Group Members

Group Members

Principal Investigator

April M. Kloxin, Ph.D.

Thomas and Kipp Gutshall Development Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering

Colburn Lab, 150 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19716
A-P Biopharmaceutical Innovation Center, 590 Avenue 1743, Newark, DE 19713
Email: akloxin@udel.edu

Q & A in UD Research Magazine, Sidewalks to Science

Staff

  • Will Trout – Specialist in Instrumentation & Chemistry
  • Email: Wtrout@udel.edu

  • Zaining (Jenny) Yun – Specialist in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Laboratory Manager
  • Email: zyun@udel.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Lina Pradhan,

Email: linap@udel.edu , joined group in 2017

Dr. Eden Ford, Defensed in January 10th 2022, work as postdoc since then.

Email: edenford@udel.edu

Graduate Students

At Eden’s defense!

Samantha Cassel 

Email: secassel@udel.edu

Kartik Bomb

Email: kbomb@udel.edu

DeVonte Moore

Email: jayhawk@udel.edu

Rafael Castro

Email: rcastro@udel.edu

Caitlin DAmbrosio

Email: cdambro@udel.edu

Bree Huntington

Email: breehunt@udel.edu

Sam Swedzinski

Email: sswedz@udel.edu

Undergraduate Students

Qi (Matthew) Zhang

Email: zhangqi@udel.edu

Alumni include

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Paige LeValley, Ph.D. (2021) – Currently: Post-doc at ETH Zürich and Empa

Bryan Sutherland, Ph.D. (2020) – Currently: Post-doc at Boston University

Raghupathi Neelarapu, Ph.D. (2018) – Currently: Adesis
Srimoyee Dasgupta, Ph.D. (2017-2018) – Currently: Adesis
Lisa Sawicki, Ph.D. (2017) – Currently: Boehringer Ingelheim
Chen Guo, Ph.D. (2014-2016) – Currently: University of Minnesota

Graduate Students

Phillip Taylor, Ph.D (2022), Currently: Post-doc at Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM

Kimberly Wodzanowski , Ph.D (2022), Currently: Post-doc at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Katherine Wiley, Ph.D.(2020) – Currently: Merck

Amber Hiderbrand, Ph.D (2019) – Currently: Merck

Elisa Ovadia, Ph.D. (2018) – Currently: Kite Pharma

Megan Smithmyer, Ph.D. (2018) – Currently: University of North Carolina and the University of Zambia on UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship
Lisa Sawicki, Ph.D. (2017) – Currently: Boehringer Ingelheim
Matthew Rehmann, Ph.D. (2016) – Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prathamesh Kharkar, Ph.D (2016) – Currently: KCI, an Acelity Company

Undergraduates

Christopher Calo (2017-2019) – Currently: Ph.D. student at University of Colorado
Becca Huber (2017-2019) – Currently: Ph.D. student at University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mark LaRue (2016-2018) – Currently: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories at Merck & Co.
Harrison Ball (2017-2018) – Currently: Ph.D. student at Michigan
Christopher Bressette (2015-2017) – Currently: Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech
Joseph Spohn (2016-2017) – Currently: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories at Merck & Co.
Cody Reeves (2014-2016) – Currently: Law student at University of Virginia
William Ballance (2013 – 2015) – Currently: Ph.D. student at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Morgan Dezendorf (2015) – Currently: Chemical Engineering student at University of Delaware
Elaine Stewart (2015) – Currently: Chemical Engineering student at University of Delaware
Rachel Kennel (2013 – 2015) – Currently: DeNovix
Harry Yang (2014 – 2015)
Kelsi Skeens (2013 – 2014) – Currently: Ph.D. student at University of Massachusetts Amherst
Michael Dummeldinger (2013 – 2014) – Currently: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Carolin Hartwig (2013) – Fraunhofer Exchange Program
Eric Macedo (2011 – 2013) – Currently: CB&I
Andrew Garibian (2012) – Currently: Marathon Petroleum Corporation