Team

Lab Members

Rohan Fernandes, PhD
Rohan Fernandes, PhD

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor
Elizabeth Sweeney
Elizabeth (Lizie) Sweeney, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Melissa Hadley Beaty
Melissa Hadley Beaty, MS

Laboratory Manager/Research Associate
Samantha Chin
Samantha Chin, BS

George Washington University PhD Student
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Josh Ghofrani, BS

George Washington University PhD Student
Lana Jagannathan
Lana Jagannathan, BS

George Washington University PhD Student
Danielle Schmidt

Danielle Schmidt, BS

Research Associate & GW MS Student

Grace Olsson
Grace Olsson, BS

Research Assistant 
Kasia Rus
Kasia Rus, BS

Research Assistant 
Rohan Patil
Rohan Patil, BS

Medical Student 
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Elise Gubenko

Undergraduate Student

 

 

Positions post-Fernandes lab

Matthieu Dumont, PhD - Technical Advisor at Maier & Maier, PLLC

Hilary Hoffman - Medical Student at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 

Jennifer Vojtech -  Bioengineering PhD Student at Boston University

Angelina Nou - Bioengineering PhD Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Erin McCaffrey - PhD Student at Stanford University 

Shraddha Kale, MS - Research Associate at Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC

Elizabeth Bentley - University of Maryland Bioengineering Undergraduate Student

Armando Ruiz-Justiz - University of Puerto Rico at Ponce, Puerto Rico; Undergraduate Student

Amiti Jain - Student at Penn State's Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program 

Christoph Hieber - Johannes Guterberg Universitat Mainz Master's Student, Germany; Visiting Scholar

Kathy Kang - High School Student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Rachel Burga, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Nirupa Balendran - Boston University Biology Undergraduate Student

Anya Pimenta - High School Student at Georgetown Day School

Sarah Fet-He - Undergraduate Student at Brown University

A. Shri Ramanujam - Undergraduate Student at the University of Virginia

Allan Bowen, MS - Medical Student at Howard University 

Juliana Cano-Mejia, PhD - Scientist at AstraZeneca

Preethi Balakrishnan, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University

Cameron Woo, BS - MS student at George Washington University

Anshi Shukla, PhD - Scientist II at NexImmune

Deepti Telaraja, MD - Medical Officer at US FDA

Matthew Tovar, BS - George Washington University Medical Student

Nicole Bonan, PhD - Research Scientist at Miltenyi Biotec

Yashna Hasija - High School Student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology 

Debbie Ledezma, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow at UC San Diego

Kondareddy Cherukula, PhD - - Senior Scientist at Inimmune

Palak Sekhri, MS  - - Research Scientist at Children's National Hospital

Jacob Medina, PhD - - recent graduate