People

Brendan Harley

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Email bharley@nospam5baaf6d117aea.illinois.edu
Title Assoc. Prof., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Office S.B., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, 2000
Sc.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2006
Postdoc, Childrens Hospital Boston, 2008

Schaefer Faculty Scholar, University of Illinois
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2016 NAE Frontiers of Engineering meeting
2014 Young Investigator Award, Society for Biomaterials
NSF CAREER award

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post-docs | research scientists

Sara Pedron Haba

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Email spedron@nospam5baaf6d119438.illinois.edu
Title Research Scientist
Department Ph.D., Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (Spain), 2009

Julio Serrano

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Email jfserra2@nospam5baaf6d119ef0.illinois.edu
Title Postdoc
Department Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

graduate trainees

Tori Barnhouse

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Email vb7@nospam5baaf6d11c195.illinois.edu
Department B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University, 2017

Emily (Jee-Wei) Chen

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Email jechen3@nospam5baaf6d11cb42.illinois.edu
Department B.S., National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan), 2013

Marley Dewey

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Email mjdewey2@nospam5baaf6d11d533.illinois.edu
Title B.S., Chemical Engineering, UMaine Orono, 2016

Aidan Gilchrist

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Email agilchr2@nospam5baaf6d11de5a.illinois.edu
Title B.S., Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst, 2013

Mai Ngo

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Email maingo2@nospam5baaf6d11e811.illinois.edu
Title B.S., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2015

Raul Sun Han

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Email sunhanc2@nospam5baaf6d11f296.illinois.edu
Department B.S., Chemistry, Pomona College, 2016

Aleczandria Tiffany

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Email ast2@nospam5baaf6d11fc5c.illinois.edu
Department B.S., Chemical Engineering, U. of Southern California, 2016

Samantha Zambuto

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Email zambuto2@nospam5baaf6d1205d7.illinois.edu
Department B.S., Biological Engineering, Cornell University / Sc.M., Biomedical Engineering, Brown University

undergraduate assistants

Amber Boyce (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Rebecca Hortensius

Christine Hunter (BioE)

Department Mentor: Mai Ngo

Eileen Johnson (BioE)

Department Mentor: Marley Dewey

Elijah Karvels (ChBE)

Department Mentor: Mai Ngo

Patricia Li (CHBE)

Department Mentor: Sara Pedron

Simona Slater (ChBE)

Department Mentor: Marley Dewey

Gabrielle Wolter (BioE)

Department Mentor: Sara Pedron

Huiru Zhang (MatSE)

Department Mentor: Sara Pedron

alumni

Steven Caliari

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Title Ph.D., ChBE, 2014
Department Project: influence of scaffold biophysical properties on tenocyte and mesenchymal stem cell bioactivity for musculoskeletal tissue engineering

Ji-Sun Choi

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Title Ph.D., ChBE 2014
Department Project: label-free tracking of hematopoietic stem cell fate decisions
Office Current: Postdoc w/ Dr. King Li, UIUC

Seema Ehsan

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Title Postdoc (IGB), 2014 - 2015.
Department Project: tissue engineering platforms for cancer
Office Current: Regulatory Affairs, Genentech, San Francisco, CA.

Nathaniel Gabrielson

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Title Post-doc (IGB), 2011 - 2012
Department Project: cell-laden hydrogels in integrated microfluidic devices for long-term cell culture
Office Current: Lecturer, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, U. Illinois

Emily Gonnerman

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Title M.S., ChBE, 2011
Department Project: collagen-glycosaminoglycan scaffold systems to assess HL-1 cardiomyocyte beating and alignment
Office Current: Manufacturing Engineer, TSI, Inc., MN.

William Grier

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Title Ph.D., ChBE 2017
Department Project: mechanotransduction in osteotendinous insertion repair
Office Current: Process Engineer, Manufacturing Science and Technology Group, Genzyme, Cambridge, MA

Rebecca Hortensius

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Title Ph.D. BioE 2016
Department Project: amniotic-membrane functionalized collagen biomaterials for orthopedic repair
Office Current: Postdoc in the Ogle Lab at U. Minnesota

Bhushan Mahadik

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Title Ph.D., U. Illinois, 2014
Department Project: microfluidic tools for studying hematopoietic stem cell/niche interactions
Office Current: Assistant Director, NIH Center for Engineering Complex Tissues, U. Maryland

Laura Mozdzen

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Title Ph.D., ChBE 2016
Department Project: mechanically reinforced scaffolds for osteotendinous insertion repair
Office Current: Senior Scientist, AbbVie, Chicago, IL

Jacquelyn Pence

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Title Ph.D., ChBE 2016
Department Project: endometrial-inspired biomaterials

Daniel Weisgerber

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Title Ph.D., ChBE 2016
Department Project: mineralized collagen scaffolds for bone and craniofacial defect repair
Office Current: Post-Doc in Abate Lab at UCSF

Tamaki Yokohama-Tamaki

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Title Visiting scientist, 2011 - 2012
Department Project: CXCR4/CXCL12 signaling in the dental epithelial stem cell niche
Office Current: Asst. Prof., Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

alumni (undergrads)

Matthew Au (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Bhushan Madadik

Audrey Blazek (BioE)

Department Mentor: Emily Chen

Lily Buescher (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Sara Pedron Haba

Hannah Chait (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Alec Tiffany

Jill Ebens (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Rebecca Hortensius

Kevin Erning (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Dan Weisgerber

Michael Foley (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Bill Grier

Allison LaHood (BioE)

Title Mentor: Emily Chen

Sarah Laken (BioE)

Title Mentor: Sara Pedron Haba

Jordan Meyer (ChBE)

Department Mentor: Bill Grier

Ashley Moy (BioE)

Title Mentor: Bill Grier

Harshita Polishetty (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Sara Pedron Haba

Amanda Pritchard (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Sara Pedron Haba

Matt Ramsey (BioE)

Title Mentor: Bill Grier

Ryan Rodgers (ABE)

Title Mentor: Laura Mozdzen

Shayta Roy (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Laura Mozdzen

Kirsten Schroeder (BioE)

Department Mentor: Aidan Gilchrist

Erik Steinbrenner (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Bhushan Mahadik

Jessica Vargas (Int. Biology)

Title Mentor: Rebecca Hortensius

Alan Vucetic (ChBE)

Title Mentor: Laura Mozdzen

Evan Willey (ChBE)

Department Mentor: Bhushan Mahadik