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

  • 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!
  • September 2022: The lab is awarded a NIH Research Supplement to fund the training of new PhD student Atara Israel! Congrats Atara!
  • August 2022: The lab welcomes new undergrad students Jeremy Aguilar and Yumna Ahmed!
  • August 2022: The Williams Lab is growing again–this time we welcome new PhD students Atara Israel and Anastasiia Vasylaki!
  • August 2022: The lab is pleased to welcome new Master’s student Myesha Thahsin! We are also excited to welcome undergraduates Sergio Garcia and Georgina Castellano!
  • June 2022: The Williams Lab is hiring two new postdoctoral fellows! We are looking for expertise in nanotube-based optical sensors and inflammatory disease biology models.
  • June 2022: We are excited to work with Sadiyah Parveen as a NSF STEM Summer Fellow and Abdel Ahmed as a BME REU student this summer!
  • June 2022: Congrats to our graduating undergrads! Carolina Cen Feng, Carol Lopez, Rooshi Parikh, and Krystin Frederick!

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