Lab Alumni

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Chris A. Stevens

BS Chemical Engineering, U Kentucky

PhD ChE, 2018

  • ​Now: Scientist, Levitas, Menlo Park, CA

Elissa K. Leonard

BS Molecular Systems & Design, with Distinction, Harvey Mudd

PhD BME, 2018

  • 2014 NSF GRFP

Post-doc, Spangler lab at John's Hopkins

Ellen K. Wagner

BS ChBE with honors, CU Boulder

PhD ChE, 2017

  • 2014 NSF GRFP

  • 2016 NSF GROW

Gigagen, S. San Fran, CA

Edith Acquaye-Seedah

BS, Biochemistry, University of Ghana

MS, Biochemistry, Texas A&M University

PhD, Biochemistry, UT Austin, 2015

Post-doc, UT Austin, 2016-2018

 

Current: Molecular Templates, Austin, TX

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Kevin C. Le

BS, Chemical Engineering with Highest Honors, UT Austin (2019)

Research Associate, 2019-2020

Current: MD-PhD student, Mayo Institute, Rochester, MN

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Andrea DiVenere

BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut
BS, Molecular Cellular Biology, University of Connecticut
PhD Chemical Engineering, 2020

  • 2017 NSF GRFP award recipient

  • 2018 NSF GROW award

Current: Sr. Scientist, Abbvie, Boston, MA 

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Yimin Huang

BM, Huazhong University of Science and Technology 

PhD, Cell Molec Bio, UT Austin, 2020

Current: Post-doctoral fellow, Prog Greg Ippolito/ George Georgiou lab, UT Austin 

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Chris A. Stevens

BS Chemical Engineering, U Kentucky

PhD ChE, 2018

 

​Scientist, Levitas, Menlo Park, CA

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Elissa K. Leonard

BS Molecular Systems & Design, with Distinction, Harvey Mudd

PhD BME, 2018

  • 2014 NSF GRFP

 

Post-doc, Spangler lab at John's Hopkins

Ellen K. Wagner

BS ChBE with honors, CU Boulder

PhD ChE, 2017

  • 2014 NSF GRFP

  • 2016 NSF GROW

 

Gigagen, S. San Fran, CA

Josh R. Laber 

BS ChE, UC Berkeley 

PhD ChE,  2016

  • Baxter Young Investigator award, 2016

 

Post-doc: Abbvie, Boston

Scientist, BioMarin, CA

Jeong-min Hyun 

BS and MS, Biotech, Yongsei University

PhD Cell Molec Bio,  2016

 

Principal Scientist, Samsung, Bioepis, S. Korea

Xianzhe Wang

BS Biotechnology, Wuhan

MS Biochem & Mol Bio, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.

PhD Biochemistry, 2015

  • PhD Internship at Regeneron (Sum 2014)

 

Sr. Scientist, Compass Therapeutics, Boston, MA

Zach Frye

BS ChE, Virginia Tech

PhD ChE, 2015

 

Antibody Discovery Specialist, Compass Therapeutics, Boston, MA

Kevin C. Entzminger 

BS Biochemistry with Honors, Loyola Marymount

PhD Biochemistry,  2014

 

Director of Antibody Engineering, Abwiz Bio, San Diego, CA 

Tarik Khan

BS ChE, NC State

PhD ChE, 2012 

 

Whitaker International Post-doctoral Scholar at ETH Zürich

 

Group leader & Scientist at Roche, Late-Stage Pharmaceutical Processing & Development, Basel, Switzerland

Jen Pai Wang

BS ChE, Cornell

PhD ChE, 2010

 

Senior Specialist, Engineering,  Merck

  • Elizabeth Bogardus, MS Biochemistry, 2015

      High school chemistry teacher, Round Rock ISD

 

  • Aileen Dinin, MS, ChE, 2013 (co-supervisor)

      Current position: Technical writer & editor

  • Maria Andrea Miller, PhD ChE 2011 (co-supervisor)

       Current position: Scientist II, MedImmune, MD​

  • Christine ChangBS, ChE, Columbia University, Technician

        Current: Vet School, UC Davis

  • Ryan Myhre, ChE MS 

  • Rakesh Motani, Microb Eng MS 

        Engineer, Amgen

  • Kavita Ramalingam Iyer, Post-doc
    Merck

Jamie Sutherland

BS ChE, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

PhD ChE, 2010

 

Process Engineer, Chevron Phillips, Houston TX

Ben Roy

BS ChE Calvin College

MS ChE, Vanderbilt

PhD ChE, 2011

Super undergraduate researchers

  • Kimiya Monfared, ChE Class of 2022

  • Shlok Mohanty, ChE Class of 2021, CAR-T engineering at Umoja Biopharma in Seattle

  • Kyle Kaeo, ChE, Class of 2021,  ChE grad student at John's Hopkins 

  • ShaoPo Huang, BME, Class of 2020, applying to med school

  • Kevin C. Le, ChE, URF,  2016-2019, MD-PhD student at Mayo Clinic, Rochester Mn

  • Sam & Cina Karimaghaei, ChE 2018, med school students

  • Theresa Wang, ChE 2019, URF

  • Ankur Annapareddy, ChE 2018; URF, grad student in ILS at UT Austin

  • Xinleu Liu, ChE 2016

  • Luciano Posada, ChE 2016, URF, Texas 4000 and Baylor med school research associate

  • Alexis Prybutok, ChE and Biochem 2016, URF and NSF GRFP, ChE graduate school at Northwestern

  • Kristen Arnold, Plan II Honors Thesis 2015, University of Texas at Houston Medical School

  • Devin Jackson, Bio 2014, now grad student in tumor biology at Georgetown

  • Elizabeth Orth, ChE 2014, NSF GRFP honoroble mention, PhD program in Chemical Biology, Gerstner Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell tri-institutional program

  • Wesley Beckner, ChE 2014, NSF GRFP Honorable Mention, ChE graduate school at U Washington

  • Brennan Hodgson, ChE 2014, U Chicago medical school

  • Devin Jackson, Biochem 2014, PhD student in tumor biology at Georgetown/ NIH

  • Julie A. Fogarty, ChE 2013, URF and NSF GRFP, ChE graduate school at Stanford

  • Dmitriy Zhukov, URF and NSF GRFP, ChE graduate school at CalTech

  • Jeff Coursen, Biochem 2013, Baylor Medical School

  • Sam Parnell, ChE 2012, UTSW Medical School

  • Kevin Kaczorowski, ChE 2011, URF and NSF GRFP, ChE graduate school at MIT

  • Katie McCallum, Microbiology 2010, URF, MD Anderson/ UT Houston PhD program

  • Carly Smith, Biochem 2010, chemistry graduate school, U Michigan

  • Brittany Delforge, ChE 2009, Luminex, Austin

  • Adam Romman, ChE 2009, UTSW medical school