Our Team

Alessandro Grattoni, PhD 
Chair, Department of Nanomedicine 
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
Email: mferrari@houstonmethodist.org 

Arturas Ziemys, PhD
Assistant Member, HMRI
Assistant Professor of Nanomedicine, IAM 

Biana Godin, PhD, MScPharm 
Assistant Member, HMRI
Assistant Professor of Nanomedicine, IAM

Bruna Corradetti, PhD, MSc
Assistant Member, HMRI
Assistant Professor of Nanomedicine, IAM

Carly Filgueira, PhD
Assistant Research Member, HMRI
Assistant Research Professor of Nanomedicine, IAM

Elvin Blanco, PhD 
Assistant Research Member, HMRI
Assistant Research Professor of Nanomedicine, IAM

Haifa Shen, MD, PhD
Full Member, HMRI
Professor of Nanomedicine, IAM

Kenji Yokoi, MD, PhD 
Assistant Member, HMRI
Assistant Professor of Nanomedicine, IAM

Lidong Qin, PhD
Full Member, HMRI
Professor of Nanomedicine, IAM

Milos Kojic, PhD 
Full Member, HMRI
Professor of Nanomedicine, IAM

Xuewu Liu, PhD 
Full Research Member, HMRI
Research Professor of Nanomedicine, IAM 

 

INSTRUCTORS

Fransisca Leonard, PhD
Instructor, HMRI

Guodong Zhang, PhD

Instructor, HMRI
Instructor in Nanomedicine, IAM

Junhua Mai, PhD
Instructor, HMRI
Instructor in Nanomedicine, IAM

 

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Alberto Pimpinelli, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Amy Shen, PhD 
Full Affiliate Member

Angelo Nascimbene, MD
Assistant Affiliate Member

Anna Tampieri, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Bernhard Schrefler, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Dan Peer, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Enrico Lucarelli, PhD
Assistant Affiliate Member

Eugene Koay, MD, PhD
Assistant Affiliate Member

Fazle Hussain, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Greta Varchi, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Guangjun Nie, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Harold Craighead, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Huw Summers, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

James Abbey, PhD
Assistant Affiliate Member

Joan Nichols, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Joy-Emelie Wolfram, PhD
Assistant Affiliate Member

Leland Hartwell, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Luca Deseri, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Ma Lan, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Monica Longo, MD, PhD
Associate Affiliate Member

Paul Rees, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Rita Serda, PhD
Associate Affiliate Member

Steven R. Conlan, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

Yuliang Zhao, PhD
Full Affiliate Member

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Crystal Morgan
Senior Academic Coordinator

Fabiola Cantu
Academic Coordinator, Pre-award

Lisa Rose
Academic Coordinator, Faculty Affairs

Maricela Ramirez 
Research Operations Manager

Nitin Warier
Research Operations Manager 

Trinh Ma
Academic Coordinator, Human Resources

Taliya Perera 
Financial Analyst