Jonathan Lovell, PI

Jonathan Lovell is an Associate Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at UB. He received his PhD from the Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at University of Toronto in 2012 in the lab of Gang Zheng. Previously, he completed his MSc in Biochemistry at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in Systems Design Engineering.

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Boyang Sun

Boyang is a first year PhD student in our group. Boyang previously obtained his MS in Chemical Engineering with Dr. Chong Cheng at UB. Prior to that, he graduated from Henan Agricultural University with a BS in Pharmaceutical Engineering. His current research project involves developing new drug formuluations.

Kevin Carter

Kevin is completed his undergraduate degree in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department and is now a graduate student in the lab. Kevin is studying light-triggered permeabilization of porphyrin-phospholipid liposomes.

Upendra Chitgupi

Upendra is a PhD candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Department. He is working on synthesizing biologically-targeted photosensitizing nanoparticles

Wei-Chiao Huang

Wei-Chiao is a MSc candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Department. She is from Taiwan and previously obtained a MS from Tsing Hua University and has experience in the field of liposome research.

Xuedan He

Xuedan is a first year PhD candidate in our group. She received a MS degree in Nanochemistry from University of Madiera, Portugal. Before that she received a BS in Applied Chemistry from Donghua University in Shanghai.

Cuiyan Lin

Coming from Brooklyn, Cuiyan is the first BME undergraduate student who has continued on to graduate studies in our group. She is currently pursuing an MS degree

Jasmin Fe Federizon

Jasmin is a PhD candidate in the Chemistry department doing research in our group. She previously completed an MS degree there. Her research involves protein biochemistry. She regularly helps run the chemistry NMR facility.

Zacharay Sia

Zack graduated from University of Rochester with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. Zack is pursuing his Phd in development of vaccine adjuvants for infectious diseases.

Moustafa Taha El Sayad Mohamed Mabrouk

Moustafa joins us as a Fulbright Foreign Student Scholar, after completing his undergraduate and master degree from Alexandria University. He is working on new drug formulation approaches.

Sunanda Kumar

Sunanda is a MS student working on stable cell labeling methodologies.

Sanjana Ghosh

Sanjana completed her MS degree in the lab working on a light-triggered ciprofloxacin liposome formulation. She is continuing on for a PhD to develop and assess light-activated irinotecan liposome formulations.

Hailey Kilian

Hailey is obtained her undergraduate degree from UB BME and is continuing onto MS research in the lab. She is working on liposome formulations for contrast imaging and light-triggered cargo release.

Breandan Quinn

Breandad is a UB graduate with a degree in biology. He subsequently completed an MS degree at University of Rochester. He is a research technician/scientist in the lab.

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Yumiao Zhang

Yumiao was the first PhD graduate of the lab and has left some big footsteps for everyone to follow! He is a full professor of Chemical Engineering at Tianjin University.

Yang Zhoug

Yang Zhou spent a year in our group as a visiting scholar and is a lecturer in the college of chemistry at Shandong Normal University in Jinan China.

Haoyuan Huang

Haoyuan completed his PhD in 2016 and is pursuing a career in industry.

Shuai Shao

Shuai completed his PhD in 2018 and is pursuing postdoctoral research at UCSD

Dandan Luo

Dandan completed her PhD in 2018 with 9 first author publications and is working on PK/PD modeling in industry at CSL Behring.

Dyego Miranda

With a full CAPES scholarship, Dyego completed his PhD in 2018 and returned to his native Brazil..

Wentao Song

Wentao completed his MSc in our lab and is pursuing further research.

Rajendiran Venugopal

Raj is an assistant professor of Chemistry at the Central University of Tamil Nadu in India. He was a Raman fellowship and is a visiting scholar in the group.

Mary Chris Arena

Mary-Chris performed undergraduate research in the lab and went on to complete an MSc degree at Rochester Institute of Technology and then got a position at Sydor Instruments.

Kun Lou

Lou graduated with his MSc in the Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2014 and moved onto PhD studies at University of Tennessee. Kun Lou is from Shanghai, China. He received his Bachelor degree in material science and engineering from Tongji University in 2011.

James Rieffel

James graduated with his MSc from Biomedical Engineering in 2015. James is from Ithaca, NY and is currently working as a product development manager in industry in New York City.

Daniel Feldman

Dan graudated with his MSc degree in 2015 and found employment in medical devices industry.

Sophie Wang

Sophie completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell her MSc in the Biomedical Engineering Department. She has moved on to pursue a PhD at University of Maryland in Biomedical Engineering.

Rick Izzo

Rick graduated with a double degree in both Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry and is pursuing graduate studies at UB.

Jumin Geng

Jumin Geng was a Research and Animal Technician in our group for several years. She recently relocated to Philadelphia and is greatly missed!