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

Graduate Students
Katawut Namdee
Peter Onyskiw
Alex Thompson
Daniel Sobczynski
Margaret Fish
Ted A. Zaroff III

Undergraduate Students
Arianna Tousi
Alexander Golinski
Gunseli Onder

Previous Members
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 Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan ( Ann Arbor , MI ). She was previously at Baylor College of Medicine ( Houston , TX ) in their Pediatrics/Leukocyte Biology Department from 2004-2006.

Education

  • 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

  • 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.



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.

Alex Thompson
Alex 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 is set to receive 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.

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. 

Ted Zaroff III
Ted received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2012, and decided to continue matriculating at Michigan to pursue a Ph.D. He joined the Eniola lab in the fall of 2012, and is currently a second-year Ph.D. candidate. Outside of lab, he enjoys singing with the U of M Men’s Glee Club, acting in musicals, and reading long fantasy novels.




Undergraduate Students

Arianna Therese Tousi
Arianna Tousi is a junior in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan who collaborates with Peter on projects in the lab. Currently, Arianna has been investigating cell adhesion of gas-filled particles (or micro bubbles) in comparison to solid particles.

Alexander Golinski
Alex Golinski is a sophomore 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. In his spare time, Alex enjoys running and hanging out with his roommates.

Gunseli Onder
Gunseli is a sophomore 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."


Previous Members

Tim Angeli
Imade Asemota
Taylor Lebeis
Rosie Lemons
Ming-shen Liu
Dana Matthews
Eric Mastria
Supriya Mocherla
Alex Morse
Cecily Scarlett
Frances Walocko
Sara Yacob
Phapanin (Ploy) Charoenphol
Mike Heslinga
Ryan Huang
Jessica Rilly
Lois Garba
So-Hee Kang
Michele Mastria
Christopher McMullen
Rebecca Racz
Erica Tiedeman
Abraham Wolf
Christine Zuchora