Daniel Ong

Education: Currently a class of 2025 undergraduate studying chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University Research Interests: Studying drug formulation within lipid nanoparticles for lasting local drug delivery applications Hobbies: Making videos, making puns, being with my german shepherd, playing violin 🙂 Email: danielong293@gmail.com

Nkemdilim Okoli

Education Background: Undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania, currently pursuing a B.A. in Chemistry Research interests: Currently focused on targeted nanoparticle delivery for treatment of venous malformations. Previous research involved investigating the amyloid hypothesis and competitive binding models for Apolipoprotein E isoforms in developing Alzheimer’s pathologies. Hobbies: Playing the drumkit/concert percussion, skateboarding, and building various Read More …

Berwyn Lu

Education background: Rising Senior at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts pursuing a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology with a minor in Business.  Research interests: Berwyn is currently working under Wei Zhang on local anesthesia using light-triggered release of conventional local anesthetics from a macromolecular prodrug and synthesis of poloxamer based hydrogels for trans-tympanic delivery or drugs.  Read More …

Marine Dumont, B.S.

Education background: I have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Bioengineering in France and I am currently in a graduate program in bioengineering in a graduate school of engineering at Polytech Nice Sophia in France. I am specialized in Pharmacology and Biotechnology. Main subjects include: Substance Chemistry, Drug Design, Drug Development Research interests: Drug delivery strategies and Read More …

Laura Prugneau

Education: Student in engineering school in biology, specializing in pharmacology and biotechnology Research Interests: I will be working on trans-tympanic drug delivery, with Zipei Zhang. The goal is to work on poloxamer-based formulation and nanoparticles to eradicate biofilm in vitro and in vivo. Hobbies: Rhythmic gymnastics and soccer Email address: laura.prugneau@etu.univ-cotedazur.fr

Nahom Kidane, M.S.

Education background: Currently enrolled in the Pharmacy Program at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, since 2016. Nahom will receive his M.S. in 2023 back in Sweden according to plan. Research interests: Nahom is currently working on his master’s thesis on drug delivery systems and working under the supervision of Kathleen Cullion with photo-targeted nanoparticles for venous malformations Read More …

Rachelle Shao, Sc.B

Education: Graduated in 2022 from Brown University with an Sc.B. in Environmental Engineering with honors. Research Interests: Interested in nanoparticle engineering and drug delivery with a pediatric focus. Previous research includes lipid nanoparticle synthesis for targetted drug delivery in the colon, polyploid giant cancer cell characterization, and degradation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances.  Hobbies: All kinds of art, Read More …

Claire Ostertag-Hill, H.B.S., H.B.A., M.D.

Education: Claire has completed two years of general surgery residency at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. She received her M.D. from Oregon Health & Science University in 2019 and her H.B.S. in Biology, H.B.S. in International Studies, and H.B.A. in Psychology from the Oregon State University Honors College in 2015. Research interests: Claire is interested in Read More …