Principal Investigator

Efie Kokkoli, Ph.D.

Diploma, Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1992
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering & Material Science, University of Minnesota, 1998-1999
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, 1999-2001

Postdoctoral Fellows

Puja Sandbhor, Ph.D.

B. Pharm., Pharmaceutical Science, Bombay College of Pharmacy, India, 2010
M. Pharm., Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology Bombay, India, 2012
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2021-2022
Evaluation of ssDNA nanotubes in animal models of GBM

Ph.D. Graduate Students

Makaya Chilekwa

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2021
Technical Associate, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, 2023

Grace Shoemaker

Siwei Chen

B.S., Chemical Engineering & Technology, East China University of Science and Technology, 2019
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, 2022
Project: Local delivery of therapeutics

Andrew Fugetta

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Notre Dame, 2022
Project: Design of siRNA nanoparticles

Aditya Venkatraman

B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2020
Project: Targeting tumor‐associated macrophages with ssDNA nanoparticles

Nanlan Yang

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2021
Project: Targeted therapies to treat cancer

M.S. Graduate Students

Kieren Collins

B.S., ChemBE, Johns Hopkins University, 2023
Project: Methods for evaluating BBB penetration of ssDNA nanotubes