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March 2012 (From the left: Bo, Kevin, Hannah, Hillary, Sara, Emily, Eun Jung, Yoon, Karen, and Harrison)
March 2012 (From the left: Bo, Kevin, Hannah, Hillary, Sara, Emily, Eun Jung, Yoon, Karen, and Harrison)


Principal investigator

Yoon Yeo, Ph.D.

Administrative staff

Nancy Cramer

Visiting scholars

  • Jinhyun Hannah Lee, Ph.D.
  • Michael D. Tsifansky, M.D. (Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, Park Ridge, IL; Adjunct assistant professor, Purdue University)

Graduate students

  • Bo Sun (IPPH 11)
  • Sara Ahmed (IPPH 12)
  • Hyesun Hyun (IPPH 12)
  • Yihua Pei (IPPH 13)
  • Jun Xu (PULSe 13)
  • Joonyoung Park (IPPH 14)

Undergraduate students

  • Joonyoung Park (PharmD, 09Summer-present) working independently
  • John Weidle (PharmD, 11S-present) working independently (former mentor: Zohreh Amoozgar, Karen Liu)
  • Nipei Lim (BSPS, 13S-present) working independently (former mentors: Bo Sun, Hillary Holback, Sara Ahmed)
  • Ji Ae Lee (13F-present) working with Bo Sun
  • Youn Jin Ku (13F-present) working with Sara Ahmed
  • Naina Zachariah (14S-present) working with Sara Ahmed
  • Joshua Knebel (13F-present) working with Hyesun Hyun
  • Kiela Willis (14S-present) working with Hyesun Hyun

Hillary Karen Bo Sara

Eunjung Harrison Hannah Kevin

Joon Erin John


  • Graduate students
    • Zohreh Amoozgar, Ph.D.: October 2007 - December 2011. (Thesis: Bioadhesive polymeric drug delivery systems for tumor targeting and tissue repair) Post-doc @ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
    • Emily Gullotti, Ph.D.: January 2008 - May 2012. (Thesis: Peritumorally activatable nanoparticles for delivery of paclitaxel to multidrug resistant ovarian cancer cells) Sr. Research Scientist @ Merck.
    • Basma Ibrahim, Ph.D.: August 2008 - May 2012. (Thesis: Development of inhalable macromolecule delivery for local treatment of pulmonary diseases) Sr. Research Scientist @ Fresenius Kabi-USA.
    • Hillary Holback: August 2009 - May 2013. (Thesis: The cytotoxic effect of nanoparticles delivered to the periphery of 3-dimensional tumor models)
    • Karen Liu: January 2010 - May 2014. (Thesis: pH-Activatable Nanoparticles for Tumor-Specific Drug Delivery) Sr. Research Scientist @ Fresenius Kabi-USA.
  • Post-docs; Visiting scholars
    • Jeong Ho Park, Ph.D. (Professor, Hanbat National University, Korea): Visiting scholar 2007 summer
    • Peisheng Xu, Ph.D. (University of Wyoming, 2007): May 2007 - November 2009. Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina
    • Min Feng, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China): Jan.2010 - June 2010.
    • Yang Chun Park, O.M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Oriental Internal Medicine, Daejeon University, Korea): Aug. 2009 - July 2010.
    • Yan Yang, Ph.D.: September 2007 - August 2010. Associate Professor of Life Sciences, Jilin University, China.
    • Gaurav Bajaj, Ph.D. (Oregon State University, 2008): August 2009 - June 2011. Sr. Research Investigator at Bristol-Meyrs Squibb.
    • Hae-Yun (Harrison) Choi, O.M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Oriental Medicine, Daegu Haany Univ., Korea): September 2011-July 2012.
    • Hannah Lee, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech., GA): January 2012 - February 2013.
    • Eun Jung Cho, Ph.D. (Seoul National University, Korea): May 2011 - February 2013.
    • Kyung-Oh (Kevin) Doh, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Korea): Feb. 2012-Jan. 2014
July 2010 (From left: Hillary, Mark, Joonyoung, Qingnuo, and Sooyoung) *sigh* Indeed..these guys are having more fun than they should have. =)
July 2010 (From left: Hillary, Mark, Joonyoung, Qingnuo, and Sooyoung) *sigh* Indeed..these guys are having more fun than they should have. =)
  • Undergraduate students
    • Nimisha Bajaj (BME, SURF 07, 07F, 08S)
    • Roosan Islam (PharmD, DURI 07F)
    • Ashmita Hoskote (BME, SURF 08S)
    • Griffin Quick (BME, DURI 08S, 08F)
    • Jennifer Bastijanic (BME, DURI 08F)
    • Kimberly Ohn (CHE, DURI 08S-08F)
    • Parag Sharma (Pre-pharm, 08F-09S)
    • Haesoo Kim (BSPS, 09S)
    • David Belair (ChemE, 09Summer) worked with Basma Ibrahim - Univ. of Wisconsin, Chemical Engineering, Grad School
    • Tyler Shugg (PharmD, 09S) worked with Peisheng Xu
    • Xinyi (Nancy) Jiang (Pre-pharm, 09F) worked with Zohreh Amoozgar
    • Haein Yang (Food Sciences, DURI 07F-09F) worked with Yan Yang and Basma Ibrahim - CJ CheilJedang Foods R&D, Korea
    • Rattavut ("M") Teerakapibal (Pre-pharm, 10S) worked with Zohreh Amoozgar - Graduate school @ U of Wisconsin
    • Taylor Crane (ChemE, 09Summer-10S) worked with Emily Gullotti
    • Mark Hamilton (BME, 10Summer) Worked with Emily Gullotti
    • Qingnuo Lin (ChemE, Pre-pharm, 10S-present) worked with Zohreh Amoozgar
    • Travis Huber (Pharm D, 11S) worked with Gaurav Bajaj
    • Ellen Yin (Pharm D, 11S) worked with Emily Gullotti
    • Sooyoung Shin, Pharm. D.: August 2007 - May 2011. Independent study. - Resident @ OSF St. Francis in Peoria, IL.
    • Heewon Moon (12S-12F) worked with Hillary Holback
    • Erin Wilson (BSPS, 10S-13S) worked with Basma Ibrahim and Eunjung Cho. Graduate school @ Univ. North Carolina.
    • Olivia Rivera (PUFW, 13 Summer) worked with Bo Sun
    • Brandon Bergman (PharmD, 12F-13 Summer) worked with Kevin Doh

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