Dmitri Simberg, PhD, Principal Investigator
Information about Dr. Simberg
Current lab members (Denver)
Guankui Wang, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate
I obtained my bachelor degree in Animal Science from Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in 2007 and doctorate degree in Animal Physiology from the University of Idaho in 2012. My PhD thesis is “Characterization, Stability, Cellular Uptake and Intracellular Trafficking of Peptide Gold Nanostructures in Mammalian Cells”. I did one-year postdoctoral research at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I have received multidisciplinary training including molecular biology, physiology, cell biology, chemistry, chemical engineering and material science. My previous research focused on understanding the interactions of gold-based nanostructures with biological systems including mammalian cells and bacteria, which aimed for effective drug delivery and therapeutic applications using nanomaterials.
Swetha Inturi, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate
I completed my Bachelors in Pharmacy in India and later got my PhD in Toxicology from UC Denver. My PhD work so far involved the analysis of DNA damage and the repair mechanisms activated in response to chemical warfare agent sulfur mustard-analog exposure. I was also involved in projects aimed at developing preclinical efficacy models employing various natural and synthetic compounds against sulfur mustard exposure.
Christopher Bull, PharmD Candidate Student
Former lab members (UCSD)
Rajesh Mukthavaram, PhD, postdoctoral scholar
Guixin Shi, PhD, postdoctoral scholar
Wenjin Cui, PhD, postdoctoral scholar
Amose Kim, BS, research assistant
Kevin Cheng, BSc, Research Assistant
Ritish Mittal, BSc, research assistant
Laura Restrepo, MSc, research assistant