THE GROUP


Group Picture, Summer 2022


From Top Left to Bottom Right: John Mack, Miguel Pellitero, Alex Shaver, Jase Jensen, Vincent Clark, Yuchan Yuan, Kenedi Lynch, Yao Wu, Cristina Corona and Netz Arroyo



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.



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.




International Co-advised Graduate Students



Cristina Corona-Elizarrarás
Chemical Sciences PhD Program, Universidad de Guanajuato/Chimie ParisTech
Email: c.corona-elizarraras (at) chimieparistech (dot) psl (dot) eu
Super Power: Master puzzler.
Project: Development of a carbon-supported electrochemical aptamer-based sensor for thyroxine detection.



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.




Yuchan (Lotus) Yuan
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Email: yyuan64 (at) jhmi (dot) edu
Super Power: Making new friends in 3 minutes.
Project: Study of molecular transport across biological membranes in rodent preclinical models.





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.



Prof. Joseph Wang, University of California San Diego
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Email: josephwang (at) ucsd (dot) edu
Super Power: Sensing anything, anytime and anywhere.
Project: Microneedle E-AB sensor arrays for wearable biomedical applications.



Prof. Bethany Gray, Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry
Email: bethany.gray (at) jhmi (dot) edu
Super Power: Thinking of new ways to organize things.
Project: Aptamer development for therapeutic and diagnostic applications.




Lab Alumni


Kenedi Lynch, Undergraduate Student (Louisiana State University), Amgen Scholar, 2022

Jase Jensen, Undergraduate Student (Dixie State University), JHM BSI-SIP Scholar, 2022

Jonathan Mahlum, M.Sc. Chemical Biology, 2022.

Frederick Guzman, Undergraduate Student (University of California, Irvine), JHM BSI-SIP Scholar, 2021.

Vanshika Gupta, Graduate Student (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), Amgen Scholar, 2021.

Kelly Waters, Undergraduate Student (Loyola University, Maryland), Lab Assistant, 2021.

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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