Xiaoqi Sun

Graduate Student

Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S. Pharmacy, Fujian Medical Univ. China

M.S. Chemistry, FUNSOM, Soochow Univ. China

Email: sunxqi

Dr. Cheng Xu

Postdoctoral fellow

B.S. Biotechnology, Hunan University, China

Ph.D. Chemistry, Hunan University, China

Email: xc3521

Lindsay Scheetz

Graduate Student

Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware. 

Email: scheetzl

Dr. Sejin Son

Research Scientist

B.S. Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Ajou Univ., Korea

M.S. Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou Univ., Korea

Ph.D. Chemistry, POSTECH, Korea 

Email: ssejin

Dr. Emeka Okeke 

Postdoctoral Fellow 

B.S. Chemistry, University of Nigeria

M.S. Chemistry, University of Geulph, Canada

Ph.D. Immunology, Univ. of Manitoba, Canada

Email: okekee

Dr. Jutaek Nam 

Postdoctoral fellow

B.S. Chemistry, POSTECH, Korea

Ph.D. Chemistry, POSTECH, Korea

Email: namj

Charles Park

Graduate student

Biomedical Engineering

B.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Sogang Univ., Korea

M.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Sogang Univ., Korea 

Email: pcharlie

Alireza Hassani Najafabadi

Graduate stuent

Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S. Applied Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran 

M.Sc. Applied Chemistry, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran 

Email: hassania

Dr. Yonghyun Lee

Research Scientist

B.S. Pharmacy, Pusan National Univ. Korea

Ph.D. Pharmacy, Pusan National Univ. Korea

Email: yonghlee

Yao Xu

Laboratory Manager

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Email: yaoxu

Marisa Aikins

Gradiate Student

Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S. Physics, Oberlin College

M.S. Biomedical Engineering,

University of Michigan

Email: maikins

Dr. Kai Han

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S. Applied Chemistry, Wuhan University, China

Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Wuhan University, China

Email: hanka

Winter 2015

Winter 2016

Winter 2017

Moon Lab Group Pictures

Ph.D. Graduates

Dr. Cameron Louttit, Biomedical Engineering, UM, 2019. 

PhD Thesis: In Vitro Platforms for the Study and Manipulation of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps.

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Dr. Yuchen Fan, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UM, 2019. 

PhD Thesis: Vaccine Lipid-Biopolymer Cross-Linked Nanoparticles Against Infectious Diseases and Cancer.

M.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, China

B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, China

Post graduation: Scientist in Genentech USA, Inc.

Dr. Joe Bazzill, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UM, 2018. 

PhD Thesis: Formulation of lipid nanoparticles with viral subunit antigens for vaccination.

B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences & Biology, University of Missouri-Kansas.

Post graduation: Scientist in Seqirus USA, Inc.

Dr. Lukasz Ochyl, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UM, 2018. 

PhD Thesis: Preparation and characterization of cell membranes for cancer immunotherapy. 

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Post graduation: Scientist in Xencor, Inc.

Dr. Rui Kuai, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UM, 2018. 

PhD Thesis: Synthetic high density lipoprotein nanodiscs for cancer immunotherapy and chemoimmunotherapy. 

B.S., M.S. Pharmacy, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Post graduation: Postdoc in Harvard Medical School

Postdoctoral Fellows/Visiting Scholars

Dr. Soohong Lee Visiting Scholar, CHA University, Korea, 2018. 

Dr. Clemece Tarirai Visiting Scholar, Tshwane U. of Technology, South Africa. 2016.

Dr. Jie “Jack” Gao Visiting Scholar, Shanghai Second Military Med. U. China, 2016.

Dr. Yanhong Shen, Visiting Scholar, Heibei Chest Hospital, China, 2015-2016.

Dr. Preety Sahdev, Postdoctoral fellow, 2012-2013. (Current: Scientist in Allergan)

Undergrad/Master/PharmD students

Haley Burger REU Student, B.S. Biochemistry, Pitzer College, 2018. 

Luke Brennan B.S, M.S. Biomedical Engineering, UM, 2018.

Ishina Balwani M.S. Biotechnology, UIC, 2018 (Current: Intellia Therapeutics)

Ashely Stephenson B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UM, 2016.

Humaira Nawer, PharmD student, UM, 2015.

Lauren D’Cruz, B.S. Chemical Engineering, UM, 2015.

Cameron Monroe, B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UM, 2015.

Mananga Mutombo, B.S. SROP, Biomedical Engineering, UIC, 2015.

Amanda Fodera, B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, UM, 2015. 

Rohan Addala, B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UM, 2015.

Tony Koehn, PharmD student, UM, 2013.

Divya Sanghvi, M.S. Biomedical Engineering, UM, 2013 (Current: Developmental Engineer in Zimmer)

Alice Baek, B.S. Biochemistry, UM. 2013.

Scott Mansfield, REU, Biomedical Engineering, UM, 2013.

Xerxes Sanii, B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UM, 2013.

Ram Jayaraman, UROP, Neuroscience, UM, 2014.

Jonathan Akerberg, Pharmacy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013

Moon Lab Alumni

Fall 2016

Summer 2015

Summer 2013


Jin Xu

Graduate Student

Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S. Bioengineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

M.S. Biology, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Email: hsujin

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