April M. Kloxin, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering (affiliate) at the University of Delaware (UD) and a member of the Breast Cancer Research Program at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute. She obtained her B.S. (Summa Cum Laude) and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, as a NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellow. She trained as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute postdoctoral research associate at the University of Colorado before joining the faculty at UD in 2011. Her research group focuses on the design of responsive biomaterials and the creation of controlled, dynamic models of disease and regeneration. Her honors include a NSF CAREER award, a Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences award, University of Delaware Research Foundation awards, the Western Association of Graduate Schools Innovation in Technology Award, the Max S. Peters Outstanding Graduate Research Award, and theACS Polymer Chemistry Division Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award.
DR. KELVIN H LEE
Kelvin H. Lee is Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. He obtained a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. His research team is currently studying Alzheimer's disease with an emphasis on supporting efforts to develop and test new medicines to treat the disease. His group also is working on ways to manufacture medicines more effectively in terms of the safety and quality of medicines as well as the cost to manufacture medicines.
DR. LISA SAWICKI
Lisa received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in Dr. April Kloxin's lab group. She is a posdoctoral fellow at Boehringer Ingelheim in cell culture and bioprocess engineering. Outside of the lab, she enjoys, running, hiking, and cooking, and is always up for new adventures.