The group

Bryan Berger, PhD

Associate professor

BS chemical engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PhD chemical engineering, University of Delaware

Post-doctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Teaching students about synthetic biology and biotechnology in CHE 2246, developing new biomolecular tools and technologies, solving structures, launching Lytos and other start-ups, and collaborating with USDA, Air Products, Merck, University of Maryland, Syracuse, Drexel, Lehigh and NISER

Samantha (Sami) Felton

PhD candidate in biomedical engineering

BS biomedical engineering, Robert Morris University

Designing receptor mimics to inhibit inflammation during viral infection

Madison Mann

PhD candidate in chemical engineering

BS chemical engineering, University of Arkansas

Developing biomolecular tools and green technologies to eliminate PFAS

Toriana (Tori) Vigil

PhD candidate in chemical engineering

BS chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University

MS chemical engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Engineering new biomineralization strategies for rare earth elements and metal oxides

James Tang, PhD

Post-doctoral fellow

PhD chemical engineering, University of Virginia

Determining the structural basis for how SARS-CoV2 accessory proteins interact with the host immune system

Raghavendra Yadavalli, PhD

Post-doctoral fellow

PhD regulatory biology, Cleveland State University

Developing and commercializing enzymes for applications in agriculture, food safety and biomanufacturing

Recent Alumni

Dr. Holly Mayton

Post-doctoral fellow 2019

AAAS Policy Fellow

Dr. Nathaniel Sallada

PhD Biomedical Engineering 2021

Scientist, AstraZeneca

Melissa Deschamps

MS Chemical Engineering 2019

Scientist, Merck

Allie Boboltz

BS Biomedical Engineering 2021

PhD program in bioengineering, University of Maryland