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Graduate and Post-Doctoral Researchers

Morgan Chandler

Morgan Chandler 

Nanoscale Science Ph.D. (2016-2021)

Dissertation: Dynamic and Conditionally Activated Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles

Current PositionORISE Fellow at the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research 

Brittany Johnson

Brittany Johnson 

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2018-2020)

Research Assistant Professor (2020-2021) 

Current PositionTenure track Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

Justin Halman

Justin Halman

Nanoscale Science Ph.D. (2015-2020)

Dissertation: Immunostimulatory Properties of Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles

Current PositionScientist (Nucleic Acid Research) - SAM Development Unit, GlaxoSmithKline

Ridhima Juneja

Ridhima Juneja

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2017-2018)

Current PositionPost-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacy at University of Toronto

Weina Ke

Weina Ke

Nanoscale Science Ph.D. (2015-2020)

Dissertation: Functional Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles and Their Delivery Using Exosomes

Current PositionScientist II, Data in the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) 

Anna Ivanina

Anna Ivanina

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2015-2016)

 

Current PositionResearch Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Sameer Sajja

Sameer Sajja

Chemistry M.S. (2016-2019)

Thesis: Organization of Biomolecules in a 3-Dimensional Space

Current PositionHealth Data Analyst, Aqurate Health Data Management, Inc

Kyle Roark

Brandon Kyle Roark

Chemistry M.S. (2015-2017)

Thesis: Nucleic Acid-Driven Quantum Dot-Based Lattice Formations for Biomedical Applications

Current PositionForensic Chemist, City of Columbia Police Department

Undergraduate Students

Allison Tran

Allison Tran

Biology B.S. (2020)

Current Position: Registered Behavior Technician at Mosaic Pediatric Therapy

Sandra Arroyo-Becker

Sandra Arroyo-Becker 

Biology B.S., Chemistry B.A., French Language B.A. (2020)

 

Current PositionNanoscale Science Ph.D. Student at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Nguyen Truong

Nguyen Truong 

Biology B.S. (2020)

Dana Elasmar

Dana Elasmar

Biology B.A. (2020)

Current Position: Certified Nursing Assistant at BRIAN CENTER HEALTH & REHABILITATION

Morriah Striplin

Morriah Striplin 

Computer Science (Software, Systems, and Networks Concentration) B.S. (2016-2020)

 

Current PositionProgrammer at Camelot 3PL Software

Lauren Rackley

Lauren Rackley

Biology B.S., Chemistry B.A. (2016-2018)

 

Current PositionMedical Technician in Molecular Pathology and Diagnostics at Atrium Health

Dylan Dang

Dylan Dang

Biology B.S. (2017-2018)

Current Position: Information Security Administrator and Systems Administrator at Aqurate Health Data Management, Inc

Jared Dahl

Jared Dahl

Biology B.S. (2017)

Lauren Lee

Lauren Lee

Biology B.S. (2015-2018)

 

Current Position: Emergency Medical Technician

Steven Woods II

Steven Woods

Biology B.S. (2016-2017)

 

Current PositionClinic Operations Coordinator at Healthgram

Strahinja Talic

Strahinja Talic

Honors Biology B.S., Chemistry B.A. (2016-2018)

Current PositionMedical Student at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Emily Satterwhite

Emily Satterwhite

Biology B.S. (2015-2017)

 

Current PositionPh.D. Student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, East Carolina University

Vaishu Jawahar

Vaishu Jawahar

Biology B.S. (2015-2017)

Physiology M.S., Georgetown University

Current PositionRegional Healthcare Organizer, Committee to Protect Medicare

Jaclyn Smollett

Jaclyn Smollett

Biology B.S. (2016-2017)

Current PositionDental Student at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

Ram Jawahar

Ram Jawahar

Biology B.S. (2015-2016)

Current PositionMedical Student at Ross University School of Medicine

Kenya Joseph

Kenya Joseph

Biology B.S. (2015-2017)

 

Current PositionEntrepreneur and Health Coach, Owner of Perfect Blue Alchemy and Hearts & Hands Food Pantry

International Students

Ekaterina Goncharova

Chemistry M.S. (2019)

ITMO University (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Shota Hanyu

M.D. (2016)

Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan)

Tatiana Lyalina

Chemistry M.S. (2018)

ITMO University (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Melina Richardson

Melina Richardson

Biology B.S. (2021)

Current PositionBiological and Biomedical Ph.D. Student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the