Cell Adhesion & Drug Delivery Lab
 
   
 

Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

 
 

Principal Investigator
Omolola Eniola Adefeso

Post-Doctoral Members
Mariana Carrasco-Teja
Alex Thompson

Cathy Fromen

Graduate Students
Katawut Namdee
Peter Onyskiw
Daniel Sobczynski
Margaret Fish
William Kelley
Hanieh Safari
Genesis Lopez

Undergraduate Students
Alexander Golinski
Gunseli Onder

Jeffery Noble

Previous Members
Arianna Tousi
Ted A. Zaroff III
Phapanin Charoenpho
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Jessica Rilly
Mike Heslinga
Ryan Huang
Tim Angeli
Imade Asemota
Taylor Lebeis
Rosie Lemons
Ming-shen Liu
Eric Mastria
Dana Matthews
Supriya Mocherla
Alex Morse
Cecily Scarlett
Frances Walocko
Sara Yacob
Lois Garba
So-Hee Kang

Michele Mastria
Christopher McMullen
Rebecca Racz
Erica Tiedeman
Abraham Wolf
Christine Zuchora


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Omolola Eniola Adefeso


Dr. Adefeso is currently an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan ( Ann Arbor , MI ).

Education

  • Immunology/Leukocyte Biology Post-doctoral, 2004-2006 Baylor College of Medicine
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D., 2004 University of Pennsylvania
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering M.S.E., 2000 University of Pennsylvania
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering B.S.E., 1999 University of Maryland , Baltimore County

Honors and Awards

  • College of Engineering Faculty Fellow: University of Michigan (2014)
  • Miller Faculty Scholar: University of Michigan College of Engineering (2013)
  • NAE Frontier of Engineering EducationSelected Participant (2012)
  • University of Michigan Provost Teaching Innovation Award (2012)
  • U-M Chemical EngineeringDepartmental Research Achievement Award (2012)
  • NSF CAREER (2011)
    National Science Foundation
  • Innovator Award (2010)
    American Heart Association
  • Scientist Development Grant (2007)
    American Heart Association
  • University of Michigan Rackham Faculty Development Grant (2006)
  • APS/NIDDK Travel Fellowship Awards: EB (2006)
  • Baylor College of Medicine NIH T32 Training Grant in Lung Disease (2004 - 2006)
  • Janice Lumpkin Awards For Excellence in Arts & Sciences (2003)
  • NASA Graduate Research Fellowship (2002-2004)
  • GEM Masters Fellowship in Engineering (1999)
  • UMBC Meyerhoff Scholarship (1997-1999)
  • UMBC MARC U* STAR Scholar (1998 - 1999)

Publications


Post-Doctoral Associates

Dr. Mariana Carrasco-Teja
Dr. Carrasco-Teja is a Post-Doctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She received her BSc in applied mathematics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) (Mexico D.F.), her MSc in applied mathematics from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and her PhD in applied mathematics from the University of British Columbia (UBC) (Vancouver, BC).  After receiving her PhD, Dr. Carrasco-Teja spent 1.5 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Complex Fluids Laboratory in UBC. She has been a postdoctoral fellow in the Cell Adhesion & Drug Delivery Laboratory since March 2012.

Dr. Alex Thompson
Dr. Alex Thompson grew up in Hartselle, Alabama and received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama in 2009. After being accepted to the University of Michigan for graduate school, he joined the Cell Adhesion & Drug Delivery Lab in the fall of 2009 and completed his MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2011. Alex received his PhD from the University of Michigan in Fall 2014. When not in the lab, Alex enjoys playing intramural sports, fishing, reading, traveling, and hanging out around Ann Arbor with friends.

Dr. Cathy Fromen
Dr. Cathy Fromen is a University of Michigan President’s Postdoctoral Fellow (PPFP link) and joined the Eniola Group in the fall of 2014. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Rochester in 2009. She recently completed her PhD from the North Carolina State University under the direction of Joe DeSimone at the University of Chapel Hill, where she designed therapeutic carriers for pulmonary vaccine delivery.


Graduate Students

Katawut Namdee
Katawut  Namdee (Kata) received his BS in Biology from Khon Kean University (Thailand), his MS in Biomedical Engineering (University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas Southerwestern Medical Center) and is currently working on his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Kata joined the Cell Adhesion & Drug Delivery Lab in 2010. When not working in the lab, Kata enjoys photography, cooking and outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and biking.

Peter Onyskiw
Pete received his B.S in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) in the Spring of 2009 and joined the Ph.D program at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) in the Fall of 2009.  In August 2011, Peter received his M.S in Chemical Engineering and is currently a candidate for Ph.D. Peter is the recent winner of the 2013 Blue/Green Seminar poster competition.

Daniel Sobczynski
Daniel is a third year graduate student in the Cell Adhesion & Drug Delivery Lab. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Wayne State University in Chemical Engineering in 2011. Daniel then applied directly to the doctorate program in Chemical Engineering here at the University of Michigan and started working in the lab in October 2011. Besides work, Daniel loves to be active---working out, playing sports, and jogging.

Margaret Fish
Margaret is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She swam competitively for 17 years and is a self-proclaimed chocoholic. She attended Harvard University and graduated with a BA in Chemistry and Physics and a minor in Spanish in 2012. She joined the Eniola lab in Fall 2012 and subsequently transferred from the Chemical Engineering Master's to the PhD program in 2013. 

William (Billy) Kelley
Billy received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) in May 2014, and joined the Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 2014. Outside of the lab, Billy enjoys playing and watching all types of sports, reading, and traveling.

Hanieh Safari
Hanieh received her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology (Iran) in 2014 and after being accepted to the PhD program of Chemical Engineering in University of Michigan, she started her degree here and joined Cell Adhesion & Drug Delivery lab in fall 2014.

Genesis Lopez
Genesis graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in Spring 2014 and began the Chemical Engineering Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan in Fall 2014. She enjoys hanging out with friends, a good cup of coffee, and anything fun.


Undergraduate Students


Alexander Golinski
Alex Golinski is a junior in Chemical Engineering. In the lab, Alex works with Kata in several aspects of the in-vivo studies including creating images using advance microscopy techniques. Alex aspires to obtain a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in the field of drug delivery. In his spare time, Alex enjoys running and hanging out with his roommates.

Gunseli Onder
Gunseli is a junior in Chemical Engineering. She from a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan called Laurium. In the lab, she works with Dan to find out how plasma protein adsorption affects the targeting of biodegradable vascular targeting carriers and which proteins are important in the process."

Jeffery Noble
Jeffery Noble is a junior pursuing Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biochemistry. He is currently working with Dr. Cathy Fromen to determine interactions between particles and white blood cells. For the future, Jeffery is determined to obtain a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering for a career in research and education. 

 


Previous Members

Arianna Tousi
Ted A. Zaroff III
Phapanin Charoenpho
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Jessica Rilly
Mike Heslinga
Ryan Huang
Tim Angeli
Imade Asemota
Taylor Lebeis
Rosie Lemons
Ming-shen Liu
Eric Mastria
Dana Matthews
Supriya Mocherla
Alex Morse
Cecily Scarlett
Frances Walocko
Sara Yacob
Lois Garba
So-Hee Kang

Michele Mastria
Christopher McMullen
Rebecca Racz
Erica Tiedeman
Abraham Wolf
Christine Zuchora