Postdoctoral Fellows:


Caitlin Lemke Ph.D (2008-2015), Pharmaceutics, Initial Placement: Assistant Research Scientist, Carver College of Medicine/Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

XueQing Zhang Ph.D. (2005–2007), Pharmaceutics; Placement: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School/MIT (In the lab of Omid Farokhzad and Robert Langer, MIT)

Aml Ahmed Ph.D (2019-2020), Pharmaceutics, Visiting Professor

Kareem Ebeid (2018-2019, Pharmaceutics), Postdoctoral Fellow,

Somaya Abdelrahman (2018-2019, Pharmaceutics), Visiting Scholar

Youssef Naguib Ph.D (2017-2020), Pharmaceutics

Jaidev Chakka Ph.D (2018-2021), Pharmaceutics

Zaid Al-Qurayshi (2016-2019, Otolaryngology Surgical Resident)

Nikesh Gupta, Ph.D. (2021-2022), Pharmaceutics

Chetna Gupta, Ph.D. (2021-2022), Pharmaceutics

Amr Al Zawily, Ph.D. (2021-2023), Visiting Professor


Former Graduate Students:


Sanjib Saha (2018-2023, Pharmaceutics)


David Nakhla (2019-2023, Pharmaceutics)


Emad Wafa (2014-2022, Pharmaceutics)


Juliana C Quarterman (2016-2021, Pharmaceutics)


Kanawat Wiwatchaitawee (2017-2021, Pharmaceutics)


Anh Lu (2017-2021, Chemistry)


Timothy Acri (2016-2021, Pharmaceutics)


Sudartip Areecheewakul (2016-2021, Pharmaceutics)


Supreeda Tambunlertchai (2016-2021, Pharmaceutics)


Rasheid Smith (2015-2020, Pharmaceutics)


Alexis Ellis (2017-2021, Chemistry)


Treniece Terry (PhD, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 2008), Ternary Particles for Pulmonary Gene Delivery; Co-advisor: Prof Victor GJ Rodgers, University of California, Riverside; Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at the Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst


Janjira intra (PhD, Pharmaceutics 2008), Advanced Gene Delivery Systems That Utilize Biodegradable Polymers and Cationic Polymers; Initial Placement: Senior Scientist, Formulations Group, Alticor, California


Aiman Abbas (2003-2010, Pharmaceutics); Chitosan for Biomedical Applications, Co-advisor: Prof Maureen Donovan; Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy.


Jessica Graham nee Melanko (PhD, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering; 2010), Co-delivery of Cationic Polymers and Adenovirus in Immunotherapy of Prostate Cancer. Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington


Yogita Krishnamachari (2006-2011, PhD, Pharmaceutics); Initial Placement: Senior Formulations Scientist, Novartis, New Jersey


NaJung Kim (2006-2011, PhD, Biomedical Engineering); Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow in Tissue Engineering at Wake Forest University


Dahai Jiang (2005-2011, PhD, Pharmaceutics) Initial Placement: Research Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center


Vijaya Joshi (2009-2014, PhD, Pharmaceutics) Initial Placement: Senior Scientist at SpineThera


Sheetal D’Mello (2009-2014, PhD, Pharmaceutics) Initial Placement: ORISE Fellow at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


Kristan Sorenson (2009-2014, PhD, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering); Co-advisor: Prof C Allan Guymon Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa; Current Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Iowa.


Amaraporn Wongrakpanich (2010-2015, PhD, Pharmaceutics) Initial Placement: Professor of Pharmacy at Mahidol University, Thailand


Kawther Ahmed (2011-2016, PhD, Pharmaceutics) Initial Placement: Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology at Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa


Angie Morris (2011-2017, PhD, Chemistry) Initial Placement: Senior Scientist, Abbvie, Illinois


Nattawut Leelakanok (2012-2017, PhD, Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences) Initial Placement: Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Burapha University, Chonburi,Thailand


Behnoush Sourkohi Khorsand (2013-2018, PhD, Pharmaceutics) Initial Placement: Research Scientist, Pfizer


Anh-Vu Do (2013-2018, PhD, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering) Initial Placement: Research Scientist, MedImmune, Maryland


Kareem Ebeid (Spr 2013-2018, Pharmaceutics) Initial Placement: Professor, Minia University, Egypt


Keerthi Atluri (2013-2018, Pharmaceutics) Initial Placement: Senior Scientist, Evonik, Alabama


Khanidtha Chitphet (2014-2019, Pharmaceutics) Initial Placement: Senior Scientist, Thailand Food and Drug Administration


Brittany Givens (2014-2019, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering) Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky


Cristina De Barros (2014-2019, Pharmaceutics) Initial Placement: Drug Formulation Development Specialist, Uddevalla, Sweden


Suhaila Alhaj-Suliman (2019-2022, Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences)


Megan Polz (2020-2022, Chemistry)


Noah (Zach) Laird (2017-2022, Pharmaceutics)


Masters with Thesis Students


 Megan Pearce (MS Biomedical Engineering, 2007); Initial Placement: MD program at the University of Iowa (2007)


Nicki Baman (MS Biomedical Engineering, 2006); Initial Placement: Research Assistant in the Inflammation Program at the University of Iowa, Oakdale (2006)