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Guest Scientists

Enrique Acero, Ph.D.
Enrique Acero is a visiting scholar from the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology, Tulln (Austria), where he focuses on developing different industrial processes covering enzymatic functionalization of natural and synthetic polymers and enzymatic recycling of synthetic polymers.

Soumyaranjan Mohanty
Soumyaranjan Mohanty is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark. His research interests focus on developing 3D microstructures for tissue engineering applications. While at the Kaplan lab, he is focusing on 3D silk-silica/HA composite scaffold generation of bone tissue engineering and its application.

Alexandra Rollett, Ph.D.
Alexandra Rollette, Ph.D., is a visiting post-doc researcher from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria), where she is a member of the "Biomaterials- and Enzyme-Technology" group led by Prof. Georg Guebitz. She has a background in formulation and modification of protein nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery. At Tufts, she works on the development of stimuli responsive hydrogels from silk-elastin like polymers (SELPs).

Ke Zhang
Ke Zhang is a visiting scholar from the Department of Chemical Processing Engineering of Forest Products at Nanjing Forestry University. His expertise lies in the areas of pretreatment of lignocellulosic materials, fermentation of sugars to chemicals, preparation of functional oligosaccharides, preparation of nano materials from cellulose, and preparation of chitin nano fibers.

Collaborating Scientists

Michael House, M.D.
Dr. Michael House is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine. As a collaborating scientist in the Kaplan lab, he is working on reproductive tissue engineering systems. Read about Dr. House's research in TuftsNow.