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.

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.

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.

Lab Alumni

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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