Williams Lab Group Photo, December 2022

The Williams Immune Nanomedicine Lab is in the Biomedical Engineering Department of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York. The lab aims to design and translate nanomedicines relating to targets in inflammatory disease processes. Specifically, we are developing kidney-targeted polymeric nanoparticles as therapeutic tools for renal diseases and implantable optical nanosensor devices as diagnostic tools for cancer and other inflammation-driver diseases. The three primary facets of each project are 1) engineer and characterize novel materials, 2) use nanomaterials to address biological questions, and 3) translate nanomaterials to the clinic.

The City College of New York
Grove School of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Nanotechnology and Biomaterials Research in BME
CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in Chemistry
CUNY ASRC Nanoscience Initiative
Williams Lab Research

Recent Williams Lab News

  • January 2024: Welcome to new Master’s students Poojaa and Jessica, as well as undergrad Shakuntala!
  • August 2023: As the lab begins its fifth year, it also graduates its first PhD student–congrats on your defense Pooja!!
  • August 2023: Welcome to new undergrad students Julia Simon and Taseen Taraqnova!
  • August 2023: Welcome to new PhD student Adnan Arnaout! Also, congrats to Pratyusha Ghosh for moving from the MS to the PhD program!
  • August 2023: The lab is awarded an NIGMS equipment supplement grant to purchase a NIR hyperspectral microscope!
  • August 2023: Myesha successfully defended her Master’s thesis!
  • June 2023: Welcome to new summer lab members: Sofia Kasthelyan, Hanan Yafai, Pritilata Islam, and Christopher Dyjak!
  • June 2023: 7 members of the lab presented at the 2023 American Chemical Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting at the Graduate Center: Anastasiia, Pratyusha, Myesha, Zachary, Atara, Pooja, and Amelia all presented posters!
  • Congrats to our grads! Pratyusha from the BME Master’s program, Sergio and Sadiyah as BME undergrads, and Arantxa with a Master’s from Pace University!
  • May 2023: 5 lab members attended the Electrochemical Society Annual Meeting in Boston. Ryan, Pooja, and Amelia presented talks, while Zachary and Atara presented posters. We had a great meeting!
  • May 2023: BME Day 2023 saw most of the lab present their posters and we had two Master’s student awards: Pratyusha Ghosh and Myesha Thahsin! Sadiyah Parveen also won an undergraduate research award!
  • April 2023: Congrats to Pooja for winning one of three NanoBioNYC PhD Program student awards at the program kickoff! And congrats to all 6 grad students for presenting their research!
  • March 2023: Anastasiia, Arantxa, and Myesha presented their work at the 2023 AAPS NERDG meeting at St. John’s University. Anastasiia won the 2nd place poster prize!
  • December 2022: Welcome to new technician Syeda Rahman!
  • October 2022: The lab is awarded Supplement funding from the CCNY-MSK partnership for 2023 to pursue research into oxidative stress in onconephrology.
  • October 2022: The lab’s second paper in the Journal of Solid State Science and Technology¬†is published by first-author Zachary! We are on a roll!
  • September 2022: The lab published its first paper in¬†Pharmaceutical Research. Congrats to current and former members Rachel and Arantxa on being co-first authors!
  • September 2022: The lab is awarded NIH funding from the National Cancer Institute through the CCNY-MSK partnership! Congrats team!

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