Group Members

Principal Investigator

John Slater John H. Slater, PhD
Assistant Professor – Biomedical Engineering

Affiliated Faculty – Materials Science & Engineering
Affiliated Faculty – Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Faculty – NSF IGERT – Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments

PhD in Biomedical Engineering & Doctoral Portfolio in Nanotechnology – University of Texas
BS in Mechanical Engineering – University of North Carolina Charlotte

jhslater@udel.edu
302-831-6541
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 Postdoctoral Researchers

Headshot_Shantanu Shantanu Pradhan, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD in Chemical Engineering – Auburn University
B.Tech in Chemical Engineering – National Institute of Technology

spradhan@udel.edu
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Graduate Students

Banda_Omar-006-2e9b5pi-e1421952984963 Omar Banda
PhD Student

2015-2017 NSF SBE2 IGERT Fellow

BS in Biochemistry – Rice University

obanda@udel.edu
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Keely Heintz, Biomedical Engineering - Graduate Student. Keely (Heintz) Keller
PhD Student
2015 George W. Laird Fellow
2017 University Doctoral Fellow

MS in Chemical Engineering – Oregon State University
BS in Bioengineering – Oregon State University

kheintz@udel.edu
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John College Picture-page-001 John Sperduto
PhD Student
2016 Gore Graduate Research Fellow
2016 BME Chair’s Fellow
2017-2019 NSF SBE2 IGERT Fellow

BS in Mechanical Engineering – The College of New Jersey

jsperdu@udel.edu
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Postbaccalaureate Researchers

ryan-taitano-headshot Ryan Taitano
Post Baccalaureate Researcher

BS in Biomedical Engineering – University of Delaware

rtaitano@udel.edu@udel.edu
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Undergraduate Students

 

Elspeth Grasso
Undergraduate Researcher

Biomedical Engineering Honors Program
Art History

efgrasso@udel.edu
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Amisha Jain
Undergraduate Researcher

Biomedical Engineering Honors Program

amishaj@udel.edu
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  Danielle Niremberg
Undergraduate Researcher

Biomedical Engineering Program

dnirem@udel.edu
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Ian Pierce
Undergraduate Researcher

Biomedical Engineering Honors Program

ipierce@udel.edu
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Nisha Raman
Undergraduate Researcher
2017 UD Summer Fellow

Chemical Engineering Honors Program

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  Jacob Stuchlik
Undergraduate Researcher

Biomedical Engineering Honors Program

jakestu@udel.edu
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LauraSturgill Laura Sturgill
Undergraduate Researcher
2016 UD Summer Scholar
2017 UD Summer Fellow

Biomedical Engineering Honors Program

sturgill@udel.edu
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Alumni

Michael Bregenzer: Postbaccalaureate Researcher. BS in Biomedical Engineering – University of Delaware. Currently pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. LinkedIn Profile

Monideepa Chatterjee: UDRF Summer Scholar. BS with Honors in Biomedical Engineering – University of Delaware. Currently pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. LinkedIn Profile

Jacqueline Hausner: Undergraduate Researcher. BS in Nursing – University of Delaware. Currently pursuing a Masters of Biomedical Sciences at Long Island University. LinkedIn Profile

Kyra Isaacs: Postbaccalaureate ResearcherBS with Honors in Biomedical Engineering – University of Delaware. Currently pursuing a Physician Assistant degree. LinkedIn Profile

Hetty Nie: 2014-2016 NSF SBE2 IGERT Fellow. 2013 Gore Fellow. MS in Biomedical Engineering – University of Delaware. Currently at QPS. LinkedIn Profile

Serfine Okeyo: NIH STEP-UP Summer Scholar. Glasgow High School. Currently pursuing BS in Chemical Engineering at Rice University. LinkedIn Profile

Markia Smith – INBRE Summer Scholar. BS in Biochemistry – University of Delaware. Currently a Postbaccalaureate Researcher at Baylor College of Medicine. LinkedIn Profile

Alex Tam: High School Researcher. Charter School of Wilmington. Currently pursuing BS in Electrical Engineering at UIUC. LinkedIn Profile