CMaT Student Leadership Council Chair

Student Leadership Council Chair

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Student Leadership Team

Carlos Adames

University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

I'm an undergraduate Industrial engineering student from University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. My research is focused on the Transcriptomics Data Analysis for CAR-T Cells.

Gilad Doron

Georgia Institute of Technology

I am a Bioengineering PhD student at Georgia Tech. My research is focused on modulating the mesenchymal stem cell secretome to assess its impact on its ability to treat inflammatory diseases.

Xuzhou (Sam) Jiang

Georgia Institute of Technology

I am a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI). My research is focused on the development of all-printed wireless, distributed sensor array for in-line, continuous monitoring of cell culture conditions in scale-up bioreactors.

Min Kyoung Sun

University of Georgia

My research focuses on employing natural and synthetically derived glycomaterials to understand stem cell-extracellular matrix interactions, and to explore the potential for regenerative medicine applications.

Brian Liu

Georgia Institute of Technology

I am a chemical and biomolecular engineering PhD student. I am developing novel bioprocess and supply chain tools for cell therapy product manufacturing.

Morgan Mantay

University of Georgia

My long-term research goal is to establish a cost-effective modular bioreactor system capable of supporting rapid stem cell expansion under defined conditions.

Student Leadership Council Chair

University of Wisconsin-Madison

I'm a graduate student in Cellular and Molecular Biology. I'm interested in developing methods to assay CAR T cell functionality in the context of the tumor microenvironment.

Emily Pendleton

University of Georgia

My research seeks to improve osteogenic potency of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of bone disease and fractures.

Nicole Piscopo

University of Wisconsin-Madison

I am a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research focuses on using CRISPR Cas9 for Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell engineering. I also serves as an Industry Chair for the CMaT SLC.

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate at University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Campus. My research is focused on the effects of collagen fibers organization in regulating Cell signaling of Breast Tumor cells and Stem cells differentiation

Brittany Russell

University of Wisconsin-Madison

I am a Biomedical Engineering student with special interest in cell and tissue engineering, particularly for applications in therapeutics and regenerative medicine.

Louise Saraspe

University of Wisconsin-Madison

I am in my third year of undergraduate studies pursuing a BS in Molecular Biology at UW-Madison. My work primarily revolves around aiding in the development of scalable in vitro assays for CAR T cell interaction with solid cancer tumors.

Xunan (Sara) Shen

University of Georgia

I am a graduate student in bioinformatics at the University of Georgia. My research focuses on the metabolomics study using nuclear magnetic resonance.

Aaron Simmons

University of Wisconsin-Madison

My research is focused on the identification of metabolic markers of hPSC-derived cardiomyocyte differentiation and maturation. Further work extends into methods to improve hPSC-CM maturation phenotypes.

Ramesh Subbiah

Georgia Institute of Technology

I am a post-doctoral fellow in the GWW School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. My research focuses on delivering growth factors using smart delivery systems for the regeneration regeneration of vascularized bone tissue.