Former members

Postdoctoral Fellows

Jun Zhou

Postdoc, Bioengineering, University of Texas Arlington
PhD Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas
MS Physical Chemistry, University of Chongqing, China
BE, Applied Chemistry, University of Chongqing, China
Postdoc, Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
Current: Senior Formulation Scientist, Novelstar Pharmacueticals, New Jersey

Nikunjkumar Visaveliya

Postdoc, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The City College of New York
PhD, Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany
BS, Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, India
Postdoc, Spring 2022
Current: Scientist, ChEmpower Corp, Oregon

Doctoral Students

Pooja Gaikwad
GC Chemistry PhD Program

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Mumbai, India
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Mumbai, India
CUNY Graduate Center Dissertation Year Fellow
PhD in Chemistry, CUNY Graduate Center, 2023
Dissertation Defense August 2023: “Construction and performance optimization of bioconjugated nanosensors for early detection of breast cancer and pro-inflammatory diseases” Link
Current Postdoc at NYU School of Dentistry

Lauren Prudhomme
CCNY BME PhD Program

BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
CCNY G-RISE Graduate Fellow
Fall 2020 – Spring 2021
Current: CCNY ME program in Civil Engineering

Master’s Students

Myesha Thahsin
CCNY BME Master’s Program

MS BME, CCNY, 2023
Thesis title: “Optimization of Optical Nanosensor Response for the Detection of Anthracyclines Using a Binary Machine Learning Classifier”
BS Mechanical Engineering, CCNY, 2021
Current: Field Engineer, GE Healthcare

Inuri Galle Liyanage
CCNY Master’s in Translational Medicine

BA Biochemistry, minor in Physical Anthropology, CUNY Hunter College 2020
Spring 2022 Independent Study Project

Post-Bac Researchers

Arantxa Roach

B.S. Biology, CCNY, 2018
October 2021 – June 2024
Current: Senior Research Technician, Hospital for Special Surgery

Zachary Cohen

B.A. Chemistry & English, Kenyon College, 2019
September 2019 – December 2024
Current: Software Development Intern

Nazifa Rahman

BS Biomedical Engineering, CCNY, 2021
Summer 2021-Summer 2023
Current: Northrup Grunman Computational Scientist

Sofia Kashtelyan

BS, Bioengineering, Cornell University, 2023
Summer 2023
Current: MS BME Program, Cornell University

Rachel Skelton

BS Neuroscience, Duke University, 2018
Spring 2020-Spring 2022
Current: MD Student at SUNY Downstate


Christopher Dyjak

CCNY BME Student
Summer 2023 – Spring 2024
Current: MTM Program

Pritilata Islam

CCNY Biology Student
Summer 2023 U54 PURT Trainee – Spring 2024

Julia Simon

CCNY Biochemistry Student
Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Yumna Ahmed

CCNY BME Student
NanoBioNYC Program
Fall 2022-Fall 2023

Taseen Taraqnova

CCNY BME Student
Fall 2023

Jeremy Aguilar

CCNY Biotechnology Student
Fall 2022 – Spring 2023

Sadiyah Parveen

BS, BME, CCNY 2023
Spring 2022 – Summer 2023, Summer 2022 NSF STEM Program
Current: PhD Program in BME, Yale University

Sergio Garcia

CCNY BME Student
August 2023 – May 2023
Current: PhD Program at University of Rochester BME

Georgina Castellano

Queens College Chemistry Student
August 2022 – March 2023

Abdelrahman Ahmed

CCNY BME Student, Summer 2022 BME REU Program

Carolina Cen Feng

CCNY BME Student
Summer 2020-Spring 2022
Current: NYU School of Medicine Research Technician

Rooshi Parikh

B.S. CCNY Sophie Davis SOM, 2022
Current: CUNY Medical School MD Program

Carol Lopez

CCNY BME Student
Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Rashida Zannat Akifa

CCNY BME Student
2020 CCNY ICCAE Summer Program

Juan Mesa

CCNY BME Student, MARC Scholar
Spring 2020-Spring 2022

Khuzema Aslam

CCNY BME Student
Fall 2019-Spring 2022

Krystin Frederick

CCNY BME Student
Fall 2019-Spring 2022

Mitchell Lui

CCNY BME Student
Spring 2020 – Fall 2020

Sofina Tanni

CCNY BME Student
Fall 2019 – Spring 2021
Current: Program assistant at the Social Science Research Council

Erin Keblish

CCNY BME Graduate
Winter 2020 – Spring 2021
Current: Weill Cornell Medicine PBSB PhD Program

Merna Ishak

CCNY BME Graduate
Summer 2020 – Spring 2021
Current: Engineer at Boston Scientific

Elia Flores

CCNY Biotechnology Graduate
Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Uriel Ramirez

CCNY Biology Student
CCNY-MSK Partnership PURT Program Summer 2021

Jalen Crespo

CCNY Biology Student
CCNY-MSK Partnership PURT Program Summer 2021

Anna Lam

CCNY BME Student
Spring 2020 – Fall 2021
Current: Student at New York College of Podiatric Medicine

High School Students

Jared Sonkin

Valhalla High School 2022
Summer 2020 – Summer 2022
Current: Undergraduate at Brown University