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.
Aaron was a member of the group at Brown University working on surface science problems.
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. Dr. Maggie Kober is a board-certified, fellowship trained dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer detection and prevention, Mohs micrographic surgery, laser and cosmetic procedures.
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.”
Winky was a member of the group at Brown University working on the synthesis of soluble silicon nitride polymers.
Andrew is performing molecular dynamics/molecular mechanics calculations to better our understanding of cell membrane/nanoparticle interactions.
Christina is a first-year student at the University of Michigan, who intends to study Chemistry. She is currently working with the Banaszak Holl group on an organometallics project. Outside of the lab and her classes, she enjoys playing violin or viola and writing poetry.
Jimmy is a first-year student at Michigan studying Biophysics with interests in Science, Technology, and Society and Chinese Language and Culture. He is working on understanding nanoparticles-facilitated gene delivery under Becky Matz. He wishes to pursue graduate work in pharmaceutical science
Matt is going into his third-year at Albion College studying Biology and Chemistry. He is working on synchronizing the cell cycle of COS-7 and 293A cells through serum deprivation and other methods working with Becky Matz. In his spare time, Matt enjoys watching movies, drawing, and playing sports, including college football at Albion. He will be
applying to Medical School in the next year.
Mike worked in the lab during the summer of 1999. He studied the formation of a new class of germylene.
I am a sophomore at Peking University majoring in Chemistry. I have been quite interested in nano-particles and solid-surface chemistry, working in Prof. Zhu Yuexiang’s group on the synthesis and characterization of nano-carbon-alumina materials. And in my spare time, I really enjoy my table-tennis skills. I am quite looking forward to the 8-week research with Prof. Banaszak-Holl’s group this summer.
Chris worked in the lab during the summer of 1999. He studied the low-temperature formation of silicon oxide thin films.
Vishal Joshi is a first-year undergraduate at the University of Michigan and is planning to pursue computer engineering. He is studying dendrimer-based drug delivery with Rahul Rattan. Outside of the lab, Vishalis also involved in the Michigan Community Scholars Program and goes to swim at the CCRB.
Renee worked on the group’s organometallic synthesis projects.
Kaitlin Liroff is a Third Year Undergraduate at U of M. She seeks to pursue a career in medicine. She is using Atomic Force Microscopy to study the nanomorphology of collagen based biological tissues (bone, skin, etc) with Flora Fang, in order to better understand the detrimental effects of diseases such osteoporosis.
Elizabeth Goldstein is an Ann Arbor native who graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in 2010. She studied Chemistry, Music and German at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Elizabeth worked from three summers in the Banaszak Holl group with Flora Fang, studying collagen in bone using Atomic Force Microscopy to better understand Osteoperosis. She is currently a graduate student in the Stoltz group at Cal Tech and the holder of an NSF graduate research fellowship award.
Marina is an undergraduate from the University of Genoa working on her dissertation for her bachelors degree. She is working on the chemistry of thin films of HSQ resin.
Yixin worked with us in the summer of 2011 imaging dentin collagen using AFM. He is currently a student at Southeast University in Nanjing, China.
Amy worked with us during Summer of 1997.