Joint Students

Kristin Blacklock
B.S., Biological Sciences & Mathematics
Chapman University (2013)
Advisor: Sagar Khare
Affiliation: Quantitative Biomedicine/Chemistry & Chemical Biology
 
Two-domain protein design via loop-directed domain insertion
Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine
Room 204/208
Praveen Bommareddy
B.Pharm., Andhra University, India
M.S. Pharmacology & Toxicology, Long Island University
Advisor: Howard Kaufman
Affiliation: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Larry Cheng
Pharm.D., Rutgers University (2004)
M.B.A., Rutgers University (2014)
Advisor: Justin Drake
Affiliation: Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Investigating novel target candidates for the treatment of prostate cancer that are identified from phosphoproteomic and other -omic analyses.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Room 4533
Elliott Dolan
B.S., Chemical Engineering
Ohio State (2012)
Advisor: Sagar Khare
Affiliation: Chemistry & Chemical Biology/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Proteins regularly assemble in vivo to enhance their activity or to coordinate with each other. My work focuses on computationally designing protein scaffolds to enhance enzymatic activity. Additionally, my work continues into functionalizing this protein scaffold to assemble and disassemble with an external signal to grant a measure of control on bulk enzyme rates.
Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine
Room 208
Colin Gaines
B.S., Chemistry
Pennsylvania State University (2014)
Advisor: Darrin York
Affiliation: Chemistry & Chemical Biology/Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics
 
Investigation of the structure, dynamics, and reaction mechanism of the twister ribozyme through the use of a variety of computation tools including MD, QM/MM, and Constant pH MD simulations.
Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine
Room 308
Colin Gates
B.S., Chemistry & Biology
Rutgers University - Newark (2013)
Advisor: Charles Dismukes
Affiliation: Chemistry & Chemical Biology/Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics
 
Improving the efficiency and applications of Photosystem II via modeling and modification
Jonathon Gray
B.A., Chemistry
Taylor University (2015)
Advisor: David Case
Affiliation: Chemistry & Chemical Biology/Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics
 
Strive toward a better understanding of solvent distribution in macromolecular crystals and better description of crystallographic data by molecular models
Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine
Room 308
Nancy Hernandez
B.A., Biology
Grinnell College (2013)
Advisor: Sagar Khare
Affiliation: Chemistry & Chemical Biology/Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics
 
To develop a general computation-guided pipeline to redesign metalloenzymes for efficiently biodegrading toxic anthropogenic environmental pollutants. This work is supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine
Rooms 204 & 208
Jose James
B.S., Biology
Villanova University (2009)
Advisor: Vikas Nanda
Affiliation: Biomedical Engineering/Medicine/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine
Room 138
Sai Li
B.S. Statistics
Renmin University, China (2013)
Advisor: Cun-Hui Zhang
Affiliation: Statistics & Biostatistics/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Hill Center
Constantin Malliaris
B.S., Chemistry & Physics
Harvard (2004)
M.S., Physics
New York University (2010)
Advisor: Alexandre Morozov
Affiliation: Physics & Astronomy/Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics
 
Employing genetic algorithms to evolve organisms that combine elementary linear algebra operations to perform higher order linear algebra tasks (e.g., matrix inversion)
Hill Center
Room 263
Anshuman Panda
B.S., Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012)
Advisor: Gyan Bhanot, Shridar Ganesan
Affiliation: Physics & Astronomy/Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics
 
Cancer Genomics: Identifying biomarkers of response to immune checkpoint therapy and to conventional therapy for the purpose of predicting the risk of early recurrence
Matthew Putnins
B.S., Biomedical Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology (2013)
M.S, Biomedical Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology (2014)
Advisor: Ioannis Androulakis
Affiliation: Biomedical Engineering/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Biomedical Engineering
Maria Qadri
B.S., Engineering & Biomedical Engineering
University of Hartford (2009)
M.S., Biomedical Engineering
University of Connecticut (2011)
Advisor: William Craelius
Affiliation: Biomedical Engineering/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
My current research interests center on physiological modeling, clinical monitoring, and medical diagnostics. I am creating an ideal intracranial pressure model to observe analytical index changes under controlled physiological conditions, and using that knowledge, I will identify equivalent patterns in my analytical index within clinical cerebrovascular physiology. This work focuses on intervals preceding intracranial hypertension in the recordings of severe traumatic brain injury patients who are under continuous monitoring in surgical intensive care units.
Biomedical Engineering
Room 201A
Eve Reilly
B.A., Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Rutgers University (2012)
Advisor: Mikel Zarateigui
Affiliation: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Melissa Romanus
B.S., Computer Engineering, Tufts University
M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rutgers University
Advisor: Manish Parashar
Affiliation: Electrical & Computer Engineering/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Design and implement a domain-specific language enabling users to define complex scientific workflows more expressively. Integrate this work with exascale computing architecture advancements, including burst buffers, to accelerate the time it takes to glean insight from simulations
School of Engineering
Sakshi Sardar
B.Tech., Electronics and Computer Science
National Institute of Technology, India (2012)
M.S., Biomedical Engineering
Rutgers University (2016)
Advisor: Laura Fabris
Affiliation: Electrical & Computer Engineering/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
My research interests are focused towards building/improving biosensors for biomarkers using multi modality sensing. Multi-modality sensing can have the capability of providing improved accuracy for quantification of analytes.
McLaren Center for Ceramic Research
Room CCR-241
Brandon Schweibenz
B.S., Biochemistry
Temple University (2015)
Advisor: Smita Patel
Affiliation: Biochemistry/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Medical Research Building/School for Public Health
Kelly Spendlove
B.S., Mathematics
Montana State University (2013)
Advisor: Konstantin Mischaikow
Affiliation: Mathematics/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
In general, I am interested in developing mathematical theories and computational tools for the analysis of nonlinear or high-dimensional data and complex systems. I typically work within the realms of applied topology or computational dynamics and apply these methods to biological systems.
Hill Center
Victor Tan
B.S., Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles (2012)
Advisor: Justin Drake
Affiliation: Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Research: I am currently investigating kinase signaling pathways and how they contribute to resistance against androgen deprivation therapies in prostate cancer.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Room 4533
Liam Turk
B.A., Romance Languages
New York University (2014)
M.S., Biomedical Science
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (2016)
Advisor: Davide Comoletti
Affiliation: Biochemistry/Quantitative Biomedicine
 
Child Health Institute of New Jersey
Room 3237B
Ryan Woltz
B.S., Biochemistry
University of California, Davis (2013)
Advisor: Gaetano Montelione
Affiliation: Chemistry & Chemical Biology/Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics
 
Integration of multiple structural and biochemical techniques, (i.e. NMR, X-ray) to determine protein dynamics and interactions with macromolecules
Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine