Our Team

Alessandro Grattoni, PhD 
Chair, Department of Nanomedicine 
Associate Professor of Nanomedicine
Email: agrattoni@houstonmethodist.org

Department of Nanomedicine Members 

Mauro Ferrari, PhD
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Presidential Distinguished Chair
President & CEO, Houston Methodist Research Institute 
Director and Professor of Nanomedicine, 
Institute for Academic Medicine 
Executive Vice President, Houston Methodist

Elvin Blanco, PhD 
Assistant Research Professor in Nanomedicine 

Biana Godin, PhD, MScPharm 
Assistant Professor of Nanomedicine

Milos Kojic, PhD 
Professor of Nanomedicine

Xuewu Liu, PhD 
Associate Professor of Nanomedicine 

Lidong Qin, PhD
Associate Professor of Nanomedicine

Haifa Shen, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Nanomedicine 

Xiaojun Xia, PhD 
Instructor in Nanomedicine

Kenji Yokoi, MD, PhD
Assistant Member of Nanomedicine 

Arturas Ziemys, PhD
Assistant Professor in Nanomedicine



Affiliate Members

Luca Deseri, PhD
Full Affiliate Member
  
Fazle Hussain, PhD 
Full Affiliate Member

Paul Rees, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Bernard Schrefler, DSc, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Anna Tampieri, PhD
Assistant Affiliate Member

Joy Wolfram, PhD 
Assistant Affiliate Member

Yuliang Zhao, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Administrative Staff

Enrica De Rosa, PhD, Research Lab Manager
Dena Drosche, Department Secretary
Anita Jackson, Financial Analyst
Hannah Kim, Project Coordinator
Crystal Morgan, Special Projects Coordinator
Jackie Nguyen, Research Administrator
Nitin Warier, M.S., Research Lab Manager