People

Credit: Jody Mou for her excellent artistry (and time), and the whole Lab for their valued input as well.

Principal Investigator

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Joshua C. Doloff, PhD

Joshua C. Doloff

Assistant Professor

Joshua is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Oncology (Cancer Immunology) at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine.

He was previously a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Senior Postdoctoral Fellow in the labs of Robert Langer and Daniel G. Anderson in Chemical Engineering and the David H. Koch Institute at MIT/Children’s Hospital Boston.

Prior, while earning his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, he carried out biomaterials research, utilizing bioabsorbable calcium and phosphate-based silica sol-gel scaffolds to support bone matrix regeneration.

In an endeavor to better understand what happens when deliverables are introduced into the body, Joshua focused his PhD research at Boston University on host immune responses to varied therapeutics. His early work on genetic engineering of cancer-targeted viral vectors won technology development and University Provost awards. In the latter half of his Ph.D., he focused on chemotherapeutic modulation that elicited potent anti-tumor immune response. Highlighting his achievements, Joshua was awarded for Best Doctoral Research in his graduating class.

At MIT, Josh work on deciphering immune-mediated rejection of macroscale biomaterial and biomedical device implants has contributed to numerous publications, awarded or pending patents, a new lab startup—Sigilon, invited speaker engagements, and awards—including top presentation selections, a 1st place Immunoengineering prize at the 2017 SFB symposium, a co-chair honor at the 2017 BMES meeting, and most recently a Distinguished “Rising Star” Alumni Award from his PhD program at Boston University.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Langer/Anderson Labs, Koch Institute, MIT (2011-2018)
  • PhD, Molecular, Cellular Biology & Biochemistry (MCBB) (Genetic Engineering & Cancer Immunology), Boston University (2011)
  • MA, Molecular, Cellular Biology & Biochemistry, Boston University (2011)
  • BSE, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania (2004)

Graduate Students

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Stuart Bauer

Stuart Bauer

Graduate (Doctoral) Student

Education

M.S., Biomedical Eng., Johns Hopkins U. (2020)

B.S., Chemistry, Mount St. Joseph Univ. (2014)

Employment

  • Research Assistant III, NMR-Based Metabolomics Lab, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 2014-2018
  • Chemistry Student Intern, Quality Control–Raw Materials, Patheon Pharmaceuticals. 2013-2014

Awards

  • American Institute of Chemists Student Award, 2014 MSJU
  • Cincinnati Co-op and Internship Award, 2014 MSJU

Interests

Regeneration, immune engineering, wound healing, cell/tissue engineering

Sarah Neshat

Sarah Neshat

Graduate (Doctoral) Student

Education

B.S. in Biochemistry (minors: Global Health & International Affairs), Northeastern Univ. (2019)

Employment

  • Vaxess Technologies (Cambridge, MA)
  • Holt Laboratory of Glia Biology, (Leuven, Belgium)
  • Next-Generation Tech Lab, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, MA)

Awards

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • National GEM Consortium Associated Fellow
  • Louis Strokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholar

Interests

Immunoengineering, biomaterials, tolerance

Amanda Rakoski

Amanda Rakoski

Graduate (Doctoral) Student

Education

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M (2020)

Employment

Ugrad Research Assistant, McAllister Laboratory, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2018-2020

Awards

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Interests

Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials, Wound Immunoengineering, cancer, chemotherapy, pharmacology, computational biology 

Jessica Stelzel

Jessica Stelzel

Graduate (Doctoral) Student

Education

B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2019)

Awards

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Interests

Biomaterials development, Regenerative Medicine

Victor Quiroz

Victor Quiroz

Graduate (Doctoral) Student

Education

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (2020)

Awards

  • NIH PREP Scholar, Johns Hopkins U.

Interests

Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials, Wound Healing 

Post-Bacc

Sam Zmily

Sam Zmily

Lab Technician, (former) Undergraduate Student

Education

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2021)

Interests

Drug Delivery, Material Science, Biomaterials, and Biomedical Devices

Undergraduate Students

Joshua Devier

Joshua Devier

Undergraduate Student

Education

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2019-2023)

Awards

Leong Undergrad Research Fellowship (2020)

Interests

Synthetic Biology, Gene Editing, Gene Delivery

Anthony Han

Anthony Han

Undergraduate Student

Education

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2021-)

Interests

Drug Delivery, Biomaterials, Synthetic Biology

Jimmy Pitingolo
Jimmy Pitingolo

Jimmy Pitingolo

Undergraduate Student

Education

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2018-2022)

Awards

Leong Undergrad Research Fellowship (2019)

Interests

Drug Delivery, Biocompatibility, Biomedical Devices

Sebastian Tamayo

Sebastian Tamayo

Undergraduate Student

Education

B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2018-2022)

Interests

Drug delivery, Biomedical Devices, Immunoengineering, Cell/Tissue Engineering

Lab Photos

Doloff Lab April Fool’s Gift Exchange (Apr, 2021) –

Additional Doloff Lab logo Gallery (Jan-Apr, 2021) –

(Jan 2021) – Holiday Zoom!

(Oct 2019)

(Most of) the team @DoloffLab after lab meeting. #ClassIsImportantToo

Please don’t judge too harshly for the second shot. #DoloffLabPhotoShoot #NaturalAngles 

@TTECJHU @JHUBME @INBT_JHU @HopkinsMedicine @JohnsHopkins

Lab Alumni

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Victoria Lai

Victoria Lai

Safety & Pharmacovigilance Associate @ Technical Resources International

Education

M.S., Biomedical Eng., Johns Hopkins U. (2020)

B.S., Chemical Eng., Univ. of Pittsburgh (2011)

Interests

My current research interests and academic focus are in biomaterials/biocompatibility, drug delivery, and immunotherapy. I have also previously done work in polymer rheology and process chemistry optimization.

Yuanjia Wang
Yuanjia Wang

Yuanjia Wang

Research Scientist I @NIBR (Novartis), Department: ONC OTR/ Oncology

Education

M.S., Biomedical Eng., Johns Hopkins U. (2020)

B.S., Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Interests

Fabrication of hydrogels, 3D imaging of the immune response around hydrogels.

Sanjana Eranki

Sanjana Eranki

Medical School (Rutgers University)

(Former) Laboratory Technician & Ugrad.

Education

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins U. (2020) 

Interests

Immunoengineering, Drug Delivery, Biomedical Devices

Carlos Buri
Carlos Buri

Carlos Buri

Pre-Med, School of Public Health, Global Health

(Former) Undergraduate Student

Education

B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (expected 2022)

Interests

Immunotherapy, cellular/tissue engineering, regeneration

Tejasvi Desai
Tejasvi Desai

Tejasvi Desai

Relavo Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer

(Former) Undergraduate Student

Education

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2021)

Employment

Summer Research Intern, Noy Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2018

Interests

Immune engineering, autoimmune diseases, drug delivery, biomedical devices

Min Jae Kim
Min Jae Kim

Min Jae Kim

(Former) Undergraduate Student, moved to a Neuro lab (dual major)

Education

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University (expected 2022)

Interests

Neurological Disorders, Drug Delivery, Immunoengineering, Cell / Tissue Engineering

Stephen Li

Stephen Li

Post-bacc, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA

(Former) Undergraduate Student

Education

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering & Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University (2021)

Interests

Immunoengineering, Cancer Therapy, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials

Jody Mou
Jody Mou

Jody Mou

Ph.D. student (BE/Computation), Harvard HST

(Former) Undergraduate Student

Education

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2021)

Awards

Charles R. Westgate Eng. Scholarship (2017)

Interests

Immunoengineering, biomaterials, synthetic biology

Aryaman Shodhan

Aryaman Shodhan

(Former) Undergraduate Student, moved to a computational lab

Education

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2023)

Interests

Immunoengineering, Cell/Tissue Engineering, Regenerative medicine, Cancer research