Namita Khajanchi

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program

Faculty Advisor: Krishana Saha


Namita Khajanchi’s research is focused on controlling nuclease degradation to reduce off-target activity of CRISPR/Cas editors.

Sarah Boutom

Biomedical Engineering PhD Program

Faculty Advisor: Sean Palecek


Sarah Boutom’s research focuses on elucidating the relationship of hypoxia-mediated signaling with known and undiscovered pathways important in specification of the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier, which separates the systemic circulation from tissue of the central nervous system, is known to be disrupted in several neurologic disease processes and is a major limiting factor in delivery of pharmacologic therapies to the brain.