Members

Principal Investigator

Professor S. Thayumanavan

Office: PSB 273
Thai grew up in the state of Tamil Nadu in India, where he spent early childhood near the city of Tirunelveli and his college years in the beautiful temple city of Madurai. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Chemistry from The American College in Madurai. Following this, he obtained his Ph.D. degree working in organolithium chemistry, under the guidance of Professor Peter Beak at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a postdoctoral stint with Professor Seth R. Marder at the California Institute of Technology, working on developing optoelectronic materials, he started his independent career as an Assistant Professor at Tulane University. After four years at Tulane, he moved the lab to the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003.

                         Group Assistant                                                  Research Assistant Professor

Karen Hakala

Office: PSB 275
Dr. Jiaming Zhuang

Supramolecular chemistry
Office: PSB 250B

Post-Doctoral Associates

Dr. Jingjing Gao

Protein extraction and sequenced polymers
Office: PSB 240B
Dr. Bin Liu

Small molecular and bio-molecular delivery
Office: PSB 250A

Graduate Students

Francesca Anson

Protein delivery
Office: PSB 250A
Jayashree Bhagabati

Protein delivery
Office: PSB 250
Ritam Das

Self-immolative polymers
Office: PSB 250A
Kingshuk Dutta

Stimuli responsive materials
Office: PSB 250B
Ranit Dutta

Protein Delivery
Office: PSB 250
Ann Fernandez

Therapeutic delivery
Office: PSB 250A
Shuai Gong

Protein delivery
Office: PSB 250B
Uyen “Jenny” Huynh

Stimuli responsive materials
Office: PSB 250A
Pintu Kanjilal

Stimuli-responsive materials
Office: PSB 240A
Thameez Koyasseril

Dendrimers
Office: PSB 240B
Myrat Kurbanov

Stimuli responsive materials
Office: PSB 240A
Stephanie Le

Catalyst encapsulation and activity
Office: PSB 240B
Hongxu Liu

Self assembly
Office: PSB 240A
Manisha

Self assembly
Office: PSB 240B
Theeraphop (Theo) Prachyathipsakul

Protein Encapsulation
Office: PSB 240A
Khushboo Singh

Immunology
Office: ISB 470 & PSB 240A
Peidong Wu

Self assembly of block copolymers
Office: PSB 240A
Ruiling Wu

Biodistribution of polymeric materials
Office: PSB 250A

Undergraduates


Cassidy Rodrigues

Protein Encapsulation
Undergraduate Student

Dimee Livingston-Padilla

Autonomous Materials
REU Student

Ren (Steven) Xinzhe

Protein Encapsulation
Undergraduate Student