Graduate Students

Justin Horn


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Lafayette College, 2015

Research Interests: protein-polymer conjugates, photoresponsive materials

Expected Graduation: Ph.D. Spring 2021


Rachel Kapelner


B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2015

Research Interests: protein therapeutics, intracellular protein delivery

Expected Graduation: Ph.D. Spring 2021



Nicholas zervoudis


B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2017

Research Interests: protein therapeutics, biocatalysis

Expected Graduation: Ph.D. Spring 2022

vivian yeong


M.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2017

B.A. Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, 2014

Research Interests: synthetic biology, protein engineering

Expected Graduation: Ph.D. Spring 2022

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Jian Lin


B.S. Chemical and Molecular Engineering, Stony Brook, 2017

Research Interests: drug delivery, polymers, cell culture

Expected Graduation: M.S. Winter 2018

Prospective graduate students interested in pursuing research at the intersection of protein engineering, materials science, and chemical biology should apply to the Columbia Department of Chemical Engineering graduate program. Current graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering interested in interdisciplinary training in polymer science and biomaterials should reach out to set up a meeting.