Our Team

Alessandro Grattoni, PhD 
Chair, Department of Nanomedicine 
Assistant 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 
Houston Methodist
Executive Vice President, Houston Methodist

Ennio Tasciotti, PhD 
Associate Professor of Nanomedicine

Milos Kojic, PhD 
Professor of Nanomedicine

Lidong Qin, PhD
Associate Professor of Nanomedicine

Haifa Shen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nanomedicine 

Biana Godin Vilentchouk, PhD, MScPharm 
Assistant Professor of Nanomedicine

Xuefeng Xia, PhD
Assistant Research Professor of Nanomedicine

Kenji Yokoi, MD, PhD
Assistant Member of Nanomedicine 

Arturas Ziemys, PhD
Assistant Professor in Nanomedicine

Xuewu Liu, PhD 
Associate Professor of Nanomedicine 

Elvin Blanco, PhD 
Instructor in Nanomedicine 

Xiaojun Xia, PhD 
Instructor in Nanomedicine 

Affiliate Members

Marco Agostini, PhD
Assistant Affiliate Member

Luca Deseri, PhD
Full Affiliate Member
  
Fazle Hussain, PhD 
Full Member, Houston Methodist Research Institute 

Paul Rees, PhD
Affiliate Full Member

Bernard Schrefler, DSc, PhD
Affiliate Full Member

Anna Tampieri, PhD
Senior Affiliate Member

Yuliang Zhao, PhD
Senior 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