Andrew Ditto, Ph.D.

2011 - Married, Congratulations!!!

2010 - Postdoctoral fellow at University of Toledo Medical School

2010 - Graduate with a doctoral degree

2010 - Recipient of Joseph L. Verstraete Outstanding Graduate Student Award

2007 - Recipient of Joseph L. Verstraete Outstanding Graduate Student Award

2006 - M.S. degree

Dissertation: Biodegradable Nanoparticles for Use as an Inhalable Antimicrobial and as a ReceptorTargeted Delivery Device

Thesis: DNA-LPEI Complexes Encapsulated in LTP Nanospheres as a Non-viral Gene Therapy Vector

Parth Shah, Ph.D.

2009 - Postdoctoral fellow at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2009 - Graduate with a doctoral degree

2008 - Winner of the LaunchTown entrepreneur competition

2007 - Winner of the OhioBio's poster competition (Best Presentation of Information)

2006 - Winner of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers' poster competition (Great Lakes Chapter)

Dissertation: Biocompatibility Analysis and Biomedical Device Development Using Novel L-tyrosine Based Polymers

Justin Smolen, M.S.

2010 - Lab Manager at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2010 - Graduate with a Master's degree

Thesis: Emulsion Electrospinning for Producing Dome-Shaped Structures within L-tyrosine Polyurethane Scaffolds for Gene Delivery

Jake Iselin, M.S.

2009 - Biomedical Engineer at MP Biomedical

2008 - Graduate with a Master's degree

Thesis: Surface Modification of PLGA Electrospun Scaffolds for Wound Healing and Drug Delivery Applications

Tasha Williams, M.S.

2007 - Scientist at Invitrogen Corp.

2007 - Graduate with a Master's degree

2006 - Recipient of Special Minority Fellowship from Ohio Space Grant Consortium

2006 - Winner of the Maurice Morton Institute of Polymer Science (The University of Akron) Sponsors Day's Poster Competition

Thesis: Fabrication and Characterization of Electrospun Tecophilic Scaffolds for Gene Delivery

Rachel Manthe, B.S.

2011 - Recipient of the National Scientific Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2011 - Graduate student in the Dept. of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland

2011 - Graduate with a Bachelor's degree

2011 - Recipient of the Joseph L. Verstrate Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

2011 - Recipient of the Stephanie Lopina Memorial Award

2009 - Honorable Mention for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

2009 - Genzyme Corporation (Co-op)

2009 - Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute, Dept of Biomedical Engineering (Co-op)

Laura Smith, B.S.

2011 - Graduate student in The Institute for Management and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University

2011 - Graduate with a Bachelor's degree

2011 - Outstanding Award in Biomedical Engineering

2011 - Married, Congratulations!!!

2009 - Akron General (Co-op)

John Michael Williford, B.S.

2011 - Honorable Mention for the National Scientific Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2010 - Graduate with a Bachelor's degree

2010 - Recipient of the C. William Lowry, MD, Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Award

2010 - Recipient of the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in the Biomedical Engineering Award

2010 - Married, Congratulations!!!

2009 - Summer research at NIH

Anthony Puntel, B.S.

2010 - Graduate student in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University

2010 - Graduate with a Bachelor's degree

2009 - Zimmer (Co-op)

Osama Elbuluk, B.S.

2010 - Medical School at UCLA

2010 - Graduate with a Bachelor's degree

2010 - Chosen by the President as a commencement speaker for the Student Response

2010 - Outstanding Senior Award, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

2009 - Summer Research at NIH

Jaymes Beech, B.S.

2009 - Graduate student in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia

2009 - Graduate with a Bachelor's degree

2009 - Recipient of the Joseph L. Verstrate Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Andrew Copland

2011 - Graduate from McKinley High School

2011 - NSF Summer Program

2011 - Placed Superior and Third in a Regional Science Fair competition

2010 - NSF Summer Program

Katherine Smale

2008 - Graduate from Hudson High School

2007 - Summer program

Amy Liu

2010 - Medical student at Case Western Reserve University

2010 - Graduated from Rice University

2006 - Intel Semifinalist

2006 - Recipient of multiple awards at Ohio State Science Fair

2006 - Summer program

Kush Shah, Ph.D.

2013 - Postdoctoral fellow at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2013 - Graduate with a doctoral degree

Dissertation: Biocompatibility Analysis and Biomedical Device Development Using Novel L-tyrosine Based Polymers

John J. Reho, Ph.D.

2012 - Postdoctoral fellow at University of Maryland Medical School

2012 - Graduate with a doctoral degree

Dissertation: Biocompatibility Analysis and Biomedical Device Development Using Novel L-tyrosine Based Polymers

Walid Qaqish, M.S.

2014 - Research Engineer at Zimmer Biomet

2014 - Graduate with a Master's degree

2013 - Joseph L. Verstraete Outstanding Graduate Student in Biomedical Engineering

2013 - Married, Congratulations!!!

Thesis: Electrospinning of L-Tyrosine Polyurethane Scaffolds for Gene Delivery