Past Members

 

Postdoctoral Associate

David Chau, Ph.D.

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: dyschau@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2006  Ph.D. Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

2001  M.Sc. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK

2000  B. Eng. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK

 

Experience

2009   Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

2007-2008   Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Advanced Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering, University of Nottingham, Notthingham, UK

2001-2002  Research Associate, Department of Biochemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK

 

 

Su-Eon Jin, Ph.D.

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail:sejin@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2008  Ph.D. Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Korea

2004  M.S. Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Korea

2002  B.S. Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Ewha Womens University, Korea

 

Experience

2009-2010   Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

2008-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University

 

Publications

  1. S. Sunoqrot, J.W. Bae, S.E. Jin, R.M. Pearson, Y. Liu, and S. Hong, Bioconjugate Chemistry 2011, 22(3), 466-474.
  2. "Multi-scale Observation of Biological Interactions of Nanocarriers: From Nano to Macro" S.E. Jin, J.W. Bae, and S. Hong, Microscopy Research and Technique 2010, 73(9), 813-823.

 

 

Jin Woo Bae, Ph.D.

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: jwbae@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2009  Ph.D. Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, Korea

2003  M.S. Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, Korea

2001  B.S. Department of Applied Chemistry, Ajou University, Korea

 

Experience

2009-2011   Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Publications

  1. R.M. Pearson, S. Sunoqrot, H.-J. Hsu, J.W. Bae, and S. Hong*, Therapeutic Delivery 2012, 3(8), 941-959.
  2. J.W. Bae*, R.M. Pearson*, N. Patra, S. Sunoqrot, L. Vukovi, P. Kral, and S. Hong, Chemical Communications 2011, 47(37), 10302-10304. *denotes co-first authors.
  3. S. Sunoqrot, J.W. Bae, S.E. Jin, R.M. Pearson, Y. Liu, and S. Hong, Bioconjugate Chemistry 2011, 22(3), 466-474.
  4. S.E. Jin, J.W. Bae, and S. Hong, Microscopy Research and Technique 2010, 73(9), 813-823.

Graduate Students

Suhair Sunoqrot, PhD (Now Asst. Prof. at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan)

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: ssunoq2@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2008  M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Jordan

2007  B.S. in Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Jordan

 

Publications

  1. S. Sunoqrot, Y. Liu, D.H. Kim, and S. Hong, Molecular Pharmaceutics 2013, Article ASAP.
  2. L. Gonzalez, R.J. Loza, K.Y. Han, S. Sunoqrot, C. Cunningham, P. Purta, J. Drake, S. Jain, S. Hong, D.T. Azar, J.-H. Chang, Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2012, In Press.
  3. R.M. Pearson, S. Sunoqrot, H.-J. Hsu, J.W. Bae, and S. Hong, Therapeutic Delivery 2012, 3(8), 941-959.
  4. Y. Yang, S. Sunoqrot, C. Stowell, J. Ji, C.-W. Lee, J.W. Kim, S.A. Khan, and S. Hong, Biomacromolecules 2012, 13(7), 2154-2162.
  5. S. Sunoqrot, J.W. Bae, R.M. Pearson, K. Shyu, Y. Liu, D.H. Kim, and S. Hong, Biomacromolecules 2012, 13(4), 1223-1230.
  6. J.W. Bae*, R.M. Pearson*, N. Patra, S. Sunoqrot, L. Vukovi, P. Kral, and S. Hong, Chemical Communications 2011, 47(37), 10302-10304. *denotes co-first authors.
  7. S. Sunoqrot, J.W. Bae, S.E. Jin, R.M. Pearson, Y. Liu, and S. Hong, Bioconjugate Chemistry 2011, 22(3), 466-474.

 

Yang Yang, Ph.D. (Now postdoc at FDA)

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: yyang40@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2007  M.S. in Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

2005  B.S. in Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutics, Peking University, Beijing, China

 

Publications

  1. Y. Yang*, J. Bugno*, and S. Hong, Polymer Chemistry 2013, In Press. *denotes co-first authors.
  2. Y. Yang, S. Sunoqrot, C. Stowell, J. Ji, C.-W. Lee, J.W. Kim, S.A. Khan, and S. Hong, Biomacromolecules 2012, 13(7), 2154-2162.

 

 

 

Kevin Shyu, M.S. (Now at Baxter)

 

Department of Bioengineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: kshyu2@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2008  B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2011 M.S. in Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Univeristy of Illinois, Chicago, IL

 

Eri Iwasaki, M.S. (Now at Takeda, Japan)

 

Department of Bioengineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: de43zc@yahoo.com

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2013 M.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2009 B.S. Applied Biochemistry, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan

 

 

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Myung-Han Yoon (Now Assistant Prof. at GIST)

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: laurencio1291@gmail.com

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2006 Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2001 M.S. Physical Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

1999 B.S. Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

 

Experience

2010-   Assistant Professor, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea

2006-2009 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

 

Chanwoo Lee (Now R&D Director at Durae Co., Korea)

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: clee223@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2003 M.S. Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

2000 B.S. Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

 

Experience

2003-   Senior Researcher, Skin Research Institute, Amore-Pacific R&D Center, Korea

 

Rotation Students

David Vaynshteyn, Pharm.D. (1st year Ph.D. - Rotation)

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: dvayns2@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2010  Pharm.D. College of Pharmacy, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Aditi Jhaveri (1st year Ph.D. - Rotation)

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: ajhave3@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2009  M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

2004 B.Pharm. North Gujarat University, India

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jingli Ji (1st year Ph.D. - rotation)

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: jji3@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2009  M.S. in Biopharmaceutics, China Pharmaceutical Univeristy, China

2006  B.S. in Biotechnology, Nanjing Univeristy/China Pharmaceutical University, China

 

 

 

 

Ye Eon "Sandy" Han (1st year Ph.D., rotation)

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: sandyhan91@gmail.com

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2012 B.S. Life Science and Biotechnology, Underwood International College, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

 

Publications

  1. "The Role of Polymers in Detection and Isolation of Circulating Tumor Cells" J.H. Myung, K.A. Gajjar, Y.E. Han, and S. Hong, Polymer Chemistry 2012, In Press.

 

Tsai-Sang "Susan" Lo (2nd year Pharm.D., rotation)

 

College of Pharmacy

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: tlo6@gmail.com

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2012- Pharm.D. Candidate, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011 B.Pharm., National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Experience

2011-12  Pharmacist, In-patient and out-patient Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

Research Associate

Jennifer Q. Zhang (currently at Harvard Medical School)

E-mail: jzhang24@mit.edu

Education

2008  B.S. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

Publications

“Covalent Immobilization of P-selectin Enhances Cell Rolling” S. Hong, D. Lee, H. Zhang, J.Q. Zhang, J.N. Resvick, A. Khademhosseini, M.R. King, R. Langer, and J.M. Karp, Langmuir 2007, 23(24), 12261-12268.

 

Undergraduate Students

Maira Dawood

 

Department of Neuroscience (Honors College)

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: elysian786@gmail.com

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Sophomore in the Neuroscience Department, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

 

 

Liza Xu

 

Department of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

E-mail: lizaxu@mit.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Freshman in the Chemical Engineering Dept. (Course 10), MIT

 

 

Jacqueline Handley

 

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

E-mail: handley1@illinois.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Sophomore in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

 

Chelsea Stowell

 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Vanderbilt University

E-mail: chelsea.e.stowell@vanderbilt.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Sophomore in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderilt University

 

Publications

  1. Y. Yang, S. Sunoqrot, C. Stowell, J. Ji, C.-W. Lee, J.W. Kim, S.A. Khan, and S. Hong, Biomacromolecules 2012, An ASAP Article

 

 

 

 

Jelena Saric

 

Department of Chemistry (Honors College)

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: elysian786@gmail.com

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Junior in the Neuroscience Department, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Publications

  1. J.H. Myung, K.A. Gajjar, J. Saric, D.T. Eddington, and S. Hong, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2011, 50(49), 11769-11772.

 

Khyati Gajjar

 

Department of Chemistry (Honors College)

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: kgajja2@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2011 B.S. in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Publications

  1. "The Role of Polymers in Detection and Isolation of Circulating Tumor Cells" J.H. Myung, K.A. Gajjar, Y.E. Han, and S. Hong, Polymer Chemistry 2012, In Press.
  2. J.H. Myung, K.A. Gajjar, J. Saric, D.T. Eddington, and S. Hong, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2011, 50(49), 11769-11772.
  3. J.H. Myung, K.A. Gajjar, R.M. Pearson, C.A. Launiere, D.T. Eddington, and S. Hong, Analytical Chemistry 2011, 83(3), 1078-1083.

 

 

Sayam Uddin

 

Department of Mathematics (Honors College)

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: suddin5@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Senior in the Mathematics Department, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

 

Ramzie Fahan

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: rfarhan@hawk.iit.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2011- Biomedical Engineering, Illinoist Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL

 

 

Martin Strama

 

Department of Bioengineering (Honors College)

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: strama2@uic.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2014 B.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

 

High School Teachers

Jeromy Bentley

 

Naperville Central High School

E-mail: jbentley@naperville203.org

Phone: 630)961-5076

 

Education

2002 M.S. Chemistry (Organic Emphasis), Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2000 B.S. Chemistry and Biology, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

 

Experience

2002-2005 Chemistry Teacher at Romeoville High School, Romeoville, IL
2008 RET Northwestern University (International Institute for Nanotechnology), Evanston, IL
2005-current Chemistry and Applications in Chemistry Teacher at Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL

 

 

Frehiwot Gebrehiwot

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: frehiwot7@gmail.com

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

2005 M.A. Secondary Science Education, The City College of New York, New York, NY

1999 B.S. Biology and Environmental Science, Tufts University, Medford, MA

 

Experience

2010-  Biology/Chemistry Teacher, Academy of Scholastic Achievement, Chicago, IL

2007-2010-  Biology/Chemistry Teacher, Morgan Park High School, Chicago, IL

2006-2007  Science Teacher, The Next Step Charter high School, Wahington, DC

 

 

 

High School Students

 

Jasmine Shah (currently at UIC, PharmD student)

 

Education

Senior at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, Aurora, IL

 

 

 

 

Daniel Pak

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: dpak@imsa.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Junior at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

 

 

Tiffany Sinclair

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: tsinclair@imasa.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Junior at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

 

 

 

 

Sydney Valero

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: svalero@imsa.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Junior at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

 

 

 

Tahir Mohideen

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: svalero@imsa.edu

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Junior at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

 

Jeeho Lee

 

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

E-mail: jlee296@gmail.com

Phone: 312) 355-0414

 

Education

Junior at Stevenson high School, Lincolnshire, IL

 

 

David Chau 1

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Su-Eon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jin Woo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suhair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YangYang

 

 

Kevin

 

Iawasaki

 

 

Han

 

 

Chanwoo

 

 

 

David V

Aditi

Ji

 

YeEonHan

 

SusanLo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maira

 

Liza

 

Handley

 

Stowell

 

 

 

 

Jelena

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khyati

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sayam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strama

 

 

 

Jeromy Bentley

 

 

 

Freh

 

 

 

 

Jasmine

 

 

Dan Pak

 

 

Sinclair

 

Sydney

 

 

 

Jeeho