People

 

Principal Investigator

 
Emily Day, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2013-Present
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, 2011-2013
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Rice University, 2011

B.S. in Physics, Minor in Mathematics, University of Oklahoma, 2006

Postdoctoral Fellows

Chintan Kapadia, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware, 2018-Present

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
M.S. in Biotechnology, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 2010
B.Pharm., Gujarat University, 2008

Jianxin (Jason) Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware, 2017-Present
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Purdue University, 2017
M.S. in Microbiology & Biochemical Pharmacy, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Nankai University, 2011
B.E. in Bioengineering, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, 2008

Graduate Students

 
Danielle Valcourt Danielle Valcourt
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering
B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Notre Dame, 2015
Project: Promoting apoptosis of triple-negative breast cancer through nanoparticle-mediated photothermal therapy and gene regulation
Jenna Harris
Ph.D. Student, Materials Science & Engineering

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016
Project: Membrane-wrapped nanoparticles for targeted cargo delivery to hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
Megan Dang
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering
B.S. in Biongineering, University of Maryland College Park, 2017
Project: Developing miRNA-nanoshell conjugates for light-activated gene regulation
Benjamin Luo
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering
B.S. in Biongineering, University of California-Berkeley, 2016
Project: Evaluating the intracellular trafficking of polycation-coated nucleic acid nanocarriers
Mackenzie Scully
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami, 2018
Project: Engineering membrane-wrapped nanoparticles for targeted RNA delivery to cancer
N’Dea Irvin-Choy
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering (co-advised with Dr. Jason Gleghorn)
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Rowan University, 2018
Project: Designing nanotherapeutics to promote maternal/fetal health

Undergraduate Students


 
Steve Ioele
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware

(expected 2019) 
rachel-osullivan Rachel O’Sullivan
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware

(expected 2019) 
  Violet Ullman
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware

(expected 2021) 
Emily Powsner
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware
(expected 2021) 
Carolina Gomez
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware
(expected 2022) 

 

Postdoctoral Researcher Alumni

Ritu Goyal, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware, 2017 February-2017 December

Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University, 2012-2017
Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, 2012
M.Phil. in Chemistry, University of Delhi, 2006
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Delhi, 2003
Currently Project Manager-External Scientific Affairs at Cytosorbents

Doctoral Student Alumni

Rachel (Edelstein) Riley
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering, 2013-2018

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Rowan University, 2012
Thesis: Nanoshell platforms for targeted gene regulation and light-triggered cancer therapy
Currently Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Pennsylvania in Michael Mitchell lab
Jilian Melamed
Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering, 2013-2018

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2013
Thesis: Targeting Hedgehog signaling with polycation-spherical nucleic acid nanoparticles for glioblastoma therapy
Currently Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University in Kathryn Whitehead lab

Undergraduate Researcher Alumni

Margaret Billingsley
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2018
Currently a Graduate Student at the University of Pennsylvania
John (Yianni) Gagianas
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2016
Currently Strategic Partnerships Manager at Life Science Leader
Brittany Fay
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2015
Currently Senior Staff Scientist at InCyte
B. Patrick Crane
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2015
Currently Clinical Implementation Engineer/Consultant at Epic Systems
Sarah Peden
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2017
Zakary Chiaradia
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2018
Ellie Papoutsakis
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, Expected 2020
Currently an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Delaware
Nicole Kreuzberger
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2017
Currently Validation Engineer at Cook Medical
Madeleine Dugan
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, Expected 2020
Currently an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Delaware
Aaron Kager
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, Expected 2020
Currently an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Delaware 
Nisha Raman
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Expected 2020
Currently an undergraduate Chemical Engineering student at the University of Delaware 
Ariel Hannum
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, Expected 2020
Currently an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Delaware