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Principal Investigator

Cole DeForest Cole A. DeForest, Ph.D.
Dan Evans Career Development Professor
Assistant Professor & Grad Program Director, Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Core Faculty, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine
Faculty, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
profcole at uw dot edu
303.506.9725
CV (Updated 10/2018)

Postdoctoral Scholars

Ivan Batalov

Ivan Batalov, Ph.D.
Bioengineering
Joined Summer 2017
Co-advised with Kelly Stevens (UW BioE)
Gree Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar
batalov at uw dot edu



Teresa Rapp

Teresa Rapp, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering
Joined Winter 2019
Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
trapp2 at uw dot edu




Emily Ruskowitz

Emily Ruskowitz, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering
Joined Winter 2015
ruskowit at uw dot edu





Graduate Students

Eric Nealy

Eric Nealy
Molecular Medicine, Mechanisms of Disease Program PhD Student
Joined Winter 2016
Co-advised with Jim Olson (Fred Hutch)
Fred Hutchinson Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer Research Fellow
HHMI Gilliam Research Fellow
enealy at fredhutch dot org


Ross Bretherton

Ross Bretherton
Bioengineering PhD Student
Joined Fall 2018
Co-advised with Jen Davis (UW Pathology)
NSF GRFP Fellow
rbreth at uw dot edu



Mary Boit

Mary Boit
Chemical Engineering PhD Student
Joined Winter 2019
Co-advised with Charles Murry (UW Pathology)
Bioengineering Cardiovascular Training Grant Fellow (NIH T32)
NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellow
mokelly at uw dot edu


Jeremy Filteau

Jeremy Filteau
Chemical Engineering PhD Student
Joined Winter 2020
Co-advised with Elizabeth Nance (UW Chemical Engineering)
ARCS Fellow
jfilteau at uw dot edu



Irina Kopyeva

Irina Kopyeva
Bioengineering PhD Student
Joined Fall 2019
NSF GRFP Fellow
ikopyeva at uw dot edu




Brizzia Munoz Robles

Brizzia Munoz-Robles
Bioengineering PhD Student
Joined Fall 2019
bmunozro at uw dot edu





Ryan Gharios

Ryan Gharios
Chemical Engineering PhD Student
Joined Winter 2020
John C. Berg Endowed Graduate Fellow
rtg19 at uw dot edu




Ariana Frey

Ariana Frey
Bioengineering PhD Student
Joined Fall 2020
afrey3 at uw dot edu





Nicole Gregorio

Nicole Gregorio
Bioengineering PhD Student
Joined Fall 2020
negreg at uw dot edu





Jenny Bennett

Jennifer Bennett
Chemical Engineering MS Thesis Student
Joined Winter 2020
jirvin2 at uw dot edu





Jinge Xu

Jinge Xu
Chemical Engineering MS Thesis Student
Joined Winter 2020
jingex at uw dot edu





 

Undergraduates

Undergraduates are an integral and important part of the research taking place within the DeForest Research Group. Self-motivated students in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering are encouraged to contact Prof. DeForest by email with their CV and a short statement of interest. Preference will be given to underclassman with the intent of performing research over the duration of their time at UW, though all applicants will be considered.

Alder Strange

Alder Strange
Biochemistry / Psychology / Musical Theater Triple Major
Joined Spring 2017
UW Presidential Junior Medal Recipient
Mary Gates Research Scholar
alderstrange at hotmail dot com



Annie Garner

Annie Garner
Chemical Engineering Major
Joined Summer 2019
Mary Gates Research Scholar
amcg2 at uw dot edu




Jonah Kern

Jonah Kern
Bioengineering Major
Joined Spring 2020
jdkern at uw dot edu





 

Lab Alumni

Koichiro Uto

Koichiro Uto, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, 2015-2016
flatronl1753s at gmail dot com
Current position: ICYS-MANA Researcher, MANA, NIMS




Chris Arakawa

Chris Arakawa
Bioengineering / MSTP
PhD Student, 2014-2018
NIH T32 Predoctoral Fellow
arakawa0 at uw dot edu
Current position: NIH / JSPS Postdoctoral Scholar, NIMS, Japan; MSTP Student



Barry Badeau

Barry Badeau
Chemical Engineering
PhD Student, 2014-2019
bbadeau at uw dot edu
Current position: Bonderman Fellow; Scientist, NeuBase Therapeutics




Jared Shadish

Jared Shadish
Chemical Engineering
PhD Student, 2014-2019
shadij at uw dot edu
Current position: Postdoctoral Scholar, NIH




Steven Adelmund

Steven Adelmund
Chemical Engineering
PhD Student, 2015-2019
adelmund at uw dot edu





Mike Comerford

Mike Comerford
Chemical Engineering
Thesis MS Student, 2014-2015
mpc24 at uw dot edu
Current position: Staff Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center




Prathamesh Gawade

Prathamesh Gawade
Chemical Engineering
Thesis MS Student, 2015-2016
prathg at uw dot edu
Current position: Consultant, Wipro




Luman Liu

Luman Liu
Chemical Engineering
Thesis MS Student, 2016-2017
liul23 at uw dot edu
Current position: Doctoral Candidate, Iowa State University, Chemical Engineering




Rosanna Scavone

Rossana Scavone
Chemical Engineering
Thesis MS Student, 2018-2019
Fulbright Scholar
rossas at uw dot edu
Current position: Research Scientist, General Biodiesel



Arbel Sisso

Arbel Sisso
Bioengineering MS Thesis Student
Thesis MS Student, 2017-2019
Fulbright Scholar
arbels at uw dot edu
Current position: Research Scientist, Collplant LTD



Kun-Lin Wu

Kun-Lin Wu
Chemical Engineering MS Thesis Student
Thesis MS Student, 2019-2020
kunlinwu at uw dot edu
Current position: Doctoral Candidate, UC Davis, BME




Fariha Rahman

Fariha Rahman
Bioengineering MS Thesis Student
Thesis MS Student, 2019-2020
farihar at uw dot edu
Current position: Doctoral Candidate, UNC Chapel Hill, BME




Austin Im

Austin Im
Chemical Engineering Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2016
austinim at uw dot edu
Current position: Shift Test Engineer, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (for the Department of Defense)



Mira Liu

Mira Liu
Chemsitry Major, Claremont McKenna College
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2016
mliu18 at students dot claremontmckenna dot edu
Current position: Doctoral Candidate, UC Berkeley, Chemistry




Payam Farahani

Payam Farahani
Chemical Engineering Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2016-2017
Mary Gates Research Scholar
Washington NASA Space Grant Awardee
NSF GRFP Awardee
payamf at uw dot edu
Current position: Doctoral Candidate, Princeton University, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Julie Wolfe

Julie Wolfe
Chemical Engineering Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2017
jvwolfe at uw dot edu
Current position: Chemical Engineering Senior, University of Washington




Gabby Benuska

Gabrielle Benuska
Biochemistry Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2018
Washington NASA Space Grant Awardee
Washington Research Foundation Fellow
Undergraduate Research Leader at the Undergraduate Research Program
gbenuska at uw dot edu
Current Position: Consultant, Point B

Hannah Locken

Hannah Locken
Chemical Engineering Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2017-2019
hlocken3 at uw dot edu
Current position: Engineer, Boeing




Clark Fang

Clark Fang
Biochemistry Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2019
cfang7 at uw dot edu





Eric Yang

Eric Yang
Bioengineering Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2017-2020
Levinson Scholar
CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholar
Husky 100 Recipient
Husky Empowerment Award
Undergraduate Research Leader at the Undergraduate Research Program
eyangs at uw dot edu
Current position: Graduate Student, Harvard Medical School - Bioinformatics

Sebastian Kurniawan

Sebastian Kurniawan
Chemical Engineering Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2018-2020
Mary Gates Research Scholar, 2020
kurniseb at uw dot edu
Current position: Engineer, Gore



Qasim Anjum

Qasim Anjum
Chemical Engineering Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2019-2020
Bowen Design Award, 2020
anjumq at uw dot edu
Current position: Engineer, SABIC