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Principal Investigator

Cole DeForest

Cole A. DeForest, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
Bioengineering, Adjunct
Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, Core Faculty
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute, Faculty
profcole at uw dot edu
303.506.9725
CV (Updated 10/02/2017)

Postdoctoral Scholars

Ivan Batalov

Ivan Batalov, Ph.D.
Bioengineering
Co-advised with Kelly Stevens
Gree Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar
batalov at uw dot edu




Graduate Students

Barry Badeau

Barry Badeau
Chemical Engineering
6th Year PhD Student
bbadeau at uw dot edu





Jared Shadish

Jared Shadish
Chemical Engineering
6th Year PhD Student
shadij at uw dot edu





Chris Arakawa

Chris Arakawa
Bioengineering / MSTP E-2012
7th Year MD/PhD Student
5th Year PhD Student
NIH T32 Fellow
arakawa0 at uw dot edu



Steven Adelmund

Steven Adelmund
Chemical Engineering
5th Year PhD Student
adelmund at uw dot edu





Emily Ruskowitz

Emily Ruskowitz
Chemical Engineering
5th Year PhD Student
ruskowit at uw dot edu





Eric Nealy

Eric Nealy
Molecular Medicine, Mechanisms of Disease Program
5th Year PhD Student
Co-advised with Jim Olson (Fred Hutch)
HHMI Gilliam Research Fellow
enealy at fredhutch dot org



Ross Bretherton

Ross Bretherton
Bioengineering
1st Year PhD Student
NSF GRFP Fellow
rbreth at uw dot edu




Arbel Sisso

Arbel Sisso
Bioengineering
2nd Year MS Student
Fulbright Scholar
arbels at uw dot edu




Rosanna Scavone

Rossana Scavone
Chemical Engineering
2nd Year MS Student
Fulbright Scholar
rossas at uw dot edu





 

Undergraduates

Undergraduates are an integral and important part of the research taking place within the DeForest Research Group. Self-motivated students in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering are encouraged to contact Prof. DeForest by email with their CV and a short statement of interest. Preference will be given to underclassman with the intent of performing research over the duration of their time at UW, though all applicants will be considered.

Hannah Locken

Hannah Locken
Chemical Engineering Major
Senior
hlocken3 at uw dot edu





Alder Strange

Alder Strange
Biochemistry / Musical Theater Double Major
Junior
UW Presidential Junior Medal Recipient
alderstrange at hotmail dot com




Eric Yang

Eric Yang
Bioengineering Major
Junior
CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholar
eyangs at uw dot edu




Sebastian Kurniawan

Sebastian Kurniawan
Chemical Engineering Major
Junior
kurniseb at uw dot edu





 

Lab Alumni

Koichiro Uto

Koichiro Uto, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, 2015-2016
flatronl1753s at gmail dot com
Current position: ICYS-MANA Researcher, MANA, NIMS




Mike Comerford

Mike Comerford
Chemical Engineering
Thesis MS Student, 2014-2015
mpc24 at uw dot edu
Current position: Staff Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center




Prathamesh Gawade

Prathamesh Gawade
Chemical Engineering
Thesis MS Student, 2015-2016
prathg at uw dot edu
Current position: MBA candidate, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research




Luman Liu

Luman Liu
Chemical Engineering
Thesis MS Student, 2016-2017
liul23 at uw dot edu
Current position: Doctoral Candidate, Iowa State University




Austin Im

Austin Im
Chemical Engineering Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2016
austinim at uw dot edu
Current position: Shift Test Engineer, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (for the Department of Defense)



Mira Liu

Mira Liu
Chemsitry Major, Claremont McKenna College
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2016
mliu18 at students dot claremontmckenna dot edu
Current position: Doctoral Candidate, UC Berkeley, Chemistry




Payam Farahani

Payam Farahani
Chemical Engineering Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2016-2017
Mary Gates Research Scholar
Washington NASA Space Grant Awardee
NSF GRFP Awardee
payamf at uw dot edu
Current position: Doctoral Candidate, Princeton University, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Julie Wolfe

Julie Wolfe
Chemical Engineering Major
Undergraduate Researcher, 2017
jvwolfe at uw dot edu
Current position: Chemical Engineering Senior, University of Washington




Gabby Benuska

Gabrielle Benuska
Biochemistry Major
Undegraduate Researcher, 2014-2018
Washington NASA Space Grant Awardee
Washington Research Foundation Fellow
Undergraduate Research Leader at the Undergraduate Research Program
gbenuska at uw dot edu