Chris Kieslich

Joplin, MO

PhD Bioengineering, University of California Riverside, 2012

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, St. Louis University

Molecular modeling of proteases

If I Only Had a Brain by Jeremy Little

Hannah Song

Seoul, South Korea

PhD Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 2008

M.S. Biomechanics, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 2002

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Korean Advanced Institute Science and Technology 2001

Inflammation in sickle cell disease

Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin

Christian Rivera

Somerville, NJ

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Purdue University, 2008

Sickle cell cardiovascular biomechanics

Can't Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Akia N. Parks

Richton Park, Illinois

B.S. Biological Engineering

University of Missouri, 2013

Proteolytic contributions to tendinopathy

Lift Off by Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Beyonce

W. Andrew Shockey

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

B.S. Biological Engineering

Louisiana State University, 2013

Macrophage-mediated cancer metastasis

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) by Talking Heads

Simone Douglas

Boynton Beach, FL

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

University of Miami, 2015

Alternative fibrinolysis pathways

I Hope You Dance by Gladys Knight

Niara Botchwey

Charlottesville, Virginia

Charles R. Drew Charter School, Class of 2019

All Star by Smash Mouth

Juhi Nahata

Saginaw, MI

Georgia Institute of Technology, expected 2021

Photograph by Ed Sheeran

Naomi-Eliana Edouard

Brooklyn, NY

Spelman College, expected 2020

Tendon Degradation in cathepsin deficient mice

A Little Too Much by Shawn Mendez

Platt Lab Alumni

Meghan Ferrall

Tampa, Florida

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University, 2017

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2012

Thesis Title: "Effects of cathepsin proteolytic network dynamics on extracellular matrix degradation in biological machines and invasive disease"

Non-Stop from Hamilton the Musical

Catera L. Wilder

Lee's Summit, Missouri

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University, 2016

B.S. Biological Engineering, University of Missouri, 2009

Thesis Title: "Proteolytic feedback systems between cathepsins, cystatins, and small molecule inhibitors regulate collagen matrix degradation in cancer"

I'm Every Woman by Chaka Khan

Ivana Kennedy Parker

Raleigh, North Carolina

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University, 2015

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2009

Thesis Title: "The Role of HIV-1 Tat and Antiretrovirals on Cathepsin Mediated Arterial Remodeling"

Raise Up by Petey Pablo

Philip M. Keegan

Las Vegas, Nevada

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University, 2014

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 2008

Thesis Title: "Shear Stress, Hemodynamics, And Proteolytic Mechanisms Underlying Large Artery Remodeling In Sickle Cell Disease"

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Keon-Young Park

Seoul, South Korea

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University, 2014

B.A. in Physics, Emory University 2008

Thesis Title: "Predicting patient-to-patient variability in proteolytic activity and disease progression"

Bottom of the Barrel by Amos Lee

Kristi Porter

Macon, Georgia

Ph.D. in Molecular & Systems Pharmacology, Emory University 2012

B.S. in Biology, Clark Atlanta University, 2007

Microvascular Networks and Endometriosis

Control by Janet Jackson

Sarah LaMothe, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ken Brandon, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville
Catelyn Evans, University of Nebraska
Avery Denby, Morehouse College
Tyler Wan, Georgia Institute of Technology
Fermin Alex Stewart, Georgia State University
Nicholas Arce, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dayne West, PhD
Valencia Watson, Georgia Institute of Technology
Kamir Hiam, University of California San Francisco
David McKellar, Georgia Institute of Technology
Charlene Walton, Medical College of Georgia
Suhaas Anbazhakan, Stanford University
Kendreze Holland, Georgia State University
Katrina Burch, Georgia Institute of Technology
Solomon Mcbride, Brandeis University
Daniel Clough, University of Michigan
Monet Roberts, Cornell University
Rebecca J. Deeds, University of Kansas
Morgan L. Keitt, Georgia Insitute of Technology
Juan-Manuel Duran, Georgia Institute of Technology
Joshua Cohen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, now at Johns Hopkins University
Eric Kopfle, Georgia Institute of Technology
W. Aileen Li, Georgia Institute of Technology, now at Harvard University
Shawna Hagen, Georgia Institute of Technology
Shavonne Cullers, Spelman College and Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrew Lei, Georgia Institute of Technology
Amanda Williams, University of South Carolina
Tiffany Rutledge, Fort Valley State University
Vanessa Wanjeri, Swarthmore College
Cornell Young, Morehouse College
Zachary Barry, Georgia Institute of Technology, now at MIT
Sindhu Surapaneni, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thejas Hiremath, Georgia Institute of Technology, now at Georgia Regents Medical School
Terrance White, Morehouse College, now at Duke University
Jerald Dumas, Ph.D.
Idowu Akinsanmi, Ph.D.

Photos courtesy of Donna Sibble