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

  • June 2024: The lab welcomes summer PURT student Andrew Ciprian!
  • June 2024: The lab celebrated Pooja’s graduation from the Graduate Center!
  • Congrats to May 2024 graduate Christopher Dyjak!
  • April 2024: Zachary’s paper on a non-invasive injectable nanosensor is published in Advanced Optical Materials in collab with the Nicoll Lab! Congrats team!
  • April 2024: Amelia, Syeda, Atara, and Pratyusha presented their work at the Northeast Bioengineering Conference at Stevens Institute
  • March 2024: Arantxa, Anastasiia, Adnan, and Pratyusha present their work at the AAPS Northeast Reginal Discussion Group in Mystic, CT
  • February 2024: Anastasiia and Pratyusha had a co-first author review published in Kidney360 of the ASN in collaboration with Edgar Jaimes at MSKCC! Congrats!
  • 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!

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