Members

Principal Investigator

Tanmay Lele, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Director, Institute for Cell & Tissue Science and Engineering, University of Florida 
Affiliate Faculty, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
Faculty member, Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Cell Biology, College Medicine

Tanmay Lele is a Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. He obtained the PhD in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. This was followed by postdoctoral research in Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital. He received the B.Chem.Eng. degree from UDCT, Bombay.


Post Doc.

Yuan Li

Joined lab: 2011

Graduate: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, 2017), Masters in Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, 2013)

Undergraduate: BS Chemistry (Nanchang University, 2011)

Hometown: Baoji, Shaanxi, China

 

Current Ph.D. Students

 

Qiao Zhang

Joined lab: 2013

Graduate: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, 2018 (expected))

Undergraduate: BSE Chemical Engineering (University of Minnesota, 2013)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

 

 

VJ Tocco

Joined lab: 2013

Graduate: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, 2018 (expected))

Undergraduate: BSE Chemical Engineering (University of Michigan, 2012)

Hometown: Fraser, MI

Conference presentations: “Dynamic deformation of the cell irreversibly shapes the nucleus and amplifies cancer nuclear irregularities”, BMES 2017 (Phoenix, AZ) and AIChE 2017 (Minneapolis, MN); “The nucleus undergoes cumulative plastic deformations in response to changes in cell shape” (Poster), BMES 2016 (Minneapolis, MN); How the Nucleus is Shaped and Positioned in the Cell: Where Mechanics and Biology Meet”, Cold Spring Harbor Nuclear Organization 2016 (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)

 

 

 

Andrew Tamashunas

Joined lab: 2014

Graduate: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, 2019 (expected))

Undergraduate: BSE Chemical Engineering (Clemson University, 2014)

Hometown: Eastampton, NJ

 

 

Aditya Katiyar

Joined lab: 2017

Graduate: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (University of Florida, in progress)

Undergraduate: B. Tech Mechanical Engineering (SRM University, Chennai, 2014)

Hometown: Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

 

 
 
 

Purboja Purkayastha

Joined lab: 2017

Graduate: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, in progress), Master’s in Chemical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2017)

Undergraduate:  BSE Chemical Engineering (Jadavpur University)

Hometown: Tripura, India

 

 

 

Julie Jameson

Joined lab: 2017

Graduate: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, in progress)

Undergraduate: BS Chemical Engineering (University of Arkansas, 2017)

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

 

 


IDP Program Rotation Student

Joseph Ellis


Undergraduate Students

Lauren Paschall

Aniruddha Shirhatti

Aliasger Ezzi

Rachel Gordon

Research Interns

Shreya Pathak

Ananya Inchal

Join Us!

Committed Master’s and undergraduate students who can contribute >10 hours per week for at least 2 consecutive semesters (Fall&Spring), please email Qiao Zhang (qzhang02@ufl.edu) with 1-page reviews of at least 2 journal articles (research papers, no reviews) in the field (articles may be from our lab, or other labs).


 

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