THE GROUP


Group Picture, Summer 2021


From Left to Right: Yao Wu, John Mack, Alex Shaver, Vincent Clark, Jonathan Mahlum, Miguel Pellitero, Netz Arroyo and Kelly Waters



Graduate Students



Alex Shaver
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences Program
Email: ashaver2 (at) jhmi (dot) edu
Super Power: Cookie baking.
Project: Chemical approaches to extending the life of electrochemical, aptamer-based sensors in vivo.


Jonathan Mahlum
Chemistry–Biology Interface Program
Email: jmahlum1 (at) jhu (dot) edu
Super Power: Making Comic Sans font look good.
Project: Experimental and numerical analysis of DNA – small molecule therapeutic interactions.




John Mack
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program
Email: jmack15 (at) jhmi (dot) edu
Super Power: Approximate knowledge of many trivia facts.
Project: Development of closed-loop control platforms for accelerated wound healing.




Vincent Clark
Chemistry-Biology Interface Program
Email: vclark19 (at) jhu (dot) edu
Super Power: Taking care of plants.
Project: Alkanethiol monolayer crosslinking to improve stability of DNA-based sensors.




Postdoctoral Fellows



Miguel A. Pellitero
Ph.D. in Electrochemistry
Email: mapellitero (at) jhmi (dot) edu
Super Power: Making self-powered sensors.
Project: Expanding the library of redox reporters for DNA-based electrochemical sensors.



Yao Wu
Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry
Email: wyao9 (at) jhu (dot) edu
Super Power: Baking cakes.
Project: Application of DNA-based electrochemical sensors to monitoring wound healing and chemotherapeutic-driven tumor shrinkage.





Lab Assistant



Kelly Waters
Biology and Forensic Studies, Loyola University
Email: kwater13 (at) jhu (dot) edu
Super Power: Finding a good sunset spot.
Project: Alkanethiol monolayer crosslinking to improve stability of DNA-based sensors.




Visiting Students



Vanshika Gupta
Amgen Scholar Program
Email: vgupta14 (at) jhu (dot) edu
Super Power: Painting and creativity.
Project: Improving the operational life of electrochemical DNA-based sensors in vitro.




Frederick Guzman
JHM Summer Internship Program
Email: vgupta14 (at) jhu (dot) edu
Super Power: Bending pockets of space to make force fields.
Project: Clinical validation of aptamer-based sensors for therapeutic drug monitoring.






Faculty Collaborators



Prof. Philip Vieira, California State University Dominguez Hills
Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Sciences
Email: pvieira (at) csudh (dot) edu
Super Power: Food fermentation.
Project: In-vivo deployment of DNA-based electrochemical sensors for the study of drug addiction and behavior.



Prof. Jonathan T. Sczepanski, Texas A&M
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Email: jon (dot) sczepanski (at) chem (dot) tamu (dot) edu
Super Power: Craft beer aficionado.
Project: Implementation of L-DNA into electrochemical sensor technologies.




Prof. Philip S. Lukeman, St. John’s University New York
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Email: lukemanp (at) stjohns (dot) edu
Super Power: Simulating self-sagacity by saying sesquipedalian synonyms of simple subjects.
Project: Fusing Electrochemistry with DNA origami for viral biosensing.




Lab Alumni


Josean Alicea-Salas, Undergraduate Student (University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla), Amgen Scholar, 2019.

Shray Vats, West Windsor Plainsboro High School, Center for Talented Youth Summer Research Program, 2019.



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