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November 2017
UCSD Pacific Hall Lab

(L-R): Michael Sailor, Candice Cohen, Riddhi Ananth, Tiffany Chen, Jinyoung Kang, Jian Wang, Xiaoyong Qiang, Joanna Wang, Byoung-Yong Chang, Asuka Inoue, Hsuan Chang, Zhujun Kathy Xiao, Qinglin Yang, Byungji Kim, Jonathan Zuidema, Alessandro Bertucci, Geoff Hollett

CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS

Mike Sailor

Professor Michael J. Sailor
voice: (858) 534-4466
fax:(858) 534-0202
email: msailor@ucsd.edu
Office: 4140a Pacific Hall

Biography

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Robyn Drake Swanland
Faculty Assistant
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, m/c 0343
La Jolla, CA 92093-0343
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FEDEX, DHL, UPS Mailing Address:
6223-B Pacific Hall
UC San Diego Chem-Biochem
La Jolla, CA 92093-0343

email: rswanland@ucsd.edu
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858-534-4466
fax:
858 534 0202

Office location: Pacific Hall, Room 6223-B

Tiffany Chen Lab Manager
Tiffany Chen
voice: (858) 534-0227
email
Office: 4140c Pacific Hall
VISITING SCHOLARS
Jose Cruz

Jose Cruz
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Jose is a Staff Scientist at Spinnaker Biosciences who is assisting with the translation of technologies from our labs to the commercial sector. Jose holds a degree in Chemical Engineering (UCSD Revelle College, class of 2015). Prior to Spinnaker, Jose was an undergraduate researcher in the Sailor lab and he participated in the 2013 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology, studying the photoluminescence properties of porous Si-based nanoparticles. His mentor was Jinmyoung Joo.

Amber Pierron

Amber Pierron
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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.

Xiaoyong Qiang

Xiaoyong Qiang
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Xiaoyong Qiang is a Ph.D. student in the School of Microelectronics, Tianjin University, who is visiting our lab under the sponsorship of the China Scholarship Council (CSC) from October 2017 until April, 2019. He received a BS degree from Tianjin University of Technology and an MS degree from City University of HongKong. His interests focus on gas sensors based on porous silicon/metal oxide composites.

Ki Hean Kim

Ki-Hean Kim
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Professor Kim is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME) & Integrative Biosciences and Biotechnology (IBB) at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Pohang, South Korea. An expert in biomedical optics and in vivo microscopy, he is visiting the lab for a one-year sabbatical from July 2018 to Aug 2019.

POST-DOCTORALS
Jon Zuidema Jonathan Zuidema
Phone: (858) 534-8945
Email
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.

1. Kim, D.; Kang, J.; Wang, T.; Ryu, H. G.; Zuidema, J. M.; Joo, J.; Kim, M.; Huh, Y.; Jung, J.; Ahn, K. H.; Kim, K. H.; Sailor, M. J., Two-Photon In Vivo Imaging with Porous Silicon Nanoparticles. Adv. Mater. 2017.

2. Kim, D.; Zuidema, J. M.; Kang, J.; Pan, Y.; Wu, L.; Warther, D.; Arkles, B.; Sailor, M. J., Facile Surface Modification of Hydroxylated Silicon Nanostructures Using Heterocyclic Silanes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 15106.

Alessandro Bertucci

Alessandro Bertucci
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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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.

Arnaud Chaix

Arnaud Chaix
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Arnaud received his PhD under the direction of Dr. Frédérique Cunin at the CNRS Institut Charles Gerhardt, Montpellier France. He visited the group for 3 months in 2013 as part of the exchange activities of the NSF and ANR-sponsored Materials World Network project titled "Chemistry of Porous Silicon Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Therapy." He began his post-doctoral appointment in the lab in July 2018, working on adsorption and sensing applications of porous silicon-based photonic nanostructures.

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.

(2) Wang, J.; Lee, G. Y.; Kennard, R.; Barillaro, G.; Bisiewicz, R. H.; Cortez Lemus, N. A.; Cao, X. C.; Anglin, E. J.; Park, J. S.; Potocny, A.; Bernhard, D.; Li, J.; Sailor, M. J., "Engineering the Properties of Polymer Photonic Crystals with Mesoporous Silicon Templates". Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 1263.

Geoff Hollett Geoffrey Hollett
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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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
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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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 worked 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, and is currently working on the project "Infection-homing nanosystems as antibacterial therapeutics-delivery platforms" funded by the NIH.

(1) Kim, D.; Zuidema, J. M.; Kang, J.; Pan, Y.; Wu, L.; Warther, D.; Arkles, B.; Sailor, M. J., "Facile Surface Modification of Hydroxylated Silicon Nanostructures Using Heterocyclic Silanes." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 15106.
(2) Kang, J.; Joo, J.; Kwon, E. J.; Skalak, M.; Hussain, S.; She, Z.-G.; Ruoslahti, E.; Bhatia, S. N.; Sailor, M. J., "Self-Sealing Porous Silicon-Calcium Silicate Core–Shell Nanoparticles for Targeted siRNA Delivery to the Injured Brain." Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 7962.
(3) Joo, J.; Kwon, E. J.; Kang, J.; Skalak, M.; Anglin, E. J.; Mann, A. P.; Ruoslahti, E.; Bhatia, S.; Sailor, M. J., "Porous Silicon-Graphene Oxide Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery of siRNA to the Injured Brain." Nanoscale Horiz. 2016, 1, 407.

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 leading the project "Infection-homing nanosystems as antibacterial therapeutics-delivery platforms", a joint (BRG) grant in collaboration with the research groups of Erkki Ruoslahti (Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) and Sangeeta Bhatia (MIT), funded by the NIH.

Qinglin Yang Qinglin Yang
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Qinglin began her Ph.D. studies in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at UCSD in Summer 2017. Her undergraduate research at UIUC with Professor John A. Rogers involved flexible and stretchable structures and electronic devices. Her graduate research at Stanford with Professor Debbie G. Senesky focused on GaN-based devices that can operate in harsh environments. She began her work in the Sailor labs as a participant in the 2017 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology, working on porous silicon nanoparticles for delivery of antibiotics.

Hsuan Chang Hsuan Chang
Phone: (858) 534-8945
email
Office: 4140c Pacific Hall

Hsuan Chang is an M.S. Student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry who joined the group in September, 2017. She received her BS degree in Medicinal and Applied Chemistry from Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As an undergraduate student, she studied ROS-generation from nano-polymersomes containing metal nanoparticles and their potential application in photo- and sonodynamic cancer therapy in the Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory of Prof. Li-Fang Wang.

Ruhan Fan Ruhan Fan
Phone: (858) 534-8945
email
Office: 4140c Pacific Hall

Ruhan Fan is an M.S. student in the UCSD Department of Nanoengineering (NENG) who began in Fall 2017. She joined the Sailor lab in March 2018, and she began her work in the lab as a participant in the 2018 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology. She received a BS degree in Pharmacy from Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China, where she studied drug delivery systems. Her project focus is on porous nanoparticle drug delivery systems.

Sanahan Vijayakumar Sanahan Vijayakumar
Phone: (858) 534-8945
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Office: 4140c Pacific Hall

Sanahan Vijayakumar is a PhD student in the UCSD Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program who joined the Sailor Group in Fall 2018. He completed his B.Eng. in 2017 in Materials Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where his previous research focused on preparation of porous silicon nanowires using Metal Assisted Chemical Etch (MACE). During his studies at McGill, Sanahan interned with Prof. Gaël Gautier at the University of Tours, France and then with Prof. Nicolas Vöelcker at the University of South Australia. Sanahan was a participant in the 2012 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (SSSiN) and he served as a Senior Mentor in the 2013 and 2018 SSSiN.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Riddhi Ananth

Riddhi Ananth
Phone: (858) 534-8945
email

Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Riddhi is a UCSD undergraduate Chemistry major (class of 2020), who joined the lab as a participant in the 2017 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology. Her project focuses on developing facile benchtop procedures to modify and stabilize the surfaces of porous silicon nanostructures.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Anushree Chaudhuri

Anushree Chaudhuri
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Office: 4225 Pacific Hall

Anushree is a student at Westview High School (Class of 2020) who participated in the 2017 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology and in the 2018 summer as a project mentor. She is studying surface modification and photoluminescence from porous silicon, with the goal of producing a stable, hydrophobic interface.

Si Nanotechnology Summer School Participants
 

 

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