Team

Meet our scientists

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Mei He, Ph.D.

2008, PhD, University of Alberta /// 2012, Postdoc, University of California, Berkeley /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0458 /// email: mhe@cop.ufl.edu

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Dr. He is an assistant professor from the Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida. She obtained her PhD degree from the University of Alberta and postdoc training from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. He is the Editorial Board member of Pharmaceutics and AAPS Scientific Programming Committee Track Leader, as well as the Advisory Board Member of journal Lab on Chip (LOC). Her journal review efforts have been recognized as the Outstanding Reviewer in 2018, 2020, and 2021 from the LOC Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. He Received NIH Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award for Early Stage Investigators in 2019, and she also received the LOC Emerging Investigator Award in 2019. Dr. He’s innovation leads to more than 16 pending and issued patents for advancing the innovative exosome research.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Xiaoshu Pan, Ph.D.

2020, PhD, Chemical Biology, University of Florida, USA /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email: xpan@cop.ufl.edu

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Niloy Barua

2021, PhD, Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, USA /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email:n.barua@ufl.edu

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Ph.D. student, NIH scholar

Zachary Greenberg

2020, MS, Material Science and Engineering, University of Florida/// 2017, BS, Chemistry, University of Florida/// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email: zfg2013@ufl.edu

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Ph.D. Graduate student

Nina Erwin

2021, BS with Honor, Material Science and Engineering, University of Florida/// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email: nerwin@ufl.edu

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Ph.D. Graduate student

Samantha Ali

2022, MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Florida /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G ///email: samanthaalighand@ufl.edu

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Pharma D graduate Student

Jillian Walker

2020, BS, Biomedical Science, Auburn University /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email: jillian.walker@ufl.edu

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Pharma D graduate Student

Maya Patel

2021, BS, Biology, University of Florida /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email: maya.patel@ufl.edu

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UF EMERGING SCHOLAR

Rachell Hawkes

Undergraduate student, Pre-Professional Biology, University of Florida /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email: rhawkes@ufl.edu

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UF EMERGING SCHOLAR

Lauren Andrews

Undergraduate student, Biochemistry, University of Florida /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email: laurenandrews@ufl.edu

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UF EMERGING SCHOLAR

Claire Roffi

Undergraduate student, Biology, University of Florida /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email: croffi@ufl.edu

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UF RESEARCH Scholar

Maria Serafim


Undergraduate student, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email: mserafim@ufl.edu

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UF RESEARCH Scholar

Natalia Fernandez

Undergraduate student, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email:nataliafernandez@ufl.edu

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER

Julia Zager

Undergraduate student, Chemistry, University of Florida /// Office: UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 0475G /// email:juliazager@ufl.edu

lab member

Alumni

Postdoc Researchers:

  • Pei Zhuang, 2020-2021, Postdoc Researcher, Current: Postdoc Researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  • Shaobo Ruan, 2018-2021, Postdoc Researcher, Current: Associate Professor at the Perking Technology University, China
  • Suiching Phung, 2019-2020, Postdoc Researcher, Current: Postdoc at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Nan He, 2018-2020, Postdoc Researcher, Current: Clara Biotech scientist
  • Qingfu Zhu, 2017-2019, Postdoc, Current: Faculty of the Wenzhou Institute of Biomaterials and Engineering, China
  • Philip Hochendoner, 2017-2018, Postdoc, Current: Postdoc at the Princeton University for The Institute Materials

Graduate Students:

  • Bryce Stottlemire, 2018-2020, Graduate Student, Current: KU BioE graduate student
  • Mikala Heon, 2018-2020, Graduate Student, Current: KU BioE graduate student
  • Rajarshi (Raj) Bose, 2018-2020, Master Student, Current: Merk process engineer
  • Kimberly Plevniak, 2015-2017, Master Student, Current: Clinical Laboratory Scientist at ViraCor
  • Kyle Merklein, 2014-2016, Master Student, Current: Systems Test Engineer at RBC Medical Innovations
  • Ethan Gother, 2016-2018, Master Student, Current: Embedded Systems Engineer at Surface Systems and Instruments 

Undergraduate Students:

  • Ngan Ngoc Tran, Self Fellow, 2019-2020, Current: KU undergraduate student
  • Nicole D’Souza, 2018-2020, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Current: KU undergraduate student
  • Peyton Panovich, 2019-2020, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Current: KU undergraduate student
  • Yvette Von Loh, 2019, REU summer student, Current: Abeona Therapeutics manufacturing associate
  • Darragh Adelaide, 2019, REU summer student, Current: Dublin City University undergraduate student
  • Rebekah Elliott, 2018-2020, Research Technician, Current: KUMC research technician
  • Pamela Patricia Gamero Kubota, 2018-2019, Research Assistant, Current: Master Student, KU Medical Center
  • Xinyi He , Summer undergraduate researcher, 2018, Current: Software Implementation Consultant at Manhattan Associates
  • Megan Richards, 2017, Undergraduate Researcher, Current: R&D Engineer at Pfizer
  • Kaila Wilson, 2017, Undergraduate Research, Current: System Engineer at Cerner Corporation