Leonard “Lenny” Rogers joins LSI as a new post-doc. Lenny is from Kansas City, Missouri, and completed his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis, where he developed an intracellular arginine sensor to track resistance to arginine deprivation therapy and discovered an important new mechanism of resistance to this therapy working with Prof. Brian Van Tine. Read more about Lenny here.
LSI is excited to welcome new graduate students Chloé Thiveaud, Eric Lee, Jamey Siebart, and Sean Chan! Chloé completed her bachelors at Georgia Tech while working as an undergraduate researcher in LSI. Eric graduated from UC Berkeley and worked on CAR T cell therapy at City of Hope before joining LSI. Jamey received a B.S. in Bioengineering at the University of Washington while researching optogenetic biosensors. Sean worked on non-viral transfection at Rubius Therapeutics after completing B.S. and M.S. degrees at UMichigan and Johns Hopkins, respectively. Read more about our new lab members here.
Aparna was born in Chennai, India, and grew up in Atlanta, GA. She graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Biomedical Innovation and Development program at Georgia Tech. As an undergrad, Aparna was involved with several Global Health projects, where she designed solutions for fetal heart rate monitoring, detecting early onset of preeclampsia and preventing neonatal hypothermia. In her free time, Aparna loves to cook, travel, read, and spend time with her friends and family.
Cindy grew up in Hefei, China. She graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis, and a M.S. in Environmental Sciences from Emory University. As a graduate researcher in Dr. Eri Saikawa’s lab, she studied heavy metal soil contamination and developed phytostabilization methods for lead remediation. Upon graduating, she worked for RayBiotech where she focused on research and development of antibodies and antibody-based research tools, especially COVID-19 related. Cindy spends her free time playing with her cats, watching anime, playing video games, and exploring hiking trails near Atlanta.
Zizhen “Jane” Zha joins LSI as a new graduate student. Jane completed her bachelors at Washington University in St. Louis in BME and minored in Computer Science. Jane worked in Dr. Lori Setton’s lab as an undergraduate and later post-bac researcher, receiving the BioSURF fellowship along the way. Read more about Jane here.
Congratulations to Quoc Mac for completing his Ph.D.! Quoc will be working as a Research Scientist for Takeda in Cambridge, MA. LSI wishes you best of luck!
Congratulations to Ian Miller and Shreyas Dahotre for being the first two graduate students to leave the lab as Ph.D.’s! Ian will be working as a Research Scientist for Intellia Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA, and Shreyas will be working as a Research Scientist for Obsidian Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA. LSI wishes you best of luck!
Aaron Silva Trenkle joins LSI as a new graduate student. Aaron completed his bachelors at the University of Iowa in BME and minored in German. Aaron was part of two labs at UIowa and spent two summers performing research in Germany through the DAAD RISE program. Read more about Aaron here.
Kelsey Kubelick joins LSI as a new post-doc. Kelsey is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She completed her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech in 2020 with Dr. Stanislav Emelianov in the Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Lab. Her dissertation research focused on developing photoacoustic imaging methods to track cells and particles. Read more about Kelsey here.
Hathaichanok “Noina” Phuengkham joins LSI as a new post-doc. Noina originally hails from Thailand and completed her Ph.D. studies at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea where she developed biomaterials to alter immunosuppressive tumor microenvironments with Dr. Yong Taik Lim. Read more about Noina here.