Grinstaff Group - BME/Chemistry - Boston University

Members

Principal Investigator:

Prof. Mark W. Grinstaff

Professor of Chemistry
Professor of BME

Lab: 617.353.3871
Fax: 617.358.3186
Office: 617.358.3429
e-mail: mgrin@bu.edu

Mark W. Grinstaff is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry at Boston University and a College of Engineering Distinguished Faculty Fellow.

Mark received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois under the mentorship of Professor Kenneth S. Suslick and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology with Professor Harry B. Gray. Mark's awards include the ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award, NSF Career Award, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, and Edward M. Kennedy Award for Health Care Innovation. He has published more than 190 peer-reviewed manuscripts and given more than 250 oral presentations. His students and fellows have given more than 100 oral presentations and 325 posters. He is a co-founder of four companies that are commercializing his ideas and he has three medical products being sold and used in the clinic. His current research activities include new macromolecule and amphiphile syntheses, self-assembly chemistry, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and imaging.

Staff/Post Docs Back to top of page

Dr. Rachel Stewart

Biomedical Engineering

Rachel received a B.S. in Bioengineering from Lehigh University in 2008 and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 2014.

Dr. Xinrong Lin

Chemistry

Xinrong received a B.S. in Chemistry from Wuhan University in 2008 and a PhD in Chemistry from Boston University in 2014.

Dr. Aaron Colby

Biomedical Engineering

Aaron received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 2009 and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 2014. He is also working with Dr. Yolonda Colson at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Graduate Students Back to top of page

Jonah Kaplan

Biomedical Engineering

Jonah received a B.S. in Bioengineering from Lehigh University in 2008.

Ben Lakin

Biomedical Engineering

Ben received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine in 2009.

Jonathan Freedman

Medicine and Pharmacology, M.D./Ph.D. Program

Jon received a B.A. in Chemistry from Bowdin College in 2008.

Marlena Konieczynska

Chemistry

Marlena received a B.A. in Chemistry from Rutgers University in 2010.

Joseph Hersey

Biomedical Engineering

Joe received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2010.

Kristie Charoen

Biomedical Engineering

Kristie received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 2010.

Eric Falde

Biomedical Engineering

Eric received a B.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Minnesota in 2010.

Heng Zhang

Chemistry

Heng received his B.E. in Pharmaceutics from Nanjing University of Technology in 2009. He then received an M.S. in Pharmacy from The University of Iowa in 2011.

Benjy Cooper

Chemistry

Benjy received a B.S. in Chemistry from Brandeis University in 2011.

Ruiqing Xiao

Chemistry

Ruiqing received a B.S. in 2009 and an M.S. in 2012, both in Chemistry from Jilin University.

Stacy Chin

Chemistry

Stacy received a B.A. in Chemistry from The College of the Holy Cross in 2012.

Julia Wang

Biomedical Engineering

Julia received a B.S. in Biological Engineering from Cornell University in 2012.

Iriny Ekladious

Biomedical Engineering

Iriny received a B.S. in Biological Engineering from Cornell University in 2012.

Nitinun (Bell) Varongchayakul

Biomedical Engineering

Nitinun received a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Maryland at College Park in 2013 and B.Eng. in Nanoengineering from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 2011. She is also co-advised by Prof. Amit Meller.

Undergraduate Students Back to top of page

Shuchi Zinzuwadia

Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2016

Shuchi started working with the Grinstaff Group Fall 2013. She is a Biomedical Engineering student and plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Josh Shelofsky

Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2016

Josh is studying Biomedical Engineering at Boston University and plans to enter either industry or medical school upon graduation.

Alumni Back to top of page

Reimi Yonekura

Mechanical Engineering, M.S. 2014

Reimi received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University in 2009. She now works at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Sarah Stidham

Chemistry, Ph.D. 2014

Sarah received a B.S. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 2008 and a PhD in Chemistry from Boston University in 2014. She is now working at SBH Sciences.

Dr. Cynthia Ghobril

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-14

Cynthia received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Université de Strasbourg in 2009. She obtained her M.S. from the Ecole de chimie, polymères et matériaux de Strasbourg in 2005.

Dr. Eric Dane

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-14

Eric received his BA in Chemistry from Michigan State University in 2001. After working for four years as a high school teacher, he obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. He is currently a research scientist at Purdue University.

Michelle Stolzoff

Biomedical Engineering, M.S. 2013

Michelle received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2011. She is now at Northeastern University pursuing a Ph.D. under the direction of Prof. Webster.

William Wang

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate, Class of 2015

William is a Biomedical Engineering student and plans to attend medical school after graduation.

David York

Chemistry, M.S. 2013

David is a Project Manager at Jordi Labs. Daivd received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts in 2010.

Dr. Stefan Yohe

Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. 2012

Stefan is a Senior Engineer in Process Development at Genentech. Stefan received a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering from Penn State University in 2007.

Jiazuo (Henry) Feng

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.S. 2012

Henry double majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Boston University and is attending medical school at the New York Medical College.

Ben Weinberg

Biomedical Engineering, B.S. 2012

Ben worked in the Grinstaff Lab as an undergraduate and is now a Ph.D. student in Wilson Wong's group here at Boston University, investigating synthetic biology.

Emily Welsch

Chemistry, M.A. 2012

Emily is a Consultant at MedTech Catalyst, LLC. Emily received a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Olaf College in 2007.

Dr. Hrvoje (Harry) Lusic

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2012

Harry is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry at the LDDN Center at Harvard. Harry received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 2009.

Dr. Caroline LaManna

Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. 2012

Caroline is an Outreach Scientist at Addgene. Caroline received a B.E. in Biomedical Engineering at SUNY Stony Brook in 2006.

Dr. Kimberly Ann Zubris

Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. 2012

Kimberly is a Formulation Scientist at Particle Sciences, Inc. Kimberly received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in 2006.

Dr. Meredith Mintzer

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 - 2011

Meredith is an Associate Health Content Editor at Natural Standard. Meredith received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 2009. She obtained a B.A. in Chemistry from Franklin and Marshall College in 2005.

Dr. Xiaoxiang (Shawn) Zhang

Chemistry, Ph.D. 2010

Shawn is a postdoctoral fellow at NIH. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University. Shawn received a M.S. in Chemistry from East China University of Science and Technology in 2004 and a B.E. in Pharmaceutical Engineering from East China University in 2001.

 

Dr. Xiaojuan Khoo

Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. 2010

Xiaojuan is currenlty a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. She received her Ph.D. from Boston University. Xiaojuan also received heir B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003.

Dr. Guilhem Godeau

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009 - 2010

Guilhem is an Assistant Professor at the Univeriste de Nice. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Universite de Bordeaux in 2009.

Dr. Prashant Bansal

Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. 2010

Prashant is currently working at Pfizer. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University. Prashant also earned his M.S. in Bioengineering from Penn State University in 2004 and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University, India in 2002.

Samantha Byrnes

Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry, B.S. 2010

Sam is currently a PhD student in Paul Yager's group at the University of Washington. She earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry at Boston University in 2010.

Dr. Aaron Griset

Biomedical Engineer, Ph.D. 2009

Aaron is currently working at Selecta Biosciences, Watertown, MA. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 2009. Aaron also received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Ohio State University in 2003.

Dr. Neel Joshi

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2007-2009

Neel is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Harvard University. Neel received his undergraduate degree from Harvey Mudd College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Abby Oelker

Chemist, Ph.D. 2009

Abby is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at MIT. She received her B.S. from Lehigh University and her Ph.D. from Boston University

Dr. Jesse Wolinsky

Biomedical Engineer, Ph.D. 2009

Jesse received his B.S. in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from Boston University

Dr. Michel Wathier

Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2002-2009

Michel is a co-Founder and working at FlexBiomedical. He received his Ph.D. from Univeristy of Avignon, France.

Dr. Steven R. Meyers

Bioengineer, Ph.D. 2008

Steve is working at the American Chemical Society. He received his B.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University and his Ph.D. from Boston University in 2008.

Dr. Xin Huang

Chemist/Engineer, Ph.D. 2008

Xin is an associate at a McKinsey & Company. He received his B.S. from Peking University and his Ph.D. from Duke University.

Dr. Carla Prata

Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2002-2008

Carla is an Assistant Professor at Imperial College, London. She received her Ph.D. from Univeristy of Avignon, France

Dr. Michel Camplo

Visiting Scholar, 2006, 2008.

Michel is an associate professor in Organic Chemistry at the University of Aix-Marseille II, France.

Dr. Lovorka Degoricija

Chemist, Ph.D. 2007

Lovorka is a Sr. Scientist at Life Technologies (Applied Biosystems) in California. She received her B.S. from Santa Clara University and her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2007.

Dr. Shaun Filocamo

Chemist, Ph.D. 2006

Shaun is a Senior Scientist at US Army NSRDEC located in Natick, Massachusetts. He received his B.S. from Hartwick College and his Ph.D. from Boston University in 2006.

Dr. Nathanael Luman

Chemist, Ph.D. 2006

Nate is a patent lawyer at Knobbe Martens. He received his B.S. from Grove City College and his Ph.D. from Boston University in 2006.

Dr. Serge Söntjens

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2002-2004

Serge is a Research Scientist at SyMO-Chem. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Dr. Chad Immoos

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2002-2004

Chad is an Assitant Professor of Chemistry at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He received his A.B. from Occidental College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Meredith (Morgan) Kauffman

Chemist, Ph.D. 2004

Meredith is a Manager at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. She received her B.S. from Western Washington University, her Ph.D. from Duke University, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at NIH.

Dr. Michael Carnahan

Chemist, Ph.D. 2003

Michael is a Senior Scientist and was the first empolyee at HyperBranch Medical Technology. He received his B.S. from Furman University and her Ph.D. from Duke University in 2003.

Dr. S. Ahmad Nadeem Hashmi

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2001-2003

Nadeem is a Senior Research Fellow at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. from AMU/CDR, India.

Dr. Philippe Barthelemy

Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2002

Philippe is a Professor at Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II. He received his Ph.D. from the Univeristy of Avignon.

Dr. Mark T. Tierney

Chemist, Ph.D. 2002

Mark is a Radiologist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his B.S. from Villanova Univeristy, his Ph.D. from Duke University in 2002, and his M.D. from The University of Toledo College of Medicine.

Dr. Kimberly Smeds

Chemist, Ph.D. 2002

Kim works at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the Food and Drug Administration. She received her B.S. from he College of William and Mary and her Ph.D. from Duke University in 2001.

Dr. Xi Hu

Chemist, Ph.D. 2001

Xi is a Senior Scientist at xxxx. She received her B.S. from Peking University and her Ph.D. from Duke University in 2001.

Dr. Amy (Beilstein) Bethune

Chemist, Ph.D. 2001

Amy is an Assistant Professor at Albion University. She received her B.S. from The College of Wooster and her Ph.D. from Duke University in 2001.

Dr. Geoffrey Hird

Chemist, Ph.D. 2001

Geoff is a Research Scientist at Eisai. He received his B.S. from he College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. from Duke University in 2000.

Dr. Shoeb Khan

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1997-2000

Xi is a Senior Scientist at Sr. Scientist at Applied Biosystems in California. He received his Ph.D. from AMU/CDR, India in 1995.

Dr. Dan A. Burnett

Medical Student, M.D. 1999

Dan works for MedVenture Associates. He received his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. from Duke University.

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