Members

Principal Investigator

Lonnie Shea, PhD (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, PhD

BS: University of Wisconsin, Madison
MS/PhD: University of Florida

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

Email: jtdecker@umich.edu

 

Eiji_Saito_150Eiji Saito, PhD

BS: Kanazawa University, Ishikawa, Japan
MS/PhD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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

Email: esaito@umich.e

Matthew Hall, PhD

BS: Cornell University
PhD: Cornell University

Research Interests: Cancer metastasis, Pre-metastatic niche, Systems biology, Tissue engineering, Mechanobiology, Cell mechanics

 

Jing Wang, PhD

B.S.: Peking University
PhD: Chinese Academia of Science

Research Interests: Targeted drug delivery, Nanoparticles, Cancer therapy

Email: jgwg@umich.edu

 

 

 

Aaron Morris, PhD
BS: Georgia Institute of Technology
MS/PhD: Yale University

Research Interests: Biomaterials, Tissue-Material Interactions,  Autoimmune Disease, Immune Modulation, Cancer Metastasis

Email: aharmorr@umich.edu

 
 

 Neda Nourabadi, PhD
MS: University of Rhode Island
PhD: New Mexico State University
Research Interests: Systems Biology, Mathematical and Computational Cancer Modeling
Email: nourabad@med.umich.edu

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sophia Orbach, PhD


BSE
: University of Michigan
MEng/PhD: Virginia Tech
Research Interests: Tissue engineering, cancer metastasis, biomaterials

 

 

 

 

Liam Casey

BS: University of Massachusetts Amherst
MS: Northwestern University
PhD: University of Michigan

Research Interests: Biodegradable nanoparticles for induction of immunological tolerance

Email: lmcasey@umich.edu

 


Graduate Students

Dan Clough
PhD Student | Biomedical Engineering

BS: Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Stem cell-derived beta cell therapy for T1D, Transplantation, Biomaterials

Email: dwclough@umich.edu

 

RichardRichard Youngblood
PhD Student | Biomedical Engineering

BS: Princeton University

Research Interests: Regenerative medicine, Stem cell research, Biomaterials

Email: youngblr@umich.edu

 

Yining Zhang
PhD Student | Chemical Engineering

BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Tumor microenvironment, metastasis

Email: zyining@umich.edu

 

Dominique “Dom” Smith
PhD Student | Biomedical Engineering

BS: Northwestern University

Research Interests: Neural stem cells, spinal cord injury, hydrogels, stem-immune cell interactions

Email: domsmi@umich.edu

 

Kevin Hughes
PhD Student | Biomedical Engineering
BS: University of Minnesota Duluth
Research Interests: Biodegradable nanoparticles for immune modulation, Allotransplantation, Polymer chemistry
Email: KRHughes@umich.edu

 

 

Jessica Y Chen
PhD Student | Neuroscience

BS: University of Southern California

Research Interests: Stem Cell Homeostasis & Development, Tissue Engineering Therapeutics, Neurobiology of Regeneration
Email: ChenJess@umich.edu

Ravi Raghani
PhD Student | Biomedical Engineering

BS: University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Research Interests: 
Cancer metastasis, pre-metastatic niche, immunotherapy, T-cell infiltration

Email:
rraghani@umich.edu

 

Feiran Li
PhD Student | Biomedical Engineering

BS: Georgia Institute of Technology
MS: University of Pennsylvania

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

Email:
feiran@umich.edu

 

Jeffrey Ma
PhD Student | Biomedical Engineering

BS: University of California, Davis

Research Interests:
Tumor microenvironment, cancer metastasis, tissue engineering

Email:
jeffama@umich.edu

 

 

 


Lab Technicians

RohitMPhotoRohit Maramraju

BS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research Interests: Cellular and Molecular Biology

Email: rmaram@umich.edu

 


Shea Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Associate — Current Affiliation

Dr. Jonghyuck Park — University of Kentucky
Dr. Briana Dye
Dr. Tadas Kasputis
Dr. Rachel Hartfield
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 Alabama, Tuscaloosa
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

Graduate Student — Current Affiliation

Dr. Liam Casey — University of Michigan
Dr. Grace Bushnell — University of Michigan
Dr. Jeffrey Liu — Stanford University
Dr. Robert Kuo — University of Maryland College Park
Dr. Michael Skoumal
Dr. Daniel Margul
Dr. Peter Rios
Dr. Brian Aguado — University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Jeane Chen — Genzyme Corporation
Dr. Kelan Hlavaty — Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Dr. Beatriz Penalver Bernabe — Northwestern University
Dr. Aline Thomas — Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Woon Teck Yap — Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
Dr. Anaar Siletz — Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
Dr. David Tagler — Data Scientist
Dr. Ryan Boehler — Eli Lilly and Company
Dr. Jack Graham — Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
Dr. Romie Gibly — Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
Dr. Hannah Tuinstra — Eli Lilly and Company
Dr. Jackie Shepard — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Michael Weiss — Quanticell
Dr. Abigail Bellis — Northwestern University
Dr. David Salvay — Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
Dr. Laura LaPorte — DWI RWTH Aachen
Dr. Jennifer Cruz Rea — Genetech, California
Dr. Tiffany Houchin Ray — Eli Lilly and Company
Dr. Erin West — Abbott Laboratories
Dr. Angela Pannier — University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Dr. Chris Rives — Shire
Dr. Zain Bengali — NIH
Dr. Courtney Berkholtz
Dr. Yang Yang — Genzyme
Dr. Jae-Hyung Jang — Yonsei University
Dr. Pam Kreeger — University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Kevin Whittlesey — CIRM
Dr. Tatiana Segura — Duke

Master Students

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

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


Select portraits courtesy of Michigan Engineering and Joseph Xu