
Yoo Chun Kim, 2014-2015
Yasmine Gomaa, 2013-2015
Wilmarie Medina-Ramos, 2013-
Sanjay Rawat, 2015-2016
Jae Hwan Jung, 2015-
Song Li, 2015-
Wei Li, 2016-

Tanicia Daley, 2009-2012
Ellen Jett, North Georgia College and State University, 1999-2000
Paul Campbell, University of Dundee, 2003, 2005
James Birchall, Cardiff University, 2005, 2008
Raji Sundararajan, Arizona State University, 2006
Yasuhiro Hiraishi, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, 2009-2010
Cetin Tas, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, 2009-2010
Jung-Hwan Park, Gachon University, 2012, 2014
Vasiliy Zvezdin, Perm State University, 2012, 2013
Xianggen Wu, Shandong Eye Institute, 2013-2014

 

Visiting Graduate Students

Research Rotation Students

High School Research Students

Paul Prentice, 2003, 2005
Janis Burns, 2005
Jonas Soderholm, 2005
Mikolaj Milewski, 2008
Max Mazzara, 2013
Tatiana Akafeva, 2014
Thapakorn Tree-Udom, 2014-2015
Erkan Azizoglu, 2015-

David Rudnick, 1997-1998
Sudhasinee Smitra, 1997-2000
Jeremy Noonan, 1998-1999
Joseph Cooke, 1999-2001
Vladimir Zarnitsyn, 2002-2005
Angela Phillips Gulino, 2004
John Bennett, 2004-2005
Seong-O Choi, 2006-2007
Stacie Gutowski, 2008
Bryce Chiang, 2012
Amanda Loftin, 2007-2008
Brian Bondy, 2008-2010
Matthew Alston, 2012
Mary Eliza Reese, 2012
Michael Matthews, 2013
T. Gibson Moxley, 2013
Aidan O’Reilly, 2013
Mark Grenader, 2014

 

Undergraduate Researchers

Donald Betah, BS 1998
David Bonnichsen, BS 1998
Jeremy Noonan, BS 1998
Debalina Siddeeq, BS 1998
Teresa Smith, BS 1998
Robert Broadnax, BS 1999
Heather Ledbetter, BS 1999
Jennifer Mayberry, BS 1999
Aimee Parsons, BS 1999
Parul Patel, BS 1999
Kashif Ahmed, BS 2000
Christina Cole, BS 2000
Arthi R. Krishnan, BS 2000
Nirav Patel, BS 2000
Janelle Saulter, BS 2000
Derek Atkinson, BS 2001
Matthew Black, BS 2001
Monali Desai, BS 2001
Conor McKenna, BS 2001
Daniel Nguyen, BS 2001
Christopher Cummings, BS 2002
Edward Green BS 2002
Sohail Khan, BS 2002
Sandra Kaye, BS 2002
Jeremy Morgan, BS 2002
Lily Tong, BS 2002
Zachary Adams, BS 2003
Stephen Baisch, BS 2003
Edward Kunkes, BS 2003
Benjamin Landis, BS 2003
Andrew McNamara, BS 2003
Salman Mian, BS 2003
Bradley Whelchel, BS 2003
Jason Boyce, BS 2004
Megan Cornwell, BS 2004
James Hill, BS 2004
Nicholas Holiday, BS 2004
Udi Vermesh, BS 2004
Justin Ford, BS 2005
Jillian Martell, BS 2005
Anuj Mahajan, BS 2005
Jessica O’Neal, BS 2005, PhD 2011
Jenny Wang, BS 2005

Michelle Wilson Baglia, BS 2006
Shane Bechler, BS 2006
Joshua Hutcheson, BS 2006
Rachna Kamath, BS 2006
Osama Kashlan, BS 2006
Christina Allen Rostad, BS 2006
Rich Seeger, BS 2006
Brett Burris, BS 2007
Jason Moore, BS 2007
Andria Pate, BS 2007
Graham Thorsteinson, BS 2006, MS 2007
Holly Hicks, BS 2008
Youn Kim, BS 2008
Abigail Pynn, BS 2006/MS 2008
Ranganath Venkataraman, BS 2008
Merin Zachariah, BS 2008
Erika Gemzer, BS 2009
Eunhye Jeong, BS 2009
Chetsi Patel, BS 2009
Pieter Vismans, BS 2009
Nicole Devlin, BS 2010
Steven Edgar, BS 2010
Iva Franjkic, BS 2010
Sohyun Park, BS 2010
Cory Silva, BS 2010
Ginger Tsai, BS 2010
Sahaja Bandari, BS 2011
Conrad Grajczak, BS 2011
Bryan Henn, BS 2011
Samantha Koncal, BS 2011
Hyung Jin Oh, BS 2011
Adam Tallarita, BS 2011
Nhien Tong, BS 2011
Jing Yan, BS 2011
Megan Bloomquist, BS 2012
Anastasia Marchenkova, BS 2012
Ben Tantanella, BS 2012
Nam Trinh, BS 2012
Brain Bondy, BS 2013
Amanda Loftin, BS 2013
Eric Powers, BS 2013
Anna Thomas, BS 2013
Scott Schnell, BS 2013

Brian Tran, BS 2013
Arnab Barua, BS 2014
Jennifer Boothby, BS 2014
Yoonmi Diane Choi, BS 2014
Kumar Ritesh, BS 2014
Karan Suraj, BS 2014
Andrea Trementozzi, BS 2014
Yang Wells, BS 2014
Yucesoy Ant, BS 2014
Kimberly Haight, BS 2015
Ashley Johannes, BS 2015
Sampurna Megha Mandal, BS 2015
Caleb Anderson, BS candidate
Betul Benzer, BS candidate
Aria Behrouzi, BS candidate
Andy Chen, BS candidate
Paul Choi, BS candidate
Kevin Christopher, BS candidate
Monica Choudhury, BS candidate
Renee Copeland, BS candidate
Miraj Desai, BS candidate
Nishant Dwivedi, BS candidate
Polo Gaputan, BS candidate
Stephanie Hoang, BS candidate
Princeton Joseph, BS candidate
Nima Mikail, BS candidate
Kim Yeong-Won, BS candidate
Taeyoung Lee, BS candidate
Jonathan Lin, BS candidate
Caroline Massaro, BS candidate
Ramon Montalvo, BS candidate
Katherine Neuberger, BS candidate
Daniel Pardo, BS candidate
Courtney Purcell, BS candidate
Madison Raese, BS candidate
Anushya Raghuram, BS candidate
Nathaniel Robinson, BS candidate
Mandy Salmon, BS candidate
Mark Schwade, BS candidate
Lara Tucci, BS candidate
Nitin Venguopal, BS candidate
Stella Wang Ximeng, BS candidate