Members

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Joshua N. Leonard

Principle Investigator

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Co-Director, Northwestern Predoctoral Biotechnology Training Program

Co-Director, Graduate Cluster in Biotechnology, Systems, and Synthetic Biology

Founding Member, Northwestern Center for Synthetic Biology

Member, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Member, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

Mentor, Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Program (IBiS)

Mentor, Masters in Biotechnology Program

Mentor, Molecular Biophysics Training Program

 

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2006

Management of Technology Certificate, Haas School of Business, 2005

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2000

Photo credit: Jim Prisching


 Doctoral Students

 


Joseph Muldoonjjm_sep2016_ibis

Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Graduate Program (IBiS)

B.S. in Biology, B.S. in Chemistry, University of Virginia 2013

Lab member since 2014 (co-advised with Neda Bagheri)

Research Interests: Computational, systems, and synthetic immunology.


Taylor DolbergTaylor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2014

Lab member since 2014

Research Interests: Synthetic Biology


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Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

B.A. in Chemistry, B.A. in Molecular & Cellular Biology, Vanderbilt University, 2013

Lab member since 2014

Research Interests: Novel therapeutic strategies


Devin Stranford

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, B.S. in Biology, minor in Chemistry, The University of Tulsa, 2015

Lab member since 2015

Research Interests: Synthetic biology, engineering therapeutic exosomes

 


Alexis Prybutokalex chbe-department-picture

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, B.S. in Biochemistry, Minor in Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 2016

Lab member since 2016 (co-advised with Neda Bagheri)

Research Interests: Computational immunology and cellular networks


Hailey Edelstein

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Master in Biotechnology, University of Pennsylvania, 2017

Lab member since 2017

Research Interests: Synthetic biology, engineering cell therapies


Kate Dray

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2017

Lab member since 2017 (co-advised with Neda Bagheri)


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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

B.S. in Luau Fun

Lab member since 2017

Research Interests: Criminal justice


Masters Students

 


Daniel Fernandez

Master of Science in Biotechnology Program

B.S. in Biology, Boston College, 2014

Lab member since 2017


Austin Miller

Master of Science in Biotechnology Program

B.S. in Biochemistry and Biophysics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Lab member since 2017 (co-advised with Keith Tyo)

Research Interests: Synthetic biology, receptor engineering


Suchitra Sankaranarayan

Master of Science in Biotechnology Program

B.S. in Pharmacy, Institute of Chemical Technology, India, 2017

Lab member since 2017

Research Interests: Synthetic Biology


Undergraduate Students

 


Andrea Shepard

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Lab member since 2016


Joseph Draut0712151501b-01

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Lab member since 2016


Amy Hong

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Lab member since 2016


Everett Allchin

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Lab member since 2016


Benji Leibowitz

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Lab member since 2017


Ashwin Kulkarni

Journalism, Biological Sciences

Lab member since 2017


Nicole Toussaint Nasta

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Lab member since 2017


Alumni

Graduate Students and Postdocs

Catherine Leites,    Masters in Biotechnology (2009)

Nicole Hataway,    Masters in Biotechnology (2009)

Sindhuja Sagar,    Masters in Biotechnology (2010)

Shirley Samuel-Abraham,    Postdoctoral Fellow (2011)

Stephen Bi,    BS/MS BME (2012)

Brendon Dusel,    Masters in Biotechnology (2012)

Jennifer Greenspan,    Masters in Biotechnology (2012)

Patrick Ho,    Masters in Biotechnology (2012)

Anthony Chipre,    Chemistry (2012)

Ragan Pitner,    BS/MS Biomedical Engineering (2013)

Nichole Daringer,    Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2014)

Yishan Chuang,    Ph.D. Chemical Eningeering (2014)

R. Michael Gower,    Postdoctoral Fellow (2014)

Rachel Dudek,    Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2015)

Andrew Scarpelli,    Ph.D. IBiS (2015)

Danny Wells,    Ph.D. Applied Math (2015)

Michelle Hung,    Ph.D. IBiS (2016)

Stephen Lenzini,    BS/MS Chemical Engineering (2016)

Kelly Schwarz,    Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2017)

Andrew Younger,    Ph.D. IBiS (2017)

Peter Su,    MS Chemical Engineering (2017)

Affiliated Students

Luke Vistain,    Ph.D. IBiS (2017)

Rotation Students

Adam Pah,    IBiS (2008)

Bethany Baumann,    IBiS (2009)

Andrew Scarpelli,    IBiS (2010)

Roli Mandhana,    IBiS (2011)

Luke Vistain,     IBiS (2011)

Michelle Marcus,    IBiS (2011)

Kasia Soczek,    IBiS (2012)

Andrew Younger,    IBiS (2013)

Alexandra De Paz,    IBiS (2013)

Joseph Muldoon,    IBiS (2014)

Soo Ro,    IBiS (2014)

Patrick Donahue,    MSTP (2014)

Nikita Divekar,    IBiS (2015)

Sophia Li,    MSTP (2015)

Michael Vincent,    IBiS (2017)

Tae-Eun Kim,    IBiS (2017)

Clare Harper,    IBiS (2018)

Undergraduate Research Associates

Yedida Birnbaum,    Biology (2010)

Jennifer Darby,    Chemical Engineering (2010)

Alexandra Lichtor,    Chemical Engineering (2011)

Jessica Perez,    MIT Bioengineering (2011)

Eric DeFeo,    Chemical Engineering (2011)

Nirajan Rajkarnikar,    Chemical Engineering (2011)

Eric Jiang,    Chemical Engineering and ISP (2011)

Chen Zheng,    Biomedical Engineering (2012)

Samson Berhance,    Yale University (2012)

Darien Hannington,    Chemical Engineering (2012)

Brianne Knickel,    Chemical Engineering (2012)

Bradley Solomon,    ISP, Computer Science, Biology (2012)

Louis Knapp,    Chemical Engineering (2012)

Camila Benaim,    Computer Science (2013)

Adam Spiegel,    Biomedical Physics (2013)

Hector Castillo,    Biomedical Engineering (2014)

Jason Arnold,    Biomedical  Engineering

Austin Rottinghuas,    University of Wisconsin Chemical Engineering (2015)

Neil Dalvie,    Chemical Engineering (2016)

Pear Dhiantravan,    Chemical Engineering (2016)

Imran Khan,    Biology (2016)

Praneet Polineni,    Biology (2016)

Shreya Udani,    Biomedical Engineering (2016)

Cameron McDonald,    Chemical Engineering (2017)

Visiting fellows

Ryan Cummings,    MD, New York Medical College (2012)


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