Members

Lonnie Shea

Lonnie Shea, Ph.D. (CV)

Professor, Chemical and Biological Eng.
BS, MS: Case Western Reserve University
PhD: University of Michigan

Research Interests: Tissue and Cellular Engineering; Drug Delivery; Gene Therapy; Signal Transduction

Email: ldshea@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 764-7149
Fax: (734) 936-1905


Postdoctoral Fellows

Joseph Decker

Joseph Decker, Ph.D.

jtdecker@umich.edu
BS: University of Wisconsin, Madison
MS/Ph.D.: University of Florida

Research Interests: Systems Biology, Tissue Engineering, Cell-Material Interactions

Eiji Saito

Eiji Saito, Ph.D.

esaito@umich.edu
BS: Kanazawa University, Ishikawa, Japan
MS/Ph.D.: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research Interests: Tissue engineering, Biomaterials, Ovarian follicle transplantation, Biodegradable Nanoparticles for Immunomodulation

Sophia Orbach

Sophia Orbach, Ph.D.

smorbach@umich.edu
BS: University of Michigan
MS/Ph.D.: Virginia Tech

Research Interests: Tissue engineering, cancer metastasis, biomaterials

Russell Urie

Russell Urie, Ph.D.

BS: Brigham Young University
MS/Ph.D.: Arizona State University
Email: rurie@umich.edu

Research Interests: Tissue Engineering, Immunomodulatory Nanoparticles, Prenatal & Early Life Immunology

Ramon Ocadiz Ruiz

Ramon Ocadiz Ruiz, Ph.D.

jocadizr@umich.edu
BS: National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM
MSc/PhD: CINVESTAV, Mexico
Email:

Research Interests: Cancer Therapy, Specialized medicine, Cancer Metastasis, Cancer Molecular Biology, Tissue Engineering


Ph.D. Students

Ravi Raghani

Ravi Raghani

rraghani@umich.edu
Fifth Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS: University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Research Interests: Immune Checkpoint Blockade Therapy, T-cell Suppression, Cancer Metastasis, Tissue Engineering

Feiran Li

Feiran Li

feiran@umich.edu
Fifth Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS: Georgia Institute of Technology
MS: University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Regenerative medicine, Stem cell research, Immunomodulation, Biomaterials

Jeffrey Ma

Jeffrey Ma

jeffama@umich.edu
Fourth Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS: University of California, Davis

Research Interests: Tumor microenvironment, cancer metastasis, tissue engineering

Ian Schrack

ischrack@umich.edu
Third Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS/MS: Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Research Interests: CAR T/NK Cell Therapy, Checkpoint Blockade, Cancer Metastasis, Immunosuppression

Sarah Hocevar

Third Year Graduate Student, Neuroscience
shocev@umich.edu
BS/MS: Boston University

Research Interests: Neuroregeneration, Immunomodulation, Stem Cell Differentiation, Tissue Engineering

Jessica King

Jessica King

kingjl@umich.edu
Third Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS: Boston University

Research Interests: Regenerative medicine, Stem cell research, Biomaterials, Immunomodulation

Michael Saunders

mnsaundr@umich.edu
MD/Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering
BSE: Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests: Tissue Engineering, Immune Modulation, Nanoparticles, Stem Cell Biology, Biomaterials

Guillermo Escalona

gesca@umich.edu
Second Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS: University of Florida

Research Interests: Biomaterials, Immunomodulation, Regenerative Medicine, Cancer Metastasis

Kate Griffin

Kate Griffin

grifkate@umich.edu
Second Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Research Interests: Cell therapy, Immunotherapy, Bioinformatics

Laila Rad

Laila Rad

lmrad@umich.edu
Second Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS: University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests: Cell and Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Immunomodulation, Systems Biology

Liz Bealer

Liz Bealer

bealere@umich.edu
Second Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS: Rowan University

Research Interests: Immunomodulation, Stem cell research, Biomaterials, Transplantation

Brian Ross

rossbrc@umich.edu
Second Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BSE: Lafayette College

Research Interests: Tissue engineering, Biomaterials, Immune modulation, Regenerative medicine

Kelly Crumley

kcrumley@umich.edu
Second Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS: University of Michigan

Research Interests: Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Research, Immunomodulation, Biomaterials

Rebecca Pereles

rpereles@umich.edu
First Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BE: Vanderbilt University

Research Interests: cancer metastasis, immunoengineering, cell biology

Kathryn Kang

kangkat@umich.edu
First Year Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
BS: University of Rochester

Research Interests: Tissue Engineering, Cancer Metastasis, Regenerative Medicine


Lab Technicians

Rohit Maramraju

Rohit Maramraju

rmaram@umich.edu
BS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Masters Students

Shao-Chi Chen
Benjamin Skubi
Devak Nanua
Fiona Li


Undergraduate Students

Amogh Angadi
Laura Williams
Elizabeth Lombard
Elizabeth Hughes
Chengchuan Xiao
Scott Westrick
Connor Annulis
Maya Behrend
Lauren Hesse
Emily Irish
Nishant Domala


High School Students


Shea Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Associates – Current Affiliation

Dr. Aaron Morris – University of Michigan
Dr. Jing Wang
Dr. Matthew Hall
Dr. Jonghyuck Park – University of Kentucky
Dr. Briana Dye – Scientific Associate at ProEd Communications
Dr. Tadas Kasputis
Dr. Rachel Hartfield – Biomedical Writer
Dr. Robert Oakes – University of Maryland
Dr. Courtney Dumont – University of Miami
Dr. Ryan Pearson – University of Maryland
Dr. Ekaterina Kniazeva
Dr. Shreyas Rao – University of Maryland
Dr. Fallon Noto – Hera BioLabs
Dr. Samira Azarin – University of Minnesota
Dr. Juan Sánchez-Cortés — Choice Healthcare Solutions
Dr. R. Michael Gower — University of South Carolina
Dr. Stephanie Seidlits — University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Misael Aviles — Proctor & Gamble
Dr. Tao Tu
Dr. Seungjin Shin
Dr. Ariella Shikanov — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dr. Maria Barbolina — University of Illinois, Chicago
Dr. Anne des Rieux — Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Julie Wieland – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Brian Anderson – Abbott Laboratories

Ph.D. Students

Jessica Chan (PhD program, NGP)
Kevin Hughes (PhD program, BME)
Yining Zhang (PhD program, ChE)
Richard Youngblood (PhD program, BME)
Daniel Clough (PhD program, BME)
Dominique Smith (PhD program, BME, 2019)
Grace Bushnell (PhD program, BME, 2019)
Jeffrey Liu (PhD program, IBiS, 7/2017)
Liam Casey (PhD program, ChE)
Robert Kuo (PhD program, ChBE, April 2017)
Brian Aguado (PhD program, BME, June 2015)
Peter Rios (PhD program, BME, June 2016)
Daniel Margul (PhD program, MSTP, June 2016)
Jeane Chen (PhD program, ChBE. June 2015)
Michael Skoumal (PhD program, ChBE, April 2017)
Kelan Hlavaty (PhD program, BME, June 2015)
Aline Thomas (PhD program, BME, July 2013)
Woon Teck Yap (PhD program, MSTP, July 2013)
Anaar Siletz (PhD program, MSTP, September 2012) (Med School)
Beatriz Penalver (PhD program, ChBE, with L. Broadbelt) (Faculty UIC)
David Tagler (PhD program, ChBE, July 2013) (w. T.K. Woodruff)
Ryan Boehler (PhD program, ChBE, June 2013)
Jack Graham (PhD program, MSTP, August 2012) (w. X. Luo) (Med School)
Romie Gibly (PhD program, MSTP and IBiS, June 2011) (w. W.L. Lowe) (Med School)
Hannah Tuinstra (PhD program, ChBE, June 2012) (Eli Lilly)
Jaclyn Shepard (PhD program, ChBE, April 2012) (post-doc MIT)
Michael Weiss (PhD program, ChBE, January 2012) (w/ J.S. Jeruss) (Quanticell)
Abbie Bellis (PhD program, ChBE, June 2012) (w/ J.S. Jeruss)
David Salvay (PhD program, MSTP and ChBE, June 2009)(w. W.L. Lowe) (Residency)
Laura De Laporte (PhD program, ChBE, June 2009) (faculty in Germany)
Jennifer Cruz (PhD program, ChBE, June 2009) (w. Annelise Barron) (Genentech)
Tiffany Houchin (PhD program, ChBE, June 2008) (Eli Lilly)
Erin West (PhD program, ChBE, June 2008) (w/ T.K. Woodruff) (Abbott)
Angela Pannier (PhD program, IBiS, June 2007) (Nebraska faculty)
Chris Rives (PhD program, ChBE) (w. W.L. Lowe) (Shire)
Zain Bengali (PhD program, IBiS, Dec. 2006) (NIH postdoc) (Biotech)
Courtney Berkholtz (PhD program, IBiS, Dec. 2006) (w. T. K. Woodruff) (Consulting)
Yang Yang (PhD program, ChBE June 2007) (Genzyme)
Jae Hyung Jang (PhD program, ChBE, June 2005) (Yonsei University)
Pamela Kreeger (PhD program, ChBE, June 2005) (w/ T. K. Woodruff) (Wisconsin faculty)
Kevin Whittlesey (PhD program, IBiS, August 2005) (CIRM)
Tatiana Segura (PhD May 2004, Chemical Engineering) (Duke faculty)

Masters Students

Longshun Li
Margaret Plank
Shelby Joe
Joshua Sampson
Sam Steinberg
Rachel Sun
Paul Weingarden
Bansi Vedia
Durga Nyayadhish
Michael Verleye
Rachel Smith
Dennis Bluver
Christine Ricci
Shreya Rajan
Ani Rajan
Chia-Hsua Lin
Will Briley
Lake Kubilius
Elizabeth Parrish
Aaron Bowling
Leocadia Mosquea
Kanika Bhatia
Laura Swift
Sinead Igoe
Lisa Ludvig
Robert Yu
Moriah Nof
Joseph Scaduto
Walter Grubb
Mitchell Carlson
Zhao Xu

Undergraduate Students

Sarah Mills
Erica Santos
Richelle Wilson
Regan Bernstein
Jessica Kaplan
Hamza Turkistani
Alexander Hostetler
Michelle Cai
Chavis Ferguson III
Georgios Mentzelopoulos
Angelica Galvan
Kayla Moss
Hasan Sawan
Devak Nanua
Angela Bedoya
Fiona Li
Jasmine Thornhill
Emanuelle Grody
Kimberly Lebioda
Sam Steinberg
Kevin Rychel
Josh Sampson
Kelly Crumley
Emily Fu
Tejaswini Hardas
Matthew Federbush
Kallen Schwark
Andrew Ciciriello
Ravindra Tatineni
Amina Guo
Emily FuJustin Rose
Angela Bedoya
Madison Coraddi
Lauren Liebman
Mady North
Andrew Ao
Molly Munsell
Jeff Riskin
Madison Corradi
Nicholas Anderson
Joseph Entenman
Ting He
Eric Jiang
Adam Morabito
Matthew Pilecki
Shreya Rajan
Christine Ricci
Ho Jin Sun
Stanley Weng
Evan Rausch
Chia-Hsuan Lin
Michael Yarrington
Jason Deck
Bonnie Lai
Amy Lewis
Antonia McKinney
Matt Rafferty
Hammad Saudye
Stephen Sung
Shimon Unterman
Matt Volk
Andy Adler
Vivian Leung
Rachel Loh
Anna Yan
Jordan Caffe
Todor Kukushliev
Yinying Ren
Dominique Smith
Jenna Stoehr
Shirley Xu
Jesse Zhang

Undergraduate Student

Gabriel (Gabe) Seir
Morgan Gallimore