Current Group Members

Dr. Yongmei Wang

Dr. Wang started as a faculty member at the University of Memphis in 2003. She has since been tenured and promoted to full professor. Before coming to Memphis, she worked at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as Assistant and later Associate Professor for seven years. You can read more about her here.

Dr. Jesse Ziebarth
Senior Research Associate

Jesse obtained his Ph.D in our group in 2009. While he was a graduate student, he worked on simulation for polymer separation and charaterization, and he initiated the project for polymer based gene delivery. Jesse then spent several years working in the bioinformatics group at UTHSC. He came back to work on the gene delivery project and also spend part of his time working as a consultant for bioinformatics and biostatistics needs.

Saghar Gomrok
PhD candidate

Saghar joined our group in Spring 2019. Her primary research project is on plasmonic nanoparticle assemblies, co-supervised with Dr. Huang

Hossain Shadman
PhD candidate

Hossain joined our group in Spring 2020. His primary research project is on protamine/DNA condensation.

Brinton Eldridge
PhD Student

Brinton joined our group in Summer 2022. However, he has been working with our group since Fall 2019 through connections at his now Alma Mater Freed-Hardeman University with previous group members Dr. Jim Barr and Dr. Elise Chaffin. Brinton completed an Honors Thesis for his undergraduate degree titled "Quantitative Characterization of Fano Resonance in Au:Ag Plasmonic Systems".

Carey Yi
High School student (Columbus Academy, OH)

Carey is working on a project entitled “Developing a New Model to Predict the Protein-protein Binding Affinity Based on Contact Information Using Machine Learning Algorithms”. He started working in the winter of 2021.


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