Postdoctoral Fellowship, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering with Biomedical Specialization, University of Calgary
Marian Hettiaratchi joined the Knight Campus at the University of Oregon as an assistant professor in January 2020. She also holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University. Marian’s doctoral research focused on developing heparin-based microparticles for growth factor delivery to repair large bone defects. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto under the direction of Dr. Molly Shoichet where she combined techniques in protein engineering and polymer chemistry to stabilize and control the delivery of proteins for central nervous system repair. In her spare time, Marian enjoys running and biking along the Willamette River and drinking Oregon wines.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Biomaterials, University of Oklahoma
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Oklahoma
B.S., Bioengineering, Oregon State University
Jakob’s doctoral research focused on the development of native extracellular-based hydrogels for craniofacial bone regeneration and traumatic brain injury treatment. Jakob continued onto a postdoctoral position under the direction of Dr. Michael Detamore at the University of Oklahoma developing surface-modified biomaterials for bone and trachea regenerative medicine. Jakob’s focus in the Hettiaratchi Lab will be the development of modified biomaterials for localized release of biological factors for tissue engineering. In his spare time, Jakob enjoys rock climbing and taking care of his dog Eva.
B.S. in Human Physiology
Graduation: June 2020
My name is Branden Henry, and I am a post-baccalaureate student in the Human Physiology major. I was born in San Diego, California and was raised in Rancho Santa Margarita before I moved to Eugene for college. I’m a gigantic Duck Football fan and love to talk about anything college football.
B.S. in Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Spanish
Expected Graduation: June 2022
B.S. in Biochemistry
Expected Graduation: June 2021
My name is Hons Rajabzadeh and I am a senior Biochemistry major. After graduation, I hope to pursue a Master’s degree in biochemistry. I’m originally from Tehran, Iran, but also consider Eugene to be my hometown since I have been here for awhile. In my spare time, I enjoy building my own board games and bikes.