Shelly Peyton, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Chemical Engineering
Molecular and Cell Biology Graduate Program
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2002
M.S., PhD, Chemical Engineering, UC-Irvine, 2007
Post-doctoral fellow, MIT 2007-2010
CV, Updated 1-1-19
Graduate Students, Post-docs, and Research Technicians
Aritra Nath Kundu
4th year ChemEng PhD student
NIH BTP T32 2017-19
Project: Breast to Lung metastasis
6th year ChemEng PhD student
Project: Novel Hyrogels, Co-Advised
by John Klier
5th year MCB PhD student
NIH BTP T32 2016-18
Project: Tumor Evolution
Dr. Katie Bittner, MD
4th year MCB PhD student
MD from Robert Wood Johnson
Project: Vascularizing tumor mimics
4th year MCB PhD student
NIH BTP T32 2018-20
Project: Drug resistant breast cancer
2nd year ChemEng PhD student
Project: TBI and new materials
The Peyton lab is always recruiting undergraduate students passionate about applying their quantitative classroom training to solving problems in human health. See the Open Positions page for information about joining.
Undergraduate group meeting, spring 2013
Peyton Lab Alumni
Graduate Student Alumni
Sualyneth Galarza, Chemical Engineering PhD, Millipore
Elizabeth Brooks, Chemical Engineering PhD
Alyssa Schwartz, Chemical Engineering PhD, Seattle Genetics
Jamiu Giwa-Owatsu, B.S. (PREP Program), University of Maryland
Lauren Jansen, Chemical Engineering PhD, Covaris
Lauren Barney, Chemical Engineering PhD, Sigilon
Lenny Negron-Piniero, B.S. (PREP Program), PhD student NYU
Thuy Nguyen, Chemical Engineering PhD, Shire Biotechnology
Marcos Manganare, Molecular and Cell Biology MS
William Herrick, Chemical Engineering PhD, Post-Doc: NIH DCTD, Bethesda MD
Dannielle Ryman. Molecular and Cell Biology MS, NIH NCCTS, Bethesda MD
Formber Post-Docs and Lab Managers
Carey Dougan, B.S.
Maria Gencoglu, PhD
Chris Hall, PhD
Sam Polio, PhD
Former Undergraduate Studuents
Samantha Downs, B.S.
Ian Kilcoyne, B.S.
Eric Blanchard, B.S.
Sarah Duquette, B.S., Amgen
Adam Selsman, B.S., PhD Program at Tufts University
Chris Sparages, B.S., Sigilon
Annali Yurkevicz, B.S., PhD Program at Yale University
Dave Podorefsky, B.S., PhD Program at UCSB
Jessica Belliveau, B.S., PhD Program at Delaware
Matt Rasmuson, B.S.
Marisa Souza, UMass ChemEng Department
Michael Fitman, B.S.
John MacMunn, B.S.
Tom McCarthy, B.S.
Ari Gilman, PhD program at Princeton University
Shayna Nolan, B.S.
Mariusz Rdultowski, B.S.
Justine Jesse, B.S., MassBiologics
Marianne Sleiman, B.S. University of California, Berkeley PhD Program
Michael Grunwald, B.S. Moderna Therapeutics
Nick Koenig, B.S.
Tim Moriarty, B.S.
David Gallagher, University of Massachusetts Chemical Engineering Department
Jonathan Chiang, University of Massachusetts School of Public Health, Biostatistics
Aidan Gilchrist, B.S., University of Illinois Materials Science PhD Program
Isaac Han, B.S.
Elyse Hartnett, Process Development Engineer at Illumina
Maxsimillyan Nowak, UCSB Chemical Engineering PhD Program
Matthew Crotty, B.S.
Rob Gunther, University of Massachusetts Chemical Engineering Department
Danielle LaValley, B.S. Cornell University Biomedical Engineering PhD Program
Jaclyn Somadelis, B.S. Process Development Engineer, Applied Medical
Prateek Katti, B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MD/Ph.D Program
Erinn Dandley, B.S. North Carolina State University Biomedical Engineering PhD Program
Tyler Vlass, B.S. Research Associate at Oligo Factory, Holliston, MA