Yunhan Chen is a research technician at the Farokhzad Lab. He graduated from Harvard College with a BA in economics with a focus in premedical studies. He is currently studying the formulation and viability of nanoparticle vaccines.
Yujing Li is a third year Ph.D candidate in pharmacy at Jilin University. At the Farokhzad Lab, she serves as a visiting graduate student and works on drug delivery systems based on lipid nanoparticles and microfluidic technology for cancer therapy.
Gha Young Lee is a sophomore at Harvard College studying chemistry and physics with a minor in computer science. She joined the lab this summer and is studying protein coronas and their unique potential theranostic uses. Outside of lab and school, she loves to dance, bike, and teach in her free time.
Lisa Krygsman is studying Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo. She is joining the lab for an internship to study the use of polymeric nanoparticles for targeted cancer treatment. Outside of the lab she likes to explore, rock climb, and spend time with friends.
Shirley Chung is currently studying Biology at the University of Waterloo. She has joined the lab for an internship to study the development of a RNA-based nanoparticle vaccine for targeted cancer therapy. Outside of the lab she enjoys swimming, traveling, and spending time with friends/family.
James Oswald is studying Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He joinined the lab for an internship to study the use of polymeric nanoparticles for targeted cancer treatment. Outside the lab, James likes to go to the gym, hangout with friends and ski.
Na Kong is a second year Ph.D. student in clinical medicine at Zhejiang University. Na’s Ph.D research programs focus on breast cancer chemotherapy and drug resistant mechanism, at the same time, she is proficient for CRISPR/Cas9 technology. In the Center for Nanomedicine, she serves as a visiting Ph.D. student and works on nanomedicine for antitumor therapy.
Silvia Tian Gan is studying Biochemistry at the University of Waterloo. She is joining the lab for an internship to study the use of polymeric nanoparticles for targeted cancer treatment. Outside of the lab she likes to read, draw, and travel.
Meshkat Dinarvand received her Bachelor Degree in 2014 from Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She has worked in R&D and QC departments of pharmaceutical manufacturing companies and as a research fellow at Nanotechnology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She is now a PhD candidate of pharmaceutics and a visiting PhD student at the Farokhzad lab working on her thesis dissertation regarding Nano engineering of cellular immunity against tumors. Her research interests are polymeric drug delivery strategies, nucleic acid therapeutics, designing nanosystems for delivery of biological macromolecules and cancer immunotherapy.