Alumni

Research Staff

Malathi Chellappan

Research Associate
August 2014-November 2016

Current Position:
Senior Research Associate
Tune Therapeutics

Adarsh Ettyreddy

Research Associate

June 2018-April 2020

Current Position: 
Medical School
Wake Forest University

Kylie Gilcrest

Research Associate

February 2019-March 2020

Current Position: 
Scientist I
BioAgilytix

Adim Moreb

Research Associate
August 2014-August 2015

Current Position:
PhD Student
Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

Matt Oliver

Research Associate
November 2015-August 2017

Current Position:
PhD Student
Duke University, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral Fellows

Joe Bellucci, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
March 2016-November 2016

Current Position:
Head of Biology 
64x Bio, Inc.

Jonathan Brunger, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow 
October 2015-February 2016

Current Position: 
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University

Karen Bulaklak, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow 
July 2017-May 2020

Current Position: 
Senior Scientist 
Gene Editing Innovation Center
Sarepta Therapeutics

Brian Cosgrove, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow 
August 2017-August 2021

Current Position: 
Senior Scientist 
Tune Therapeutics

Matt Gemberling, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow 
January 2015-March 2020

Current Position: 
Senior Scientist 
Tune Therapeutics

Isaac Hilton, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
November 2013-December 2017

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University

Chris Nelson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
June 2014 - May 2019

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Arkansas

Pablo Perez-Pinera, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
July 2010-June 2013

Current Position:
Associate Professor (tenured)
Department of Bioengineering
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Adrian Pickar-Oliver, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow 
October 2015-May 2021

Current Position: 
Senior Scientist of Protein Chemistry
LifeEdit, Inc. 

Graduate Students

Lauren (Polstein) Toth, PhD

PhD Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
August 2010-July 2015

Current Position:
Senior Principal Systems Engineering
Peraton

Shaunak Adkar, PhD

MD/PhD Student
Department of Cell Biology
Duke University
January 2016-June 2018

Current Position:
Vascular Surgery Resident
Stanford University

Josh Black, PhD

PhD Student 
Department of Biomedical Engineering 
Duke University 
August 2013-June 2019

Current Position: 
Senior Scientist 
Tune Therapeutics

Tyler Gibson, PhD

PhD Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
August 2009-August 2015

Current Position:
Senior Scientist
Decibel Therapeutics

Liad Holtzman, PhD

PhD Student 
Department of Biomedical Engineering 
Duke University 
August 2014-May 2021

Current Position: 
Scientist
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ami Kabadi, PhD

PhD Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
August 2009-July 2015

Current Position:
Associate Director
Gene Editing Innovation Center
Sarepta Therapeutics

Tyler Klann, PhD

PhD Student 
Department of Biomedical Engineering 
Duke University 
August 2014-November 2019

Current Position: 
Senior Scientist 
Tune Therapeutics

Dewran Kocak, PhD

PhD Student 
Department of Biomedical Engineering 
Duke University 
August 2015-November 2019

Current Position: 
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Jennifer Kwon, PhD

PhD Student 
University Program in Genetics and Genomics 
Duke University 
March 2015-March 2020

Current Position: 
Senior Scientist 
Tune Therapeutics

David Ousterout, PhD

PhD Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
August 2009-July 2014

Current Position:
Chief Scientific Officer
Locus Biosciences

Jacqueline Robinson-Hamm, PhD

PhD Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
August 2013-July 2018

Current Position:
Science Policy Analyst
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Pratiksha Thakore, PhD

PhD Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
January 2011-August 2016

Current Position:
Scientist 
Genentech

Masters Students

Lauren Barth

MS Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
August 2011-May 2012

Current Position:
MDR/Vigilance Specialist
Medtronic, Inc.

Alex Garafalo

MS Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
August 2015-May 2016

Current Position:
Research Project Manager
University of Pennsylvania

Brittany Stokes

MS Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
January 2013-May 2014

Current Position:
Scientific Writer
SQZ Biotechnologies, Inc.

Brian Vogler, PhD

MS Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
January 2010-May 2011

Current Position:
Microbiology Graduate Scholar
Bayer Crop Science, Inc.

Undergraduates

Jay Rathinavelu

Biomedical Engineering 2017

Nishkala Shivakumar

Biomedical Engineering 2016
Howard Hughes Research Fellow

Vidit Bhandarkar

Hunter Hutchinson

Biomedical Engineering 2017

Ariel Kantor

Mae Lewis

Feimei Liu

Biomedical Engineering 2017
Howard Hughes Research Fellow

Sarina Madhavan

Biomedical Engineering 2018

Kevin Mutchnick

Biomedical Engineering 2018
Computational Biology & Bioinformatics 2018

Ashish Vankara

Biomedical Engineering 2019

Matthew Waller