Principle Investigator

Kim A. Woodrow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
W.H. Foege N410D
3720 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98122-5061
206 685 6831 (phone)
email:

Program Operations Specialist

Patricia Foster
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

206 685 3581 (phone)
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Research Scientists & Postdoctoral Scholars

Shih-Feng Chou, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, 2014 - current
Postdoctoral Scientist, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth, 2013
Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Auburn University, 2011
M.S., Mech. Eng., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2005
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, 2001
email:

Yonghou Jiang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Research Scientist, 2013 - current
Research Scientist, Washington National Primate Research Center, 2013
Postdoctoral Scientist, Pathobiology, University of Washington, 2006
Vistiting Scientist, Washington National Primate Research Center, 2003
Ph.D., Veterinary Pathology, NEAU College of Veterinary Medicine, 2000
M.S., Infectious Disease, NEAU College of Veterinary Medicine, 1995
D.V.M., Veterinary Medicine, NEAU College of Veterinary Medicine, 1992
email:

Huarong Nie, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, 2013 - current
Postdoctoral Scientist, Polymer Sci. & Eng., Univ. of Mass., Amherst, 2013
Ph.D., Polymer Physics & Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009
B.S., M.S., Polymer Physics & Chemistry, Lanzhou University, 2004
email:

Education:
PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences), Mercer University, 2009
MS (Microbiology - Immunology), Mahidol University, Thailand, 1991
BS (Medical Technology), Mahidol University, Thailand, 1991

Research focus:
Topical microbicides and biomedical interventions to HIV prevention

Publications:

  • 23. Production of monoclonal antibody specific to Campylobacter jejuni and its potential in diagnosis of Campylobacter enteritis. Chaiyaroj SC, Sirisereewan T, Jiamwatanasuk N, Sirisinha S. Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 1995 Jun;13(1):55-61.


Presentations:

  • 6. T. Chaowanachan, P. Wasinrapee, O. Suksripanich, S. Chaikummoa, J. Thongpun, P.H. Kilmarx, N.L. Young, “Do Topical Microbicides Impair the Accuracy of STD Testing?” Oral presentation: The 6th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Melbourne, Australia, October 2001.


Honors and Awards:

  • - American Embassy Meritorious Honor Award for sustained excellent performance as a leader of laboratory research staff and extraordinary dedication to support many research studies of the US CDC and Thailand MOPH collaboration (1998)

Jaehyung Park, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, 2013 - current
Postdoctoral Scientist, Bioengineering, University of Washington, 2012
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Tufts University, 2004
M.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Korea Aerospace University, 1998
B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Korea Aerospace University, 1996
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Graduate Students

Cameron Ball
Graduate Student, Bioengineering, 2010 - current
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Washington University
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
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Research focus:
Electrospun materials for drug delivery, contraception, and STI prevention.

Publications:

  • 1. Ball, C., Krogstad, E., Chaowanachan, T.C., and Woodrow, K.A. Nanofibers for HIV-1 inhibition and contraception. In review.
  • 2. Chaowanachan, T.C., Krogstad, E., Ball, C., and Woodrow, K.A. Drug synergy of tenofovir and nanoparticle-based antiretroviral drugs for prophylaxis. In preparation.
  • 3. Lutz, B. R., Trinh, P., Ball, C., Fu, E. and Yager, P. Two-dimensional paper networks: programmable fluidic disconnects for multi-step processes in shaped paper. Lab on a Chip 11, 4274 (2011).


Presentations:

  • 1. Drug-eluting nanofibers for multipurpose prevention of sexually transmited infections and unintended pregnancy, Ball, C., E. Krogstad and K.A. Woodrow, presented at International Microbicides Conference, Sydney, NSW, AU, 2012, oral presentation.
  • 2. Evaluating drug synergy of tenofovir and nanoparticle-based antiretroviral microbicides, Chaowanachan, T., E. Krogstad, C. Ball, J. Phan and K.A. Woodrow, presented at International Microbicides Conference, Sydney, NSW, AU, 2012.
  • 3. Nanomaterials for combination chemo-prophylaxis against sexual HIV transmission, Krogstad, E., T. Chaowanachan, C. Ball, J. Phan and K.A. Woodrow, presented at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Seattle, WA, 2012.
  • 4. Evaluating drug synergy of nanoparticle-based antiretroviral microbicides, Chaowanachan, T., E. Krogstad, C. Ball, J. Phan and K.A. Woodrow, presented at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Seattle, WA, 2012.
  • 5. Vaginal Matrices: nanofibers for dual prevention of HIV and unintended pregnancy, Ball, C., E. Krogstad and K. Woodrow, presented at CAMI Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Conference, Washington, DC, 2011, invited.
  • 6. A self-referencing paper T-sensor for diffusion-based analyte detection, Osborn, J.L., L. Marshall, C. Holstein, C. Ball, B. Lutz, E. Fu and P. Yager, presented at MicroTAS, Seattle, WA, 2011.
  • 7. Optimal drug loading in layered polymer matrix devices for controlled release of therapeutics, C. Ball, presented at 5th Pacific Coast Variational Conference, Seattle, WA 2011.
  • 8. Noninvasive measurement of small bowel length, Ball, C., G. Booth and S. Chabra, presented at Washington University in St. Louis spring research symposium, St. Louis, MO, 2010.
  • 9. Computational model of proteoglycan-rich extracellular matrix, Ball, C. and R.P. Mecham, presented at Washington University in St. Louis fall research symposium, St. Louis, MO, 2009.
  • 10. Chemostat cultivation of possible hyperthermophilic methanotrophs from a great basin hot spring, Ball, C. and B.P. Hedlund, presented at UNLV summer research symposium, Las Vegas, NV, 2007.


Honors and Awards:

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-current); NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - honorable mention (2011); All-USA College Academic Third Team (2010); Washington University Danforth Scholar (2006-2010); United States Presidential Scholar (2006); National Merit Scholar (2006); Member of Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi honoraries.

Anna Blakney
Graduate Student, Bioengineering, 2012 - current
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Molecular Medicine Training Fellow
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Research focus:
Nanomaterials for vaginal delivery and combination HIV-1 prophylaxis.

Publications:

  • Ramanathan, R., Mahadevan, R., and Woodrow, K.A. Biophysical characterization of hydrogel-core lipid-shell nanolipogels for HIV chemoprophylaxis. In preparation.
  • 2. von Maltzahn, G., Centrone, A., Park, J.H., Ramanathan, R., Sailor, M.J., Hatton, A., and Bhatia, S.N. SERS-Coded Gold Nanorods as a Multifunctional Platform for Densely-Multiplexed Near-Infrared Imaging and Photothermal Therapy. Advanced Materials, 21: 1-6, 2009.
  • 3. Cheng, H., Kastrup, C.J., Ramanathan, R., Siegwart, D.J., Ma, M.L., Bogatyrev, S.R., Xu, Q., Whitehead, K.A., Langer, R., Anderson, D.J. "Nanoparticulate Cellular Patches for Cell-Mediated Tumoritropic Delivery" ACS Nano, 2010 4 (2), 625-631.


Presentations:

  • 1. D. Krishnaswamy, R. Ramanathan, A. Qamar, "Collaborative Wireless Nanobots for Tumor Discovery and Drug Delivery." IEEE Molecular and Nano Communications (MONACOM), Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.
  • 2. R. Ramanathan, R. Mahadevan, M. Iadanza, T. Chaowanachan, "Biophysical characterization of hydrogel-core, lipid-shell nanolipogels for HIV chemoprophylaxis." International Microbicides Conference, Sydney, Australia, April 2012.


Honors and Awards:

Shijie Cao
Graduate Student, Bioengineering, 2013 - current
B.S., Pharmacy, Fudan University
email:


Research focus:


Presentations:


Honors and Awards:

Emily Krogstad
Graduate Student, Bioengineering, 2010 - current
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
email:

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Research focus:
Nanomaterials for STI prevention (nanoparticles and electrospun nanofibers), vaginal drug delivery.

Publications:

    • 1. Tang, R., Palumbo, N., Nagarajan, L., Krogstad, E., Wang, C. Well-defined block copolymers for gene delivery to dendritic cells. Journal of Controlled Release 142(2): March 2010, p. 229-237.
    • 2. Ball C, Krogstad E, Chaowanachan T, Woodrow KA (2012) Drug-eluting fibers for HIV-1 inhibition and contraception. Plos One 7: e49792.
    • 3. Chaowanachan T, Krogstad E, Ball C, Woodrow KA (2013) Drug synergy of tenofovir and nanoparticle-based antiretrovirals for HIV prophylaxis. Plos One 8: e61416.
    • 4. Blakney AK, Ball C, Krogstad E, Woodrow KA (2013) Electrospun fibers for vaginal anti-HIV drug delivery. Antiviral Res 100, Supplement: S9–S16.
    • 5. Blakney AK, Krogstad E, Jiang Y, and Woodrow KA (accepted). Delivery of multipurpose prevention drug combinations from electrospun nanofibers using composite microarchitectures. Int J Nanomedicine.
  • 6. Krogstad E and Woodrow KA (in preparation). Manufacturing scale-up of electrospun poly(vinyl alcohol) fibers containing tenofovir for vaginal drug delivery.


Presentations:

  • 1. Engineering hyaluronic acid hydrogels for cardiac tissue repair, E Krogstad*, C Wang, presented at National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Salisbury, MD, 2008, oral presentation.
  • 2. Vaginal matrices: for dual prevention of HIV and unintended pregnancy, C Ball, E Krogstad*, KA Woodrow, presented at CAMI Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Symposium, Washington, D.C., 2011, invited.
  • 3. Nanomaterials for combination chemo-prophylaxis against sexual HIV transmission, E Krogstad*, T Chaowanachan, C Ball, J Phan, and KA Woodrow, presented at Conference on Retroviral and Opportunistic Infections, Seattle, WA, 2012.
  • 4. Drug-eluting nanofibers for multipurpose prevention of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy, C Ball, E Krogstad and KA Woodrow, presented at International Microbicides Conference, Sydney, NSW, AU, 2012, oral presentation.
  • 5. Evaluating drug synergy of tenofovir and nanoparticle-based antiretroviral microbicides, T Chaowanachan, E Krogstad, C Ball, J Phan and KA Woodrow, presented at International Microbicides Conference, Sydney, NSW, AU, 2012.
  • 6. Drug synergy of tenofovir and nanoparticle-based antiretroviral drugs for prophylaxis, T Chaowanachan, E Krogstad*, C Ball, and KA Woodrow, presented at Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2012.
  • 7. Drug eluting fibers for STI inhibition and contraception, C Ball, E Krogstad, and KA Woodrow, presented at Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2012, oral presentation.
  • 8. Manufacturing scale-up potential of electrospun poly(vinyl alcohol) fibers containing tenofovir for vaginal drug delivery, E Krogstad* and KA Woodrow, Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting and Exposition, Honolulu, HI, 2013.
  • 9. Developing nanoparticle-based combination ARVs as an effective strategy for HIV prevention, E Do, E Krogstad, D Bright, IT Suydam, and KA Woodrow, presented at Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2013.
  • 10. Levonorgestrel and tenofovir composite fibers for dual prevention of HIV-1 and pregnancy, AK Blakney, E Krogstad, and KA Woodrow, presented at Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2013.
*Presenting author


Honors and Awards:

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (2012—current); Science Communications Fellow in Global Health, Pacific Science Center (2011-current); Summa cum laude honors, University of Minnesota (2009); Frank Louk Scholarship, University of Minnesota (2007—2009); Lynn Otten Scholarship, University of Minnesota (2007—2009); Presidential Scholarship, University of Minnesota (2005—2009).

Joseph Phan
Graduate Student, Bioengineering, 2009 - current
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
email:

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Research focus:
Thermoresponsive nanoparticle systems for rapid, high sensitivity HIV detection.


Presentations:

  • 1. J.C. Phan, A. R. Tillman, K. A. Woodrow, “Hydrophobic Nanofibers with Silver Nanoparticles as a Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Substrate”. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2013. Oral Presentation.
  • 2. J.C. Phan, B. J. Nehilla, R. W. Coombs, J. J. Lai, K. A. Woodrow, “A Thermoresponsive Magnetic Nanoparticle System Using an Antiviral Lectin for HIV Capture and Concentration”. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, September 2013. Oral Presentation.
  • 3. K. L. Viola, S. Sharma, J. Lin, S. Gutiontov, J. Phan, C. Lu, P. T. Velasco, G. Shekhawat, M. P. Lambert, P. V. Prasad, R. R. Edelman, V. P. Dravid, W. L. Klein, “Possibilities for molecular diagnostic therapy in Alzheimer’s disease through Aβ oligomer-selective antibodies conjugated to theranostic nanostructures”. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2009. Poster Presentation.


Honors and Awards:

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (2010—current); Cum laude honors, Northwestern University (2009).

Renuka Ramanathan
Graduate Student, Bioengineering, 2010 - current
CFAR STD & AIDS Research Training Fellow
B.S., Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
email:


Research focus:
Nanomaterials for vaginal delivery and combination HIV-1 prophylaxis.

Publications:

  • Ramanathan, R., Mahadevan, R., and Woodrow, K.A. Biophysical characterization of hydrogel-core lipid-shell nanolipogels for HIV chemoprophylaxis. In preparation.
  • 2. von Maltzahn, G., Centrone, A., Park, J.H., Ramanathan, R., Sailor, M.J., Hatton, A., and Bhatia, S.N. SERS-Coded Gold Nanorods as a Multifunctional Platform for Densely-Multiplexed Near-Infrared Imaging and Photothermal Therapy. Advanced Materials, 21: 1-6, 2009.
  • 3. Cheng, H., Kastrup, C.J., Ramanathan, R., Siegwart, D.J., Ma, M.L., Bogatyrev, S.R., Xu, Q., Whitehead, K.A., Langer, R., Anderson, D.J. "Nanoparticulate Cellular Patches for Cell-Mediated Tumoritropic Delivery" ACS Nano, 2010 4 (2), 625-631.


Presentations:

  • 1. D. Krishnaswamy, R. Ramanathan, A. Qamar, "Collaborative Wireless Nanobots for Tumor Discovery and Drug Delivery." IEEE Molecular and Nano Communications (MONACOM), Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.
  • 2. R. Ramanathan, R. Mahadevan, M. Iadanza, T. Chaowanachan, "Biophysical characterization of hydrogel-core, lipid-shell nanolipogels for HIV chemoprophylaxis." International Microbicides Conference, Sydney, Australia, April 2012.


Honors and Awards:

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-current); Science Communications Fellow, Pacific Science Center (2011-2013); Center for AIDS Research Trainee Support Grant for BMES Annual Meeting (2012); Lynn Otten Merit Scholarship, University of Minnesota (2007-2009); Frank Louk Institute of Technology Merit Scholar, University of Minnesota (2007-2009); Presidential Scholarship, University of Minnesota (2005-2009)

Research Staff

Daniel Carson
Research Scientist, 2013 - current
M.S., Bioengineering, University of Washington, 2013
B.S., Bioengineering, University of Washington, 2012
email:

Rick Edmark
Lab Manager
206 221 5225 (phone)
email:


Arielle Steger
B.S., Physics, University of Washington, 2012
206 221 5225 (phone)
email:


Undergraduate Students

Hunter Bennet

Natasha Lou Comandante (mentor: J. Park)

Jessica Hung (mentor: R. Edmark)

Andrew Johnson (mentor: E. Krogstad)

William Lykins (mentor: R. Ramanathan)

Linhchi Pham (mentor: J. Park)

Ben Read (mentor: R. Ramanathan)

Alexandra Tillman (mentor: J. Phan)

Annie Wu (mentor: A. Blakney)

Lab Alumni

Reena Mahadevan, B.S./M.S. (2013) - currently:
Deep Hathi, B.S. (2013) - currently: Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University
Dr. Thanya Chaowanachan, Postdoc (2013) - currently:
Nathan Egge, B.S. (2012) - currently:
Adrienne Rothschilds, B.S. (2012) - currently: Ph.D. Student, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
Lauren Schergen, B.S. (2011), currently: M.D. Student, New York Medical College