Graduate, Undergraduate, and H.S. Students

Ishana Baboo

Ishana Baboo

Undergraduate Student

Ishana Baboo is an undergraduate student at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA. She is a Biology major and Chemistry minor pursuing a pre-med track, and participates in several extracurriculars on and off-campus. She joined Dr. Weissman's laboratory in the summer of 2022 under the supervision of Dr. Elena Atochina-Vasserman, and primarily assists her with the development of an mRNA vaccine for norovirus. 

 

Yuchen Jiang, B.S.

Yuchen Jiang, B.S.

Student Worker

Yuchen Jiang is a master student in biotechnology at Penn Engineering. He completed his bachelor’s degree in bioengineering/biology from the joint program of Southwest Jiaotong University and Georgia State University. Yuchen joined Dr. Weissman's lab in November 2023 under the guidance of Dr. Yi-Kan Pan and Dr. Garima Dwivedi, currently focusing on vaccine efficacy detection.

 

Blake Lippman

Blake Lippman

Undergraduate Student

Blake Lippman is a rising third-year undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania studying Neurobiology and International Relations, pursuing a Pre-Med track. Blake joined Dr. Weissman’s lab during his freshman year under the guidance of Dr. Xiomara Lopez. Long term, he aspires to work on research that advances therapeutic development for rare disease in an industry or clinical research atmosphere.

Yulin Song

Student Volunteer

May 2024 - June 2024

Justin Su

Undergraduate Student

Amherst College  

SUIP Scholar 2022, 2023

 

Jessica Vasserman

Jessica Vasserman

Undergraduate Student

Jess Vasserman is an undergraduate student at Drexel University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Japanese. After graduating, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Vaccinology. Jess joined Dr. Weissman's lab in April 2023 through Drexel's co-op program and is currently learning how to produce and work with nucleotide-modified mRNA.

Blair Williams

High School Student Intern

Blair joined the lab as a high school summer Intern 2023.  She graduates the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA in 2024 . In university she plans to pursue a pre-med and public health track. She works under Dr. Elena Atochina-Vasserman and primarily produces mRNA for the norovirus vaccine. 

Srikar Yelamarthy

Undergraduate Student

Olivia Zhou

High School Student

Summer 2023 - Present