Alumni

Graduate students

  • Zohreh Amoozgar, Ph.D.: October 2007 - December 2011. (Thesis: Bioadhesive polymeric drug delivery systems for tumor targeting and tissue repair) Principal Scientist & Lab head @ IO-Sanofi.

  • Emily Gullotti, Ph.D.: January 2008 - May 2012. (Thesis: Peritumorally activatable nanoparticles for delivery of paclitaxel to multidrug resistant ovarian cancer cells) Director @ New Products Commercialization Organon.

  • Basma Ibrahim, Ph.D.: August 2008 - May 2012. (Thesis: Development of inhalable macromolecule delivery for local treatment of pulmonary diseases) Principal Research Scientist, New Biological Entities Process Development @ AbbVie.

  • Hillary Holback, Ph.D.: August 2009 - May 2013. (Thesis: The cytotoxic effect of nanoparticles delivered to the periphery of 3-dimensional tumor models) Clinical Regulatory Writer.

  • Karen Liu, Ph.D.: January 2010 - May 2014. (Thesis: pH-Activatable Nanoparticles for Tumor-Specific Drug Delivery) Senior Manager, R&D @ Fresenius Kabi USA.

  • Sara Abouelmagd, Ph.D.: January 2012 - December 2015. (Thesis: Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors via Polymeric Nanoparticles) Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics @ Assiut University, Egypt.

  • Bo Sun, Ph.D.: October 2011 - May 2016. (Thesis: Nanoparticle depot for intraperitoneal chemotherapy of ovarian cancer) Research assistant professor @ University of Arizona.

  • Hyesun Hyun, Ph.D.: October 2012-May 2017 (Thesis: Surface Modification of Polymer Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors) Post-doc @ UNC.

  • Jun Xu, Ph.D. (PULSe 13 - May 2018) (Thesis: Endothelial selectin-targeted nanoparticles for enhancing drug delivery to solid tumors) Sterile Formulation Sciences @ Merck

  • Joonyoung Park, Pharm.D., Ph.D. (IPPH 14 - May 2018) (Thesis: Nanoparticles with high drug loading and circulation stability for systemic delivery of anticancer drugs) Samyang Biopharm, Korea.

  • Yihua Pei, Ph.D. (IPPH 13 - July 2018) (Thesis: Particle engineering for intracellular delivery of antibiotics) Scientist II @ Arcturus Therapeutics

  • Maie Taha, Ph.D. (IPPH 15 - May 2019) (Thesis: Development of nanoparticles with high drug loading capacity and circulation stability) Assistant Professor @ Cairo University, Egypt

  • Simseok Andrew Yuk, Ph.D. (IPPH 15 - July 2020) (Thesis: Development of a lipopolysaccharide antagonist for the treatment of sepsis) Post-doc @ Northwestern University.

  • Soonbum Kwon, Pharm.D., Ph.D. (IPPH 17 - Aug. 2022) (Thesis: Delivery of an immunogenic cell death inducer via immunoactive nanoparticles for cancer immunotherapy) Merck

Post-docs

  • Peisheng Xu, Ph.D. (University of Wyoming, 2007): May 2007 - November 2009. Professor @ University of South Carolina

  • Gaurav Bajaj, Ph.D. (Oregon State University, 2008): August 2009 - June 2011. Director, Clinical Pharmacology & Quantitative Sciences @ Genmab.

  • Bieong-Kil (Ben) Kim, Ph.D.: May 2014-Feb. 2017. Passed.

  • Jinho Park, Ph.D.: 2014-2019. Scientist II @ Arcturus Therapeutics

  • Yihua Pei, Ph.D.: 2013-2019. Scientist II @ Arcturus Therapeutics

  • Nisar Khaliq, Ph.D.: Nov. 2019 - Oct. 2020

  • Hyungjun Kim, Ph.D.: May 2018 - Feb. 2021. Assistant Professor @ Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea

  • Simseok (Andrew) Yuk, Ph.D.: August 2020 - June 2021. Post-doc @ Northwestern Univ.

  • Sheryhan Ahmed, Ph.D.: Jan. 2020 - May 2022. Assiut University

Visiting scholars

  • Jeong Ho Park, Ph.D. (Professor, Hanbat National University, Korea): Visiting scholar 2007 summer

  • Min Feng, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China): Jan.2010 - June 2010.

  • Yang Chun Park, O.M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Oriental Internal Medicine, Daejeon University, Korea): Aug. 2009 - July 2010.

  • Yan Yang, Ph.D.: September 2007 - August 2010. Associate Professor of Life Sciences, Jilin University, China.

  • Hae-Yun (Harrison) Choi, O.M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Oriental Medicine, Daegu Haany Univ., Korea): September 2011-July 2012.

  • Hannah Lee, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech., GA): January 2012 - February 2013; March 2014 - February 2015.

  • Eun Jung Cho, Ph.D. (Seoul National University, Korea): May 2011 - February 2013.

  • Kyung-Oh (Kevin) Doh, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Korea): Feb. 2012-Jan. 2014

  • Yuanfan Liu, Ph.D. (Jiangsu Jiankang Vocational College, China): Jan. 2015-Dec. 2015.

  • Sheryhan Ahmed (Assiut University, Egypt): Jan.2016 - Nov. 2016

  • Ning Han (Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China): September 2015-December 2016

  • Liang (Elaine) Pang (Fudan University, China): September 2016 - December 2017

  • Jianping (Jennifer) Wang (China Pharmaceutical University, China): September 2016 - May 2018

  • Hassan Tamam (Assiut University, Egypt): July 2016 - Aug 2018

  • Marwa Elnaggar (Assiut University, Egypt): Jan. 2016 - November 2018

  • Hytham Gadalla (Assiut University, Egypt): 2018-2019

  • Kunyu (Kate) Jiang (China Medical University, China): Sep. 2019 - Oct. 2020

  • Sooyoung Shin, Pharm.D., Ph.D.(Ajou University, Korea): July 2021 - Feb. 2022

  • Nhu Ky Ly (Nanomed consortium, EU): Jan. 2022 - July 2022

  • Karen Gutierrez (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia): September 2021 - June 2022

Undergraduate/PharmD students

  • Nimisha Bajaj (BME, SURF 07, 07F, 08S)

  • Roosan Islam (PharmD, DURI 07F)

  • Ashmita Hoskote (BME, SURF 08S)

  • Griffin Quick (BME, DURI 08S, 08F)

  • Jennifer Bastijanic (BME, DURI 08F)

  • Kimberly Ohn (CHE, DURI 08S-08F)

  • Parag Sharma (Pre-pharm, 08F-09S)

  • Haesoo Kim (BSPS, 09S)

  • David Belair (ChemE, 09Summer) worked with Basma Ibrahim - Currently at Univ. of Wisconsin, Chemical Engineering, Grad School

  • Tyler Shugg (PharmD, 09S) worked with Peisheng Xu

  • Xinyi (Nancy) Jiang (Pre-pharm, 09F) worked with Zohreh Amoozgar

  • Haein Yang (Food Sciences, DURI 07F-09F) worked with Yan Yang and Basma Ibrahim - CJ CheilJedang Foods R&D, Korea

  • Rattavut ("M") Teerakapibal (Pre-pharm, 10S) worked with Zohreh Amoozgar - Graduate school @ U of Wisconsin

  • Taylor Crane (ChemE, 09Summer-10S) worked with Emily Gullotti

  • Mark Hamilton (BME, 10Summer) Worked with Emily Gullotti

  • Qingnuo Lin (ChemE, Pre-pharm, 10S-present) worked with Zohreh Amoozgar

  • Travis Huber (Pharm D, 11S) worked with Gaurav Bajaj

  • Ellen Yin (Pharm D, 11S) worked with Emily Gullotti

  • Sooyoung Shin, Pharm. D.: August 2007 - May 2011. Independent study. - Assistant Professor @ Ajou University.

  • Heewon Moon (12S-12F) worked with Hillary Holback

  • Erin Wilson (BSPS, 10S-13S) worked with Basma Ibrahim and Eunjung Cho.

  • Olivia Rivera (PUFW, 13 Summer) worked with Bo Sun

  • Brandon Bergman (PharmD, 12F-13 Summer) worked with Kevin Doh

  • Ji Ae Lee (BSPS, 13F-14S) worked with Bo Sun

  • Naina Zachariah (BSPS, 14S) worked with Sara Ahmed

  • Joshua Knebel (Pre-pharm, 13F-14S) worked with Hyesun Hyun

  • Youn Jin Ku (BSPS, 13F-15S) worked with Sara Ahmed - Currently working at Abbott

  • Nipei Lim (BSPS, 13S-14F) worked independently (former mentors: Bo Sun, Hillary Holback, Sara Ahmed) - Currently at Cornell

  • Alice (Chih-Chuan) Chang (PharmD, 14Summer-15S) worked with Bo Sun

  • Sungsoo Kim (BSPS, 16S) worked with Jun Xu

  • John Weidle (PharmD, 11S-15F) worked independently (former mentors: Zohreh Amoozgar, Karen Liu)

  • Soonbum Kwon (PharmD, 14F-15F) worked with Ben Kim - Joined Yeo lab in Fall 2017

  • Sara George (ChemE, 15S-15F) worked with Yihua Pei

  • Andrew Wakefield (PharmD, 16Su) worked with Joonyoung Park

  • Kiela Willis (ChemE, 14S-17S) worked with Hyesun Hyun

  • Ruoci Hu (Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, 17S) worked with Yihua Pei

  • Julia Kim (Pre-pharm, 17Su) worked with Joonyoung Park

  • Jacob Johns (PharmD, 17S, 17Su, 17F) worked with Jun Xu

  • Jake Qiu (ABE, 16Su-16F, 17F) worked with Yihua Pei

  • Diego Sanchez (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 17Su-17F) worked with Andrew Yuk

  • Jimin Kim (BSPS, 17F) worked with Hyesun Hyun

  • Abigail Yu (PharmD, 18F): Worked with Fanfei Meng

  • Jimin Kim (BSPS, 18F): Worked with Yihua Pei

  • Aidan Thongkham (Pre-pharmacy, 19S-19F): Worked with Andrew Yuk

  • Sangyoon Lee (pre-pharmacy, 19F): Worked with HJ Kim

  • Yongzhe Li (Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, 20S) worked with Yun-chu Chen

  • Yoon Soo Kim (Pre-pharm, 21S): Worked with Yun-chu Chen

  • Yanying He (BSPS, 20S, 20F, 21S): Worked with Dhawal Chobisa and Fanfei Meng

  • Suphawarak (Ploy) Rucha-intra (Pre-pharm, 21F): Worked with Jennifer Wang

  • Minghui Deng (P2, 21F, 22S): Worked with Hytham Gadalla

  • Austin Ignatovich (Pre-pharm, 20F, 21S, 21F; P1, 22S): Worked with Sheryhan Ahmed and Yun-chu Chen

  • Joseph Keller (Biochemistry, 21S, 21F, 22S): Worked with Sheryhan Ahmed

  • Sota Shishikura (BSPS, 21Su, 21F, 22S): Worked with Yun-Chu Chen

  • Trevor Sargent (BME, 22S, 22Su): Worked with Jennifer Wang

  • Boyang Dong (Pre-pharm, 21S-21Su; PharmD, 21F, 22S, 22Su): Worked with Soonbum Kwon