Former Ostermeier Lab Members

Visiting Scientists
Takayuki Sohka (VP Science & Technology at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc., Japan)

Postdoctoral Fellows and Assistant Research Scientists
Jay H. Choi (Director, Protein Engineering and Therapeutics, Enfold Inc.)
Wonchae Choe (Assistant Professor, Kyung Hee University)
Amol Date (General Manager and Team Lead, Reliance Industries)
Sundar Durai (Professor and Head, Dept. of Biochemical Eng. and Biotechnology, IIT Delhi)
Pricila Hauk (Research Associate, University of Maryland)
Jin Ryoun Kim (Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NYU)
Abigail Laurent (Senior Scientist, Hillhurst Biopharmaceuticals)
Kok Hong Lim (Senior Principal Scientist, BMD Biotherapeutic Production, Pfizer)
Lucas Ribeiro (Research Associate, University of Sao Paulo)
Jay Russell (Team Leader- Protein Engineering and platform development, BioGX)
Frank Stearns (Manager of the USA Biology Olympiad, Center for Excellence in Education)
Chapman Wright (Director of Process Development, Generation Bio)

PhD Students
Gurkan Guntas, Ph.D. ChemBE 2005 (Principal Scientist, Elstar Therapeutics)
Dave Paschon, Ph.D. ChemBE 2005 (Scientist, Sangamo BioSciences)
Allen Bosley, Ph.D. ChemBE 2006 (Senior Scientist, AstraZeneca)
Jing Liang, Ph.D. Biophysics 2008 (Managing Director, AppleHelix Bioventures)
Glenna Meister, Ph.D. ChemBE 2009 (Principle Scientist I, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research)
Richard Heins, Ph.D. ChemBE 2009 (Director of Product Management, Dentsu Aegis Network)
Kaoru (Hida) Leong, Ph.D. BME 2009 (Scientist II, Novavax) (co-advised by Justin Hanes)
Monica Berrondo, Ph.D. ChemBE 2010 (CEO, Macromoltek LLC) (co-advised by Jeff Gray)
Manu Kanwar, Ph.D. ChemBE 2011 (Function Lead - Cell Line Development, Gilead Sciences)
Jennifer Tullman, Ph.D. ChemBE 2011 (Senior Scientist, Quantum-Si)
Elad Firnberg, Ph.D. ChemBE 2013 (Scientist II, REGENXBIO Inc.)
Brian Chaikind, Ph.D. CBI 2014 (Senior Scientist, Inscripta, Inc.)
Clay Wright, Ph.D. ChemBE 2014 (Assistant Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech)
Barrett Steinberg, Ph.D. ChemBE 2015 (Associate Director, Tessera Therapeutics)
Nathan Nicholes, Ph.D. ChemBE 2015 (Senior Scientist, KBI Biopharma)
Nirav Shelat, Ph.D. CBI 2016 (Associate Director, Intercept Pharmaceuticals)
Tina Xiong, Ph.D. ChemBE 2017 (Senior Scientist, Merck)
Tiana Warren, Ph.D. ChemBE 2018 (Scientist II, BD)
Courntey Gonzalez, Ph.D. ChemBE 2018 (Bioinformatics Scientist, IDbyDNA)

Masters Students
Tom Mansell, M.S.E. ChemBE 2005 (Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University)
Jason Boock, M.S.E. ChemBE 2007 (Assistant Professor, Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering, Miami University of Ohio)
Morgan Armstrong, M.S.E. ChemBE 2008 (Environment, Health and Safety Manager, Form Energy, Inc.)
Alyson Nickols, M.S.E. ChemBE 2010 (Patent Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)
Chris Von Dollen, M.S.E. ChemBE 2011 (Communications Officer, U.S. Army)
Thomas Du, M.S.E. ChemBE 2016 (PhD student, University of Rochester)
Gareth Evans, M.S.E. ChemBE 2019 (Commissioning and Qualification Engineer, CAI)
Buheng (Jerry) Wang, M.S.E. ChemBE 2019
Nisita Dutta, M.S.E. ChemBE 2020

Visiting Graduate Students
Lucas Ribeiro, visiting Ph.D. student 2012
Pamphile Beaujean, visiting MS student 2012-2013
Juan Pablo Fuenzalida Werner, visiting Ph.D. student 2013

Rotation Students
Noy Bassik, Medical Scientist Training Program
Lauren Blake, Program in Molecular Biophysics
Nadine Bucca, Program in Molecular Biophysics
Morgan Dasovich, Chemistry-Biology Interface
Sam Henager, Chemistry-Biology Interface
Meng-Hsuan (Erin) Hsaio, ChemBE
Eric Johansen, Chemistry-Biology Interface
Jacob Lueck, Program in Molecular Biophysics
David Masica, Program in Molecular Biophysics
Sarah Mitchell, Program in Molecular Biophysics
Francine Morris, Chemistry-Biology Interface
Dillon Nye, Chemistry-Biology Interface
Brett O'Brien, Chemistry-Biology Interface
Aaron Robinson, Program in Molecular Biophysics
Antonieta Salguero Rivera, Chemistry-Biology Interface
Lerna Uzasci, Chemistry-Biology Interface
Jeff Werbin, Program in Molecular Biophysics

Undergraduates
Sadie Alperson, ChemBE
Adam Attas, ChemBE
Alice Bridgeman, Biophysics
Sarah Brown, ChemBE
Joy Chang, ChemBE
Yuchao Chen, Biophysics
Thomas Cheng, ChemBE
Matt Dumont, ChemBE
Rebecca Fagan, Biology/REU
Toni-Marie Ferruccio, ChemBE
Jennifer Greisler, ChemBE
Baiyang Han, ChemBE
Blake Hough, ChemBE
Martin Kang, BME
Robert Kasten, ChemBE
Nathaniel Kato, ChemBE
Arjun Khakhar, BME
Nick Lord, BME
Mehreen Merchant, ChemBE
Shu Pan, ChemBE
Sidhartha Parhi, ChemBE
Ruchi Patel, ChemBE
Krishna Patel, ChemBE
Zarana Patel, BME
Olek Pisera, ChemBE
Jordan Rivera, ChemBE
Pamela Riva, Biology
Tom Reichel, ChE/REU
Paul Roberts, ChemBE
Dahlia Rohm, BME
Angela San, ChemBE
James Su, BME
Nimi Vora, ChemBE
Michael Weiss, ChE/REU
Yue Zhou, ChemBE

High School Students
Cice Chen
Johari Frasier
Kerry-Margaret Lewis
Dylan Matteson
Lauren Rodriguez
Lauren Roundtree
William Smith
Irene Sul
Jay Vora




May 2014
Sean, Lucas, Martin, Marc, Jay, Nate
Pricila, Nirav, Barrett, Tina, Tiana, Nathan




September 2012
Nate, Jay, Marc, Abby
Sam, Clay, Brian
Barrett, Courtney, Nirav, Arjun
Elad, Sean, Jay



September 2008
Marc, Rich, Taka, Chappie
Monica, Glenna, Jen, Manu



circa 2005
Jing, Jason, Rich, Marc
Gurkan, Allen, Glenna