Participants in the 2020 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (coronavirus edition)

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Dahye Baek

Dahye Baek is an MS/PhD student in professor Jisoek Lee's lab at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Department of Chemical engineering, S. Korea. She received her BS in the school of energy and chemical engineering at UNIST. She is interested in developing optical encoding systems for bio-applications based on porous silicon nanoparticles.  Ms. Baek will visit from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

ORCID: 0000-0001-6856-6295
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Gabrielle Balistreri

Gabrielle Balistreri is an undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry student at UC San Diego (class of 2021). She has previously worked on a research project investigating fluorescent probes to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s disease in the lab of Emmanuel Theodorakis. In her free time, she likes baking, cooking, practicing yoga, and rock climbing. She is interested in silicon nanoparticles for low-cost energy applications. Gabrielle will participate in the SSSiN through September 18, 2020.

ORCID: 0000-0002-6861-8654
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Madeline Brown

Madeline Brown is an undergraduate Molecular and Cell Biology major at UC San Diego (class of 2023). She has prior research experience investigating predictive biomarkers for gastric and colorectal cancer, and she has previously worked as a student assistant in the Nano3 facility. Her interests include developing methods for nanosurgery involving nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

ORCID: 0000-0002-0133-2192
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Jiayu Huang

Jiayu Huang is an undergraduate Chemistry major at UC San Diego (class of 2021).

ORCID: 0000-0001-6421-7282
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Hennie Marie Johnsen

Hennie Marie Johnsen is an MS student in the Nanotechnology program at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and she is participating in the SSSiN under the sponsorship of Nacamed. Her master's thesis is on the topic of surface modification of silicon nanoparticles for biomedical applications. With previous research experience in silicon etching and development of bioassays, and a major research interest in the biomedical use of nanomaterials, in the SSSiN Marie plans to study porous silicon nanoparticles for smart drug delivery systems.  She will participate in the SSSiN from September, 2020.

ORCID: 0000-0002-8414-0478
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Yuna Jung

Yuna Jung is a PhD student in professor Dokyoung Kim’s lab at Kyung Hee University, College of Medicine, S. Korea. She received her M.S. in the Department of Biomedical Science, Kyung Hee University, S. Korea. She is interested in (i) a brain-targeted drug delivery system based on porous silicon nanoparticles (pSiNPs), (ii) biomarker sensors based on porous silicon (pSi), and (iii) organic-inorganic hybrid materials for biomedical applications. She will participate in the SSSiN from 1st July to 31st August, 2020.

ORCID: 0000-0001-8922-4067
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Neusha Kharrati

Neusha Kharrati is a senior at Francis Parker High School (Class of 2020) who will participate in the 2020 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology beginning on July 6th, 2020.

ORCID: 0000-0002-5441-2559
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Gi-heon Kim

Gi-heon Kim is an MS/Ph.D. candidate in Professor Jinmyoung Joo’s research group, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). He received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (2019) at UNIST. He is interested in exploring time-gated imaging and drug delivery with porous silicon nanoparticles. Mr. Kim visits UCSD from January 2021 to August 2021.

ORCID: 0000-0002-8266-2934
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Yejin Kim

Dr. Yejin Kim is a research professor in professor Jae Seung Kang’s lab at Seoul National University, College of Medicine, S. Korea. She received her Ph.D. in the Seoul National University, S. Korea. She did post-doctoral studies at Seoul National University and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University at Atlanta. At Emory she was supported by a grant from the National Research Foundation of Korea in the field of Young Scientists. She is interested in the application of nano-technology and hydrogel technology to control of skin and women's diseases. She will participate in SSSiN from 1st July to 31th August, 2020.

ORCID: 0000-0003-2138-0498
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Dahae Lee

Dahae Lee is a PhD student in professor Jae Seung Kang’s lab at Seoul National University, College of Medicine, S. Korea. She received her M.S. in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, S. Korea. She is interested in nano-materials to the control of systemic inflammatory diseases and cancer, such as neurodegenerative diseases and GBM. She will participate in the SSSiN from 1st July to 31th August, 2020.

ORCID: 0000-0002-3899-5686
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Ella Lee

Ji Yoon "Ella" Lee is a junior (class of 2021) undergraduate student at the University of California, San Diego majoring in Biochemistry/Chemistry. She is interested in medical applications of nanomaterials.

ORCID: 0000-0003-4450-0798
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Francisco Morales

Francisco Morales is a student at Cabrillo College, transferring to a four-year university in 2021. His interest lies in bioelectronics--specifically neural interfaces.

ORCID: 0000-0002-8963-3191
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Claire Zhang

Claire Zhang is a high school junior at Pacific Ridge School. Educated in Shanghai and Singapore, she is interested in investigating porous silicon-based scaffolds for delivery of synthetic nucleic acid therapeutics.

ORCID: 0000-0003-2999-4291
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PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

This program is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation's UC San Diego Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), by the UC San Diego Institute for Materials Discovery & Design (IMDD), by the EU RISE program "Nano-OligoMed" (project GA n°778133), and by generous donations from private individuals. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, the University of California, or the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

RIMES Summer Schools are coordinated with the following UC San Diego MS and PhD programs: