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Top row (left to right): Tongcheng Qian(P), Kylie Knutson(U), Nathan Wang(U), Yan Ma(U), Angelica de L Rodriguez-Lopez(G), Shusaku Asai(U), Vijesh Bhute(G)
Bottom row (left to right): Kaitlin Dunn(G), Matthew Stebbins(G), Scott Canfield(P), Myung-Ryul Lee(P), Gyuhyung Jin(G), Eric McCurry(G) and Prof. Sean Palecek(PI)
PI: Principal investigator, P: Post-doctoral student, G: Graduate student, U: Undergraduate student

Principal Investigator

Sean Palecek

Email: palecek@engr.wisc.edu
Education
- Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- M.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign.
- B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware.

Post-Doctoral Research Associates

  • Myung-Ryul Lee
    Research Interests: Development of antimicrobial peptides
    Email: mrlee2@wisc.edu
    Education
    - Ph.D in Chemistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
    - M.S. in Chemistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
    - B.S. in Chemistry, Kyonggi University, Kyonggi-do, South Korea.

Graduate Students

  • Angelica de L Rodriguez-Lopez
    Research Interests: Antimicrobial coatings, Quorum sensing, Drug delivery
    Email: arodriguez8@wisc.edu
    Education
    - B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus
  • Kaitlin Dunn
    Research Interests: Cardiac tissue engineering through the use of stem cells
    Email: kkdunn2@wisc.edu
    Education
    - B.S. in Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Suehelay Acevedo
    Research Interests: Breast Cancer, Metabolomics, Metastasis, Lymphangiogenesis
    Email: acevedoaceve@wisc.edu
    Education
    - M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    - B.S. in Industrial Biotechnology, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
  • Gyuhyung Jin
    Research Interests: Cardiac differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells
    Email: gjin6@wisc.edu
    Education
    - M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
    - B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Benjamin Gastfriend
    Research Interests: Human pluripotent stem cells, blood brain barrier
    Email: gastfriend@wisc.edu
    Education
    - B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park
  • Aaron D. Simmons
    Research Interests: hPSC-derived cardiomyocyte differentiation/maturation; metabolism; mitochondria
    Email: adsimmons2@wisc.edu
    Education
    - M.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
    - B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
  • Martha Floy
    Research Interests: Cardiac tissue engineering, human pluripotent stem cells
    Email: mefloy@wisc.edu
    Education
    - B.S. Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University
  • Koji Foreman
    Research Interests: Human pluripotent stem cells, blood-brain barrier modeling, small molecule signaling, shear mimicry
    Email: klforeman@wisc.edu
    Education
    - B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University

Current Undergraduates

  • Nathan Wang
  • Isabella Reichardt