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

    Faculty Support Coordinator:
    Nichole Morales | nichole.morales@bme.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

Anirudh Sivakumar

Anirudh Sivakumar

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

Ali Zamat

Ali Zamat

M.S. Bioengineering, UCSD
B.S. Bioengineering: Biotechnology, UCSD
GT President’s Fellow | F31 NIH Predoctoral Fellow
az@gatech.edu

Aaron Silva Trenkle

Aaron Silva Trenkle

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

Zizhen "Jane" Zha

Zizhen "Jane" Zha

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, WashU St. Louis
jane.zha@gatech.edu

Chloé Thiveaud

Chloé Thiveaud

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech
GT President’s Fellow
cthiveaud3@gatech.edu

Hee Jun "Eric" Lee

Hee Jun "Eric" Lee

B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
B.A. Public Health, UC Berkeley
ericlee@gatech.edu

Jamison "Jamey" Siebart

Jamison "Jamey" Siebart

B.S. Bioengineering: Nano & Molec. Engineering, University of Washington
siebartj@gatech.edu

Ching Shen "Sean" Chan

Ching Shen "Sean" Chan

M.S. Chemical & Biomolec. Engr., Johns Hopkins
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Michigan
cchan328@gatech.edu

Research Technicians

Xinyi "Cindy" Yao

Xinyi "Cindy" Yao

M.S. Environmental Sciences, Emory
B.S. Biological Sciences, UC Davis
xyao78@gatech.edu

Aparna Subramaniam

Aparna Subramaniam

Undergraduate Students

Melanie Su

Melanie Su

Stamps President's Scholar

Sofia Vainikos

Stamps President’s Scholar
Hitha Rajesh

Hitha Rajesh

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. 

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.

Lena Gamboa

Lena Gamboa

Sc.B. Biomedical Engineering, Brown
GT President’s Fellow | GT BioMAT Trainee |
NSF Graduate Fellow | Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
2016-2021 Ph.D.

Brandon Holt

Brandon Holt

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech
GT President’s Fellow | GTBioMAT Trainee |
NSF Graduate Fellow
2017-2022 Ph.D.