People

PI

Belinda AkpaBelinda S Akpa  is a Senior Staff Scientist in the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Joint Associate Professor in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Tennessee.

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Postdocs

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Charles Hodgens
PhD, Genetics and Molecular Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill 2020
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Graduate Students


David FlahertyDTF
Focus: ‘Tiny data’ modeling, Bayesian computation, organelle fusion
BS Genetics, North Carolina State University
PhD candidate, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, NC State
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Mustafa Farahat
BS Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University
PhD candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UT-Knoxville
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Undergraduate and Other Researchers

Pooja Parameswaran
Focus: Qualitative to quantitative multi-scale modeling
BS candidate, Biochemistry
University Honors Program
Joined us in her Sophomore year (Fall 2018)
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Lydia Gillan

BS candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University Scholar
Joined us in her Freshman year (Summer 2019)
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Alumni (Postdoc)

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PhD, Theoretical Biophysics, University of Otago 2017
PhD, Mathematical Biology, University of Auckland 2013

Alumni (Graduate)

Dr Nicolas Barbera (UIC)NBHeadshot 2
Thesis: Uncovering the Functional Effects of Multifaceted Cholesterol-Kir2 Interactions via Molecular Modeling
Co-advised with Prof. Irena Levitan
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2020)
Currently: T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia

Dr Manuela A A Ayee
Thesis: Molecular modeling of endogenous and exogenous toxins at phospholipid interfaces
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2015)
Past: T32 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept of Medicine, UIC
Currently: Assistant Professor, Dordt University

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Justin D Carlson
MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2014)
BS Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University (2007)

BernardBernard Hsu
PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago, (2015)
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
First position: Novo Nordisk

Ilin Kuo
MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2012)
BS, Biochemistry
First position: Depomed

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MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2016)
BS, Chemical Engineering

RubinTorfRubin D Torf
MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2013)
BS, Astronomy
First position: SunCoke Energy

Alejandro J Trimarchi
MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2013)
BS, Chemical Engineering
First position: Rich Products

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Aniket Antad
Focus: Machine learning, automated image analysis for live cell imaging
B.E. Electronics and Telecommunication, Pune University (2015)
MS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, NCSU (2019)
First position: Amazon

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Focus: Machine learning, automated image analysis for live cell imaging
MS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, NCSU (2020)

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Alumni (Undergraduate and Other)

Linda QuanLinda Quan
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2011)
Joined us in her Junior year
First position: Engineer at Baxter Healthcare

Elizabeth Moscoso
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2012)
Joined us in her Senior year (Spring 2012)
First position: Cargill

Amber MayAmberMay
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2014)
Joined us in her Junior year (Summer 2013)

David_Alonso_Profile_PictureDavid Alonso
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago  (2015)
Joined us in his Sophomore year (Summer 2013)

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Zamia Siddiqui
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
Joined us in her Sophomore year (Spring 2014)

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BS Biology, Loyola University
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago  (2015)
Joined us in his Junior year (Spring 2014)

Mike Getz

Michael Getz
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago  (2015)
Joined us in his Sophomore year (Summer 2013-Summer 2015)
First position: PhD student, UC San Diego

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Richard Murphy
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
Joined us in his Sophomore year (Summer 2014-Summer 2015)
First position: Carlisle Construction Materials

Jessica Shoukry

Jessica Shoukry
BS Candidate, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
Joined us in her Junior year (Summer 2014-Summer 2015)
First position: Cornerstone Controls

Kelly Corbittkelly corbitt
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2015)
Joined us in her Junior year (Summer 2014-Summer 2015)

Talha Al-Zoubitalha al-zoubi
BS Candidate, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2016)
Joined us in his Junior year (Fall 2014-Summer 2015)
First Position: PhD student at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Charles Rothchuckroth
BS Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2016)
Joined us in his Sophomore year (Spring 2015-Spring 2016)
First position: Perfection Plating

Rohan ShahRohan Shah - UIC-ChemE
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2017)
Joined us in his Sophomore Year (Summer 2015-Spring 2017)
First position: Middough, Inc.

Mohammad NofulMNoful
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2017)
Joined us in his Sophomore year (Summer 2015-Spring 2017)
First position: OPW

Caroline MoodyCarolineMoody
BS Candidate, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and International Studies
Joined us in her Sophomore Year (Summer 2017)

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BS Candidate, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Joined us in his Junior Year (Summer 2017)

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BS, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2019)
Joined us in his Sophomore Year (Summer 2017)
First Position: TRC Companies, Inc.

Zohaib QaziZohaib Qazi
PhD Candidate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
(Summer 2017)

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BS, Animal Sciences, North Carolina State University (2018)
CALS Honors Program
Joined us in his Sophomore Year (2016-2018)
First position: MS student, North Carolina State University

Kerrington Shade
BS candidate, Applied Mathematics
Goodnight Scholar
Joined us in her Sophomore year (Fall 2018)

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Micah Council

BS candidate, Economics and Chemistry, University of Miami
Summer REU (2019)