People

Principal Investigator

Craig L. Duvall, Ph.D.

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Research Faculty and Postdocs

Mukesh Gupta, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

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Richard d'Arcy, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

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Rebecca Cook, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

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Justin Lo, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Jahnu Saikia, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Staff

Fang Yu, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory Manager

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Nora Francini, Ph.D.

Research Chemist

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Graduate Students

Carli DeJulius

Graduate Student, NSF Fellow

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Shrusti Patel

Graduate Student, NSF Fellow

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Jordan Hill

Graduate Student, NIH Fellow

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William Tierney

Graduate Student, NIH Fellow

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Alex Sorets

Graduate Student

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Josh McCune

Graduate Student, NSF Fellow

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Mariah Bezold

Graduate Student

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Larry Stokes

Graduate Student, NSF Fellow

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Morgan Struthers

Graduate Student, NSF Fellow

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Amelia Soltes

Graduate Student, NSF Fellow

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Megan Keech

Graduate Student

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Nina Cassidy

Graduate Student, NSF Fellow

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Zach Lamantia

Graduate Student

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Sarah Hall

Graduate Student

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Patricia Poley

Graduate Student, NSF Fellow

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Paolo Francisco

Graduate Student, NSF Fellow

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Anna Kittel

Graduate Student

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Lab Alumni

Former Doctoral Students

Ella Hoogenboezem, Ph.D. (2022) is a Scientist at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Isom Kelly, Ph.D. (2022) is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Eli Lilly

Bryan Dollinger, Ph.D. (2021) is an Equity Research Associate in Diversified Biopharmaceuticals at SVB Securities

Prarthana Patil, Ph.D. (2021) is a Scientist II in Discovery Medicine at Kodiak Sciences

Sean Bedingfield, Ph.D. (2020) is an Advisor at Eli Lilly and Company

Meredith A. Jackson, Ph.D. (2019) is a Scientist II at Arisan Bio

Kameron V. Kilchrist, Ph.D. (2019) is a Senior Scientist in Discovery Medicine at Kodiak Sciences

Brian C. Evans, Ph.D. (2015) is a Manager of Strategic Research Initiatives at the University of Memphis

Thomas A. Werfel, Ph.D. (2017): is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Mississippi

Samantha M. Sarett, Ph.D. (2017): is a Director at Eli Lilly and Company

John R. Martin, Ph.D. (2017): is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Cincinnati.

Kelsey (Beavers) Mayo, Ph.D. (2016): is CEO of Armor Medical Inc

Kristin (Poole) O’Grady, Ph.D. (2015): is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Christopher Nelson, Ph.D. (2014): is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Arkansas

Former Masters Students

Blake Hanan (2022) is now a Bioengineering Ph.D. student at Harvard

Shubham Gulati (2022) is now a medical student at Mount Sinai

Katherine Russo (2021) Research Associate II - Biomaterials at Lung Biotechnology PBC

Taylor (Kavanaugh) Collins, M.S. (2017): Clinical Studies Professional at BIOTRONIK

Rucha Joshi, Ph.D. (2016) Completed Ph.D. at Purdue (2016) and is now Assistant Professor at Plaksha University

Martina Miteva, M.S. (2014): is now Director of IT Business Partnering at Bristol Myers Squibb

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Eric Dailing, Ph.D.: is a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate at Berkeley Lab

Kellye Kirkbride, Ph.D.: is Quality Assurance Manager at iRepertoire

Hongmei Li, Ph.D.: is Associate Director at RemeGen Biosciences

Join the Lab

Postdoctoral Positions Open

Dr. Duvall is currently accepting postdoctoral applications from highly qualified and motivated researchers interested in working at the interface between polymer science and nanomedicine.  Please send CVs and a brief statement of research interests to craig.duvall[at]vanderbilt.edu

Graduate Students

Graduate students interested in joining the Advanced Therapeutics Laboratory should apply to the Vanderbilt University Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. The application page can be found through the Graduate School. More information is available on the School of Engineering’s prospective graduate students page. Interested students are also welcome to contact students and professors directly with specific questions–see our personnel page for info.