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

BA: State University of New York at Binghamton

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Yasmine Abdou Gomaa

Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director of the Laboratory of Drug Delivery

Vaccine and drug microneedle-based delivery

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

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Jonathan Chen

Ph.D. Student

Sustained drug delivery using microneedle patches

BS: University of California, Davis

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Yooree Grace Chung

MD/Ph.D. Student

Methods for ocular drug delivery

BS: University of Michigan

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Kunal Dani

Ph.D. Student

Drug/vaccine delivery through ionic liquids

MS: Johns Hopkins University
BS: University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Amir Hejri

Ph.D. Student

New methods for retinal drug delivery

BS: Amirkabir University of Technology (Iran)

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Sunny Lu

Ph.D. Student

Microneedle patches for vaccine delivery

MS: Case Western Reserve University
BS: Case Western Reserve University

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Youngeun Kim

Ph.D. Student

Microneedle patches for diagnostic testing

BS: Johns Hopkins University

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Juan L. Mena Lapaix

Ph.D. Student

Microneedle patches for diagnostic testing

BS: Michigan State University

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Veronica Montgomery

Ph.D. Student

Novel methods for transdermal drug delivery

BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Rohan Murty

Ph.D. Student

Metal-organic frameworks for drug delivery

BS: Arizona State University

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Mikayla Rahman

Ph.D. Student

Microneedle patches for contraceptive delivery

BS: University of Texas at San Antonio

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Sophia Sakers

MD/Ph.D. Student

Microneedle patch for mRNA vaccines

BS: University of Oklahoma

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Mi Ran Woo

Visiting Ph.D. Student

STAR particles

BS: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

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Amy Wood-Yang

Ph.D. Student

Microneedle patches for controlled-release vaccination

BS: New York University

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Thy Nguyen

Research Associate

Vaccine and drug microneedle-based delivery

BS: Georgia Institute of Technology

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Erkan Azizoglu

Postdoctoral Fellow

New methods to improve microneedle-based delivery

BS and PhD: Ege University (Turkey)

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Gulcin Arslan Azizoglu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Long-acting microneedle patches

BS, MS, and PhD: Ege University (Turkey)

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Pradeep Bhumireddy

Postdoctoral Fellow

Microneedle patches for vaccination

PhD: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
MS: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (India)
BS: Sree Siddaganga College of Pharmacy (India)

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Aydin Sadeqi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Biomedical devices

PhD: Tufts University
BS: University of Tabriz (Iran)

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Jeong Woo Lee

Senior Research Engineer

Formulation of measles and rubella vaccines for a dissolving microneedle patch

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

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Andrey Romanyuk

Research Scientist II

Microneedle patches for vaccination

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

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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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Richard Shafer

Lab Manager

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"
  37. Stefany Holguin, PhD April 2017, "Physical Mechanisms of Laser-Activated Nanoparticles for Intracellular Drug Delivery"
  38. Jessica Joyce, PhD August 2017, "Development of microneedle patches for measles-rubella vaccination and extended delivery vaccination"
  39. Andrew Tadros, PhD November 2017, "STAR particles for enhanced cutaneous delivery of topical therapeutics"
  40. Pradnya Samant, PhD November 2017, "Microneedle based device to sample interstitial fluid through the skin"
  41. Chandana Kolluru, PhD July 2018, "Biopolymer based microneedle patch for polio vaccination and other diagnostic applications"
  42. Brandon Gerberich, PhD March 2020, "Targeted collagen photocrosslinking for treatment of glaucoma"
  43. Simple Kumar, PhD April 2020, "Controlled intracellular delivery of molecules using nanoparticle-mediated photoporation"
  44. Josh Palacios, PhD November 2020, "High velocity delivery of biologics from oral dosage forms to the gastrointestinal tract"
  45. Mónica Pérez Cuevas, PhD July 2021, "High-throughput synthesis of liquid salts for enhanced transdermal drug delivery"
  46. Derek Jang, PhD February 2022, "Microneedle patch delivery of controlled-release microspheres to the skin"

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

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
Andrey Romanyuk, 2012-2015
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, 2013-2017
Sanjay Rawat, 2015-2016

Jae Hwan Jung, 2015-2019
Sung Giu Jin, 2016-2017
Mohammad Mofidfar, 2016-2019
Andrew Tadros, 2017-2018
Dengning Xia, 2017-2019
Jeremy Chae, 2016-2020
Song Li, 2015-2020
Wei Li, 2015-2020

 

Research Scientists and Engineers

Ping Wang, 2001–2004
Vladimir Zarnitsyn, 2009-2012
Jadranka Bozja, 2009-2012
Mychael Scoggins, 2011
Seong-O Choi, 2013-2014
Sebastien Henry, 2011-2016
Devin McAllister, 2011-2016
Winston Pewin, 2011-2016
Haripriya Kalluri, 2013-2015
Chandana Kolluru, 2018
Dengning Xia, 2019-2020

 

Visiting Professor / Industry Scientist

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, 2015-2016
Jung-Hwan Park, Gachon University, 2012, 2014
Xianggen Wu, Shandong Eye Institute, 2013-2014
Mei Ouyang, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, 2018-2019

 

Visiting Graduate 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, 2015-2016
Vasiliy Zvezdin, 2015, 2016
Mi Ran Woo, 2021 - present

 

Research Rotation Students

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
Patcharin Desit, 2016

 

Medical Fellows

Tanicia Daley, 2009-2012

 

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
Brian 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
Wells Yang, BS 2014
Ant Yucesoy, BS 2014
Nishant Dwivedi, BS 2014
Kimberly Haight, BS 2015
Ashley Johannes, BS 2015
Sampurna Megha Mandal, BS 2015
Betul Benzer, BS 2015
Kim Yeong-Won, BS 2016
Caleb Anderson, BS 2016
Lara Tucci, BS 2016
Katherine Neuberger, BS 2016
Courtney Purcell, BS 2016
Madison Raese, BS 2016
Nathaniel Robinson, BS 2016
Nitin Venugopal, BS 2016
Mark Schwade, BS 2017
Stella Wang Ximeng, BS 2017
Polo Gaputan, BS 2017
Stephanie Hoang, BS 2017
Princeton Joseph, BS 2017
Monica Choudhury, BS 2017
Nima Mikail, BS 2017
Ramon Montalvo, BS 2017
Jonathan Lin, BS 2017
Miraj Desai, BS 2017
Paul Choi, BS 2017
Renee Copeland, BS 2017
Jenna Robinson, BS 2017
Kevin Christopher, BS 2017
Caroline Massaro, BS 2017
Woosung Choi, BS 2017
Srishti Gupta, BS 2018
Amy Wood, BS 2018
Mandy Salmon, BS 2018
Andrea Santiago, BS 2018
Niyati MacLeod, BS 2018
Seongshik Kim, BS 2018
Mikayla Williams, BS 2018
Anushya Raghuram, BS 2018
Sahana Ravishankar, MS 2018
Hannah Gersch, BS 2019
Erin Winger, BS 2019
Grant Ashby, BS 2019

Kierston Jackson, BS 2019
Brian Reymond, BS 2019
Jimin Anna Yoon, BS 2019
Diana Toro, BS 2020
Eunice Lazau, BS 2020
Carter Kim, BS 2020
Nuzhat Kabir, BS 2020
Sang-Hyun Park, BS 2020
Elisa Schrader, BS 2020
Nisha Raman, BS 2020
Justyn Baker, BS 2020
Hyunwoo Ted Chung, BS 2020
Matthew Dalton, BS 2020
Anirudh Nagesha, BS 2020
Rama Sambatur, BS 2020
Chaeeun Song, BS 2020
Thy Nguyen, BS 2021
Lauren Nichols, BS 2021
Taeyoung Lee, BS candidate
Samantha Morgan, BS 2020
Nick Friesenhahn, BS 2021
Nicholas Klavohn, BS 2021
Ethan Cain, BS 2021
Felicia Hinojosa, BS 2021
Conner Rudzinski, BS 2021
Agata Tarula, BS 2021
Cameron Chong, BS 2021
Christina Whetzel, BS candidate
Andrew Li, BS candidate
Jane Agwaro, MS candidate
Isabella Bowland, BS candidate
Lauren Choe, BS candidate
Grace Erlinger, BS candidate
Nicholas Evans, BS candidate
Xiyi Fan, BS candidate
Cliff Gandis, BS candidate
Nolan Goering, BS candidate
Jihyun Hwang, BS candidate
Shelby Kraal, BS candidate
Yueh-Lung Alan Kuo, BS candidate
Min Htat Reynold Kyaw, BS candidate
Helena Liao, BS candidate
Madeline Lombard, BS candidate
Thomas Longuillo, BS candidate
Amanda McAuley, BS candidate
Marisa McKesey, BS candidate
Caroline Orange, BS candidate
Mugdha Patel, BS candidate
Abishek Sankaranarayanan, BS candidate
Joshua Simmons, BS candidate
Sookie Yu, BS candidate

 

Highschool Research Students

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
Justin King, 2019