Current Members of the Lab

Alessandra Araujo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. University of Rochester, Immunology
alessandra[at]austin.utexas.edu

Kirsten Bjornson

Research Engineering/Scientist Associate II
B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, Microbiology
Kirsten.Bjornson[at]austin.utexas.edu

Ebru Cayir, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant
M.S. Bioengineering, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
ebrucayir[at]utexas.edu

George Delidakis

Graduate Research Assistant
B.S. Chem.Eng., University of Patras, Greece, 2015

Russell Durrett, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant
M.S. Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship, NYU
B.S. Biochemistry, Anthropology, NYU
russdurrett[at]utexas.edu

Kendra Garrison

Research Engineering
Scientist Assistant III/ Lead Animal Technician
B.S. University of Washington
kgarrison26[at]gmail.com

George Georgiou, Ph.D.

Professor
Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 1987
gg[at]che.utexas.edu

More information here

Donjeta Gjuka

Provost’s Graduate Excellence Fellowship Recipient
B.S. Molecular Biology, Texas Lutheran University
B.S. Chemistry, Texas Lutheran University
donjetagjuka[at]utexas.edu

Jule Goike, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant
M.S., Uppsala University
B.S. Biochemistry, The University of Bath
jule.goike[at]utexas.edu

Katia George

Graduate Research Assistant
B.A., Biochemistry, Smith College
kgeorge[at]utexas.edu

Luke Hebert

Research Engineering/Scientist Assistant
B.S., Bioinformatics, University of St. Thomas, Houston
luke.hebert[at]austin.utexas.edu

Bart Herpers, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant
M.S., Utrecht University, Drug Innovation
B.S., Biotechnology, Wageningen University & Research
b.m.herpers[at]utexas.edu

Gregory C. Ippolito, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Ph.D., Immunology, U. of Alabama at Birmingham
B.S., Physics, UT Austin
UT webpage
gci[at]utexas.edu

Jessica Kain, M.S.

Research Engineering/Scientist Assistant II
Program Manager for CDC Influenza Consortium
M.S., Medical Sciences, Texas A&M
B.S., Kent State
jkain[at]utexas.edu

Jin Eyun Kim, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant
M.S., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST
B.S., Chemical & Biological Engineering, Korea University
jinjin2112[at]utexas.edu

Candice Lamb, M.S.

Research Engineering Scientist Associate III
Program Manager for NIH CIVICs Flu Vaccine Initiatives
M.S. Biochemistry, Texas State University
candice_lamb[at]utexas.edu

Jason Lavinder, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Biochemistry
B.S., Wright State University, Biology
jlavinder[at]utexas.edu

Jie Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Associate
Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S., Beijing Children’s Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
M.D., Department of Clinical Medicine, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China
jieli[at]utexas.edu

Elizabeth Miller, CRA

Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Assistant to Dr. Georgiou
UT Staff Council 2019-2021
emiller[at]che.utexas.edu

Juyeon Park

Graduate Research Assistant
B.S., Food Science and Biotechnology, Seoul National University
B.S., Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
juyeonpark[at]utexas.edu

Whitney Pickens

Graduate Research Assistant
B.S., Biochemistry & Cellular & Molecular Biology,  University of Tennessee

wpickens[at]utexas.edu

Max Rodnick-Smith, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., The University of Oregon, Chemistry
maxrs[at]utexas.edu

Everett Stone, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Ph.D., Cellular & Molecular Biology, UT Austin
stonesci[at]utexas.edu

2017 Emerging Inventor of the Year

Dalton Towers

Graduate Research Assistant
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
daltontowers[at]utexas.edu

Willam N. Voss

Graduate Research Assistant
B.A. Biology, Reed College
wnv[at]utexas.edu