Joseph Cannizzo

Undergraduate research student, Biological Sciences, 2014-2015

Currently: Teaching in AmeriCorps

Annie Chau

Major: Bioengineering

  Lindsey Crawford, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2010-2015

Research focus: Designing drug delivery systems capable of exploiting P-glycoprotein at the blood brain barrier for targeted drug delivery.

Currently: Postdoctoral fellow, Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert Lab, Washington University in St. Louis

Cassandra Guarino, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2015

Research focus: Controlled release vaccine design.

Currently: Extension Associate for Serology, Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Cornell University

  Jānis Lejnieks, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014

Research focus: Bio-inspired design and synthesis of associative amphiphilic statistical copolymers.

Currently: Research Fellow, University of Michigan

Tiffany Leung

Undergraduate research student, 2011-2014; M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, 2014-2015

Research focus: Hepatitis C vaccine development utilizing bacterial outer membrane vesicles.

Currently: Research Associate, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Catalina Pagan

Major: Bioengineering

  Garrett Rappazzo

M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, 2014; Visiting scientist, spring 2015

Research focus: Universal influenza vaccine development using bacterially derived outer membrane vesicles.

Currently: Ph.D. student in Biological Engineering, Michael Birnbaum Lab, MIT

Joseph Rosenthal, Ph.D

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, 2010-2014

Research focus: Engineered outer membrane vesicles derived from probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 s recobinant subunit antigen carriers For the development of pathogen-mimetic vaccines.

Currently: Medical student, Harvard Medical School

  Mingchee Tan, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, 2009-2014

Research focus: The synthesis, characterization and application of polymer brushes mimicking lubricin’s structure and function for use as a biolubricant

Currently: Chief Technology Officer at Dynamic Boundaries Inc.

Nicole Ricapito, PhD

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2010-2016

Research focus: Synthesis, Design, and Kinetic Analysis of Dihydroxyacetone-Based Polymers for Amine Reactive Surface Applications

Currently: Zymergen, Inc.

José Rios, PhD

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, 2010-2016

Research focus: Design and Development of Synthetic Polymeric Materials for Drug Delivery Applications

Bailey Cooper, PhD

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, 2009-2016

Research focus: Polymers for nucleic acid delivery

Currently: Faculty at Virginia Tech

Hannah Watkins, PhD

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, 2012-2016

Research focus: Development of E. coli derived outer membrane vesicles as vaccine adjuvants.

Currently: Postdoctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jaclyn Higgins

B.S. in Biological Engineering, 2012-2016
M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, 2016-2017

Currently: Research Associate at Moderna Therapeutics

Aditya Misra

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2013-2017

Currently: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Can Zhou, Ph.D.

Research focus: Lubricin-mimetic polymer Brushes

Zhexun Sun, Ph.D.

PhD in Biomedical Engineering, 2018

Research focus: Synthesis and design of polymers for lubrication of biointerfaces

Beatrice Awasthi

M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, 2018

Currently: PhD student at Harvard University

Jenna Chong

M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, 2018


Hannah Childs

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 2018

Currently: PhD student at Columbia University


Stephen Spittler

M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, 2019

Currently: Merck

Ashley Kim

B.S. in Chemistry, 2010

Currently: Weill Cornell Medicine


Sarah Snyder, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, 2020

Currently: Postdoctoral Associate at University of Washington


Yehou Michel Davy Gnopo, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, 2020

Currently: Merck


Ben Dickstein

M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, 2021

Currently: Lyndra Therapeutics


Shamanth Murundi

B.S. in Biological and Environmental Engineering, 2020

Currently: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University


Kevin Cavallo

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 2020



Lisa Yu

B.S. in Biological Sciences, 2020



Acacia Tam

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, 2020



Nick Supron

Biological Sciences



Stephanie Curley, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Nanoscale Engineering, SUNY Albany, 2018

Currently: Mary H. and Richard K. Templeton Assistant Professor in the Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering Department at Union College


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