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
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.
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.
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.
Summer Research Trainees
Basic Science Institute Summer Research Program
Email: jensenjase (at) gmail (dot) com
Super Power: Top-tier laser tag player.
Project: Designing a 3D printed microcell for the study of redox stability of methylene blue.
Chemical Sciences PhD Program, Universidad de Guanajuato/Chimie ParisTech
Email: ccorona7 (at) jh (dot) edu
Super Power: Master puzzler.
Project: Development of a carbon-supported electrochemical aptamer-based sensor for thyroxine detection.
Amgen Scholars Program
Email: klynch27 (at) jhu (dot) edu
Super Power: Household Jeopardy champion
Project: Development and testing of E-AB sensors for rapid detection of vancomycin in biological fluids.
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.
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.
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.
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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