People

Principal Investigator

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Alex Hughes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Penn Bioengineering

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Graduate Students

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Catherine Porter, Bioengineering
Location: 390 Towne
Phone: (215) 573-6260
Email: cmporter@seas.upenn.edu
Research: I am working on developing high-throughput methods to produce and characterize human-cell-derived kidney organoids for disease modeling and genetic screening.

 
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John Viola, Bioengineering
Location: 390 Towne
Phone: (215) 573-6260
Email: jviola@seas.upenn.edu
Research: I am working on elucidating the biological rules that govern kidney organoid growth in 3D space to allow for the rational design of scaffolds that support the development of kidney organoids with more true-to-life structural and functional properties.

 
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Mariia (Masha) Alibekova, Bioengineering
Location: 390 Towne
Phone: (215) 573-6260
Email: almari@seas.upenn.edu
Research: I am working on the development of highly multiplexed single-cell proteomics sequencing methods to simultaneously analyze the abundance of thousands of proteins and post-translational modifications for a better understanding of the basis of cell function. My goal is to improve the understanding of cellular development, differentiation, and disease progression.