Current Members

Principal Investigator

David Putnam, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Post Doctoral Researchers

Stephanie Curley

B.S., Biological Engineering, Cornell University, 2013
PhD, Nanoscale Engineering, SUNY Albany, 2018

Research focus: Using outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) as a novel vaccine platform for influenza and listeria



PhD Students

Yehou Michel Davy Gnopo

B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Lafayette College, 2015
M.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, 2018

Research focus: Furthering the antigenic protein carrying capacity of outer membrane vesicles (OMVs)


Hania Koziol

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 2017
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2019

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


Mariela Rivera De Jesus

B.S., Industrial Biotechnology, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, 2018

Research focus: Drug and antigen delivery using outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) and bacterial lipopolysaccharides


Ruben Trujillo

B.S., Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of New Mexico, 2019

Research focus: Polymer-based strategies for drug delivery


Cara Robertus

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 2019
B.S., Bioengineering, Montana State University, 2019

Research focus: Synthesis of functional biomaterials for surgical applications

MEng Student

Ben Dickstein 

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2020

Research focus: Polymer-based strategies for drug delivery


Undergraduate Students

Shamanth Murundi

Biological and Environmental Engineering




Kevin Cavallo

Biomedical Engineering




Lisa Yu

Biological Sciences




Acacia Tam

 Biomedical Engineering




Nick Supron

Biological Sciences


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