Principal Investigator

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Krishnendu Roy, Ph.D.
Robert A. Milton Chair
Director, NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT)
Director, Marcus Center for Cell-Therapy Characterization and Manufacturing (MC3M)
Technical Lead, National Cell Manufacturing Consortium
Director, Center for ImmunoEngineering

Post Docs


Bhawana Pandey, Ph.D.
Research Focus: Designing Immunomodulatory Biomaterials for Vaccine Delivery. Read More
bpandey30@gatech.edu
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Eshant Bhatia, Ph.D.
Research Focus: Mucosal-Systemic Immune Engineering. Read More
eshant.bhatia@me.gatech.edu

Graduate Students

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Alex Beach, B.S.
CTEng Trainee
Research Focus: Creating Nanoparticle Carriers for Vaccine Delivery.
abeach9@gatech.edu
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Delta Ghoshal, B.S.E.
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Research Focus: Microfluidic Tumor Models for Adoptive Cell Therapy Testing. Read More
delta@gatech.edu
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S’Dravious DeVeaux, B.S., M.S.
CTEng Trainee
Research Focus: Lipidomic Characterization of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell for Critical Quality Attributes. Read More
sdeveaux3@gatech.edu
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Miguel Armenta Ochoa, B.S.
GT President’s Fellow
GT BioMAT Trainee
Immunoengineering Trainee
Goizueta Foundation Fellow
Research Focus: Characterization of Therapeutic T Cell Manufacturing. Read More
Currently recruiting an undergraduate student, contact by email if interested!
miguel.armochoa@gatech.edu
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Ritika Jain, B.S.
GT President’s Fellow
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Research Focus: Developing Microenvironments for NK cell Manufacturing. Read More
rjain327@gatech.edu
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Angela Jimenez, B.S.
GT President’s Fellow
Emory George R. Woodruff Fellow
GT Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Research Focus: Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Critical Quality Attributes. Read More
angela.jimenez@gatech.edu
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Justin Hosten, B.S., B.A.
GT President’s Fellow
Research Focus: Engineering Nanoparticle-in-Microgel Controlled Release Delivery Systems for Pulmonary Diseases. Read More
jhosten3@gatech.edu
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Liana Kramer, B.S., M.S.
GT President’s Fellow
Immunoengineering Trainee
Research Focus: Synthetic Germinal Centers and Microenvironments for B cell Manufacturing. Read More
lkramer7@gatech.edu
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Rachel Ringquist, B.S.
Wellcome Leap Human Organ, Physiology, and Engineering (HOPE) Trainee
Research Focus: Human Microphysiological Lung-on-a-Chip.
rringquist3@gatech.edu
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Bryan Wang, B.S.
GT President’s Fellow
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Research Focus: Bioreactor design and process development for cell therapy manufacturing. Read More
Currently recruiting an undergraduate student, contact by email if interested!
bryanwang@gatech.edu
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Drishti Maniar, B.S.
Research Focus: Synthetic Nanoparticle Antibodies (SNAbs) for Immunomodulation in Musculoskeletal Trauma. Read More
dmaniar7@gatech.edu
shivani
Shivani Vyas, B.S.
GT President’s Fellow
Research Focus: Developing Synthetic Nanoparticle Antibodies (SNAbs) for Immunomodulation of Tuberculosis. Read More
shivanivyas@gatech.edu
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Shaylyn Grier, B.S.
GT President’s Fellow
Emory Centennial Scholar Fellow
Emory Women in Natural Sciences (WiNS) Fellow
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Research Focus: Metabolic programming and bioreactor design for T cell manufacturing. Read More
sgrier9@gatech.edu

Currently recruiting an undergraduate student, contact by email if interested!

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Paramita Chatterjee, M.S., M.B.A.
Research Focus: Single Cell Genomics characterization and analytics of large datasets from therapeutic cellular products using advanced bioinformatics tools. Read More
pchatterjee8@gatech.edu

Undergraduate and High School Students

Undergraduate

  • Zhengying Wang, BME 2023. Mentor: Bhawana Pandey
  • David Hur, BME 2024. Mentor: Bhawana Pandey
  • Abel Thomas, Biochemistry 2024. 2022 CMaT REU Trainee. Mentor: Delta Ghoshal
  • Victoria Lozano, BME 2022. Mentor: Miguel Armenta Ochoa
  • David Liu, BME 2025. Mentor: Miguel Armenta Ochoa
  • Sofiya Vyshnya, BME 2023. Mentor: S’Dravious DeVeaux
  • Diego Redondo, BME 2023. Mentor: S’Dravious DeVeaux
  • Jeevan George, BME 2024. Mentor: Justin Hosten
  • Meredith Brienen, BME 2025. Mentor: Justin Hosten
  • Vishaal Ganesh, BME 2026. Mentor: Justin Hosten
  • Patrice Gill, BME 2022. Mentor: Justin Hosten
  • Lila Nassar, Physics 2023. 2022 Petit Scholar. Mentor: Liana Kramer
  • Kaiya Mitchell, BME 2022. 2018 GT-ESTEEMED Scholar, 2021 PURA Scholar. Mentor: Liana Kramer
  • Savi Agarwal, BME 2025. 2022 PURA Scholar. Mentor: Liana Kramer
  • Kahlil Johny, BME 2025. 2021 GT-ESTEEMED Scholar. Mentor: Liana Kramer
  • Jenna Corbin, BME 2024. Mentor: Liana Kramer
  • Emma Downey, BME 2024. 2022 PURA Scholar. Mentor: Rachel Ringquist
  • Minkun Lei, BME 2025. Mentor: Rachel Ringquist
  • Grace Harrigan, BME 2025. Mentor: Rachel Ringquist
  • Abigail Ochal, Biochemistry and Business Administration 2024. Mentor: Rachel Ringquist
  • Neha Sonthi, Biology 2025. 2022 College of Sciences Dean’s Scholarship and the College of Sciences Early Research Award. Mentor: Rachel Ringquist
  • Nicole Frey, BME 2024. Mentor: Angela Jimenez
  • Ishan Doma, BME 2026. Mentor: Bryan Wang
  • Jennah Walcott, BME 2025. Mentor: Ritika Jain
  • Safa Ghaya, BME 2024. Mentor: Ritika Jain
  • Gabrielle Pratt, BME 2026. Mentor: Shaylyn Grier

High School

  • Coming soon!

Lab Pet-nicians

Blaze
Blaze, Teacher’s Pet
Champ
Jelly Bean
Prim
Champ, Device Fur-brication Specialist
Jelly Bean, Dog-toral Student
Primrose, Manu-sniff Reviewer
Zion
Lilah
Tinto
Zion, Groom-inex Technician
Lilah, Immun-ball-ogist
Tinto, Paw-cess Engineer
Oreo
Rocky
Bruno
Oreo, Cat-istician
Rocky, Immuno-fur-escence Analyst
Bruno, On-claw-logist

Alumni

Post-Docs/Research Scientists

  • Hui Liu, Ph.D, 2002-2005
  • Hui Nie, M.D. 2007-2008
  • Nathalie Guimard, Ph.D. 2009-2010
  • Irina Fernandez, Ph.D. 2008-2011
  • Ranjna Madan-Lala, Ph.D. 2014-2016
  • Kyung-Ho Roh, Ph.D.2013-2016
  • Pallab Pradhan, Ph.D.
  • Randall Toy, Ph.D.
  • Hannah Wilson Song, Ph.D.

Graduate Students

Ph.D. Students

  • Sudhir Pai Kasturi, Ph.D. 2006
  • Gazell Mapili, Ph.D. 2007
  • Sabia Taqvi, Ph.D. 2007
  • Luz-Cristal Glangchai, Ph.D. 2008
  • Bilal Ghosn, Ph.D. 2009
  • Ankur Singh, Ph.D. 2010
  • Mary Caldorera-Moore, Ph.D. 2010
  • Jian Lin, Ph.D. 2010
  • Lonnissa Nguyen, Ph.D. 2010
  • Krista Fridley, Ph.D. 2010
  • Myung Hee (Michelle) Kim, Ph.D. 2012
  • Prinda Wanakule, Ph.D. 2012
  • Eileen Dawson, Ph.D. 2013
  • Rachit Agarwal, Ph.D. 2013
  • Tracy Ooi, Ph.D. 2014
  • Jardin Leleux, Ph.D. 2015
  • Hannah Viola, rotation student 2018
  • Kirsten Parratt, Ph.D. 2018
  • Ni Su, Ph.D. 2018
  • Michael Nelson, Ph.D. 2019
  • Joscelyn Mejías, Ph.D. 2019
  • Jiaying Liu, Ph.D. 2019
  • Alexandra Atalis, Ph.D. 2021
  • Nate Dwarshuis, Ph.D. 2021
  • Casey Vantucci, Ph.D. 2021

Masters Students

  • Haeok Gu, M.S. 2004
  • Maria Alvarez, M.S. 2004
  • Kathryn Erickson, M.S. 2009
  • Asha Fleury, M.S. 2013
  • Adriana Santiago-Miranda, 2017

Undergraduate Students and Summer Trainees

  • Aaron Patel
  • Sahil Kemkar
  • Kevin Bai, BME, Petit Scholar, Medical College of GA
  • Marina Brand, BME
  • Jingming Xie, PKU
  • Viju Ramesh, ChBE
  • Anokhi Patel, BME
  • Angela Jimenez, UF SURE student
  • Nguyen, Ahn (Lily), BME
  • Shohini Ghosh-Choudhary, BME
  • Blake Lash, BME
  • Emily Chang, BME
  • Meng Sun, PKU
  • Katherine Richardson, BME
  • Andrew McNair, BME
  • Zach Settelmyer, BME
  • Olivia Liseth, BME (University of Florida), 2018 SURE
  • Chinwendu Chukwu, BME (Rutgers), 2018 CMaT REU
  • Gita Balakirsky (Ohio State University)
  • Madeline Smerchansky, BME, Petit Scholar
  • Zahra Mousavi Karimi, BME, Petit Scholar
  • Emily Keith, BME
  • Evelyn Lu, BME
  • Joel Martinez-Goyco, BME
  • Anagha Krishnan, BME
  • Simran Dhal, BME
  • Priya Nair, BME
  • Neha Narang, BME
  • Fernando Martinez, ME, UT Austin, 2019 REVAMP REU
  • Gabriela Cortes, BME
  • Gabrielle Kozlowski, BME
  • Kaya Peterson, BME
  • Katelynn Phang, BME
  • Anabel Alfonso, BME
  • Sambhav Jain, BME
  • Sebastian Ramirez, BME
  • Jacob Tharayil, BME
  • Harrison Fu, BME
  • Maya Saha, Excel
  • Enrique Quiros, MSE
  • Alex Mora, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, 2020 CMaT REU
  • Eric Ekpe, Kennesaw State University, 2020 CMaT REU
  • Cole Keenum, ChBE 2020, Petit Scholar
  • Salah Osman, University of Minnesota, 2021 CMaT REU
  • Nyasia Argrow, Claflin University, 2021 CMaT REU
  • David Frey, BME, 2018 CMaT REU, 2019 CMaT REU
  • Lily Norman, Excel
  • Manav Jain, BME
  • Frank Ketchum, BME
  • Kuang-Drew Li, BME
  • Ariane Richard, BME
  • Reda Park, BME
  • Clinton Smith, BME
  • Kedar Griffo, Excel
  • Peyton Holzworth, BME
  • Valeria Cuéllar, BME
  • Harika Kosaraju, BME
  • Anh Thi N Phan, BME
  • Dure Nayab Jabbar, Gwinnett Technical College, 2022 CMaT REM
  • Candice Little, Ed.D., Arabia Mountain High School, 2022 CMaT RET
  • Leena Abar, BME

High School Students

  • Qwantayvious Stiggers, ENGAGES Scholar, U. Michigan
  • Omari Weems, ENGAGES Scholar, Georgia Tech
  • Natasha Stallings, ENGAGES Scholar, George Washington University
  • Ama Asseh, Northwestern University
  • Gita Balakirsky, Ohio State University
  • Ayanna Prather, ENGAGES Scholar, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Brooklin Mays, ENGAGES Scholar, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Anoushka Satoskar, Georgia Tech
  • Patrick Chen, University of Georgia
  • Nathaniel Dobson, ENGAGES Scholar, Georgia Tech
  • Miranda Rivera, ENGAGES Scholar
  • Atreyee Ghosh