People

Rangaramanujam m. Kannan, Ph.D.
Principle Investigator

Arnall Patz Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology
Co-Director Center for Nanomedicine

anjali sharma, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Ph.D. in Chemistry from McGill University

The focus of Dr. Sharma's research is the design and development of multifunctional dendrimers with combined targeting, imaging and therapeutic modalities for the treatment of central nervous system disorders.

Wathsala Nillushi G H M Liyanage, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Bio-organic Chemistry from University of Rochester
M.S. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from New Mexico State University
B.S. in Chemistry from University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka

Dr. Liyanage's current research is focused on development of dendrimer bioconjugates for the development of targeted gene delivery and for efficacious drug delivery system for ocular and neurodegenerative diseases.

Yun Su, M.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Su's research focuses on biological and animal experiments for chorodial neovascularization.

Tony Wu

Ph.D. Candidate
B.S. and M.S.E in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University

Tony's current research focuses on the synthesis and application of novel dendrimer-biologic conjugates to treat ocular and neurodegenerative diseases.

Sebastian Salazar

M.S.E. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering

Sebastian's current research involves studying dendrimer trafficking behavior, focusing in particular on targeting neurons. When not in lab, Sebastian enjoys hiking and cooking.

Jiaxu Feng

M.S.E. Candidate in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jiaxu's research interest involves developing dendrimer-based therapeutics for asthma.

Seraphina Xu

M.S.E. Candidate in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
B.S. in Chemistry from New York University

Seraphina's research interest lies in developing dendrimer-based specific targeting with applications in treatment for central nervous system disorders.

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