We are a research group with diverse scientific expertise that thrives on teamwork and collaboration. We share a common approach to innovation, bringing together creativity, scientific rigor, and grit to solve problems that have not been solved before. 

Principal Investigator

Director, Laboratory for Synthetic Immunity
Postdoctoral Fellowship, MIT
 Ph.D. Bioengineering, Caltech
 B.S. Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

Gabe A. Kwong

Director, Laboratory for Synthetic Immunity
Postdoctoral Fellowship, MIT
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Caltech
B.S. Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
  • Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory School of Medicine
    Marcus Nanotechnology Building
    345 Ferst Drive, Room 3132
    Atlanta, GA 30332
    Office: 404-385-3746 | gkwong@gatech.edu

Postdoctoral Fellows

Fang-Yi "Ida" Su

Fang-Yi "Ida" Su

Ph.D. Bioengineering, Univ. of Washington
M.S. Chemical Engineering, NTHU
B.S. Materials Science & Engineering, NTHU
fsu8@gatech.edu

Hathaichanok "Noina" Phuengkham

Hathaichanok "Noina" Phuengkham

Ph.D. Nano Engineering, SKKU
M.E. Biomedical Engineering, Mahidol Univ.
B.E. Biomedical Engineering, Mahidol Univ.
hphuengkham3@gatech.edu

Graduate Students

Lena Gamboa

Lena Gamboa

Sc.B. Biomedical Engineering, Brown
GT President’s Fellow | GTBioMAT Trainee | NSF Graduate Fellow | Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
lena@gatech.edu

Brandon Holt

Brandon Holt

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech
GT President’s Fellow | GTBioMAT Trainee | NSF Graduate Fellow
brandon.holt@gatech.edu

Anirudh Sivakumar

Anirudh Sivakumar

B.S. Chemical Engineering, UT Austin
B.S. Mathematics, UT Austin
GT President’s Fellow | Emory Laney Graduate Fellow | NSF Graduate Fellow
anirudh.sivakumar@gatech.edu

Ali Zamat

Ali Zamat

M.S. Bioengineering, UCSD
B.S. Bioengineering: Biotechnology, UCSD
GT President’s Fellow
az@gatech.edu

Aaron Silva Trenkle

Aaron Silva Trenkle

B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Iowa
NSF Graduate Fellow | GT Graduate Fellow | Emory Laney Graduate Fellow 
asilvat@gatech.edu

Zizhen "Jane" Zha

Zizhen "Jane" Zha

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
jane.zha@gatech.edu

Undergraduate Students

Stamps President's Scholar

Nadia Ahmedin

Stamps President’s Scholar
PURA Scholar

Qingyang "Henry" Zhao

PURA Scholar
McKenzie Tuttle

McKenzie Tuttle

Melanie Su

Melanie Su

Stamps President's Scholar

Sofia Vainikos

Stamps President’s Scholar
Chloé Thiveaud

Chloé Thiveaud

Yilin Xu

Yilin Xu

Neha Badam

Neha Badam

Elif Kulaksizoglu

Elif Kulaksizoglu

Recent Alumni

Shreyas Dahotre

Shreyas Dahotre

B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, Duke
GT President’s Fellow | NSF IGERT Trainee | NSF Graduate Fellow
2014–2020 Ph.D.

Ian Miller

Ian Miller

B.S. Chemistry, Furman
GT TI:GER Fellow
2014–2020 Ph.D. 

Adrian Harris

Adrian Harris

B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UGA

Yun Min "Danny" Chang

Yun Min "Danny" Chang

B.S. Chemistry, Univ. of Florida
2016-2021 Ph.D.

Quoc Mac

Quoc Mac

B.S. Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill
NSF Graduate Fellow
2015-2021 Ph.D.