Members


Joshua N. Leonard

Principal 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 Muldoon

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 Dolberg

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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

Lab member since 2014

Research Interests: Synthetic Biology


Patrick Donahue

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 and engineering therapeutic exosomes

 


Alexis Prybutok

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 complex phenomena


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 and 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)

Research Interests: Synthetic biology and computational biology


Simrita Deol

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

B.S. in Biology, Cornell University, 2017

Lab member since 2019

Research Interests: Systems and synthetic immunology, computational biology, and oncology


Jonathan Boucher

Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Graduate Program (IBiS)

B.S. in Human Physiology, Boston University, 2014

Lab member since 2019

Research Interests: Synthetic biology and novel therapeutic strategies


William Corcoran

Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Graduate Program (IBiS)

B.S. in Biology, Carleton College, 2014

Lab member since 2019

Research Interests: Synthetic biology, receptor engineering, and machine learning


Coco Nut the Palm Tree

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

B.S. in Luau Fun

Lab member since 2017

Research Interests: Criminal justice

 


Undergraduate Students


Liz Schauer

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Lab member since 2018

 


Anthony Kang

Biochemistry/Biophysics, Science in Human Culture

Lab member since 2019


Alumni

 


Graduate Students and Postdocs

 

Catherine Leites,    Masters in Biotechnology (2009)   –   LinkedIn

Nicole Hataway,    Masters in Biotechnology (2009)   –   LinkedIn

Sindhuja Sagar,    Masters in Biotechnology (2010)   –   LinkedIn

Shirley Samuel-Abraham,    Postdoctoral Fellow (2011)

Stephen Bi,    BS/MS Biomedical Engineering (2012)   –   LinkedIn

Brendon Dusel,    Masters in Biotechnology (2012)   –   LinkedIn

Jennifer Greenspan,    Masters in Biotechnology (2012)   –   LinkedIn

Patrick Ho,    Masters in Biotechnology (2012)   –   LinkedIn

Anthony Chipre,    Chemistry (2012)

Ragan Pitner,    BS/MS Biomedical Engineering (2013)   –   LinkedIn

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

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

R. Michael Gower,    Postdoctoral Fellow (2014)   –   LinkedIn

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

Andrew Scarpelli,    Ph.D. IBiS (2015)   –   LinkedIn

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

Michelle Hung,    Ph.D. IBiS (2016)   –   LinkedIn

Stephen Lenzini,    BS/MS Chemical Engineering (2016)   –   LinkedIn

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

Andrew Younger,    Ph.D. IBiS (2017)   –   LinkedIn

Peter Su,    MS Chemical Engineering (2017)   –   LinkedIn

Benji Leibowitz,    BS/MS Chemical Engineering (2018)   –   LinkedIn

Daniel Fernandez,   Masters in Biotechnology (2018)   –   LinkedIn

Austin Miller,   Masters in Biotechnology (2018)   –   LinkedIn

Amy Hong,   BS/MS Chemical Engineering (2019)   –   LinkedIn

Suchitra Sankaranarayan,   Masters in Biotechnology (2019)   –   LinkedIn

Joseph Draut,   BS/MS Chemical Engineering (2019)   –   LinkedIn

Affiliated Students

 

Luke Vistain,    Ph.D. IBiS (2017)   –   LinkedIn

Rotation Students

 

Adam Pah,    IBiS (2008)   –   LinkedIn

Bethany Baumann,    IBiS (2009)   –   LinkedIn

Andrew Scarpelli,    IBiS (2010)   –   LinkedIn

Roli Mandhana,    IBiS (2011)

Luke Vistain,     IBiS (2011)   –   LinkedIn

Michelle (Marcus) Hung,    IBiS (2011)   –   LinkedIn

Kasia Soczek,    IBiS (2012)

Andrew Younger,    IBiS (2013)   –   LinkedIn

Alexandra De Paz,    IBiS (2013)   –   LinkedIn

Joseph Muldoon,    IBiS (2014)

Soo Ro,    IBiS (2014)   –   LinkedIn

Patrick Donahue,    MSTP (2014)   –   LinkedIn

Nikita Divekar,    IBiS (2015)   –   LinkedIn

Sophia Li,    MSTP (2015)

Michael Vincent,    IBiS (2017)   –   LinkedIn

Tae-Eun Kim,    IBiS (2017)

Clare Harper,    IBiS (2018)

Simrita Deol,   MSTP (2018)   –   LinkedIn

Stephen Lander,   MSTP (2018)   –   LinkedIn

William Corcoran,   IBiS (2018)   –   LinkedIn

Jon Boucher,   IBiS (2019)   –   LinkedIn

Michael Ray,   IBiS (2019)   –   LinkedIn

Daniel Selgrade,   MSTP (2019)   –   LinkedIn

Undergraduate Research Associates

 

Yedida Birnbaum,    Biology (2010)   –   LinkedIn

Jennifer Darby,    Chemical Engineering (2010)   –   LinkedIn

Alexandra Lichtor,    Chemical Engineering (2011)   –   LinkedIn

Jessica Perez,    MIT Bioengineering (2011)   –   LinkedIn

Eric DeFeo,    Chemical Engineering (2011)   –   LinkedIn

Nirajan Rajkarnikar,    Chemical Engineering (2011)   –   LinkedIn

Eric Jiang,    Chemical Engineering and ISP (2011)   –   LinkedIn

Chen Zheng,    Biomedical Engineering (2012)   –   LinkedIn

Samson Berhance,    Yale University (2012)   –   LinkedIn

Darien Hannington,    Chemical Engineering (2012)

Brianne Knickel,    Chemical Engineering (2012)   –   LinkedIn

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

Louis Knapp,    Chemical Engineering (2012)   –   LinkedIn

Camila Benaim,    Computer Science (2013)   –   LinkedIn

Adam Spiegel,    Biomedical Physics (2013)

Hector Castillo,    Biomedical Engineering (2014)

Jason Arnold,    Biomedical  Engineering (2015)   –   LinkedIn

Austin Rottinghuas,    University of Wisconsin Chemical Engineering (2015)   –   LinkedIn

Neil Dalvie,    Chemical Engineering (2016)   –   LinkedIn

Pear Dhiantravan,    Chemical Engineering (2016)   –   LinkedIn

Imran Khan,    Biology (2016)   –   LinkedIn

Praneet Polineni,    Biology (2016)

Shreya Udani,    Biomedical Engineering (2016)   –   LinkedIn

Cameron McDonald,    Chemical Engineering (2017)   –   LinkedIn

Everett Allchin,    Chemical Engineering (2018)   –   LinkedIn

Andrea Shepard,    Chemical Engineering (2018)   –   LinkedIn

Lauren Battaglia, BS Chemical Engineering (2018)   –   LinkedIn

Ashwin Kulkarni,   Journalism and Biology (2018)   –   LinkedIn

Nicole Toussaint Nasta,    Chemical Engineering (2018)   –   LinkedIn

Katie Zhu,    Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering (2018)

Siyuan Feng,    Johns Hopkins Materials Science and Engineering (2018)

Chris Coleman,   Computer Science (2019)   –   LinkedIn

Viswajit (Vis) Kandula,   Biomedical Engineering (2019)

Parth Shah,   Biochemistry/Biophysics, Economics, Science in Human Culture (2019)   –   LinkedIn

Brandon Lim,   Biomedical Engineering (2019)   –   LinkedIn

Andrea Collins,   Stanford University Computer Science (2019)

Marya Ornelas,   Pitzer College Biochemistry (2019)

Visiting fellows

 

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


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