MD Musavvir Mahmud 

UMD Future Faculty Program Fellow

PhD Student

​Fischell Department of Bioengineering

​University of Maryland College Park

B. Sc. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology


Emylee McFarland, B.S., MLAS, LATg

Research Supervisor

B.S. York College of Pennsylvania

MLAS Drexel University College of Medicine

Jeffrey A. Winkles, Ph.D.

Professor

Departments of Neurosurgery 

and Physiology

Leader, GPILS Molecular Medicine Ph.D. Program

 Cancer Biology Track;

Director of Research, Department of Neurosurgery

Graeme F. Woodworth, M.D.

Professor and Chair

Department of Neurosurgery 

Director, Brain Tumor Treatment and Research Center

Past Members


Previous Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Staff

​​Poornima Dubey, Ph.D. (2022-2023), Postdoctoral Fellow 
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School


Nikhil Pandey, Ph.D. (2019-2023), Postdoctoral Fellow (UMSOM CARTI Scholar) 
Currently: Research Associate, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Anshika Kapur, Ph.D. (2019-2022), Postdoctoral Fellow 
Currently: Lecturer, Associate Faculty of Chemistry, California State University San Bernardino/ Mt San Antonio College


Nina Connolly, Ph.D. (2014-2021), Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH T32 Fellow)

​Currently: Lead Researcher, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Pavlos Anastasiadis, Ph.D. (2019-2021), Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH T32 Fellow)

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Rebeca Galisteo (2013-2021), Research Assistant
Currently: Research Specialist, NIH


​​Aniket S. Wadajkar, Ph.D. (2015-2019), Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH T32 Fellow, ACS-IRG Fellow)

Currently: Director of Nanoparticle Platform Development, NexImmune

David Hersh, M.D. (2015-2016), Neurosurgery Resident (NIH T32 Fellow)

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Medical School


Craig Schneider, M.D., Ph.D. (2013-2015), Postdoctoral Fellow

Currently: Radiation Oncology Resident, University of Alabama School of Medicine


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Previous Graduate Students and Medical Students

Christine Carney, Ph.D. (2018-2022), PhD Student
Currently: NCI GSRP Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH


Nathan Roberts, M.D., Ph.D. (2015-2018), MD/PhD Student (NIH F30 Fellow)

Currently: Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Michigan


Jimena G. Dancy, Ph.D. (2013-2018), PhD Student (NIH T32 Fellow, Meyerhoff Fellow)

Currently: Pharmacologist, FDA


Emily Cheng, Ph.D. (2008-2014), PhD Student (NIH T32 Fellow)

Currently: Pharmacologist, FDA


Yamini Vyas (2020-2022), Medical Student
Currently: Medical Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Aymen Alqazzaz (2017-2020), Medical Student
Currently: Medical Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Lucy Wang (2018), Medical Student

Currently: Medical Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Neila Kline (2018), Medical Student​

Currently: Medical Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Michaella Reif (2017), Medical Student​
Currently: Medical Student, University of Maryland School of Medicine



Previous Undergraduate Students

Cole Brown (2022-2023), Post-Baccalaureate
Currently: Medical Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Lea Petratos (2023), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: Undergraduate Student, Loyola University


Jennifer Yan (2021), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research

Currently: Undergraduate Student, Duke University


Bruck Negash (2019), UM Scholars Summer Research Program

Currently: Undergraduate Student, University of Maryland


Blair Landon (2019), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research

Currently: Undergraduate Student, UMBC


Jacqueline Hwang (2018), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: Undergraduate Student, Dickinson College


Sarah Barlow (2017), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: Undergraduate Student, Grand Valley State University


Nathalie Chen (2017), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: Undergraduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University


Jay Swayambunathan (2016), UM Scholars Summer Research Program
Currently: Undergraduate Student, University of Maryland

Arjun Adapa (2015), UM Scholars Summer Research Program
Currently: Medical Student, University of Michigan


Adip Bhargav (2015), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: Medical Student, Mayo Clinic


Haelee Pettingill (2014), Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program in Cancer Research
Currently: ​Undergraduate Student, St. Mary's College
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Research Team:

Co-Directors:

Hassan Saadi, M.S. 

MD/PhD Student

GPILS Neuroscience Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
B.S. University of Maryland

​M.S. Georgetown University

Alexandra Seas

MD/PhD Student
​GPILS Molecular Medicine Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
B.S. University of Maryland Baltimore County

Faculty:

Anthony J. Kim, Ph.D.

Professor 

Departments of Neurosurgery, Pharmacology, and Bioengineering (UMCP)​​

Director, Nanotherapeutics 

Laboratory

Collaborators

Eli Bar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Departments of Pathology and Neurosurgery

Nikhil Pandey, Ph.D.

Research Associate​

Department of Neurosurgery​​

Ananya Elati

PhD Student
​Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland College Park

B.S. Texas A&M University

Chixiang Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Departments of Epidemiology & Public Health and Neurosurgery 

Heather Ames, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Departments of Pathology and Anatomy Neurobiology

Pranjali Kanvinde, M.S.

PhD Student

​GPILS Molecular Medicine Program

​University of Maryland School of Medicine

M.S. Johns Hopkins University

Pavlos Anastasiadis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurosurgery

Costas Arvanitis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (Georgia Tech)

J Marc Simard, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurosurgery (UMSOM)

​Miroslaw Janowski, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (UMSOM)​​​​

Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery (Johns Hopkins University)

Henry Brem, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery (Johns Hopkins University)​​

​Eric Holland, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Rena Lapidus, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine (UMSOM)

Dirk Mayer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (UMSOM)​

Nhan Tran, Ph.D., Professor of Cancer Biology (Mayo Clinic - Arizona)

Betty Tyler, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery (Johns Hopkins University)

​​​Alexandros Poulopoulos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacology (UMSOM)

Huang Chao Huang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioengineering (UMCP)

Steffen Tretbar, Dipl.-Ing., Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT

​Gavin Dunn, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor (Harvard Medical School)

Translational Therapeutics Research Group

Department of Neurosurgery

​​Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Maryland School of Medicine​ - Baltimore, MD

Adarsha Malla

NIH T32 Fellow, NIH F30 Fellow

MD/PhD Student

​GPILS Molecular Medicine Program

University of Maryland School of Medicine

B.S. Johns Hopkins University