Group


Cassandra Burke: crburke[at] uw.edu

Cassie is a postdoctoral fellow interested in designing therapeutic RNA programs. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of California Irvine with Andrej Luptak developing in vitro selection technologies for generating multiple-turnover ribozymes.



 
Rodrigo Correa: 
racr [at] uw.edu

Rodrigo is a postdoctoral fellow interested in engineering RNA devices for programming functions in mammalian cells.  He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Puerto Rico with Joshua Rosenthal studying RNA deaminases.




 
Michael Newton: michael.andrew.newton [at] gmail.com

Michael is a Chemical Engineering Ph.D. student (co-advised with Dave Castner) interested in developing gold nanoparticle-delivered therapeutic RNA programs. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah and is an NSF Graduate Fellow and Thomas G. Thompson Fellow.


 
David Sparkman-Yager: dsparkmanyager [at] gmail.com

David is a Molecular Engineering Ph.D. student interested in creating new ligand-responsive RNA components using thermodynamic and kinetic folding simulations.  He has a B.S. from Western Washington University.  






Jason Stevens: jasoste [at] uw.edu

Jason is a Bioengineering Ph.D. student interested in engineering RNA devices for programming functions in engineered metabolic pathways, as well as using computational methods to explore functional design space and increase the complexity and tractability of RNA-based genetic control systems.  He has a B.S. in Math from the University of Kansas and is an NSF Graduate Fellow. His favorite things outside of lab are making electronic music, dancing to electronic music, exploring Seattle's arts/cultural things, and playing outside (cycling/hiking/walking). 

Willy Voje: 
wmvoje [at] uw.edu

Willy is a Chemical Engineering Ph.D. student interested in developing computational approaches to engineer RNA-based genetic controls in mammalian cells, RNA folding simulations, and transcript design.  He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a Thomas G. Thompson Fellow.  Outside of lab, he enjoys going to shows, running, and producing music. 

Chuhern Hwang: chuhern
[at] uw.edu

Chuhern is a Bioengineering Ph.D. student interested in designing complex RNA devices for programming functions in metabolic systems.  He has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. 



 
Allison Dwyer: adwyer [at] uw.edu

Allison is a Molecular and Cellular Biology undergraduate interested in engineering RNA devices for programming functions in mammalian cells.
 


Kendrick Tang:  kentangsrice [at] gmail.com

Kendrick is a recent UW Mathematics and Electrical Engineering graduate developing computational platforms for automated, large-scale genetic control system simulation and analysis.
 
 

Devin Figgins: dfiggins [at] uw.edu

Kevin is a Chemical Engineering undergraduate interested in developing optimized processes for rapid nucleic acid purification and for aptamer-based biosensor applications.