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June 2015
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Min Wang, David Warther, Nicole Chan, Michael Sailor, Geoff Hollett, Jinyoung Kang, Taeho Kim, Rhiannon Kennard, Joanna Wang, Byungji Kim, Jonathan Zuidema, Jinmyoung Joo, Dokyoung Kim, Angie Kim

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Professor Michael J. Sailor
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Office: 4140a Pacific Hall

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Robyn Drake Swanland
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Nicole Chan Lab Manager
Nicole Chan
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Office: 4140c Pacific Hall
VISITING SCHOLARS
Amber Pierron

Amber Pierron
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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Amber Pierron is a Staff Scientist at Spinnaker Biosciences who is assisting with the translation of technologies from our labs to the commercial sector. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from UCSD (Revelle, class of 2014). Before taking the position at Spinnaker, Amber worked in the lab as an undergraduate researcher (April, 2014-January, 2015). She participated in the 2014 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology.

Ji-Ho Park

Ji-Ho Park
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Professor Park is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering Program of Brain and Cognitive Engineering Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), S. Korea. He is visiting the lab from July 2016-August, 2017, and he is working on the project "Porous Silicon Based Particles for Oral Delivery of sIgA." He will be participating as a senior mentor in the 2016 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology.

POST-DOCTORALS
Jon Zuidema Jonathan Zuidema
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Jon completed his PhD in 2014 in Biomedical Engineering with Prof. Ryan Gilbert at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. His PhD work focused on the development of nanoparticles and microfibers for central nervous system repair. He joined the lab in July 2014, and is working on the "Porous Si-Based Therapeutic Nanoplatforms" funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He participated in the 2014 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology.

Dokyoung Kim

Dokyoung Kim
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Dokyoung Kim is a post-doctoral researcher who joined the lab in January, 2015. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Postech in Korea in 2014 under the direction of Prof. Kyo Han Ahn. He is working on the project "Porous Si-Based Therapeutic Nanoplatforms" funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Tushar Kumeria

Tushar Kumeria
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Tushar Kumeria joined the lab in July, 2015. He received his PhD in the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia under the joint direction of Abel Santos Alejandro and Dusan Losic. His thesis work involved RIFTS biosensors using nanoporous anodic alumina. While still a PhD student in Adelaide, he spent 5 months in our lab, participating in the 2014 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology. He is now working on the project "Development of a Longer-Acting Injectable Contraceptive" funded by FHI-360.

Alessandro Bertucci

Alessandro Bertucci
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Alessandro is sponsored by the Marie Curie Fellowship for the project "Multifunctional miRNA-targeting nanodevices for pluripotent cancer theranostics — MIRNANO" in collaboration with Prof. Ruoslahti at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Prof. Francesco Ricci in the Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche Università di Roma Tor Vergata. Alessandro visited the lab from September 2015 through January 2016, and he begins his Curie Fellowship in January, 2017. Alessandro completed his PhD in Chemical Sciences in March 2015 in the framework of a joint Italian-French program, under the supervision of Prof. R. Corradini at University of Parma, Italy, and Prof. L. De Cola at University of Strasbourg, France. His PhD work focused on artificial nucleic acid (PNA, peptide nucleic acids) and silica-based nanomaterials for biomedical applications. His research interests lie in manufacturing advanced hybrid materials for applications in nanomedicine.

GRADUATE STUDENTS
Joanna Wang Joanna Wang
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Joanna Wang is a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) who joined the group in the summer of 2013. She participated in the 2013 and 2014 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology. Her undergraduate research at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign with Professor Paul Braun focused on polymers and polymer brushes. Her current research interests lie in the area of biomedical applications of polymeric nanocomposites. She is working on the project "Modeling of the vitreous for in vitro prediction of drug delivery of porous silicon particles and episcleral plaques" funded by the FDA

(1) Wang, J.; Joo, J.; Kennard, R. M.; Lee, S.-W.; Sailor, M. J., "Thermolytic Grafting of Polystyrene to Porous Silicon." Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 79.

Geoff Hollett Geoffrey Hollett
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Geoff joined the Sailor Group in the summer of 2013 as a Ph.D. student in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program. He participated in the 2013 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology. He received the BASc degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada in 2013. His interests lie in nanomaterials applications in medicine. He is working on the project "Development of a Longer-Acting Injectable Contraceptive" funded by FHI-360

(1) Campbell, J.; Singh, D.; Hollett, G.; Dravid, S. M.; Sailor, M. J.; Arikkath, J., "Spatially selective photoconductive stimulation of live neurons." Front. Cell Neurosci. 2014, 8, 142.

Jinyoung Kang Jinyoung Kang
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Office: 4125B Pacific Hall

Jinyoung is a Nanoengineering PhD student in the UCSD Department of Nanoengineering who joined the group in November, 2013. She received her BS and MS degrees from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Yonsei Univ., Seoul, Korea in 2007 and 2009, respectively. She then worked at the GS Caltex Refinery Complex in Seoul, Korea as a Plant Engineer until 2012. She participated in the 2014 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology. She is working on the delivery of oligonucleotide therapeutics with porous Si nanoparticles, on the project "Porous Si-Based Therapeutic Nanoplatforms" funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

BJ Kim B.J. (Byungji) Kim
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

B.J. is a Ph.D. student in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program, who joined the group in Fall 2014. She received her B.S.E in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, and her M.S. in Bio and Brain Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Her graduate research work with Professor Ji-Ho Park at KAIST focused on fluorescence detection and photothermal therapy of sentinel lymph node metastases using liposomal Indocyanine green. She is working on the project "Development of a Longer-Acting Injectable Contraceptive" funded by FHI-360.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Kaiser Pister

Kaiser Pister
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Kaiser is a UCSD undergraduate Computer Science major (Warren, Class of 2018) who joined the lab as a participant in the 2015 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology. His project focuses on automated optical reflectance measurements to determine porosity and thickness of porous films.

Jia An Andy Ma

Andy Ma
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Andy is a UCSD undergraduate Mechanical Engineering major (Warren, Class of 2018) who joined the lab as a participant in the 2015 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology. His project focuses on polymer composites.

Tiffany Chen

Tiffany Chen
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Tiffany is a junior at the University of California, San Diego (Class of 2017), majoring in Chemistry who joined the lab as a participant in the 2016 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology. Her project focuses on photonic crystals and surface chemistry.

Hannah Nakamoto

Hannah Nakamoto
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Hannah is a junior at the University of California, San Diego (Class of 2017), majoring in Chemistry. She was the lead senior mentor to the cohort of high school students who participated in the 2016 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology. Her project focuses on photonic crystals and surface chemistry.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Lorenzo Calvano Lorenzo Calvano
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Lorenzo joined the lab in July 2016. He attends La Jolla High School (class of 2017) and he participated in the 2016 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology.

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