Current 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                               

Cheng Song

Office: PSB 275

Graduate Students


Ruiling Wu
ruilingwu@umass.edu

Biodistribution of polymeric materials
Office: PSB 250A

Myrat Kurbanov
Stimuli responsive materials for protein labeling
Office: PSB 240A

Peidong Wu

Antibody conjugates
Office: PSB 240A

Ritam Das

Triggerable lipid polymers, RNA delivery
Office: PSB 250B

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Shuai Gong

Protein delivery
Office: PSB 250A

Uyen “Jennie” Huynh

ughuynh@umass.edu
Antibody conjugates
Office: PSB 250A
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Pintu Kanjilal

Protein delivery
Office: PSB 250B

Stephanie Le

Catalyst encapsulation and activity
Office: PSB 250A

Jayashree Bhagabati

Protein delivery
Office: PSB 240B

Ranit Dutta

Stimuli responsive materials
Office: PSB 240B

Jewel Mendeiros

RNA delivery
Office: PSB 250A

Theeraphop (Theo) Prachyathipsakul

Antibody Conjugates
Office: PSB 240A

Jithu Krishna

Organic 2D sheet self-assembly
Office: PSB 250B

Ryan Lu

Protein Delivery
Office: PSB 240A

Jingyi Qiu

Antibody Conjugates
Office: PSB 250A

Yasin Alp

Protein and RNA delivery
Office: PSB 240A

Prachi Gupta

Stimuli Responsive Materials
Office: PSB 240B

Undergraduates

Amelia Isabelle
Antibody conjugates
Mentor: Jennie Huynh