Lab Members

Professor and Chair
Konstantinos Konstantopoulos email me
  • Diploma of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 1989
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Rice University, TX, USA, 1995
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA
Dr. Konstantopoulos joined the faculty of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University in 1997, and promoted to the rank of Professor in 2008.  He was elected Chair of the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in 2008.  He is a project leader with the NCI-funded Johns Hopkins Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (2009-present).  He was elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2009 and of the Biomedical Engineering Society in 2012.  He serves on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology (2005-present), Technology (2013-present) and Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering (2013-present), and as a section Editor of Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, and as Associate Editor of the Annals of Biomedical Engineering (2009-present).  He also served as Chair of the Bioengineering Technology and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) study section of the National Institutes of Health (2011-2013).  His research is at the interface of engineering and biology pertinent to cancer metastasis.  He has published >110 peer-reviewed articles in premier journals such as Cell, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Nature Reviews Cancer, Journal of Cell Biology, Current Biology, Blood, Current Opinion in Cell Biology etc.  He has received the Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award (2003 and 2011) and the Bioengineering Distinguished Alumnus Award from Rice University (2013).  Eight (8) of his mentees have launched successful academic careers in premier institutions such as Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Maryland College Park and Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay, whereas another ten have joined the industry setting now holding leading appointments (Director at Merck Labs, Associate Director at Alexion Pharmaceuticals etc).
Postdocs
Panagiotis Mistriotis email me
  • Diploma Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 2007
  • M.Sc. Human Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo SUNY, Buffalo, NY, USA, 2015
PhD Candidates
name email bio
Yuqi Zhang email me
  • B. E. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 2016
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2016-present
Kaustav Bera email me
  • B.Tech. & M.Tech. Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, 2016
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2016-present
Soontorn Tuntithavornwat email me
  • B.Eng Chemical Engineering, Mahidol University, Thailand, 2009-2013
  • M.Sc Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, MI, USA, 2014-2016
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2016-present
Emily Wisniewski email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, MA, USA, 2015
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2015-present
Robert Law email me
  • B.S. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH, USA, 2014
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2015-present
Runchen Zhao email me
  • B. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, MN, 2015
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Minnesota, MN, 2015
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2015-present
Bin Sheng Wong email me
  • B.S. Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2013
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2013-present
Christopher Yankaskas email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, USA, 2013
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2013-present
Daniel Shea email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, MA, USA, 2012
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2012-present
Alexandros Afthinos email me
  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2011
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2012-present
Undergraduate Students
name email bio
Jake Bieber email me
  • Junior, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA
  • Mentor: Bin Sheng Wong
Kristen Manto email me
  • Junior, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA
  • Mentor: Christopher Yankaskas
Deborah Chin email me
  • Junior, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA
  • Mentor: Bin Sheng Wong
Alumni
name email bio
Colin Paul email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, AR, USA, 2010
  • B.S. Physics, University of Arkansas, AR, USA, 2010
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Tissue Morphodynamics Unit of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, MD, USA, 2015-Present
Wei-Chien Hung email me
  • B.S. Biochemistry, University of Missouri, MO, USA, 2007
  • M.S. Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MD, USA, 2009
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2014-2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Genetics, Yale University, CT, USA, 2016-Present
Kimberly Stroka email me
  • B.S. Physics, Denison University, OH, USA, 2006
  • Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering & Institute for NanoBioTechnology, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2012-2014
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 2015-present
 
Zhizhan Gu email me
  • M.D. Medicine & Surgery, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2002
  • Ph.D. Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology, Brown University, RI, USA, 2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA, 2007-2012
  • Instructor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA, 2012
  • Instructor, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA, 2012-2013
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2013-2014
Shih-Hsun (Jack) Chen email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004
  • M.S. Biochemical Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2013
  • Scientist, Eli Lilly, IN, USA, October 2013- October 2015
  • Immuno-Oncology Research Scientist, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 2015-present
Luthur Siu Lun Cheung email me
  • Ph.D. Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, AZ, USA, 2009
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2009-2013
  • Engineer, ASM Pacific Technology, 2013-present
Bryan Grabias email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, NY, USA, 2006
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2012
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2012-2013
  • Scientist, US Food and Drug Administration, USA, 2013-present
Phrabha Raman email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, 2007
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2013
  • Scientist, Intel, 2013-present
Matthew Dallas email me
  • B.S. Chemical & Biological Engineering, Tufts University, MA, USA, 2007
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2012
  • Scientist, Life Technologies (Invitrogen), MD, USA, 2013-present
Fei Zhu email me
  • Ph.D. Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, 2002.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Station Biologique, University of Paris Six, France, 2002-2004
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland at Baltimore,  MD, USA, 2002-2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2007-2013
Pu Wang email me
  • Ph.D. Tumor Biology & Glycobiology, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China, 2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2008-2012
  • Assistant Professor, College of Life and Health Sciences, Northeastern University, China, 2012-present
Eric Balzer email me
  • Ph.D. Molecular Medicine, University of Maryland, MD, USA, 2010
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2010-2012
  • Advanced Imaging Specialist, Nikon Instruments, Inc., 2012-present
Ziqiu (Tommy) Tong email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, City College of New York, NY, USA, 2006
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Bioengineering, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2012-present
Christina Alves email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, MA, USA, 2000
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2009
  • Research Scientist, Biogen Idec, MA, USA, 2009 - present
Susan Napier email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2003
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2008
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2008 - 2011
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA, 2011-present.
Parag Pawar email me
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2001
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2008
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India, 2009 - present.
Pratik Jaluria email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University, NJ, USA, 1999
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2006
  • Research Scientist, VaxInnate, NJ, USA, 2007 – 2008
  • Development Scientist II, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., CT, USA, 2008-present
Zachary Healy email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA, 2002
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2006
  • M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD, USA, 2009
  • Fellow, Duke University School of Medicine, NC, USA, 2011-present
William Hanley email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA, 1995
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2005
  • Senior Research Pharmacokineticist (2005-2007), Research Fellow (2007-2011), Director (2011-present), Merck Research Laboratories, PA, USA
Sameer Jadhav email me
  • B.Tech. Chemical Enginering, LIT, Nagpur University, India, 1995
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India, 1998
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2004
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, MD, USA, 2004-2005
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay, India, 2005-present
Monica Burdick email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester, NY, USA, 1998
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2003
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Harvard University, MA, USA, 2003-2007
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio University, OH, USA, 2013-present (Started as Assistant Professor in 2007)
James Abulencia email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College, NY, USA, 1997
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2003
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, 2004-2006
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College, NY, USA, 2013-present (Started as Assistant Professor in 2007)
Owen McCarty email me
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA, 1997
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, 2002
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2003-2005
  • Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health & Science University, 2011-present (Started as Assistant Professor in 2005).