Michael Washington, PhD--currently at Reaxis, Inc. Dr. Washington never met a material he couldn't optimize or characterize.
The first and only graduate of the Fedorchak Lab Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
Valerie Quickel--currently at the Entomological Society of America. Ms. Quickel was a marketing major who took a chance on a gap year in a bioengineering lab. It is the unwavering belief of this PI that she can do any task set before her, business or science, better than most. Also a great baker.
Anthony Hanna--Lewis Katz School of Medicine (Temple). Prototyping and design guru who landed a non-existent summer research position through self-motivation and initiative.
Lindsay Helsel--Carnegie Mellon University. AIChE poster awardee and another invaluable researcher on our ear delivery projects.
Meera Sakthivel--University of Pittsburgh. Co-author on rare disease review, future physician, and all around all-star in the early days of our cystinosis project.
Kate Dunkelberger--University of Pittsburgh. Most likely to find the "needle in a haystack" paper to fix drug loading issues in a project she's not even working on. Also great with ear drug delivery.
Andrea Biernbaum--University of Pittsburgh. HPLC protocol troubleshooter and lab baked goods co-purveyor alongside Ms. Quickel.
Lauren Krzystowczyk--Birmingham Southern College. Hydrogel characterization expert and the most calm and collected public speaker we've ever seen.
Ande Greco, BS--St. Vincent College. Least likely to be discouraged by negative results. Ande relentlessly pursued drug release profiles for our ear delivery projects.
Nate Myers, BS--University of Pittsburgh. Resident prototyping expert and novelty 3-D printed eyeball aficionado.
High School Students
Maya Groff--Shadyside Academy. As capable as any graduate student and likely to be my boss someday. Maya performed corneoscleral permeability testing for novel microneedle enhancement techniques.