Berry, Stephanie

Stephanie majored in Biomedical Engineering and performed research using AFM to study the effects of various nanoparticles on the stability of lipid bilayers.  She graduate from the University of Michigan medical school in 2012 and is now at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Duthie, Kristen

Kristen is an undergraduate at Allegheny College with a concentration in Biophysics and minor in Black Studies. She plans to attend medical school upon graduation with hopes of providing free health care to members of underserved communities.

Ahsan, Zubair

Zubair worked on organometallic research during the 2007-2008 academic year with Ajdin Kavara.  He helped uncover a unique set of C-H activation reactions mediated by Sn(II).

Betley, Ted

Ted was an undergraduate majoring in chemical engineering at Michigan.  He joined the research group after taking chemistry 302, the undergraduate course in inorganic chemistry.  Upon graduation in the fall of 1999, he started as a full-time research associate in the lab working on the AFM of dendritic drug delivery agents.  Ted completed research for two full papers on dendrimer imaging by AFM before departing.

He began graduate school at Cal Tech in the fall of 2000 joining the group of Jonas Peters.  Upon obtaining his PhD he joined the group of Dan Nocera at MIT for his post-doctoral fellowship.

Ted is now professor of chemistry at Harvard University.

Spackman, Ryan J.

Ryan is currently at the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) at UC San Diego.

Yang, MingMing

I am a junior undergraduate student majoring in mechanical engineering.  I transferred from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China and have already been at UM for one semester.  I took the Chemistry Gateway Course taught by Prof. Banaszak Holl last semester. This course aroused my interest in pursuing further study in Chemistry. As an undergraduate, I also want to see more outside of my major. So I applied to join the project Development of Nanotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment in Prof. Banaszak Holl’s research group . It is exciting for me to have a chance to work with scientists from different fields. It will also be interesting to look at chemistry from the view of a mechanical engineer. I believe that various subjects are projections of truth in different layers. When we combine the knowledge together, we will get something beautiful.

Burstein, Aaron

Aaron was a member of the group at Brown University working on surface science problems.

Aaron is currently a policy advisor at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. At NTIA, Aaron is the staff lead for consumer data privacy policy development. He is also an active contributor to broader Internet policy development efforts within the Executive Branch. Before joining NTIA in September 2010, Aaron was a research fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, where he collaborated with technologists, social scientists, legal scholars, and attorneys on cybersecurity, privacy, and electronic voting projects. Aaron also served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2004) and holds degrees in chemistry from Berkeley (M.S., 1998).

Kober, Maggie

Maggie Kober was in the University of Michigan in LS&A’s Honors program as a double major in biology and Spanish. Maggie performed AFM experiments to examine how nanoparticles cause biological membrane permeability and examined the viscosity changes in cells undergoing apoptosis. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, during which she was a Duke Global Health Fellow at the World Health Organization. She is currently completing her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY and will begin a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery/procedural dermatology in July 2015.

Maggie’s paper in Bioconjugate Chemistry 2006, 17,728-734 was selected as one of the top 25 “best Articles and Communications from the first 25 years of BC, highlighting the breadth of science and impact of the journal.”

Chin, Winky

Winky was a member of the group at Brown University working on the synthesis of soluble silicon nitride polymers.

Zheng, Andrew

Andrew is performing molecular dynamics/molecular mechanics calculations to better our understanding of cell membrane/nanoparticle interactions.

Wang, Jia

Jia graduated from the Medical School at the University of Michigan and is currently in her residency in psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.

Scott, Sara

Sara is an undergraduate majoring in chemical engineering who started working for the MMBH group fall 2002. She’s been building on earlier C-H activation chemistry and expanding the current C-H activation system to amines.

Trovitch, Ryan

Ryan earned his PhD working in Paul Chirik’s lab at Cornell University.  He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory.