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Henderson Lab Members


Principal Investigator
James Henderson James Henderson
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor (by courtesy), Department of Biology
Director, Bioengineering Graduate Program
Syracuse VA Medical Center, WOC Appointment

Phone: 315.443.9739

Email:

Research Interests: The interface of tissue engineering and developmental biology, with special emphasis on biomechanical aspects of tissue development. The broad theme of our work is understanding how biomechanical, biochemical, and topographical signals regulate the differentiation and phenotypic expression of musculoskeletal cells. Within this theme, we study: modulation of chondrocyte phenotypic expression; biomechanical regulation during musculoskeletal tissue development; and the development of biomimetic tissue engineering approaches.

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PhD Students
Shelby Buffington Shelby Buffington
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: Enzymatically triggered shape-memory polymers.

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Junjiang Chen Junjiang Chen
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: TBA.

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Fred Donelson Fred Donelson
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
IGERT Fellow

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: Dynamic control of cell morphology via micropatterned shape-memory polymers.

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Plansky Hoang Plansky Hoang
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
IGERT Fellow (Co-advised with primary advisory Zhen Ma)

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: Stem cell-derived cardiac organoids for embryotoxicity drug screening.

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Alex Jannini Alex Jannini
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
IGERT Fellow (Co-advised with primary advisory Julie Hasenwinkel)

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: Bioinspired hydrogels.

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Michelle Pede Michelle Pede
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Phone: 315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: Antimicrobial, drug eluting shape-memory polymers for orthopedic applications.

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katy Pieri Katy Pieri
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Phone:315.443.9749 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: 4D Printing.

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Chenyan Wang Chenyan Wang
Graduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Co-advised with primary advisory Zhen Ma

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: TBA.

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MS Students
MS student roster is currently being updated (Spring 2019)
Undergraduate Students
Bailey Felix Bailey Felix
Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: 4D Printing.




 
Jamila Perkins Jamila Perkins
Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Co-advised with primary advisory Julie Hasenwinkel

Phone:315.443.4748 (Lab)

Email:

Research Focus: Bioinspired, Tough, Adhesive Hydrogels.




 
Alumni
Joanna Maressa Joanna Maressa
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2019)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
 
Roland Beard Roland Beard
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2016-2018)
Most recently: Associate Research Engineer, Globus Medical, Philadelphia, PA
 
Giuseppe Passucci Giuseppe Passucci
Then: Graduate Researcher (PhD), Department of Physics (2013-2018)
Most recently: Systems engineer, Syracuse Research Corporation, Syracuse, NY
 
Nakira Christmas Nakira Christmas
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2018)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
 
Stephen Sawyer Stephen Sawyer
Then: Graduate Researcher (PhD), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2013-2018)
Most recently: ORISE Fellow, FDA
 
Justine Paul Justine Paul
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2016-2018)
Most recently: PhD Student, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
 
Hannah Rebar Hannah Rebar
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2016-2018)
Most recently: R&D Engineer, Boston Scientific, Boston, MA
 
Miracle Rogers Miracle Rogers
Then: BS/MS Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2015-2018)
Most recently: Hospital for Special Surgery Research Institute Post Baccalaureate Research Training Program
 
Jose Waimin Jose Waimin
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2017-2018)
Most recently: PhD Student, Materials Engineering, Purdue University
 
Mark Macios Mark Macios
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2017-2018)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
 
Victor Tay Victor Tay
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2017-2018)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
 
Kyle Bishop Kyle Bishop
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2014-2018)
Most recently: TBA
 
Bence Kotis Bence Kotis
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2017-2018)
Most recently: Bioinformatics, Scripps Research Institute, San Diego CA
 
Johnson Agyapong Johnson Agyapong
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2017)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Biology, Braindeis University
 
Ariel Ash-Shakoor Ariel Ash-Shakoor
Then: Graduate Researcher (PhD), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2012-2017)
Most recently: Biomedical Engineering, Interventional Cardiology Devices Branch, Division of Cardiovascular Devices, FDA
 
Megan Brasch Megan Brasch
Then: Graduate Researcher (PhD), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2011-2017)
Most recently: Medical Research Scientist, WorldCare Clinical
 
Ben Phillippi Ben Phillippi
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS, Thesis), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2014-2017)
Most recently: Bristol-Myers Squibb
 
David Levitskiy David Levitskiy
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2016-2017)
Most recently: Associate Engineer, Quadrant Biosciences, Syracuse, NY
 
Stephen Benn Stephen Benn
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2014-2017)
Most recently: Engineer, Edwards Life Sciences, Irvine, CA
 
Monica Plasencia Monica Plasencia
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2017)
Most recently: Recent Graduate Research Intern, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 
Alexis Pena Alexis Peņa
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2012-2016)
Most recently: PhD Student, Johns Hopkins University
 
Treant Searfoss Trent Searfoss
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2014-2016)
Most recently: Design Engineer, Transonic Systems, Ithaca, NY
 
Leila Hart Leila Hart
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2016)
Most recently: Intern, Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, Decatur, GA
 
Lauryn Alexander Lauryn Alexander
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2016)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Forensic Chemistry, Hampton University
 
Ben Posnick Ben Posnick
Then: Syracuse University Engineering and Computer Science Research Internship Program high school student participant (2016), SBI REU (2018)
Most recently: Cornell University, SRC Scholar

 
Claude King Claude King
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2016)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Hampton University
 
Avery Callahan Avery Callahan
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Donofrio Scholar (2016)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
 
Philip Mohun Philip Mohun
Then: Undergraduate Researcher (2016)
Most recently: Innovation Consultant, Anthem, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
 
Brandon Dang Brandon Dang
Then: Highschool Researcher, Bellarmine College Prep (2016)
Most recently: TBA
 
Jing Wang Jing Wang
Then: Graduate Researcher (PhD), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009-2016)
Most recently: Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo

 
Ling-Fang Tseng Ling-Fang Tseng
Then: Graduate Researcher (PhD), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009-2015)
Most recently: Preclinical Scientist, Lyra Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA)
 
Richard Baker Richard Baker
Then: Graduate Researcher (PhD), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009-2015)
Most recently: Associate, Mechanical Engineering, Exponent (Menlo Park, CA)
 
Ye He Ye He
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS, Thesis), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2014-2015)
Most recently: Lab Technician, Sanofi Genzyme (Framingham, MA)
 
Joyrie Dickerson Joyrie Dickerson
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2015)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hampton University
 
Donmanique Hardy Donmanique Hardy
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2015)
Most recently: Battalion Maintenance Control Officer and Platoon Leader, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, NC
 
Elliot Russell Elliot Russell
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse Scholar (2012-2013)
Most recently: MD Student, Northwestern University
 
Justin Elkhechen Justin Elkhechen
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Biochemistry Program, Crown Award recipient, Awarded a Crown Award from the Renee Crown University Honors Program in support of his honors capstone project (2012-2015)
Most recently: MD Student, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
 
Ke Song Ke Song
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2013-2015)
Most recently: Potency Bioassay Analyst, Bristol-Myers Squibb
 
Brandyn White Brandyn White
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2014)
Most recently: PhD Student, Department of Biology, Howard University
 
Derek Loh Derek Loh
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2014)
Most recently: Research Associate, Illumina, San Diego
 
Alyssa Seunarine Alyssa Seunarine
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2014)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hampton University
 
Stephen Burke Stephen Burke
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2012-2014)
Most recently: Junior Associate at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
 
Ashkan Noushabadi Ashkan Noushabadi
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2012-2013)
Most recently: Biomedical Engineer, Food and Drug Administration
 
Xinchi Yi Xinchi Yi
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2012-2014)
Most recently: Neuroscience Research Laboratory, Tufts Medical Center
 
Breanda Argueta Brenda Argueta
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering,
McNair Scholars Program (2013-2014)
Most recently: Senior Associate, Pfizer, Boston, MA
 
Andy Quach Andy Quach
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2013-2014)
Most recently: Associate Process Engineer, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA
 
Dakota Jones Dakota Jones
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2010-2014)
Most recently: PhD student, Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

 
Katrina Keegan Katrina Keegan
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biology (2011-2013)
Most recently: Associate Professor, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

 
James Pash James Pash
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biology (2012-2013)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Department of Biology
 
Kristina Arauz Kristina Arauz
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2012-2013)
Most recently: Document and Training Management Specialist, Shire, Lexington, MA

 
Sierra Houston Sierra Houston
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, and Dean's Leadership Awardee (2012-2013)
Most recently: Biomechanical Engineer & Accident Reconstructionist at Biomechanical Research and Testing, LLC


 
Chi-Yu Sun Chi-Yu Sun
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2008-2012; graduated 2012)
Most recently: Research Associate, Uniformed Services University, Washington, DC

 
Elena Marchetti-Bowick Elena Marchetti-Bowick
Then: Highschool Researcher, JD High School (2011-2012)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Stanford University

 
Joalene Mason Joalene Mason
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2012)
Most recently: Business Analyst at Accenture Federal Services
 
Simone Summers Simone Summers
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2012)
Most recently: Undergraduate Student, Hampton University
 
Falin Jones Falin Jones
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2012)
Most recently: Electrical Designer, WSP USA
 
Marisa Tukpah Marisa Tukpah
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Smart Material Advances and Advanced Research Training Workshop (2012)
Most recently: Polymer Engineering Graduate Student, The University of Akron
 
Kadye Moore Kadye Moore
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2012)
Most recently: System Designer at Johnson Controls
 
Christine Cespedes Christine Cespedes
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2011-2012)
Most recently: Quality Systems Engineer, Ichor Medical Systems, San Diego, CA
 
R. Casey Edwards R. Casey Edwards
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2010-2011)
Most recently: Technology Transfer Attorney, MUSC Foundation for Research Development
 
Jake Cline Jake Cline
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2010-2012)
Most recently: Master's Student/Research Assistant at California State University, Monterey Bay
 
Sean McCauley Sean McCauley
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2010-2011)
Most recently: Control System Engineer at DEKA Research & Development
 
Shelley Kummer Shelley L Kummer
Then: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Most recently: Toxicologist, SRC, Inc., Syracuse, NY


 
Patrick Thompson Patrick Thompson
Then: Graduate Researcher (MS), Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2010-2011; graduated 2011); Employee, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Most recently: Bristol-Myers Squibb


 
Anita Patrick Anita Patrick
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2011)
Most recently: PhD student in STEM Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin




 
Brian Cosgrove Brian Cosgrove
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2008-2011)
Most recently: Most recently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gersbach Lab, Duke University.


 
Wesley Kong Wesley Kong
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009-2010)
Most recently: B.A. Student, University of Oxford


 
Roger Conturie Roger Conturie
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009)
Deceased


 
Matthew Salminen Matthew Salminen
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009)
Undergraduate Student, Biochemistry, Syracuse University
Most recently: Scientific Services Committee, USA Track & Field


 
Albaraa Salama Albaraa Salama
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2009)
Binghamton University (2010)
Most recently: Senior Consultant at The HCL Group, New York, NY.


 
Cassie Gorman Cassie Gorman
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, SBI REU (2009-2010)
Most recently: Certified Prosthetist Orthotist at Independence Prosthetics Orthotics, Inc.


 
RJ Spink RJ Spink
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2008-2009)
Most recently: Researcher, Army Research Lab


 
Jennifer Amos Jennifer R. Amos
Then: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2008-2009)
Most recently: Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


 
Luana Ramcharran Luana Ramcharran
Then: Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering (2008)
Most recently: Product Design Engineer at LRD, Houston, TX



Last Updated: 12/7/2017